Longest War Podcast (Ep05) – Lee Bruner

Longest War Podcast (Ep05) – Lee Bruner

Lee Bruner | Army – Afghanistan   On episode 5 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with US Army veteran of Afghanistan, Lee Bruner, about first combat, the African-American veteran experience, coping with post-traumatic stress, and coming home. Explicit language/content.     Those who served since the attacks of September 11, 2001 are called post-9/11 veterans.  […]

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Longest War Podcast (Ep04) – Michaela Diallo

Longest War Podcast (Ep04) – Michaela Diallo

Michaela Diallo | Pennsylvania Air National Guard   On episode 4 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with Michaela Diallo of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, about joining the Reserves, deploying to Manas AFB in Kyrgyzstan, helping veterans through PA Serves, racism, and being a mom in the military.     The Global War on Terror is […]

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Longest War Podcast (Ep03) – Ryan Ahl

Longest War Podcast (Ep03) – Ryan Ahl

Ryan Ahl | Pennsylvania National Guard   On episode 3 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with Pa National Guard veteran, Ryan Ahl, about deploying to Iraq as an infantryman, post-traumatic stress, commissioning as an officer, and helping fellow veterans though the VA’s community-based Vet Centers.     The Global War on Terror is our nation’s […]

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Longest War Podcast (Ep02) – Jim Yauger

Longest War Podcast (Ep02) – Jim Yauger

Jim Yauger | Soundtrack of the Global War on Terror   On episode 2 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with Army veteran of Iraq, Jim Yauger, about the music that inspired, motivated, and comforted the troops on the front lines.  Explicit language/content.     The Global War on Terror is our nation’s first war fought with […]

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Longest War Podcast (Ep01) – Todd DePastino

Longest War Podcast (Ep01) – Todd DePastino

Todd DePastino | VBC Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project   On episode 1 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with VBC executive director Todd DePastino about the Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project.     The Global War on Terror is our nation’s first war fought with an all-volunteer military—and it is also our longest war. Those who served […]

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