Drive On Podcast

Drive On Podcast

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Happy Birthday Steve
Feb 25 • 18 min
In this episode, I wish my brother SGT Steven DeLuzio a happy birthday. Today would have been his 35th birthday. I also talk about what it means to have a purpose. Links & Resources Ep 12: Honoring the Sacrifice of SGT Steven DeLuzio The Knock at the Door…
Having an Operational Mindset
Feb 18 • 48 min
Jeff Banman is the host of the Mindset Radio podcast, and the founder of The Operational Mindset Foundation. Jeff is a former soldier and firefighter. His mission these days seems to be very similar to mine with this podcast, so I wanted to be sure I got…
Helping Others Find Their Passion
Feb 11 • 30 min
Annette Whittenberger is a repeat guest on the show. If you haven’t listened to her previous episode, go give that one a listen. It tells more about her background and what she did while in the military. In this episode, we talk about what Annette has…
Drug Rehab For Veterans
Feb 4 • 33 min
Sam Huss is with RehabSpot, an organization that helps people struggling with addiction get back on the road to recovery. Sam has an important message for those who are struggling with addiction. He wants you to know that it is possible to get help for…
Cultural Differences and Rebuilding a Nation
Jan 28 • 41 min
Amanda Huffman talks about her time in Afghanistan as part of the PRT in Kapisa. Part of her job was building schools and other facilities, which is not an easy task in a war torn country like Afghanistan. Links & Resources Airman To Mom Women of the…
Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Jan 21 • 36 min
Jason Mosel has made an attempt at the world record for the most number of burpees in a 12 hour period. He’s ran ultra-events like 50 and 100 mile races. He’s going to be doing a 200 mile race, which will lead up to an 888k race which he’ll do in 10 days.…
Loss of Identity After 17 Years of Service
Jan 14 • 33 min
Annette Whittenberger spent 17 years in the US Army. After getting out, she felt lost as if her identity was ripped away from her. Fortunately she has found ways to cope with that feeling and has even gone on to help others in similar situations. Links &…
Helping Veterans With Dr. Sherry Walling
Jan 7 • 47 min
Dr. Sherry Walling is a clinical psychologist, speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. We touched on a wide range of subjects. Veteran suicide, the VA, when the right time is to seek help, relational and moral injuries,…
Year End Recap and Looking for Feedback
Dec 31, 2019 • 11 min
In this year end recap episode, I’m reflecting back on some episodes that I thought had some really impactful messages. In the new year, I want to be sure that I’m putting out content that is useful to the listeners of this show as well. If you don’t…
Christmas Eve Episode Handling The Holidays
Dec 24, 2019 • 17 min
Links & Resources: Resources for Veterans and Their Families Transcript Thanks for tuning in to the Drive On Podcast where we talk about issues affecting veterans after they get out of the military. Before we get started, I’d like to ask for a favor. If…
PTSDog Service Dogs For Vets With PTSD
Dec 17, 2019 • 55 min
Joaquin Juatai is a disabled veteran and an author of the book PTSDog: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Service Dog. He also hosts The Service Dog Show with PTSDog, which is broadcast on WDVR. He educates, supports, and advocates for other veterans…
Overcoming Mental Health Hurdles After Combat
Dec 10, 2019 • 36 min
Dave Pecirep was a combat veteran who struggled with his own mental health after returning home from Afghanistan. He spent some time getting his own mental health in order before eventually returning to college to get his Master’s in psychotherapy. He’s…
Army Mom on Post Traumatic Stress and Suicide
Dec 3, 2019 • 52 min
Valerie Pallotta is an Army mom, whose son Josh deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. After returning home, Josh suffered with Post Traumatic Stress for several years. Unfortunately he lost that battle in 2014. Valerie talks about that battle and what she’s…
Being Your Own Advocate And Other Lessons Learned From Depression
Nov 26, 2019 • 47 min
Important Please Read: The guest and host in this episode are not medical professionals, psychologists, counselors, therapists, or anything else remotely related to that. The story that you’re going to hear is unique to the guest and her situation. What…
Soldier And Educator On Resiliency
Nov 19, 2019 • 36 min
Chip Rankin is an educator and a soldier in the Army National Guard. During his career as an educator and a soldier he’s mentored students and soldiers who were struggling with various issues. Unfortunately, some of those students and soldiers were lost…
Marine Corps Veteran On Not Being Afraid To Fail
Nov 12, 2019 • 45 min
Tony Perez is the general manager and VP of the security product group at GoDaddy. Before that though, Tony did two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps. After getting out of the Marines, Tony dipped his toe in the entrepreneurial waters. He’s downright…
Soldier, Military Spouse, And Mother On Deployments With A Newborn
Nov 5, 2019 • 33 min
Natalie Sanders is an Army Veteran who gave birth to her first child about a month before her husband was deployed. Natalie talks about some of the struggles she faced as a new mom who had to go it alone during that time. She was able to lean on the…
Finding Purpose Through Yoga And Music
Oct 29, 2019 • 39 min
Steve Alvarez served in the Connecticut Army National Guard and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career. After getting out and struggling with finding his place in the civilian world, he came to the conclusion that there is life…
The VFW – Not Your Grandpa’s Drinking Club
Oct 22, 2019 • 46 min
Marc Garduno is the state commander of the Delaware VFW. Marc joins us on the show to talk about the benefits of being a VFW member. Many veterans from the more recent wars associate the VFW with their grandparents generation – like an old man’s drinking…
Using The Outdoors as a Healthier Coping Mechanism
Oct 15, 2019 • 51 min
Brad Noone is an Army veteran who has found healing through the outdoors. Brad has participated in outdoor trips and even volunteered with several veteran organizations to help lead expeditions. Brad shares his experiences after getting back from…
Healing Through Artwork
Oct 8, 2019 • 44 min
Edward Santos was an infantry soldier who served two tours in Afghanistan. In his second tour he was sent home early for medical issues, which began to affect him more than just physically. Eventually he stumbled upon painting and photography as an outlet…
Gold Star Father On Giving Back To Veterans
Oct 1, 2019 • 32 min
My father, Mark DeLuzio, talks about how he’s giving back to veterans through his organization B.R.A.V.E. (Business Reviews and Advisors to Veteran Entrepreneurs). B.R.A.V.E. is an organization, which helps veteran entrepreneurs get their businesses…
From Homeless Veteran to Successful Business Owner
Sep 24, 2019 • 38 min
Seth Shoultes is an Air Force Veteran who became a successful entrepreneur. His path to get to where he is today wasn’t an easy one. Seth struggled with homelessness after deciding to get away from the toxic situation he found himself in. Through hard…
Reflections of a Gold Star Mother
Sep 17, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode my mother, Diane DeLuzio, shares what it is like to be a Gold Star Mother after losing her son (my brother) in Afghanistan. We talk about the coping mechanisms she used and how that turned into an outlet to help others. Links and Resources…
Managing Your Iceberg
Sep 10, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode I talk to Cory Miller, a friend of mine and tech entrepreneur. Cory seemingly had everything going for him and he explains mental health with the analogy of an iceberg. Cory is not a veteran, but his story has inspired others to seek help…
Reminiscing about SGT Steven DeLuzio and Bubble Gum
Sep 3, 2019 • 52 min
[Explicit Content Warning] This is part 2 of my talk with Wes Black. If you haven’t listened to part 1, go check that out now. You really don’t want to miss that one. In this episode, we pick up where we left off and begin by talking about my brother…
Burn Pits, the VA, and Keeping a Positive Attitude
Aug 27, 2019 • 79 min
[Explicit Content Warning] In this episode, we talk to Wes Black, a veteran is suffering from extremely serious complications from burn pit exposure, yet still manages to keep a positive outlook. I know I learned a lot by listening to his story and…
Honoring The Sacrifice of SGT Steven DeLuzio
Aug 20, 2019 • 21 min
In this special episode, I am remembering the 9 year anniversary of the death of my brother, SGT Steven DeLuzio. I’m sharing memories and lessons learned from losing someone so close to me. Links and Resources: Norwich University Corps of Cadets Infantry…
Air Force Veteran Turned Veteran Advocate
Aug 13, 2019 • 43 min
Kim Petters is an Air Force Veteran, who has turned into a Veteran Advocate after overcoming her own struggles with PTSD. I wanted to have Kim on the show to talk about how she became an advocate for veteran issues. Related Links: D.C. Project SGT David…
A Gold Star Brother on Loss and Legacy
Aug 6, 2019 • 40 min
Chris Weir is a Gold Star brother, who lost his brother David in Iraq. I wanted to have Chris on the show to discuss what he experienced in losing his brother, and how he eventually made the decision to follow his brother’s path and join the 101st…
A Military Spouse’s Point of View on Parenting and Deployment
Jul 30, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, my wife Vicki brings us some perspective from a military spouse’s point of view. We talk about some of the struggles she went through being a new parent while I was deployed and how she overcame them. She opens up and talks about our…
Call for Guests
Jul 23, 2019 • 5 min
Call for guests is now open! I’m looking for veterans, family members of veterans, and others who have something to share with our audience. You have your own unique experiences and we want to hear from you. Visit https://driveonpodcast.com/guests/ for…
Help Others By Helping Yourself
Jul 16, 2019 • 17 min
Transcript Think back to basic training when you learned combat lifesaving skills. Or maybe you learned this later on in your military career. I don’t know when everyone is first introduced to it, or even if all MOS’s are taught these skills. As an…
Dealing With Pain
Jul 9, 2019 • 20 min
Dealing with pain, whether it’s from the loss of a loved one, a physical pain, or something else entirely can take it’s toll on us all. In this episode, we dive into some of the benefits that pain can bring. It isn’t all bad, and when we make it through,…
Veteran Entrepreneurs
Jul 2, 2019 • 18 min
Veterans have a lot of skills and qualities that can make for a good entrepreneur. If you’re a veteran and struggling to find a job, you might want to consider the path of entrepreneurship. Running your own business isn’t for everyone – it can be a tough…
Keeping Your Cool by Being Prepared
Jun 25, 2019 • 24 min
It’s easy to lose your cool when you aren’t expecting bad things to happen. When something happens unexpectedly, we often times find ourselves in a panic and a rush to make things right again. When we prepare for the worst we often times can avoid the bad…
Communication
Jun 18, 2019 • 34 min
From the episode: It’s funny how we sometimes expect that other people will know exactly what we’re thinking. We also assume that we know exactly what other people are thinking. Think about when you were in the military. Every aspect of a mission was…
Dealing With Civilian Pettiness
Jun 11, 2019 • 13 min
It seems like people complain about everything from getting a coffee order wrong to it being too hot or cold outside. While complaining about these things isn’t something new, it is something we often times see as an annoyance. But what if we reframed our…
Preparing For A Civilian Career
Jun 11, 2019 • 31 min
When we get out of the military we aren’t always as prepared as we think we are for applying to a civilian job. In this episode we talk about: How to figure out what job you’d be good at. Where to get the skills or qualifications you might need for a new…
Intro to Drive On Podcast
Jun 10, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to Episode 0 of the Drive On Podcast! In this episode, I will introduce myself and the show, discuss the types of content we’ll cover on the show and who this podcast is for. There are so many different topics that veterans struggle with, and I…