The DAV Podcast sheds light on important topics and challenges facing America’s veterans while also sharing the stories of veterans whom have been impacted by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) through its mission of fulfilling our promises to the men and women that served.
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Listen to some of the latest episodes of the DAV Podcast below
February 8, 2021
Suicide prevention is one of the most pressing issues facing the veteran community today. In light of the ongoing pandemic and the social isolation so many are facing, it’s more critical than ever that we’re continuing to have the difficult conversations and look for ways to address the motivating factors of suicide. We take a deeper look at this very important topic in the latest DAV Podcast.
January 14, 2021
So many Americans have struggled with employment during the COVID-19 pandemic and veterans have definitely been impacted heavily. In Episode 13 of the DAV Podcast we discuss a new entrepreneurship program available for veterans and their families and learn about DAV’s virtual job fairs and more.
December 3, 2020
White Ribbon VA is a national call to action that's aim is to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence in VA health care settings and to promote a positive change in the culture that would allow actions from the pledge to become the norm. In Episode 12 of the DAV Podcast we take a deeper look at this topic and more.
September 21, 2020
As DAV turns 100, we take a look back at where it began with an in-depth look at the life of our founder, World War I veteran and Judge Robert S. Marx in Episode 11 of the DAV Podcast.
September 2, 2020
In Episode 10 of the DAV Podcast we look at how this has impacted America’s veterans and share some helpful information for those that have served.
June 1, 2020
In Episode 9 of the DAV Podcast we explore some alternative therapies veterans are using to help tackle some of the health issues they are facing.
April 20, 2020
In Episode 8 of the DAV Podcast we look at the fastest-growing subpopulation of the military and veteran communities, women veterans. We spotlight how the expanding role of women in our armed forces is necessitating changes to an array of VA policies and programs. Plus, we talked to Staff Sergeant Jessica Smiley, one of the first enlisted female National Guard soldiers to earn the coveted Army Ranger tab.
March 3, 2020
In Episode 7 of the DAV Podcast we tackle some toxic exposure topics and tips on filing claims related to toxic exposures. Plus we take a deeper look at Mefloquine, a drug widely prescribed to U.S. Service Members, and the drug’s growing list of long-term effects.
December 18, 2019
In Episode 6 of the DAV Podcast we look at the growing population of LGBT veterans and talk with Lindsay Church the CEO of Minority Veterans of America and Dr. Michael Kauth, Director of the LGBT Health Program for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
November 22, 2019
In Episode 5 of the DAV Podcast we talk about those that served that are Missing in Action and hear from people that have been directly impacted. Plus, we look at how many are honoring these brave heroes and working hard to bring them home.
September 12, 2019
Every single day in the United States, twenty veterans die by suicide. It is becoming a growing concern in the veteran community and its impacting people across America. In Episode 4 of the DAV Podcast we discuss the epidemic and hear firsthand from those impacted directly by it and look at some of the resources available for help.
June 20, 2019
In this episode of the DAV Podcast we take you mountainside to Snowmass, Colorado, the home of the DAV and VA co-hosted National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Here veterans with TBIs, spinal cord injuries, visual impairments, amputations and other severe disabilities are challenged to overcome perceived limitations.
May 14, 2019
In Episode 2 of the DAV Podcast we relive the Battle of Iwo Jima through the eyes of Marines veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams, a lifetime DAV member. Also a mother and son shared how attending Camp Corral has made a major impact on their military family. Plus we’ll learn about some of the ways DAV is helping to connect veterans with meaningful employment.
March 6, 2019
In the pilot episode of the DAV Podcast Jim Sursley, a triple-amputee combat Vietnam veteran, discusses his 50th Alive Day anniversary and post-war service, actor Gary Sinise talks about his work to help veterans and his new book Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, and we go inside DAV's Transportation Network.