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The Informed Airman

105 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago -

Real Talk; Real Advice with REAL Airmen:
This is a space for us and our guests to discuss everything the Air Force way of life can throw at us (obstacles are opportunities). Let’s Get IT! #hardtokill

The views expressed are those of the author/podcaster/guests. They do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.

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OPREP: Be a good human

December 06, 2022 12:58 - 3 minutes - 2.86 MB

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Airmen’s Time: AFFORGEN

December 03, 2022 20:14 - 22 minutes - 21.2 MB

The reading of HAF, memo dated 13 Sep 2022. Subject: Key Terminology For USAF Force Presentation & Employment Approaches. A great resource for the references and doctrine (with their own videos and podcasts) can be found at: https://www.doctrine.af.mil --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Airmen’s Time: Analyze the “advice” you receive!!

December 03, 2022 15:31 - 2 minutes - 2.08 MB

Analyze the advice you are receiving out in this big world….it may not be true, or it may be true but not what you need right now. https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 59: The SkillBridge Network

November 29, 2022 00:50 - 36 minutes - 33.4 MB

The Informed Airman welcomes Keith Talk to talk About The SkillBridge Network, and how it is helping ease transition for service members around the globe! Connect at: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman SkillBridge Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dodskillbridge/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF https://theinformedairman.wordpress.com/2022/11/28/the-informed-ai...

Airman’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”

November 27, 2022 21:08 - 11 minutes - 10.3 MB

Airman’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”A quick episode sharing how you can get “there.” I briefly share some of my advice on how you too can have a great career. Be on the lookout for the “Welcome to the #AFFAMILY 2.0” where I, and a few of my friends, share a lot more about how you can have a great career in the #AF. It is projected to release before Christmas; so follow the link below and it will be posted there once it is available! https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman -...

Airmen’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”

November 27, 2022 21:08 - 11 minutes - 10.3 MB

Airman’s Time, #4: It is “figureoutable!”A quick episode sharing how you can get “there.” I briefly share some of my advice on how you too can have a great career. Be on the lookout for the “Welcome to the #AFFAMILY 2.0” where I, and a few of my friends, share a lot more about how you can have a great career in the #AF. It is projected to release before Christmas; so follow the link below and it will be posted there once it is available! https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman ---...

Airman's Time, #3: Don't "Wish" You Were Better; "Train" To Be Better!

November 26, 2022 21:37 - 1 minute - 975 KB

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Airmen's Time, #3: Don't "Wish" You Were Better; "Train" To Be Better!

November 26, 2022 21:37 - 1 minute - 975 KB

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Airman's Time, #2: Maybe your Comfort Zone is 100% Where You Belong!

November 26, 2022 21:36 - 1 minute - 1.75 MB

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Airmen's Time, #2: Maybe your Comfort Zone is 100% Where You Belong!

November 26, 2022 21:36 - 1 minute - 1.75 MB

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Airman's Time #1: Attitude of Gratitude

November 26, 2022 21:34 - 3 minutes - 2.87 MB

Look at life through a lens of gratitude. Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Airmen's Time #1: Attitude of Gratitude

November 26, 2022 21:34 - 3 minutes - 2.87 MB

Look at life through a lens of gratitude. Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Welcome to "The Informed Airman" Podcast!

November 26, 2022 21:19 - 59 seconds - 946 KB

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National Defense Strategy (NDS)

November 02, 2022 01:08 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

This is Chief V’s reading of official U.S. Government material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “NDS” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force or the U.S. Government…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  NDS: https://media.defense.gov/2022/Oct/27/2003103845/-1/-1/1/2022-NATIONAL-DEFENSE-STRATEGY-NPR-MDR.PDF  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here:   https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee/calebvaden --- S...

The National Security Strategy (NSS)

October 30, 2022 23:23 - 2 hours - 135 MB

This is Chief V’s reading of official U.S. Government material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “NSS” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force or the U.S. Government…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  NSS: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Biden-Harris-Administrations-National-Security-Strategy-10.2022.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/theinformedairman  Or https://linktr.ee...

USAF Specific: The "Purple Book"

October 30, 2022 00:13 - 1 hour - 96.2 MB

This is Caleb’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Purple Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  Air Force Foundational Documents: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Foundational-Resources/  The Purple Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/PurpleBook.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.e...

USAF Specific: The Blue Book

October 29, 2022 00:18 - 28 minutes - 26.6 MB

This is Caleb’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Blue Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others. Air Force Foundational Documents: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Foundational-Resources/ The Blue Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/BlueBook.pdf Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here...

USAF Specific: The "Blue Book"

October 29, 2022 00:18 - 28 minutes - 26.6 MB

This is Chief V’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Blue Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others.  Air Force Foundational Documents: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Foundational-Resources/  The Blue Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/BlueBook.pdf  Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here: https://linktr.ee/th...

Ep. 58: Common Sense Leadership Approach with Jeff Carley, CEO of Summit Leadership

October 26, 2022 00:49 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

Check out our conversation and listen to Jeff break down the simplicity of leadership.  Check him out here at his website: https://www.summitleadershipchallenge.com/ ————————————————————- Subscribe and follow me for more great & FREE content here:  https://calebvaden.wordpress.com/  Or here: https://linktr.ee/calebvaden  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

RTB: #HARDTOKILL Addressing Laziness

October 25, 2022 10:32 - 1 minute - 1.06 MB

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RTB: Advice from Col (ret) Michael Homan

October 23, 2022 21:08 - 6 seconds - 99.8 KB

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RTB: Words of Encouragement to Maxwell/Gunter’s Newest SNCOs

October 01, 2022 14:19 - 14 minutes - 13.4 MB

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Ep. 57: Brotherhood

September 23, 2022 21:08 - 1 hour - 67.5 MB

Five brothers discuss the brotherhood forged through the profession of arms, the USAF, and one combat deployment.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

RTB: Dash, Values, Purpose and being #hardtokill

September 20, 2022 10:49 - 14 minutes - 13.7 MB

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Ep. 56: How Joe Bogdan Stays Physically and Psychologically Ready

September 09, 2022 01:06 - 51 minutes - 48 MB

My brother Joe "Assault Through" Bogdan and I had a great conversation on what he does to stay physically and psychologically ready! His mantra of "Better has no finish line" is powerful and shone through in this episode. A few of Joe's recommendations regarding our topic: EQ Gangster: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eq-gangster/id1497445408 The Huberman Lab: https://hubermanlab.com/ Dr. Peter Attia: https://peterattiamd.com/podcast/ Atomic Habits by James Clea...

Ep. 55: “Aye…Real Quick, Here’s My Perspective” With Deion Williams

August 30, 2022 23:08 - 42 minutes - 39.1 MB

A GREAT conversation on life perspectives with a PHENOMENAL human, and my brother, Deion! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 54: Caleb and Darryl talk about the “3 Dimensions of Inclusion”

August 02, 2022 00:13 - 54 minutes - 50.4 MB

Caleb and Darryl talk about the “3 Dimensions of Inclusion” and how to have meaningful conversations: I am also a trained D, E, & I facilitator and teach teams how to have conversation around polarizing topics in a safe and inclusion way. "Meaningful Conversations" takes approx. 2hrs with a break in between hours. It opens with an opportunity for participates to self-reflect on how they truly feel on some current/polarizing topics. We then roll into implicit bias(unconscious bias) and how th...

Ep. 53: Lunchtime Leadership Lessons

July 17, 2022 22:59 - 25 minutes - 23.2 MB

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Ep. 52: Battle scars and the road to healing...don't suck at leading, with Jeremy "the real one" Louk

July 15, 2022 03:28 - 38 minutes - 35.8 MB

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Ep. 51: Legacy: A real conversation with MAC the legacy builder himself, on how important legacies are!

June 28, 2022 02:31 - 39 minutes - 36.2 MB

Legacy: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2022/06/04/legacy/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 50: Shamon and I discuss “Outgrowing It & Finding Yourself”

May 26, 2022 00:26 - 56 minutes - 52 MB

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Ep. 49: Trauma and its lasting impacts on us with the one and only, Gen Van Pelt!

May 19, 2022 21:41 - 49 minutes - 45.7 MB

Trauma and its lasting impacts on us with the one and only, Dr. (in advance, name it and claim it!) Van Pelt!! https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 48: (USAF specific) THE ENLISTED FORCE STRUCTURE

May 08, 2022 01:20 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

This is Caleb’s reading of official Air Force material; however, this specific recording/audible version of the “Brown Book” is not affiliated with the United States Air Force…just one Airman’s initiative to help others. The Brown Book: https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Airman_Development/BrownBook.pdf#page11 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 47: Trauma, you MUST deal with it!

May 06, 2022 12:21 - 29 minutes - 27.5 MB

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Ep. 46: We need more supervisors like Mike Rosa: How introspection leads to greater achievements

April 30, 2022 12:00 - 55 minutes - 51.4 MB

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Ep. 45.5: RTB: Thoughts of Our Youth

April 26, 2022 11:18 - 14 minutes - 13.5 MB

Leon “You cannot be friends with someone without first getting to know them. You cant choose your friends just because they are popular.” Ashton “You have to care about people so that they know that they are important too.” Marley ”You have to do what your parents tell you to do like eating your food, taking a bath and going to school.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 45: Katie’s take on: The Leadership trap of “I’ll just do it myself!”

April 22, 2022 09:29 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

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Ep. 44 RTB: 🥾 🆚 🥿 (the short version!)

April 18, 2022 09:22 - 5 minutes - 4.69 MB

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Ep. 44 RTB: BOOTs Vs. Slippers (the short version!)

April 18, 2022 09:22 - 5 minutes - 4.69 MB

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Ep. 14: BOOT Leadership

April 17, 2022 21:16 - 3 hours - 188 MB

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Ep. 43: The Clock IS Ticking!

April 17, 2022 14:32 - 54 minutes - 50.7 MB

Wow, what an honor to chat with a great friend, man, husband, father, Airman and leader! ‼️Do you want to hear a real live legend?!?‼️Listen in and you will be blessed, inspired and truly motivated by John Eunice (USAF, Col ret). He is a legit leader and a true legend 💯💯!! You don’t want to miss this conversation! In this episode of Real Talk, we listened as John talked about the “Clock is Ticking” and what it takes to get through the really tough times. John walks us through his life story, ...

Ep. 42: Overcomer, A Story of Guilt, Depression, Seconds from Suicide, and the Healing Journey

April 09, 2022 22:31 - 1 hour - 55.9 MB

This is a heart tugging story for sure; however, the road through recovery is so heart warming and provides such hope for anyone going through what my friend has experienced. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 41: Your Circle is Critical! How your story will become someone else’s SURVIVAL GUIDE!

April 09, 2022 01:32 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Check out more articles here: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/ Check out the article and additional podcast on your “circle of influence” here: https://wellletstalkaboutitdaily.wordpress.com/2021/04/03/who-is-in-your-%e2%ad%95%ef%b8%8f-of-influence-%e2%81%89%ef%b8%8f/ Katie’s book recommendation: Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict https://www.amazon.com/dp/1647399521/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo...

Ep. 39: Performers Vs. Posers Part #2, the REAL convo with Chuck and Eric

April 02, 2022 17:52 - 1 hour - 65 MB

If you would like to know more about our awesome guest, Chuck and Eric, simply click the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-OQI7HPdYBYqtO18AXUaKAnXZ-Ti6PCn If you would like more information on “Crucial Conversations” that Chuck brought up, click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/509141773753762/?ref=share --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 40 RTB: You HAVE a Voice NCO/SNCO; keep LEADING!!

March 31, 2022 15:35 - 11 minutes - 10.8 MB

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Chuck wagon!! WARNO, there is more, a LOT more on the horizon with Chuck!!

March 27, 2022 17:42 - 3 minutes - 2.89 MB

After my last episode (https://anchor.fm/letstalkaboutitdaily/episodes/Ep--38-Performers-Vs--Posers-with-Charles-Chuck-Ball--the-living-legend-e1gabde) with Charles "Chuck" Ball, we decided that we MUST put together another show for everyone!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theinformedairman/message

Ep. 38: Performers Vs. Posers with Charles “Chuck” Ball, the living #legend!!

March 27, 2022 00:44 - 50 minutes - 47.1 MB

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Ep. 37 RTB: A Lesson in Followership

March 08, 2022 00:51 - 12 minutes - 11.3 MB

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Ep. 36 RTB: Toxicity

February 15, 2022 23:16 - 10 minutes - 9.55 MB

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Ep. 35: RTB: Transparency

February 12, 2022 20:39 - 12 minutes - 11.4 MB

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