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Shoulder to Shoulder: Untold Stories From A Forgotten War
Episode 2 - Josh Owen
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Episode 2 - Josh Owen

On Moral Injury
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In this episode, Kate Kovarovic and Will Selber are joined by Josh Owen, a former intelligence analyst with the Air Force and CEO of Reinaert LLC. They discuss moral injury and its impact on veterans. Josh shares his military experiences, including a humorous story about his first helicopter ride. They also delve into the emotions and frustrations surrounding the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the betrayal felt by veterans and the Afghan people. The conversation delves into the moral injury experienced by both veterans and civilians involved in the Afghanistan withdrawal. The speakers discuss the impact of the withdrawal on individuals and their families, the lack of support from the government, and the feeling of betrayal. They highlight the importance of integrity and honor in the military and express concern about the erosion of trust in the US military. The conversation also touches on the coordination with the Taliban during the withdrawal and the sense of betrayal it caused. The conversation explores the concept of moral injury in the veteran community and its profound impact on individuals' mental health and well-being. The guests discuss their personal experiences and the challenges they faced in dealing with moral injury. They highlight the need for accountability and learning from past mistakes to prevent repeating them in the future. The conversation also touches on the effects of moral injury on relationships and the importance of seeking help and support. Overall, the guests emphasize the significance of understanding and addressing moral injury in the veteran community.

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Grumpy Combat Veteran + Friends
Shoulder to Shoulder: Untold Stories From A Forgotten War
Aim to bridge the civil-military gap through frank discussions about the War on Terror and those affected by it: from the soldiers who fought, to the spouses they left, to the volunteers still tirelessly working to support those allies left behind. In standing shoulder to shoulder with all those impacted, this podcast offers a safe space for candor and healing.