Ep: 023 – #Metoo movement with Guests Trina McDonald and Luz Helena

Today on WVSJ Network Connects- Our host BriGette McCoy speaks with Trina McDonald and Luz Helena about their military service, transition from the military and why their advocacy in the #metoo movement with military and veteran community is so important.  Please be aware of a possible trigger warning for this podcast.

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Music By Air Force Veteran Connie Baptiste  “Allways On Top” can be found on Women At War Warrior Songs Vol 2. https://warriorsongs.org/music

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Ep: 021 – Kim Bowerman

Today on WVSJ Network Connects: Our host Army Veteran and CEO of WVSJ Network BriGette McCoy shares a conversation with Army Veteran Kim Bowerman, former Drill Sergeant and Law Enforcement officer about why she joined the military, dual military service with her spouse and her reasons for military transition decision. Kim shares the ups and downs of her experiences and her love for education mentoring and coaching others in their careers.   Listen in on the conversation of two women veteran sharing life experiences and military service. 

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Ep: 020 – Lornett Vestal, Navy Veteran

Today on WVSJ Network Connects- Our host BriGette McCoy speaks with Navy Veteran Lornett Vestal about his military service experiences and the programs that serve the military community at the Sierra Club Military Outdoors. Lornett current role is Campaign Representative.  Lornett was born and raised on the south side of Chicago IL, joined the military at age 17 and deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. He has a Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and has worked in education, social work and non-profit organizations over his career.

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Ep: 019 – Sidney Covington, Army Veteran

Today on WVSJ Network Connects- Our host BriGette McCoy speaks with Army Veteran Sidney Covington, who has earned her Masters of Social Work graduate degree this year. She is a veteran leader having served in various leadership and program management capacities for non profits and community organizations. BriGette and Sidney discuss the initial interest in military service, accomplishments during service and subsequent reasons for choosing to exit the military. Sidney discusses the need for peer groups, mentorship and women veteran supporting one another in their endeavors. 

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Ep: 018 – Tracey Allen, Founder of 9 to 5 not Business Solutions

Host BriGette McCoy speaks with Navy veteran and successful business owner Tracey Allen. Allen’s business, “9 to 5 not Business Solutions,” helps promote small businesses through video marketing, a skill she taught herself after her service. 

Allen joined the navy in 1984, with the dream of working in aviation, as she longed to travel and meet a diverse group of people. While serving in the Navy, Allen formed deep and meaningful relationships, including her now ex-husband and several current business clients. 

Allen is adamant that all of our experiences build us into the person we are now and will help us in the future, a belief she showed in a video of her hula hooping and smiling to uplifting music …

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