VA Podcast February Newsletter

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VA Podcast Network's February Releases

Below are the podcast episodes released by the VA Podcast Network in [FEBRUARY] [2022]. You can find any of these podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRADIO, or any other podcast app.

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Borne the Battle

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"Borne The Battle" is a weekly, interview-based podcast that recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as, spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits that the VA offers our Veterans.


Episode 268: Marine Veteran Elysa Acosta-Millan discusses her service experience and transition into journalism. She shares the advantage of Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), a program common to several military branches that allows reservists to serve in temporary positions while receiving all the benefits of active duty, including time accumulated toward retirement.

Episode 269: Air Force Veteran and Retired General Larry Spencer share life and financial lessons learned during his 44-year career. Spencer discusses becoming a four-star general and Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, leaving retirement, and his recent positions as a director or board member of multiple private-sector corporations.

Episode 270: The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) actively protects and advocates for Veteran-owned businesses. Tune in to learn more about OSDBU services and the advantages that Veteran-owned businesses receive from being certified by the federal government.

Episode 271: Army Veteran Tim McCoy, Historian, Curator and CEO of Winged Warriors Inc. gave almost 26 years of military service and now serves as a historian focused on giving a voice to the lesser known and often forgotten figures in American military history.

Borne The Battle is also on YouTube!



PTSD Bytes

PTSD Bytes

Clinical psychologist and host Pearl McGee-Vincent from the VA National Center for PTSD talks to experts and innovators about how technology can support people with PTSD or other mental health concerns. 


Episode 2: This episode features Dr. Beth Jaworski, lead creator of the app COVID Coach developed by the VA National Center for PTSD, describes the many ways this app can be helpful during the pandemic.

Episode 3: This episode features Dr. Sonya Norman to discuss PTSD, why there's hope for recovery, and how digital tools like the PTSD Coach app can help. Visit for more information.

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