Stigma Free Vet Zone

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Overcoming Don’t Ask Don’t Tell “Serving In Silence”
August 26, 2022

Dawn Strobel grew up in Milwaukee and Cedarburg, WI. Her parents divorced when she was young. Dawns father is a Vietnam veteran who never spoke of his military experience and who Dawn did not have muc

Indomitable Spirit; The Joy of Rebuilding a Life’s Purpose!
August 12, 2022

Former Army medic Chris Swift has shared several podcasts with us. You will find his experiences leading up to this Friday August 12 episode on the podcast episode page of our webpage. Today we contin

Piloting a Huey Medivac Over the Jungles of Vietnam, Today a Modern Pioneer in Equine Healing for Trauma, Meet Bob Nevins
July 29, 2022

Bob Nevin is a native of Queens in New York. At an early age Bob, his parents and family moved to UpState New York. Bobs mom was home raising the familywhile his dad, a WWII veteran of the war in th

Committed to Understanding the Punishing Struggles of her Decorated Combat Infantry Vietnam Veteran Husband who she Loved, Rebecca Joined the United States Military!
July 15, 2022

Former Tech Sergeant Rebecca Peasley is a Desert Storm Veteran. Having served with the Army National Guard, the Active Guard Reserve and Air National Guard Rebecca entered United States military servi

A Menominee Tribal Combat Warrior Finds Meaning in Recovery, Helping Others and Uniting Communities Under one Mission
July 05, 2022

Jason Katchenago left his tribal home looking for hope, purpose and work. After joining the United States Army he went on to serve tours in reconnaissance both in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving t

Theater, Military Veterans and the Healing Power of Shakespeare
June 17, 2022

Nancy Smith-Watson is an actor, a trauma informed somatic bodyworker and co-founder/director of Feast of Crispian (FoC). Ms. Smith-Watson has a BA in Drama from the University of Washington and did he

Focus on Veteran Family Health and Happiness!
June 03, 2022

Scott Schultz is a Marine Corps veteran who lives on a small farm near Osseo in west-central Wisconsins northern Driftless Area. He retired last year from a long career in print and broadcast journ

Beacon of Courage Guides Veteran’s Recovery | Charlie Walton
May 20, 2022

Born and raised in Mississippi, Charlie Walton enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1968 and trained as an infantryman. He witnessed his first war casualty before his feet even touched the gro

From Darkness to Light: A Counselor Describes the Power of Alternative Healing for Veterans
May 06, 2022

Today on the Stigma Free Zone podcast, we learn more about how those who have experienced trauma and rage, are discovering freedom from pain and turmoil thanks to their willingness to surrender. J

Proud of her Military Service, Grateful for the Leadership and Resilience she Learned!
April 22, 2022

Jennifer Pankowski grew up in Milwaukee. She proudly served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1992-1998, and was named Soldier of the Year for her battalion in 1994. The daughter of a Marine V