Episode 18: Did you really wanna ask?

Play Episode 18 Episode 18: Did you really want to ask?: It’s incredible the trips our conversations take when we have them, and this show is one that went places we never expected – and we’re thrilled that they did. We welcome Andrea Sandoval of the Graffiti of War project Read More

Episode 17: Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-PORT!

Play Episode 17 Episode 17: Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-PORT!: It’s been a year – 16 shows completed and 23,000 plus visitors to the website. Today, we take a look back at the shows we’ve done and discuss the highlights of the year. We also chatted about some of our plans for the next Read More

Episode 16: Supporting Our Troops

Play Episode 16 Episode 16: Supporting Our Troops: A constant question the Stand At Ease group asks is what does “Support the Troops” mean? Is it that faded yellow made-in-China magnet you paid $1.99 at Wal-Mart that makes you feel good about yourself, or is it something more? In today’s Read More

Episode 15: Generations

Play Episode 15 Episode 15: Generations: It often happens where sons emulate their fathers – and this show is an example of this. We welcome John “JJ” and Anthony “Rocco” De Primo, two men who are father and son as well as Brother Marines. JJ served 13 years in the Read More

Episode 14: Prison Blues

Play Episode 14 Episode 14: Prison Blues: In this installment, we welcome Ray McCarty III, a former Army MP who served two tours of duty in Iraq. His first tour was as a guard at a temporary prison near Baquba, Iraq, and his second was with a security attachment based Read More

Episode 13: Kilroy Was Here

Play Episode 13 Episode 13: Kilroy Was Here: From every war and every conflict comes the need for cathartic expression – and from many warriors, this takes the form of unconventional art – graffiti, body art, messages scribbled in marker on the shit house wall. In this week’s episode, the Read More

Episode 12: The 50 Foot Perimeter

Play Episode 12 Episode 12: The 50 Foot Perimeter: Today we speak with Dr. Gillford Doxcee, professor emeritus of history from Ohio University. He is also a World War II veteran who was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. He spent the remainder of Read More

Episode 11 – It’s the Family Business

Play Episode 11 Episode 11 – It’s the Family Business: In this show, we have a discussion with Cindy McNamara, the wife and mother of a group of Army Aviators. She discusses the joys and difficulties of being married into the Army for almost 40 years – both on active Read More

Episode 10 – The DI Guys

Play Episode 10 Episode 10 – The DI Guys: Today we welcome Jack TF Pike to the show. Jack is a Marine Grunt and Army Helicopter pilot veteran with 37 years of service to our country who now works with families of deployed soldiers. We discuss everything from his service Read More

Episode 9 – Gus Mcoy

Play Episode 9 Episode 9: We welcome Jack “Chewy” Mandaville, creator and author of the blog gusmcoy.com, where he writes about his experiences in the Marines. We discuss Jack’s time in the Marines, his transition back into civilian life, and the creation of his blog. Jack gives us a good Read More