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Veterans Zone

Veterans Zone

By Reggie Hanson
The Veterans Zone is a place where Veterans can come and share their stories and experiences during their time serving in the armed forces as well as the challenges and obstacles they faced upon transition to civilian life.

This show is about giving the Veterans a voice to be heard so people can better understand them and what they went through in order to protect our country.
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Surviving as a Combat Wounded Warrior
Terry served 15 years in the US Army and is a Combat Wounded Veteran.  He shares his story of why he offered his services to our military, how he loved every minute of it, to being forced out do to his injuries.  Terry had 9 surgeries and endured 5 long years of recovery.  His wife also passed away due to cancer.  He spoke of the pain he went through and how the entire process made him depressed as well as how he winged himself off the pain medication because he knew what the consequences of his life would be if he had not. Terry still serves people but in a different capacity now.   He has 37 golf tournaments to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project that helps wounded veterans in need and The V Foundation where the money goes toward research to help children with cancer.  Terry's story of resilience to not allow his circumstances dictate his life is very inspiring. His message to other veterans out there is to seek help and accept the help in order to have a successful transition to civilian life.
52:25
April 18, 2021
U.S. Navy Chief Nicola Canada shares her experience transitioning back to civilian life.
Nicola talks about how her transition was seamless due to her being fortunate to stay in one place for 18 years. But also discusses the challenges she had to overcome and the overall difficulty veterans have transitioning back to civilian life.
49:03
February 4, 2021
The difficult transition from military life to civilian life.
US Army Special Ops soldier shares his brutal transition from military life back to civilian life. He speaks on the culture shock, family dysfunction upon return, career decision, learning on his own how to apply to college, the adjustment to civilian life communication, transferable military skill set and much much more. He also emphasized how veterans can not and should not go through the transition alone. Please seek help!
01:00:49
January 20, 2021
Serving My Country
Lt Col Nathan Banks shares his experiences of proudly serving his country. He also discusses the challenges upon transitioning back to civilian life.
41:59
January 11, 2021