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Not Your Commander's Podcast
29 minutes | 3 days ago
Battle Braids and Bar Fights
In the week's episode, Russ and Andy discuss the recent update to female hair regulations... affectionally called battle braids. They're here to stay. In Missouri, near Fort Leonard Wood, a bartender questions whether a group of soldiers have real military IDs because the laminate is peeling. Fort Bragg is coming back! The installation announced 50% capacity opening for most facilities including Warrior Restaurants. Lastly, we'll talk to Sergeant Felisha Wright, a motor transport operator, who's headed to Small Unit Ranger Tactics (SURT), and recently passed her board for Officer Candidate School (OCS). She's been in the Army a whopping 2 years and is an impressive paratrooper.Show Notes:Missouri Bartender Fiasco with soldiers near Fort Leonard Woodhttps://taskandpurpose.com/news/missouri-bartender-military-id/
18 minutes | 10 days ago
We took the ACFT, survived, and it's in DTMS
This week, Russ and Andy talk about SMA Grinston's question on Twitter where he asks what are some preventable reasons Soldiers leave the Army. A legend and outstanding leader, Col. (ret.) Ralph Puckett is going to receive the Medal of Honor. Lastly, a Fayetteville local veteran starts a 1,800-mile walk to raise awareness about suicide.Russ screwed up something on the guest's audio this week.... so no guest. They're back next week!Show Notes:SMA Grinston Twitter Threadhttps://twitter.com/16thSMA/status/1388531465248514056Greg Washington, former Army Captain, and his journey from MS to NYhttps://www.facebook.com/HouseofMan2020
29 minutes | 17 days ago
It would "behoove" of you to avoid social media goofs
In this week’s episode, Russ and Andy discuss the most over-used, frustrating Army phrases and jargon. Next, social media goofs. There was another one with someone’s cat running on a keyboard and typing Afghanistan and Islamic State. Also, it’s PCS season for the Army. That means you’re the new kid on the block… again. Lastly, closing out our theme for Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month, we talk to CPT Wes Cochrane. He’s a special victim prosecutor, and he’ll give you some of the little-known facts and information on the military justice system and how they combat sexual harassment and assault.
28 minutes | 24 days ago
Why doesn't the Chaplain wear shoes?
This week, Russ and Andy talk about some of the lesser-known MWR (morale, welfare, and recreation) and BOSS (better opportunities for single soldiers) events. Next, you'll hear how the Army takes action on implementing recommendations from the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee. Afghanistan no more? Did you join to deploy? Listen to find out what that means for YOU and the Army. Lastly, the 2nd Brigade Chaplain, Major Luke Sprinkle, stops by. Did he wear shoes or nah? He'll talk about an awesome program the brigade is running called Life Worth Living.Stuff mentioned worth checking out:Interested in BOSS? Contact Staff Sergeant Flowers at email@example.comWant to learn more about Life Worth Living or ask the Chaplain why he doesn't wear shower shoes. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
26 minutes | a month ago
Fallouts, monkey bars, forever planking, and victim advocacy
This week, Andy and Russ talk about All American Week 2021. It's delayed, but it's coming back and it'll be more Airborne than ever. Everyone in the Army completed Extremism Training. For some, it included an obstacle course followed by small group real talk discussions. ACFT 3.0 is out and SMA Grinston wants to see 1/2 million test results by June 2021 and 1 million by April 2022. Lastly, the show has its first guest, 1st Lieutenant Kristin Coleman. She's a sexual assault and harassment victim advocate, and she talks about trust and how to normalize the conversation. Info mentioned during the show:1. SMA Grinston article on ACFT 3.0https://mwi.usma.edu/leaders-we-need-your-data-the-key-to-refining-the-army-combat-fitness-test/2. DoD Framework for Extremism Traininghttps://media.defense.gov/2021/Feb/26/2002589872/-1/-1/1/LEADERSHIP-STAND-DOWN-FRAMEWORK.PDFOur Social Media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FalconBrigadeTwitter: @2BCT_FALCONSInstagram: @2bct82ndContacts us for ideas and if you want to come on the show: email@example.com
23 minutes | a month ago
Culture, gyms, and COVID-19
In the first episode of Not Your Commander's Podcast, hosts Russ and Andy let listeners know what to expect each week. Fort Bragg Warrior Restaurants (formerly known as DFACs) and Gyms change access rules due to vaccination progress. If you haven't heard, there's a Falcon Culture Engagement Team working to understand the unit's culture and improve the working environment for all. Lastly, Who We Are - the culture of the 82nd Airborne Division.
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