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Launched in late 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs weekly podcast is a part of its ongoing effort to engage and reach out to Veterans. “Borne the Battle” recognizes each battle, challenge, and sacrifice our Veterans endure during and after their service, as well as spotlighting important resources, offices, and benefits VA offers our Veterans.

Borne the Battle is dedicated to:
  • Bridging the military/civilian divide
  • Educating VA employees about the warriors they serve
  • Promoting Veteran advocacy initiatives thru the voice of Veterans
  • Inspiring and educating transitioning Veterans with positive stories
  • Informing Veteran listeners about new information from VA as it is released

Previous guests include Duke Basketball’s Coach Mike Krzyzewski, UFC’s / Fox Sports’ Brian Stann, and the 36th Army Chief of Staff, George Casey. You can find Borne the Battle on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and any pod-catching app on a mobile device.

*The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this podcast, nor any media, products or services they may provide*

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Recent Episodes

Borne the Battle #206: Army Veteran Terrence Hayes, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Army Veteran and former VA employee, Terrence Hayes, is the VFW’s National Director of Communications. Hayes shares what he’s learned about the VFW …


Borne the Battle #205: Alaska Native Veterans Program of 2019

An estimated 2,200 Native Alaskan Veterans who served during the Vietnam War, or their heirs, can soon acquire up to 160 acres of federal land in Alaska.


Borne the Battle #204: Air Force Veteran Blake Stilwell, Military.com Staff Writer

Air Force Veteran Blake Stilwell shares his story of starting his career as a combat photographer and eventually becoming a professional writer for Military.com.


Borne the Battle #203: Army Veteran Erik Schlimmer, Serial Hiker, Author, Therapist

Army Veteran Erik Schlimmer believes that hiking is one of the best ways for anyone, Veteran or otherwise, to improve their health and their happiness.


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