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The Informed Airman

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Real Talk; Real Advice with REAL Airmen:
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Ep. 57: Brotherhood

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Ep. 59: The SkillBridge Network
Ep. 59: The SkillBridge Network
The Informed Airman welcomes Keith Talk to talk About The SkillBridge Network, and how it is helping ease transition for service members around the globe! Connect at: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman SkillBridge Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dodskillbridge/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF https://theinformedairman.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/the-informed-airmans-podcast-ep-59-the-skillbridge-network/
36:08
November 29, 2022
Airmen’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”
Airmen’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”
Airman’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”A quick episode sharing how you can get “there.” I briefly share some of my advice on how you too can have a great career. Be on the lookout for the “Welcome to the #AFFAMILY 2.0” where I, and a few of my friends, share a lot more about how you can have a great career in the #AF. It is projected to release before Christmas; so follow the link below and it will be posted there once it is available! https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman
11:08
November 27, 2022
Airmen's Time, #3: Don't "Wish" You Were Better; "Train" To Be Better!
Airmen's Time, #3: Don't "Wish" You Were Better; "Train" To Be Better!
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01:02
November 26, 2022
Airmen's Time, #2: Maybe your Comfort Zone is 100% Where You Belong!
Airmen's Time, #2: Maybe your Comfort Zone is 100% Where You Belong!
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01:55
November 26, 2022
Airmen's Time #1: Attitude of Gratitude
Airmen's Time #1: Attitude of Gratitude
Look at life through a lens of gratitude. Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman 
03:08
November 26, 2022
Welcome to "The Informed Airman" Podcast!
Welcome to "The Informed Airman" Podcast!
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00:60
November 26, 2022
National Defense Strategy (NDS)
National Defense Strategy (NDS)
This is Chief V’s reading of official U.S. Government material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “NDS” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force or the U.S. Government…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  NDS: https://media.defense.gov/2022/Oct/27/2003103845/-1/-1/1/2022-NATIONAL-DEFENSE-STRATEGY-NPR-MDR.PDF  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here:   https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden
01:03:24
November 02, 2022
The National Security Strategy (NSS)
The National Security Strategy (NSS)
This is Chief V’s reading of official U.S. Government material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “NSS” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force or the U.S. Government…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  NSS: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Biden-Harris-Administrations-National-Security-Strategy-10.2022.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden
02:26:23
October 30, 2022
USAF Specific: The "Purple Book"
USAF Specific: The "Purple Book"
This is Caleb’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Purple Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  Air Force Foundational Documents: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Foundational-Resources/  The Purple Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/PurpleBook.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden
01:43:56
October 30, 2022
USAF Specific: The "Blue Book"
USAF Specific: The "Blue Book"
This is Chief V’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Blue Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  Air Force Foundational Documents: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Foundational-Resources/  The Blue Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/BlueBook.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden
28:42
October 29, 2022
Ep. 58: Common Sense Leadership Approach with Jeff Carley, CEO of Summit Leadership
Ep. 58: Common Sense Leadership Approach with Jeff Carley, CEO of Summit Leadership
Check out our conversation and listen to Jeff break down the simplicity of leadership.  Check him out here at his website: https://www.summitleadershipchallenge.com/ ————————————————————- Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here:  https://calebvaden.wordpress.com/  Or here: https://linktr.ee/calebvaden 
53:22
October 26, 2022
RTB: #HARDTOKILL Addressing Laziness
RTB: #HARDTOKILL Addressing Laziness
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01:09
October 25, 2022
Ep. 57: Brotherhood
Ep. 57: Brotherhood
Five brothers discuss the brotherhood forged through the profession of arms, the USAF, and one combat deployment. 
01:12:53
September 23, 2022
Ep. 56: How Joe Bogdan Stays Physically and Psychologically Ready
Ep. 56: How Joe Bogdan Stays Physically and Psychologically Ready
My brother Joe "Assault Through" Bogdan and I had a great conversation on what he does to stay physically and psychologically ready! His mantra of "Better has no finish line" is powerful and shone through in this episode. A few of Joe's recommendations regarding our topic: EQ Gangster: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eq-gangster/id1497445408 The Huberman Lab: https://hubermanlab.com/ Dr. Peter Attia: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/ Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299 Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins: https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/1544512287 Joe also has his own amazing podcast, which can be found at: https://www.llamaleadership.com/  So head on over and check him and the rest of the Llama crew out and benefit from all the great things they are doing!!
51:55
September 09, 2022
Ep. 55: “Aye…Real Quick, Here’s My Perspective” With Deion Williams
Ep. 55: “Aye…Real Quick, Here’s My Perspective” With Deion Williams
A GREAT conversation on life perspectives with a PHENOMENAL human, and my brother, Deion!
42:18
August 30, 2022
Ep. 54: Caleb and Darryl talk about the “3 Dimensions of Inclusion”
Ep. 54: Caleb and Darryl talk about the “3 Dimensions of Inclusion”
Caleb and Darryl talk about the “3 Dimensions of Inclusion” and how to have meaningful conversations: I am also a trained D, E, & I facilitator and teach teams how to have conversation around polarizing topics in a safe and inclusion way. "Meaningful Conversations" takes approx. 2hrs with a break in between hours. It opens with an opportunity for participates to self-reflect on how they truly feel on some current/polarizing topics. We then roll into implicit bias(unconscious bias) and how that effects our daily conversations/interactions. We also discuss vulnerability, empathy, and conduct a trust word exercise with the team to determine what we require for trust. We discuss my 3 dimensions of Inclusion, and this all leads to us breaking into small groups to practice what we've learned so folks know how to set up meaningful small group discussions within their own work centers. I currently facilitate these for all of the Maxwell AFB NCO PES events, Gunter NCO Academy, and I am permanently apart of the Air Force Enlisted PME instructor course, because the team there understands that these topics come up in the classrooms and instructors don't need to shy away from them at all, because the Airmen want to talk. 1. You have to be honest with You 2. You have to understand You 3. We have to be vulnerable, it’s not a weakness 4. Empathy has to grow into Compassion 5. Trust, whatever you require in order to trust someone, You have to give that to folks as well Do you want (because you definitely Need it) Darryl to hold a meaningful conversation with your team? Contact Darryl @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/darryl-hill-a5592933
54:30
August 02, 2022
Ep. 53: Lunchtime Leadership Lessons
Ep. 53: Lunchtime Leadership Lessons
Visit the website here for more info and discussion! https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/07/06/a-lunchtime-conversation/
25:03
July 17, 2022
Ep. 51: Legacy: A real conversation with MAC the legacy builder himself, on how important legacies are!
Ep. 51: Legacy: A real conversation with MAC the legacy builder himself, on how important legacies are!
Legacy: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/06/04/legacy/
39:04
June 28, 2022
Ep. 50: Shamon and I discuss “Outgrowing It & Finding Yourself”
Ep. 50: Shamon and I discuss “Outgrowing It & Finding Yourself”
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/
56:12
May 26, 2022
Ep. 49: Trauma and its lasting impacts on us with the one and only, Gen Van Pelt!
Ep. 49: Trauma and its lasting impacts on us with the one and only, Gen Van Pelt!
Trauma and its lasting impacts on us with the one and only, Dr. (in advance, name it and claim it!) Van Pelt!! https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/
49:20
May 19, 2022
Ep. 48: (USAF specific) THE ENLISTED FORCE STRUCTURE
Ep. 48: (USAF specific) THE ENLISTED FORCE STRUCTURE
This is Caleb’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Brown Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others. The Brown Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/BrownBook.pdf#page11
01:11:11
May 08, 2022
Ep. 47: Trauma, you MUST deal with it!
Ep. 47: Trauma, you MUST deal with it!
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/
29:40
May 06, 2022
Ep. 46: We need more supervisors like Mike Rosa: How introspection leads to greater achievements
Ep. 46: We need more supervisors like Mike Rosa: How introspection leads to greater achievements
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/
55:35
April 30, 2022
Ep. 45.5: RTB: Thoughts of Our Youth
Ep. 45.5: RTB: Thoughts of Our Youth
Leon “You cannot be friends with someone without first getting to know them. You cant choose your friends just because they are popular.” Ashton “You have to care about people so that they know that they are important too.” Marley ”You have to do what your parents tell you to do like eating your food, taking a bath and going to school.”
14:37
April 26, 2022
Ep. 45: Katie’s take on: The Leadership trap of “I’ll just do it myself!”
Ep. 45: Katie’s take on: The Leadership trap of “I’ll just do it myself!”
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/
32:17
April 22, 2022
Ep. 44 RTB: 🥾 🆚 🥿 (the short version!)
Ep. 44 RTB: 🥾 🆚 🥿 (the short version!)
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com http://linkedin.com/in/caleb-vaden-3165ab53
05:05
April 18, 2022
Ep. 14: BOOT Leadership
Ep. 14: BOOT Leadership
N/A
03:21:38
April 17, 2022
Ep. 43: The Clock IS Ticking!
Ep. 43: The Clock IS Ticking!
Wow, what an honor to chat with a great friend, man, husband, father, Airman and leader! ‼️Do you want to hear a real live legend?!?‼️Listen in and you will be blessed, inspired and truly motivated by John Eunice (USAF, Col ret). He is a legit leader and a true legend 💯💯!! You don’t want to miss this conversation! In this episode of Real Talk, we listened as John talked about the “Clock is Ticking” and what it takes to get through the really tough times. John walks us through his life story, which includes the loss of his son James. I cannot even imagine the pain and anguish that John, Tammy and the rest of the Eunice family have and are dealing with. We know that this was difficult for John to relive as he told us, but we were incredibly inspired by his courage, as he hopes to pass on his son’s legacy. A legacy of faith and love! Details are: James Eunice is the 17 year old son of John and Tammy Eunice, the youngest of their three children. James went missing while duck hunting the morning of January 15, 2011, and was recovered the morning of January 31, 2011 by PJs and CROs from the 38th Rescue Squadron and a canine team from Nassau County, Florida. He left a legacy of faith and love. The James Eunice Charity Fund has donated over $550,000 to the local community, including over 570 scholarships to graduating seniors from over 30 schools. John and Tammy share James' story and their journey with schools, churches and civic organizations. You can find out more about James at https://www.jameseunice23.com/ Visit us at http://www.legendaryleaders.info or on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/leaders2legends/?ref=share
54:47
April 17, 2022
Ep. 42: Overcomer, A Story of Guilt, Depression, Seconds from Suicide, and the Healing Journey
Ep. 42: Overcomer, A Story of Guilt, Depression, Seconds from Suicide, and the Healing Journey
This is a heart tugging story for sure; however, the road through recovery is so heart warming and provides such hope for anyone going through what my friend has experienced.
01:00:25
April 09, 2022
Ep. 41: Your Circle is Critical! How your story will become someone else’s SURVIVAL GUIDE!
Ep. 41: Your Circle is Critical! How your story will become someone else’s SURVIVAL GUIDE!
Check out more articles here: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/ Check out the article and additional podcast on your “circle of influence” here: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2021/04/03/who-is-in-your-%e2%ad%95%ef%b8%8f-of-influence-%e2%81%89%ef%b8%8f/ Katie’s book recommendation: Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict https://www.amazon.com/dp/1647399521/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_MBAKWVEVYVTZ0KJCC9ZM
01:05:48
April 09, 2022
Ep. 39: Performers Vs. Posers Part #2, the REAL convo with Chuck and Eric
Ep. 39: Performers Vs. Posers Part #2, the REAL convo with Chuck and Eric
If you would like to know more about our awesome guest, Chuck and Eric, simply click the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-OQI7HPdYBYqtO18AXUaKAnXZ-Ti6PCn If you would like more information on “Crucial Conversations” that Chuck brought up, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/509141773753762/?ref=share
01:10:14
April 02, 2022
Chuck wagon!! WARNO, there is more, a LOT more on the horizon with Chuck!!
Chuck wagon!! WARNO, there is more, a LOT more on the horizon with Chuck!!
After my last episode (https://anchor.fm/letstalkaboutitdaily/episodes/Ep--38-Performers-Vs--Posers-with-Charles-Chuck-Ball--the-living-legend-e1gabde) with Charles "Chuck" Ball, we decided that we MUST put together another show for everyone! 
03:09
March 27, 2022
Ep. 38: Performers Vs. Posers with Charles “Chuck” Ball, the living #legend!!
Ep. 38: Performers Vs. Posers with Charles “Chuck” Ball, the living #legend!!
Check out the link for the "show notes" https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/03/26/performers-vs-posers/
50:56
March 27, 2022
Ep. 37 RTB: A Lesson in Followership
Ep. 37 RTB: A Lesson in Followership
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/03/07/you-arent-always-the-one-a-lesson-in-followership/
12:14
March 08, 2022
Ep. 36 RTB: Toxicity
Ep. 36 RTB: Toxicity
N/A
10:19
February 15, 2022
Ep. 35: RTB: Transparency
Ep. 35: RTB: Transparency
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/transparency-to-see-through-right/
12:21
February 12, 2022
Ep. 34: RTB: Brilliant at the Basics
Ep. 34: RTB: Brilliant at the Basics
https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/be-brilliant-at-the-basics/
11:42
January 30, 2022
Ep. 33: RTB: Reaching Your Peak Potential
Ep. 33: RTB: Reaching Your Peak Potential
Show notes:https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/01/09/reaching-your-peak-potential/
18:02
January 15, 2022
Ep. 32: Leaders, don’t lose your locker room!
Ep. 32: Leaders, don’t lose your locker room!
Article located here: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2021/12/10/you-can-lose-the-game-but-not-the-locker-room/
12:35
December 11, 2021
Leadership: BOOTs Vs. SLIPPERs (the book)
Leadership: BOOTs Vs. SLIPPERs (the book)
N/A
03:22:45
November 13, 2021
Ep. 31: Airmanship, a discussion with Senior Joshua Roberts
Ep. 31: Airmanship, a discussion with Senior Joshua Roberts
In this episode, Senior Roberts and Chief V talk about Airmanship and a few other related topics. Lean in, Listen and Learn!!
01:00:12
May 04, 2021
Ep. (0): Planted vs. Buried
Ep. (0): Planted vs. Buried
Carry over from previous podcast platform.
13:00
April 10, 2021
Ep. (0) SNCO Expectations with the #SUPERCHARGED SMSgt Cranston!
Ep. (0) SNCO Expectations with the #SUPERCHARGED SMSgt Cranston!
Carry over from previous podcast platform.
01:38:47
April 10, 2021
Ep. 27: Senior Chat #2, part #3 with the #wise Alicia McQuay
Ep. 27: Senior Chat #2, part #3 with the #wise Alicia McQuay
I'd like to focus on emotional intelligence and the following parts: Self awareness Self management Social awareness link for the “quad chart”  Relationship management  The graphic here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MOAsQafqM8bvAYY6neOFr4jOKOF0HSvj/view?usp=drivesdk will be the breakdown of each area. I always like to focus on the why and what that will being to people individually, to the team and to the mission.
01:07:52
April 08, 2021
Ep. 26: Senior Chat #2, part #2 with the #awesome Paul Ellis!
Ep. 26: Senior Chat #2, part #2 with the #awesome Paul Ellis!
Covid Fatigue: As we are now a year into the pandemic we are seeing fatigue not only on the physical aspect of our Airmen but in both the mental and social peers. Balancing the fine line between mission accomplishment and what our staff needs is the challenge. This can be accomplished by knowing your Airmen and what they value. You have introverts that are thriving in this new environment but long term are missing the social aspect. Individual: -Job Stress -Deployments -Area reduction in travel -PCs Cancellation -PME alteration -TDY’s Families- Affect it has on dynamics -Financial(job loss/stress) -Deployments -cancelled assignments Unit: -Increased deployments -Mission vs. ROM -Health care units -Remote assignments Innovation: Our CSAF said accelerate. We as a service are hindering the development at the squadron level. We as the Senior leaders need to foster this development and demonstrate to both our leaders and those we lead the ability to fail early, fail fast and fail cheaply. This not only propels the force towards a more agile based force but allows us to show the diversity we have within our ranks and make us the premiere development opportunity. Options: -Project Mercury -AFWERX -Idea scale -SBIR -SIF -Spark Cells
45:29
April 08, 2021
Ep. (0): Reaching Your Peak Performance / Potential
Ep. (0): Reaching Your Peak Performance / Potential
Carry over from a previous podcast recording / platform. 
01:03:46
April 08, 2021
Ep. 25: Senior Chat #2 with The #AMAZING Tim Herrman!
Ep. 25: Senior Chat #2 with The #AMAZING Tim Herrman!
Effective Communication and Managing vs. Leading The importance of effective Communication both up and down the CoC -  Building Trust, Loyalty, and Commitment -  Active Listening vs. Passive Listening -  Empathy vs. Sympathy Managing vs. Leading -  Proper delegation and developing those you lead -  Task, Conditions, Standards -  Understanding critical timelines and staying ahead of the fast moving train -  Setting your organization up for success
01:02:16
April 07, 2021
Ep. 0: Chief V and Senior Schauder talk about Knowing your Story
Ep. 0: Chief V and Senior Schauder talk about Knowing your Story
Carry over from previous Podcast platform.
01:11:42
April 03, 2021
Ep. 24: BOOT Leadership
Ep. 24: BOOT Leadership
It is time to reevaluate your leadership...are you wearing BOOTS or Slippers?  Are you a leader on the oxygen exchange program, or are you a courageous leader who inspires? Lean in, listen, learn and grow as I walk us through a couple of waypoints along the leadership trail/journey!
39:49
March 15, 2021
Ep. 23: Senior Chat #1: "What I wish I would've known as a new Senior select...”
Ep. 23: Senior Chat #1: "What I wish I would've known as a new Senior select...”
Sharon: Admit when you need help and build your network  Paul: Self-care and the effects it has on your team  Alicia: Importance of sponsorship  Justin: Dealing with an increased admin, accountability & ownership Will: Roles in developing ethical organizations, culture & climate  Ray Ray: Professional Development (O’s/E’s), creating an effective triad  Tara: Importance of knowing your people, not the mission
01:06:47
March 12, 2021
Ep. 22: 15 Lessons from "Legacy" Defender Edition with SrA Robert Romero
Ep. 22: 15 Lessons from "Legacy" Defender Edition with SrA Robert Romero
Delta Flight’s SrA Robert Romero of the 28th Security Forces Squadron at Ellsworth AFB, SD, crushed it with analysis of “Legacy” by James Kerr. The book goes in depth to examine one of the world’s most successful sporting teams, the legendary New Zealand All Blacks (Rugby) 🇳🇿 Romero was inspired to write a “Defender Edition” 15 Leadership Lessons that mirror valuable points the book has to offer. Listen 🎧 to Romero as he outlines several insights in a podcast w/ Adventures with Chief V #Legacy James Kerr All Blacks #RaiderDefendersForTheWin #DeliverDefenderExcellence 🚔💯🔥🚨 15 Lessons From “Legacy” - Defender Edition: 1. Sweep the Gates - “Leave your post better than you found it” 2. Exploit the Pace - “It’s our time, time to learn, get better and bond” 3. Post with a Purpose 4. Leaders Create Leaders 5. Create a Learning Environment 6. Teamwork - “The strength of the wolf is the pack” 7. Embrace Fear - “Chase your fears, failure forces you to grow” 8. Train to Win - “Practice under pressure” 9. Control the Mind - “By controlling your attention, you control the game” 10. Know Thyself 11. Sacrifice 12. Self Talk - “Sing your world into existence and live what you say” 13. Ritualize to Actualize - “Create a culture of excellence ... make guard mount transformational, not transactional” 14. Be a Great Ancestor - “Our Actions today will echo beyond time” 15. Write Your Legacy - “Make your time in the military a legendary story”
32:57
March 12, 2021
Ep. 19: Chief Chat #2
Ep. 19: Chief Chat #2
Topics discussed: 1. Helping the Commander with intent / vision / mission / goals / culture of the unit  2. Readiness / Managing Unit manpower  3. Fairness with awards / EPRs (especially EFDP and high % of “far right” markings…you know, how do we stay off the old road of everyone is a “firewall 5” type of thing) Decorations and pushing the right Airmen forward for Strat recommendations and etc…  4. Discipline (fair and equitable) and how the Super is involved and doesn’t just leave that to the Shirt and the CC (touch on the new requirement to capture demographic data)  5. A question posed by someone already “During the Command Chief Nomination process, how are bases typically racking & stacking nominees if everyone is already the top 1% of the Air Force?” https://anchor.fm/chief-v/episodes/Ep--4-Chief-Chat-I-wish-I-would-have-known-that-enjqpf
01:08:23
March 06, 2021
Ep. 21: 28 MSG Strategy deep dive
Ep. 21: 28 MSG Strategy deep dive
Who’s Got Your Six? ... MSG!
28:03
March 05, 2021
Ep. 18: Circle of influence
Ep. 18: Circle of influence
https://adventureswithchiefv.blogspot.com/2021/02/your-circle-rule-of-5.html
10:29
February 18, 2021
Ep. 17: Opportunities vs Obstacles Part 2 with the #Patriot Tom LeMere
Ep. 17: Opportunities vs Obstacles Part 2 with the #Patriot Tom LeMere
Listen in as Senior LeMere and I take another shot at Part #2 “Opportunities vs Obstacles” with a bridge to “Doubling down on your weaknesses”. Check out Senior’s first episode with us: https://anchor.fm/chief-v/episodes/Ep--0-Obstacles-are-just-Opportunities-in-camouflage-enndnb
48:14
February 13, 2021
Ep. 16: Fair & Equitable Discipline, with Dignity...a convo with the Raider Shirts
Ep. 16: Fair & Equitable Discipline, with Dignity...a convo with the Raider Shirts
A conversation with some of Ellsworth's First Sergeants, discussing discipline.  chiefcalebv@gmail.com 
01:21:48
February 11, 2021
Ep. 15: You aren't always the best...a lesson in followership
Ep. 15: You aren't always the best...a lesson in followership
I would like to help you out with something. Focus helps me, and I want to share five (5) things that I believe will help you focus on your followership journey. This list is NOT all-inclusive, but it should get you started on and keep you on the right track. 1. Acknowledge that you may not actually be the best, or even as good as you think you are 2. Look to learn from the experience 3. Acknowledge that successful followers & leaders all exhibit the same attributes, character traits; and if you are following right, it won’t be long before someone notices your leadership potential 4. Do not make this about you; seriously, do not do that because you will absolutely miss the point, your opportunity to serve others and your ability to grow as a human 5. Look for ways to support the leader and those around you and always live with an attitude of gratitude chiefcalebv@gmail.com
06:13
February 07, 2021
Ep. 13. Compliance vs. Commitment with SMSgt Joshua Roberts
Ep. 13. Compliance vs. Commitment with SMSgt Joshua Roberts
No show notes for this episode.
49:12
January 14, 2021
Ep. 12: 28 MSG Racial Disparity Town Hall
Ep. 12: 28 MSG Racial Disparity Town Hall
Thanks for all that were able to join in on our Racial Disparity Town Hall today! If you weren’t able too, that’s ok and I have the video right here! https://youtu.be/fjOuKqBWQPU Lastly, as advertised, here is the audio version of the Racial Disparity Report https://anchor.fm/chief-v/episodes/Ep--9-Air-Force-Racial-Disparity-Report-2020-eo6nv1 Special shout-out to MSgt Keith Heimericks for his assistance on moderating the event and for his superior editing skills!!
41:41
January 08, 2021
Ep. (0): Opening to the report: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Opening to the report: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
59:42
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Full report: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Full report: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
06:38:50
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Final thoughts: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Final thoughts: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
01:09:24
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Brittany overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Brittany overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
40:54
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Zo overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Zo overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
45:03
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Kim overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Kim overcomes: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform
44:23
January 01, 2021
Ep. (0): Warrior Stories: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Ep. (0): Warrior Stories: Racial Disparity in the AF, a report by Chief V
Carry over from another podcast platform 
01:08:35
January 01, 2021
Ep. 10: Happy New Year Airmen, let’s CRUSH 2021!
Ep. 10: Happy New Year Airmen, let’s CRUSH 2021!
Let’s Get IT!! Be the example this year!
37:51
January 01, 2021
Ep. 9: Air Force Racial Disparity Report: 2020
Ep. 9: Air Force Racial Disparity Report: 2020
Full report here: https://www.af.mil/Portals/1/documents/ig/IRDR.pdf#page92 Follow me @ https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/ Email @ chiefcalebv@gmail.com
03:47:59
December 25, 2020
Special: Welcome to the Air Force Family! (the book + 2 associated podcasts)
Special: Welcome to the Air Force Family! (the book + 2 associated podcasts)
Link to the free e-copy: https://drive.google.com/file/d/117kaE6LmaLmmM8dRClLi4Mhi0Nye6HeR/view?usp=drivesdk Link to the (paperback) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L27VZQK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_LaQ4FbDQW3Z8C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Follow me on Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/. **The views of this book are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Department of the Air Force, the DoD or the US Government.**
03:53:15
December 23, 2020
Ep. 7: Authenticity & Vulnerability
Ep. 7: Authenticity & Vulnerability
No show notes for this episode. Follow me at https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/  or contact me via email @ chiefcalebv@gmail.com 
16:05
December 19, 2020
Ep. 8: PT is important, but DON'T overdo it!
Ep. 8: PT is important, but DON'T overdo it!
No Show Notes:
04:20
December 19, 2020
Ep. 6: Our Identity as Airmen
Ep. 6: Our Identity as Airmen
No show notes for this episode. Contact me at calebvaden01@gmail.com or follow me on social media. Leave me your thoughts at https://anchor.fm/letstalkaboutitdaily/message
30:37
December 17, 2020
Ep. 5: C. A. R. E. Create A Remarkable Experience for those you lead!
Ep. 5: C. A. R. E. Create A Remarkable Experience for those you lead!
Simply CARE!! Contact me @ chiefcalebv@gmail.com
11:34
December 17, 2020
Ep. 4 Chief Chat: "I wish I would have known that...!"
Ep. 4 Chief Chat: "I wish I would have known that...!"
CONGRATULATIONS new Chiefs!!  We are so happy and proud of you, and we look forward to your continued leadership in our Air and Space Forces! I got a couple of friends together to provide the "lessons we've learned" in a "I wish I would've known that...!" setting.  This is NOT an attempt to replace any of the Chief's advice on your base, any orientation course nor the Chief Leadership Course; but rather to support those efforts by providing some "real-time" advice from those in the field that are just a few steps in front of you.  Please reach out anytime, and I will do my best to help you out!! chiefcalebv@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv Get the individual audio files here https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-3TVu9c_ZOkS7Ku4dNxROWeO4EBCnBNT?usp=sharing
01:47:32
December 16, 2020
Ep. (0): Obstacles are just Opportunities in camouflage
Ep. (0): Obstacles are just Opportunities in camouflage
Originally on "Real Talk with Caleb" podcast, now moved over to "Kicking it with Chief V"  #Patriot Tom LeMere Kills it!! Enjoy!  Follow me on social media @  Facebook: I’m on FB as “Adventures with Chief V” https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/  IG: I'm on Instagram as “adventures_withchiefv” https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=s3mm0jenazik&utm_content=80u3q9l  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6m1j8eX8U6sSuGIyt09F1A  Email: chiefcalebv@gmail.com Voice / audio comments-message here: https://anchor.fm/chief-v/message A couple of books that you may be interested in: BOOT Leadership (Succinct leadership guide for leaders at all levels): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JB1VKRZ/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_glc_fabc_MfwZFb20D7VFY Welcome to the Air Force Family https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L27VZQK/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_glc_fabc_dgwZFbZC9DKA9
01:00:37
December 12, 2020
Ep. 3: “‘We’ is GREATER than ‘me’” ~ Curtis and Chief V discuss "Human Connection" ... and a LOT more!!
Ep. 3: “‘We’ is GREATER than ‘me’” ~ Curtis and Chief V discuss "Human Connection" ... and a LOT more!!
Fam, Let me tell y’all ... , I had an AMAZING conversation with Curtis #KingOfTheOneLiners and who has a true heart to take care for others, regarding “connection”! This right here is an example  “The Sun Shines, the moon illuminates, both do their job to shine for others. A leader’s job is to do their job so others light can shine!”  "A lot of your problems can be solved behind your nose." "When you don't see that connecting with people is important. That is like asking a blind dog to guard a steakhouse." "You can't light up a room and connect with people if you don't plug in" "You want your people to bear fruit, but you aren't willing to plant the seed." "Last time I checked, they were given the right to vote, bear arms, and deploy, but they can't be trusted to make good decisions. Where is the logic in that equation?" "The Sun Shines, the moon illuminates, both do their job to shine for others. A leaders job is to do their job so others light can shine." ~Curtis Malachi We laughed a LOT but we also got to the “heart of the matter” and Curtis dropped #wisdom that I KNOW will bless you all! As always, it is my heart that this and other podcast will drive thought / discussion / positive change across our Air Force!  Our two previous panels on this topic. Check those panels out here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t3LNkzbyMSm8IIl4hmnMwI3VHMVW-TJ-/view?usp=sharing  Follow me on social media here:  Facebook: I’m on FB as “Adventures with Chief V”  https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/   IG: I'm on Instagram as “adventures_withchiefv”  https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=s3mm0jenazik&utm_content=80u3q9l   YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6m1j8eX8U6sSuGIyt09F1A   Email: chiefcalebv@gmail.com  Leave us a voice / audio comment-message here: https://anchor.fm/chief-v/message
01:10:57
December 11, 2020
Ep. 2: Chief V and Chief Rogers discuss "Human Connection 2.0"
Ep. 2: Chief V and Chief Rogers discuss "Human Connection 2.0"
In this episode, I interview Chief Rogers, for a follow-up discussion regarding human connection.  I have already conducted two panels on this topic, and this is a 1-on-1 with one of my previous panel members. Check those panels out here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t3LNkzbyMSm8IIl4hmnMwI3VHMVW-TJ-/view?usp=sharing  Chief Rogers is a two time published author "Paperback Mentor" and "Answers for Airmen".  Check them out here: Paperback Mentor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1676504044/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_8WRXFbY6VVHHH Answers for Airmen: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NF2QT52/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_51RXFb4TGB80B As always, it is my heart that this and other podcast will drive thought / discussion / positive change across our Air Force! Follow me on social media here: Facebook: I’m on FB as “Adventures with Chief V” https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/  IG: I'm on Instagram as “adventures_withchiefv” https://www.instagram.com/invites/contact/?i=s3mm0jenazik&utm_content=80u3q9l  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6m1j8eX8U6sSuGIyt09F1A  Email: chiefcalebv@gmail.com Leave us a voice / audio comment-message here: https://anchor.fm/chief-v/message
52:36
December 07, 2020
Ep. 1: You are in your dash, so make it COUNT!
Ep. 1: You are in your dash, so make it COUNT!
If today was it, what would your legacy be? How would others remember you?  Let me know what you think about our topic @ https://anchor.fm/chief-v/message James Eunice legacy (as referenced in the show) https://www.jameseunice23.com/#intro Follow me on social media @  Facebook: I’m on FB as “Adventures with Chief V” https://www.facebook.com/adventureswithchiefv/ IG: I'm on Instagram as “adventures_withchiefv” YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6m1j8eX8U6sSuGIyt09F1A  Email: chiefcalebv@gmail.com A couple of books that you may be interested in: BOOT Leadership (Succinct leadership guide for leaders at all levels): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JB1VKRZ/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_glc_fabc_MfwZFb20D7VFY Welcome to the Air Force Family https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L27VZQK/ref=cm_sw_r_em_api_glc_fabc_dgwZFbZC9DKA9
07:44
December 06, 2020