Peer Support; The Missing Link For a Smooth Transition

As I was browsing the Internet today, as I do everyday, looking for interesting articles on veterans and the like for Cigars and Sea Stories and Warrior Hall.   I remembered a gentleman I met last night at a function who has a really great business idea; and I felt he was a great candidate for EBV-D, the Entrepreneurial Boot camp for Veterans with Disabilities.  I gave him my card and told him to email me and I would send him… Read More »

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Cigars and Sea Stories is headquartered in the North Carolina countryside on a wooded plot of land down a dirt road.  It’s home to Marine infantrymen that refuse to accept the ‘script’. The divergent grunts that won’t put up with mediocrity. We call it FOB INVICTUS…. INVICTUS BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of… Read More »

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Flags Over Ramadi

Baking in the noon sun, I stood at my post surveying the palm grove east of our position at the northern entry control point to Ramadi, Iraq. As I observed the rooftops and open windows lining the palms, a shot rang out from the vehicle searching area below. An Iraqi police officer waved his AK-47 at an oncoming car and began firing at the deck in front of him, warning the driver to stop. I peered out of my post,… Read More »

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Being Useful

  -A message from Bennett I was driving home from central NY to Delaware on Labor day. My kids were asleep and I was able to listen to my choice on the radio without hearing any protest. Scanning through the radio stations I came upon some talk radio. I landed on an interview with Louis CK and something he said hit me hard with its pertinence to the veteran community as a whole. “It’s very hard to be sad and useful at… Read More »

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The Oasis

Check out all of our episodes with the folks behind 1Pet1Vet and The Oasis.. 012:1Pet1Vet Charity Bike Build 013:The Oasis pt 1  014:The Oasis pt 2   The Oasis The Oasis is the brainchild of former Army Ranger Joe Trainor Jr.. It provides an environment where veterans can feel comfortable having fun. Joe and the team make it a point to treat everyone like family. The property has a variety of fun things to do while offering a serene place to… Read More »

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Mike’s Sea Stories


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