Brian was a Specialist in the US Army, KY National Guard, Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Prior to deployment, Brian was attending Eastern Kentucky University, working on his education to become a commercial pilot. 9/11 interrupted those plans and our lives, like it did so many others. After his deployment and return home, he knew he was exiting the Guards in a short time, and wanted to continue his quest to become a commercial pilot as quickly as he could.
November 20, 2003 started out like any other day. It was a day of excitement for all of us. It was the day that Brian was going to test for his commercial pilot’s license. Brian, his instructor, and a passenger were flying out early that morning – unexpectedly, they had been asked to take the passenger to a larger airport at the last minute before flying on to Bowling Green, KY for the test. the plane Brian was flying in crashed just after take-off, killing the pilot, him, and the passenger. It was the most horrific day of my life. I had lost my only son. The air was sucked out of my entire body, my heart was broken, my soul black with mourning. What was supposed to be one of the most joyous days in Brian's life was destroyed in the blink of an eye.
Bravo748 has several different and personal meanings. Bravo is for Brian – a brave and daring young man who was always serving others. 748 represents several meanings: N748CH was the plane’s tail number; 7 represents Brian's and my lucky number and it represents a sign of divine perfection and completeness in the Bible; 4 represents Brian’s age on November 20 – he was 24 and 4 signifies direction – North, South, East, West, as well as up, down, left, right – I completely lost my sense of direction and time on the day Brian died; 8 represents infinity – I will love him forever, and in the Bible, 8 represents a new beginning.
Bravo748 Speakers and Entertainers lay bare the pain in their souls to share their path to healing and encourage others to do the same. Life is for living. We can’t go backwards, even though we desperately want to.
My name is Jamie Burton and Brian is my son.
Tim Kirk, Ph.D., Col, USAF is the founder and director of Warrior Healing Center
The Warrior Healing Center (WHC) is an elegant solution to a very real need. Sierra Vista is a community that cares about the military and our veterans, and the WHC represents the support of community provides to our veteran families. Before the WHC, there were dozens of great veteran service organizations in place to enrich the lives of our veterans, but they were spread out, hard to find and often lacked unity of effort. The WHC transformed that into a "one stop" location where these teams come together to collaborate and better improve the lives of the veteran families they serve. The WHC also pulls in a variety of healing services provided at no cost to veterans and their families. Services such as Soldier's Best Friend service dog training with modern indoor training facilities, art classes, fitness classes, PTSD support, PTSD Tapping therapy, Flutes for Vets Native American Flute Circles, holistic health options, equine activities, and more!
The Warrior Healing Center is also a place were veterans can just hang out, have some coffee and share stories. We offer support for veteran families across the spectrum of needs from crisis to encouraging veterans to launch their own pioneering activities and events and find their passion. The WHC features a media studio that runs a 24/7 livestream on half a dozen social media outlets, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, DLive and more. That microphone is available to veterans and their families, as well as our Warrior Healing Team, to discuss any topic they'd like--from an opinion on any topic to discussion on a favorite hobby. It is also a place to inform people and to promote community events. If you are a veteran or family member or a community member who would like to give some love back to the ones who have put it all on the line for our freedom, please come visit to see what we're all about! If you have a program you'd like to see, come on down and let's work together.
The Founder of Brothers In Arms Worldwide AJ Ferrio has served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. AJ has passion for honoring those who have served our country and are consistently look for new and innovative ways to show respect for our veterans and all first responders.
Please help Brothers in Arms Worldwide in a mission to obtain and provide halo and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to firefighters from 15 States battling throughout California. Please make your tax deductible donation today so the program can be up and running for the firefighters quickly. Time is of the essence! brothersinarmsworldwide.org
Chris Patron is a NRA Certified Range Safety Officers at the Honey Island Shooting Range and a member of the Firearm Professionals of Louisiana.
Since 1993 Southeast Louisiana Firearms Safety, Inc. (SELFS) has operated the Honey Island Shooting Range in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area just outside of Pearl River Louisiana for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The Honey Island Shooting Range is a public range open to the public Friday afternoon and all day Saturday and Sunday. For an entry fee of $6, a guest can shoot all day in a safe environment. The range is physically located in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area north of Slidell, Louisiana in the Honey Island Swamp.
Honey Island Shooting Range Range Safety Officers are NRA Certified Range Safety Officers (RSO) and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Certified Hunters Education Instructors.
Dr. TK has made it his mission to reduce opiate dependency and bring awareness and education to a new viewpoint on pain. Through his 15 years of studies and background in pharmacology he has created a solution to real, natural pain relief through energy medicine. Please visit mindbodymatrix.com
First and foremost, I am a woman that was looking for answers, just like you. I have faced 2 breast cancer journeys. My initial journey in 2004 - 2006, taught me so much about myself and breast cancer in general. This experience was a stepping stone into creating my first book, Heal Breast Cancer Naturally, Healing Diva Retreats and various coaching programs for women that are looking for support. Please See my websites for help and support. breastcancerconqueror.com and mybreastfriend.com
Jacks guest today is Marc Schechtman, a Veteran of the US Air Force Reserves. Fifty years ago, he Did his Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, then served as a Chaplain’s Assistant at Sewart AFB in Smyrna, TN, working in a church.
Marc and His Stepson Tyler are hard at work providing CBD at a far and low coast. If you look at average CBD prices throughout the world, you’ll find a 300 mg product is sold for approximately $45.00, or $.15 per mg, ranging from $.05 per mg to $.25 per mg. General CBD is sold for $12.00 for 300 mg, or $.04 per mg. Half of our revenue (less shipping costs) will be donated to pay for free CBD products for the 1.7 million Veterans who participate in mental health care services. generalcbd.org
Approximately 150 CBD products will be given at no cost to cancer patients or veterans in need on Thursday, October 3 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at the office of Nonprofit CBD, 7580 Fay Avenue, Suite 204 in La Jolla. I have asked and been answered and there is now a plan to make free or affordable CBD to cancer patients and veterans . We have only just begun!
Kym Douglas is a television host, best-selling author, beauty, fashion and lifestyle expert and comedy actress. She is also a coveted contributor to magazines and editorials around the country. Kym can be seen every day sharing all her latest beauty and lifestyle tips as a Family Member and fill in Co Host on Hallmark Channel’s Emmy-Nominated talk/lifestyle show Home & Family. In addition, for the past 11 years, she has been delighting viewers with her antics on #1 rated daytime The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Kym’s unique improv and sketch comedy ability paired with her comedic timing and useful information make her a one of a kind “infotainment” entertainer. She has been labeled a cross between Goldie Hawn & Lucille Ball!
Pedersen, a distinguished military veteran known as the “Godfather of Topgun,” is credited with establishing the Navy Fighter Weapons School. His memoir, a collection of captivating, action-packed anecdotes and pivotal events in his naval career, moves briskly through time spent with committed men dedicated to their “monastic calling.” The author enlisted in 1956, and he covers his early years before moving into tales of Vietnam. As mounting losses and ineffective artillery, tactics, and leadership weakened America’s defensive strategies in the 1960s, Pedersen recalls craving a fresh master plan to even the odds. Recognizing Pedersen’s excellence in aerial gunnery and overall flight and defensive precision, the Navy selected him, then stationed at Miramar, California (“Fightertown USA”), to head up an air combat graduate school featuring eight other passionate and talented officers known as the “Original Bros.” In describing the founding days of Topgun, the author details his selection of veteran pilots and a procedural curriculum to utilize the new MiG fighter jets. He also highlights the toll their call of duty took on marriages and families; regrets aside, “for us, flying always came first.” Throughout the book, Pedersen ably conveys the immense camaraderie among the courageous brotherhood of American fighter pilots and conjures the excitement of daring aerial combat and weaponry maneuvers. He proudly notes that, at its 50th anniversary, the Topgun course remains the standard of excellence for providing air combat and weapons systems training.
Richard Caruso is a Former Corcoran State Prison guard who was a whistle- blower who sounded the alarm on brutality at the troubled penitentiary. This is a harrowing tale that began in 1994, when Caruso gave the FBI some log books and other records after a fatal shooting of inmate Preston Tate during a yard fight. With the prison management unwilling to correct the wrongdoing, Caruso took the evidence to the federal authorities, and this is just the beginning.