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Veterans Transition Support Recon Show - VTSR

Veterans Transition Support Recon Show - VTSR

By JP Cervantes
Welcome to the Veterans Transition Support Recon Show - VTSR.

Our hosts, JP Cervantes, Nate, and Mike, served for many years in the military, and now they bring their experiences to your ears. They hope that you will gain either some laughter, wisdom or both from their tales and guests.

They are using their guests and road map of services and supports that are available to you. So, download or stream this show alone or with friends cause they will entertain you on some level. (individual results may vary).

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VTSR EP. 18 - Jon Archambault & Wired Differently
JP Nate and Mike had the pleasure of speaking with Jon Archambault from Wired Differently.    Jon is a French Canadian,  Special Forces Military and Police service veteran turned author and mental health advocate. He started a small initiative to break the stigma of mental illness and hiring veterans in the process.   Listen to his story and learn more about Jon @wireddifferently.co and https://www.jonarchambault.com  Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta  Main Sponsors Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrp  Hosts Social Media: JP @jpcervantes180a, Nate @natedenhollander, Mike @legion18z  #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience #Transition #VTSRPodcast #podcast
01:00:59
November 24, 2021
VTSR Mini Episode 17 - Season 2 Coming Soon!
JP and Nate take an opportunity to catch up after a business meeting. JP talks about the upcoming Let's Walk It Out - 222 Mile Ruck March for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Nate talks about upcoming projects and trying to get out of Canada.  Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta  Main Sponsors Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrp Hosts Social Media: JP @jpcervantes180a, Nate @natedenhollander, Mike @legion18z www.vtsrpodcast.com 
22:17
November 17, 2021
EP 15 - Nick Merrick and Green Beret Racing
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Green Beret Nick Merrick @green_beret_racing_Nick is an Active Duty Green Beret and has a passion for helping peers battle Post Traumatic Stress.       Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla@mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta      Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson     Main Sponsors  - Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrp  - Up Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience #Transition #VTSRPodcast #podcast
01:21:28
March 21, 2021
VTSR Mini Episode 6 - Let's Walk It Out - 222+ Mile Ruck March
JP, Nate, and Mike take an opportunity to catch up. JP talks about the upcoming Let's Walk It Out Ruck March for Suicide Awareness and Prevention. Mike talks about his experience at Florida Firearms Industry Range Expo. Nate just complains about not been here for any of it and stuck in Canada forever.Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta Song:  Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt DawsonMain Sponsors Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrp Up Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass
40:26
March 8, 2021
EP. 14 - Gary Brugman 2 (Free Gary)
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Gary Brugman @gary.brugman about his Pardon from President Donald J. Trump.Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta Song:  Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt DawsonMain SponsorsNous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrpUp Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience #Transition #VTSRPodcast #podcast
51:04
January 6, 2021
EP. 13 - Rude Awakening (Mike Rude)
In this special episode Nate @jesterstactical talks with Mike Rude @the_rude_awakening_tour about PTS and mefloquine poisoning.  Mike Rude is a Canadian forces member who served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry and then served with the Canadian Parachute Regiment until its disbanding in the late 90s.At that time, Mike was posted to the 3rd Battalion PPCLI, at which time he ran alongside Nate a few times for PT.Mike's tours include Somalia, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. He has been a peacekeeper, peacemaker, and warfighter for his nation.The past year Mike has been traveling across Canada with his sidekick "Spark" to spread awareness of mefloquine poison and how it is destroying families and veterans.Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta Song:  Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt DawsonMain SponsorsNous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrpUp Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience#Transition
53:10
December 26, 2020
VTSR Mini Episode 05 - Tank Rants & The VA
This Mini Episode is extra content from Episode 11 that was not published in the original podcast.JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Rick “Tank” Ferran @unclesamsnation, USMC Veteran, Business Owner and Host of the Uncle Sams Nation Podcast https://unclesamsnation.com.Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt DawsonMain Sponsors Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrpUp Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass A-Tacs Camo @atacscamo #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience#Transition
32:45
October 16, 2020
EP 12 - Stacey & Off-Road Outreach
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Mrs. Stacey Buckner from @offroadoutreach.     Stacey talks about her passion to help others and how one homeless woman changed her life forever and inspired her to start Off-Road Outreach. Off-Road Outreach provides hot mobile showers to homeless Veterans and others in various locations throughout Fayetteville, NC. ORO often goes into homeless camps to meet Veterans at their location and they also have an Adventure Therapy and Veggies for Vets program. www.offroadoutreach.com  Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta   Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson Main SponsorsNous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrpUp Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass A-Tacs Camo @atacscamo #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience #Transition #VTSRpodcast
01:06:13
September 30, 2020
EP 11 - Rick "Tank" Ferran
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Rick “Tank” Ferran @unclesamsnation, USMC Veteran, Business Owner and Host of the Uncle Sams Nation Podcast https://unclesamsnation.com.     Rick talks about surviving communism in Cuba, the challenges he faced adapting to the culture in the USA, joining the Marine Corps, his struggles with depression, and much more.     Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta       Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson      Main Sponsors  - Nous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrp  - Up Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglass   - A-Tacs Camo @atacscamo #DontCashOut #VTSR #Veterans #PTSD #SuicidePrevention #SuicideAwareness #Military #Resilience #Transition
01:20:07
September 23, 2020
VTSR Mini Episode 04 - The Boys are Back!
JP @jpcervantes180a Nate @jesterstactical Mike @legion18z just catching up, Talking quarantine, COVID, Isolation and suicide awareness. Stay tuned for Future guests.Thanks to our producer ? social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and our editor Kristin @oda_taSong: Matt Dawson " Gunfighter Lullaby"
28:30
September 14, 2020
EP 10 - Brugman Stories (Gary Brugman)
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Gary Brugman @gary.brugman.uscgvet, USCG Veteran, Border Patrol Agent and Host of the Gary Brugman Podcast @gary_brugman_podcast.        Gary talks about his childhood, joining the U.S. Coast Guard, his career as a Border Patrol Agent, his wrongful conviction, his struggles with not “cashing out” and finding a purpose and much more.       Thanks to our producer / social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_ta       Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson       Main SponsorsNous Defions Group LLC @nousdefionsgrpUp Town Auto Glass @uptownautoglassA-Tacs Camo @atacscamo
58:12
July 30, 2020
EP 09 - Wounded By War
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Kevin Flike @woundedbywar, Green Beret, Harvard and MIT alum, Public speaker, Author, and Board Member of @greenberetfoundation.Kevin talks about his childhood, Family, Military career and injuries received during combat. He also talks about struggles while attending college and the importance of resiliency. Please listen to Kevin as he has a lot of lessons learned to impart on us.Thanks to our Producer/ social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour and editor Kristin @oda_taSong: Gunfighter Lullaby By Matt Dawson
49:31
June 12, 2020
EP 08 - The Special Forces Foundation
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Sydney Ruefenacht and Kristin Buxton from the @specialforcesfoundation_, Sydney is a Green Beret spouse and Director of Operations at SFF. Kristin is the owner of ODA Tactical & Apparel @oda_ta and Director of Special Events at SFF.The team talks about #therona2020, struggles veterans are facing, transition and the Ronald P. Becca Award Ceremony.Big thank you to our producer/ social media manager Karla @mrskarlagochenour
55:24
May 27, 2020
Mini Episode 03 - Covid19 Boredom
VTSR Mini Episode 03 JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical Mini episode with guests Yehuda @thepewpewjew , Jeff @limacharliecc and Thomas @bulletsandpoutine. What started out as a business Zoom meeting turned into a mini episode of chatting with friends…. - Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson - Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast. A We Defy Production
43:37
April 2, 2020
VTSR Mini Episode 02- LIMA CHARLIE CC
MINI EPISODE 2 - LIMA CHARLIE Veterans Transition Support Reconnaissance Show - Description (write up by Nate and edited by Kristin/Mike) - Nate @jesterstactical and Mike @legion18z Mini episode with from Lima Charlie Clothing Company @limacharliecc. The team shops for X Small shirts for JP Cervantes @jpcervantes180a and talk with Jeff about all the great things Lima Charlie is doing to give back to the veteran community. This the second of many mini episodes to come. This show was recorded in a shooting range so we apologize for the audio. We will get better, we promise. - Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson - Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast.
16:39
March 18, 2020
EP 07 - The Weaver
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Ryan Weaver @ryanweavercountry , A country music artist and the Patriotic Voice of the Professional Bull Riders, Ryan is also a former Army Intel Analyst turned Warrant Officer/Blackhawk Aviator. Ryan started his country music career while in service after losing his brother in combat. - They talk Ryan’s military career, retirement, becoming an artist and his new project Short Film "Arrival" to raise awareness to Human Trafficking
01:19:38
February 10, 2020
VTSR Mini Episode 01 - TJ Tejada
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical Mini episode with Guillermo "TJ" Tejada (USMC Ret) while at Shot Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. TJ is a Marine Corps Veteran and is shooting the shit with JP and Nate. TJ talks about losing limbs in combat, Keeping a positive attitude, support from his family and future plans. This is the first of many mini episodes to come. Shout out to Mike @legion18z who was not in this episode as it was on location and last minute..... you guys can send him hugs...or beers.
24:01
January 29, 2020
Ep 06 - DomestiKated
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Kate Sipes @fermatakate, Army veteran of 21 years, Female Mentorship Program development Facilitator. while her family served as marines, Kate found her own path in the Army. - Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson - Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast.
01:19:22
November 8, 2019
EP 05 - Briggzilla
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike @legion18z talk with Mark Briggs @the.stronghold , Brute Force Director of Law Enforcement, Master Trainer, Tactical Athlete, Retired Police/SWAT Officer, & Army Veteran. They talk about Mark’s experience from High School to the Military, joining the police force, battling with PTS and his experience training Law Enforcement with Brute Force. - Song: Gunfighter Lullaby by Matt Dawson - Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast.
01:12:11
October 29, 2019
Ep 04 - Green Beret Foundation
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical along with Mike@legion18z talk with Brent Cooper, Executive Director of the Green Beret Foundation . The direct and continuous support to the Green Beret Community and its families. The Green Beret Foundation facilitates the transition of Green Berets and their families whether that transition is from wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or “merely” from numerous deployments and/or retirement. Green Beret Foundation provides
01:07:14
October 11, 2019
Ep 03 - Magnificent Beard
JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical talk with Mike Pintacura @legion18z. Mike retired as a Master Sergeant (MSG) from the United States Army Special Forces and served with 5th Special Forces Group. Mike talks about his struggles and transition into the civilian world, along with his newfound passion for The Tactical Games. Did we mention his magnificent beard and the oils he prepares at home? Weird! Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast.
50:47
September 30, 2019
Ep 02 - The Love Bank
It is time for a new episode of the VTSR. This time the guys chat with Carlos De Jesus from Warriors on the Fly. Carlos is a retired CW2, from the U.S. Special Forces. He now works with fellow veterans and shows them the joy of fly fishing. Listen as JP and Nate discuss with Carlos his journey to finding the fishing project as well as the details of his transition to the world of not Army. Plus the secret of the "Love Bank".
01:07:20
September 2, 2019
EP 01 - Meet and Greet
In this episode we meet JP @jpcervantes180a and Nate @jesterstactical , two gents that have spent half their lives as soldiers, and the last handful of years learning how to be not... As retired soldiers, these two have learned a lot, some would say the hard way, about how to operate in the civvy world .. So, enjoy their stories and struggles. Disclaimer: The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, do not reflect the opinions of the affiliates, promotional sponsors, and/or advertising agencies, and only reflects the opinions of the members and guest. This podcast contains explicit content and offends everyone equally. VTSR expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this podcast.
01:16:34
August 29, 2019