How post-9/11 vets are bringing new life to the American Legion
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In this episode of the Mandatory Fun podcast, Blake speaks with Army veteran Jennifer Campbell who is currently the Second Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, Ca.
Recently, Jennifer and the commander of Post 43, Fernando Rivero were featured in a Wall Street Journal article about how they engineered a plan to bring some fresh energy to the post.
The young veterans of the post managed to fuse and honor old military traditions with the new generation of combat veterans.
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In this episode, we talk on a wide-range of topics including:
[1:05] Jennifer states why she decided to join the Army after growing up in a Navy family.
[4:00] We talk about the path on how to join the leadership of an American Legion.
[9:50] Insightful advice for other post-military organizations that are struggling to stay afloat.
[11:23] Jennifer briefly explains "Operation the First Reformational Congress" is all about.
[15:30] We get an update on the modern and exciting renovations legendary Post 43 is getting.
[17:00] The new post modifications features a new state of the art one of these...
[18:30] Jennifer makes a list of all the film productions and celebrities associated with the post.
[20:20] Jennifer tells us the spooky inside history that happened in the historic legion.
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- Blake Stilwell: Air Force veteran and Managing Editor
- Tim Kirkpatrick: Navy veteran and Editorial Coordinator
- Orvelin Valle (AKA O.V.): Navy veteran and Podcast Producer