• Vets First Podcast S:2 E:5: Learning about drug use disorders from origin to treatment

    In the fifth episode of season two of Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea discuss drug use disorders from origin to treatment.

  • Borne the Battle #263: Marine Veteran Kelly Murphy, Winner of Tough as Nails Season One, Model for Ariat International

    When Marine Corps Veteran Kelly Murphy began an Instagram account to document his workouts, he never dreamed that it would lead him to becoming the winner of CBS’ "Tough as Nails" competition show. He left the set $200,000 dollars richer and the owner of a brand-new Ford F-150.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:4: Two candid discussions about drug use disorders

    In this episode of Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea discuss drug use disorders with two recovered Army Veterans.

  • Borne the Battle #262: Air Force Veteran DJ Vanas, Best-Selling Author of Finding Your Warrior Spirit

    D.J. Vanas travels around the country speaking at conventions packed with audience members, giving motivational presentations that teach people how to find the unique warrior spirit deeply embedded within them.

  • TAC Talks: S2 #2: TAC engineering tech tips

    In Series 2, Episode 2 of  VA's Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) podcast, TAC Talks, we discuss TAC engineering tech tips.

  • TAC Talks S2 #1: The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)

    The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 13 and 15 require Contracting Officers to purchase goods and services from responsible sources at a fair and reasonable price. Meaning, a price that a prudent businessperson would pay for an item or service under competitive market conditions and reasonable knowledge of the marketplace. This is done for every contract action through a number of proposal analysis techniques and procedures defined by regulation, which are documented through written evidence to support that the price is fair and reasonable. This is particularly important, and required, in Government Contracting because we are stewards of taxpayer dollars.

  • Borne the Battle #259: Navy Veteran and DEA Special Agent Bill Czopek

    In this week’s episode of Borne the Battle, Special Agent Bill Czopek discusses his experience in the Navy, his working at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the dangers of counterfeit pills.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:2: Dan Standage, director of Disability in Education for the Student Veterans of America

    In the opening of season two interviews of Vets First Podcast, Levi and Brandon welcome Marine Veteran Dan Standage, a student Veteran.

  • Borne the Battle #258: Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon, Centenarian, 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

    Army and Air Force Veteran Fannie Griffin McClendon is a centenarian and was part of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The only all-female, all-black battalion to serve overseas during World War II.

  • Borne the Battle #257: Army Veteran Vincent Vargas, Actor, Entrepreneur

    If you know of Black Rifle Coffee Company, or watch Mayans MC on FX, you may already know this week’s Borne the Battle guest – Army Veteran, entrepreneur, actor and overall entertainer Vincent “Rocco” Vargas.

  • Vets First Podcast S:2 E:1: Kicking off season 2

    In the first episode of the Vets First Podcast season 2, podcast hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea overview the guests and topics featured.

  • Borne the Battle #256: Marine Veteran David Bonilla, Audio Engineer, Emmy Award Winning Foley Artist

    On this episode of Borne the Battle, Marine Veteran David Bonilla talks about his military service and his journey to becoming an Emmy Award Winning foley artist and audio engineer.

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