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GRP 88-So that others may live: The Story of a Pararescuemen.

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GRP 88-So that others may live: The Story of a Pararescuemen.

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GRP 88-We’re back! We took a short break for the end of the summer to get some travel time in. On for this week’s podcast is United States Air Force (Ret) Chief Master Sergeant “N.G.”. He served in the Air Force for a total of 26 years, with 21 of those years as a Pararescuemen, or Para Jumper (PJ). The United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. These special operations units are also used to support NASA missions and have been used to recover astronauts after water landings. They are attached to other SOF teams from all branches to conduct other operations as appropriate.

 

“N.G” is the owner of S.E.I. Green Feet, a company which provides a multitude of highly specialized training modules for the special operations, first responders, and business communities. You can find out more about the company here: http://sei-nh.com

 

We talked about some of “N.G”s career, the unique mission and capabilities of the PJ’s, as well as tactical medicine, leadership, and exiting the military.

 

•    0:00-Introduction audio on Medal of Honor recipient Airforce PJ William H. Pitsenbarger “Pitts”.

 

•    7:47-Air Force Pararescue is the only unit whose primary job is to rescue. Joining the Air Force, and then Pararescue.

 

•    12:50-Pararescue selection, advice on how to properly prepare.

 

•    22:10-What makes Pararescue a unique unit and mission set. Jumping, diving, insertion and exfiltration capabilities. 

 

•    30:07-Combat deployments as a Pararescuemen.

 

•    38:05-NG was a part of the team that rescued the Stealth F-117A pilot who was shot down in Serbia in 1999.

 

•     45:45-The development of tactics, techniques, and procedures of combat medicine. The innovation of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and its implementation by the U.S. Army Rangers.

 

•    58:00-Leadership.

 

•    1:05:14- “There are no atheist in the foxholes”

 

•    1:15:02-S.E.I. Green Feet

 

•    1:21:06-Exiting the military. The Pararescue Foundation.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Abes Baumann, a law firm that provides legal services and fights for the rights of disabled veterans. To learn about what they can offer you visit http://www.abesbaumann.com/vets

 

 

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http://www.pararescuefoundation.org

 

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GRP 63-Recon Sniper Foundation, 3rd Force Recon Commander, Leadership

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GRP 63-Recon Sniper Foundation, 3rd Force Recon Commander, Leadership

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GRP 63-On for this week's podcast are U.S. Marines John Brown, the President of the Recon and Sniper Foundation, and Lt. Colonel Drew Ralston, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Battalion. We talked about the Recon and Sniper Foundations event at Shot Show in Las Vegas a few days ago which was a huge success, as well as the role and mission of the Foundation. We talk about leadership, what it takes for young Marines to become Reconnaissance Marines in dealing with and overcoming hardships and adversity.

 

Very shortly the Global Recon's veteran team of writers will begin to release articles with topics to include transnational terrorism, geopolitics, veteran-related issues, military history, and tactical medicine. Our writers are very smart, and accomplished individuals with a lot to offer.  We will announce start the article publishing early February. Below is an excerpt from the podcast.

 

John: You guys met and worked together under some unique circumstances. Can you guys talk about that?

 

Lt. Colonel Ralston: As a reserve Commander my unit is over in Mobile Alabama, but I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In August of last year, we suffered some of the worst flooding’s on record in this area. Within about 48 hours a group of gentlemen from the Recon and Sniper Foundation had mobilized and got guys down here to help with getting myself and a number of other Reconnaissance Marines back on our feet. There's another reserve unit here in Baton Rouge that was affected by the flood and we got to work.  We found retired Marines who needed help. A gentleman who was a Korean War Vet was at the Chosin Reservoir with Chesty Puller had his house decimated by the flood we did a lot of work to get him back on his feet.

 

We ended up helping the first responders who were out not fixing their homes, but out on the street helping civilians. One of the most rewarded moments for me was one of my former Marines his parent's house was destroyed. We spent 3 days at their house alone. At some point, this Marine's mother looks at her husband and says "You know baby it's going to be ok, the Marines are here.''

 

 

John Brown:

http://www.reconsniperfoundation.org

Social Media: ReconSniperFoundation

 

Introduction speech was by Colin Powell.

 

Music provided by Caspian:

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GRP 24-Special Forces Team Under Fire, RIP Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, Warrior Mindset

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GRP 24-Special Forces Team Under Fire, RIP Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, Warrior Mindset

GRP 24- The U.S. service member killed near Irbil, Iraq, by ISIS gunfire was a Navy SEAL. The Associated Press later identified the casualty as Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) 1st Class Charlie Keating IV. From all of us at Global Recon, and Field Craft we want to extend our condolences to the Keating family during this difficult time. Fair winds, and Following Sea’s  

 

Below is an excerpt from the episode from Special Forces operator Chuck Ritter:

 

“In the video you see me coming around the corner shot. So basically we under estimated the enemy force present in the area. Our partners were the Afghan Commando’s, and we had very few Americans on the ground.  We came in at night, and it was clear all night. Then in the morning right when the sun came up the enemy actually closed to within 5 to 10 meters of our battle positions, and started throwing hand grenade’s over the wall, and were really lighting us up.

 

So we were going out trying to push these guys back off our perimeter. The fact that the terrain was very maze like allowed them the freedom of maneuverability to move on us. Aerial imagery, and everything else didn’t paint the right picture on the ground. An overhead drone spotted an ambush, and the operator was telling us that there was an enemy ambush set up a couple hundred meters away. We were trying to flank that ambush, but in reality the ambush was right there. We turned the corner, an Afghan Commando got shot took a round to the leg, and it blew off some fingers. A good majority of the rest of the Afghan Commando’s ran away.

 

It was me, my medic, and EOD guy. All of the fast movers moved off station, so the only thing I had overhead was Apache’s. So I started working fire to provide cover for this casualty.” If you have any questions about anything you heard on the podcast send an email to Podcast@globalrecon.net

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: IgRecon, GlobalRecon_INC

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

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GRP 20-Army Snipers, Ramadi, Kixeye Gaming, Webinars

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GRP 20-Army Snipers, Ramadi, Kixeye Gaming, Webinars

GRP 20-On todays episode of the podcast we conducted two separate interviews. The first interview is with combat veteran and owner of Krupto Strategic Nick Betts. Nick spent 8 years in the Army as an Infantrymen, serving his first tour in Ramadi, Iraq which was one of the most contested cities of the entire campaign. Stories of combat in Ramadi have been brought to light by books like American Sniper written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Betts served in Ramadi with the SEALs during his tour there, and gives us a combat story as well.

 

In the second interview Mike Glover has on Will Harbin the Chairman & CEO of KIXEYE, a leading developer and publisher of online games and a pioneer in free-to-play gaming. Over the last six years, Harbin has led KIXEYE to become one of the top gaming companies in North America. In addition to founding numerous other companies, he is also an avid shooter, hunter, and sportsman. Mike and Will discuss leadership, and will gives some great advice on how to build a team that will lead to success for any business.

 

The webinar will be held on Saturday April 9th at 4pm eastern standard time. In this webinar we will be discussing survival psychology-why people live and die, review a survival case study, discuss training methodology for filling the gap, and establish survival techniques and procedures that will increase your ability to react and survive a natural or man-made catastrophe. This block of instruction will last approx. 2-2hr-30min. Followed by 30 minutes of Q&A on survival and preparedness. The webinar will cost $79.99. Go to www.fieldcraftsurvival.com and under the store tab click training. There you can find the option to purchase your slot for the webinar.

 

Mike Glover the Co-Owner of FieldCraft Survival is a former Special Forces SGM, Sniper, and Survival Expert. He has worked as a USG Contractor for a government agency for 3 years in austere "low visibility" environments and is an expert in trade craft, field craft, survival preparedness and low visibility operations.

 Send an email to Podcast@globalRecon.net if you have any questions or suggestions.

 

Webinar Opt in Link: http://www.fieldcraftsurvival.com/store/#!/Live-Webinar-O-P-S-Course-with-Mike-from-FieldCraft-LLC-9APR16-3-HRS/p/64142121/category=17958375

 

Will Harbin’s Company website: www.Kixeye.com                

 

Nick Bett’s Website: www.kruptostrategic.com

Nick Bett’s Instagram: Krupto_Strategic

Nick bett’s Facebook: Krupto Strategic

 

Mike Glover’s Website: www.fieldcraftsurvival.com

Mike Glover’s Facebook: FieldCraftLLC

Mike Glover’s Instagram Accounts: SofSurvivor , FieldCraftSurvival

Mike Glover’s Twitter: IgSofSurvivor

 

John Hendricks website: www.globalrecon.net

John Hendricks Facebook: FB Recon

John Hendricks Instagram Accounts: IgRecon, GlobalRecon_INC

John Hendricks Twitter: IgRecon

 

Music provided by Caspian: www.caspianmusic.net

 

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