The official podcast of the Washington National Guard.
||CleanRaven Conversations: The Washington Youth Academy||In this show we take you inside the Washington Youth Academy. It is a FREE life intervention, credit recovery program and any resident of Washington state can attend between the ages of 16-18. The academy recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. This program has quite simply, changed lives. But the program is not easy. They wake up a 4:45 AM, they do physical training, rain or shine, they learn military drill and ceremony, they have a rank structure with platoons and squad leaders and first sergeants. They live there, they sleep there, and they build life long friendships there. They also go to school. There are high school teachers just like your typical high school. They can earn back as much as 8 credits which go on their high school transcripts and can bring them back on track to graduate with their peers. We sat down with three cadets currently attending the academy. You will hear it directly from their mouths what it’s like and how they feel about the school, the cadre who provide the fair but tough love and just how much the academy has put them on the path to living a productive and goal oriented life. Follow the Washington Youth Academy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonYouthAcademy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6wkS7NMl5KYr0EQUQDpudQ/videos How to apply to the Washington Youth Academy: https://mil.wa.gov/youth-academy/how-to-apply Visit the Washington Youth Academy Foundation: https://www.wyafoundation.org/||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaven Conversations: Talking with CW3 Scott Pierson with the 133rd Army Band and the 10th CST responds to suspicious package in Olympia||In this episode Jason and Sara sit down with the commander of the 133rd Army Band, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott Pierson. He’s been leading the band for more than eleven years now and has nothing but good things to say about his soldiers and their dedication to spreading the joy of music wherever they go. Follow the 133rd Army Band on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/133dArmyBand/ In the second half of the show we talk with three members of the 10th Civil Support Team, Major Wesley Watson, Staff Sgt. Ian Crocker and Warrant Officer Dan Jones. Those three, along with other members of the team, were called to the state Capitol in Olympia on November 5th to inspect the contents of a suspicious package that was discovered at the Jefferson Building. Read about the incident here: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article221156910.html As always send feedback and show ideas to email@example.com And be sure to follow us on social media! www.facebook.com/washingtonguard www.instagram.com/wanationalguard www.twitter.com/wanationalguard www.youtube.com/user/wanationalguardpao||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaven Conversations: The Big Boss: Chatting with the TAG||In this episode Jason and Sara sit down with the big boss himself, Major General Bret Daugherty. He talks about his career, his vision for the Washington National Guard and some of his most pressing topics that he’s working on. As always send story ideas and podcast feedback to Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/washingtonguard www.instagram.com/wanationalguard www.twitter.com/wanationalguard www.youtube.com/user/wanationalguardpao||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaven Conversations: Talking Cyber Security with Col. Kenneth Borchers||In this show, Jason sits down with Deborah Discolo with the Joint Services Support (JSS) on Camp Murray. The JSS is a veritable one-stop shop for service member resources. Everything from financial and tax advice to job seeking classes to rock painting. Yes, rock painting. And all free of charge. In armories all across the state there are family assistance specialists there waiting to help you out with anything you may need. In the second part of the show, Sara and Jason talk with Col. Kenneth Borchers, commander of the 252nd Cyberspace Operations Group. Many of the members that make up the 252nd come from the giants in Washington’s technology industry – Amazon, Google, Microsoft, etc. They talk about cyber security, the unit’s recent work securing our election system and no, the Cyber Awareness Challenge is not going anywhere. Follow the JSS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JSSWA Watch Governor Inslee/Secretary of State Wyman's news conference featuring Col. Kenneth Borchers: https://www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2018101044 As always send story ideas and podcast feedback to Jason.email@example.com www.facebook.com/washingtonguard www.instagram.com/wanationalguard www.twitter.com/wanationalguard www.youtube.com/user/wanationalguardpao||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaven Conversations: Leadership with CMSgt Trish Almond||In this episode, Jason and Sara talk with Chief Master Sgt. Trish Almond. CMSgt. Almond is the senior enlisted leader of the Washington National Guard and adviser to the adjutant general. They talk about her career, the various programs she oversees and her philosophy on leadership. If you have a story idea, have a question or would like more info on the Washington National Guard, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to answer your question on the show! 2018 Turkey Drop information: https://jssturkeydrop2018.eventbrite.com or phone: 1-800-364-7492 Trunk or Treat information: Robbin Seeberger email: email@example.com or phone: 253-512-7985 Link to the employee survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ees18main||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaven Conversations: Episode 1||Welcome! This is our first ever Washington Military Department podcast. Hosted by Jason Kriess and Joe Siemandel from the public affairs office on Camp Murray. We will dive in to the latest news and events going on around the Washington National Guard. We will also have on special guests who will give us insights into major news stories and to talk about the many services and benefits that we have as service members. In this inaugural episode Joe and I talk about the State Partnership Program – what it is and why it’s a major benefit to our state. We talk the recent change of command ceremony for 1st Battalion, 303rd Cavalry Regiment. Our special guest is Peter Grilley with the WNG State Historical Society. We talk about Brig. Gen. Maurice Thompson, former adjutant general, and how Peter came across some historic artifacts from Thompson’s estate. Links: If you have a story to share or have a question for us send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the museum website: http://www.waguardmuseum.org/ Museum hours: Mon. thru Fri. 9 am to 3 pm at building 2 (The Arsenal) State Partnership Program website: https://mil.wa.gov/national-guard/state-partnership-program Washington Military Department website: https://mil.wa.gov/ WNG Social Media Accounts: www.facebook.com/washingtonguard www.twitter.com/wanationalguard www.instagram.com/wanationalguard www.youtube.com/user/wanationalguardpao||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting and informative talk !
Inspiring and relevant story and example for all! Thanks for your service CMSGT Almond!