Episode 17

Tango Alpha Lima: Military Healthcare Battle, Women and Infantries and a Deported Marine


August 26th, 2020

56 mins 36 secs

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CV bypasses the political trappings, and goes straight to the heart of the perennial battle over military healthcare spending.

Ashley celebrates the continuing series of female firsts in the military by sharing the story of Capt. Candice Bowen, who has taken command of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, making her one of the first black women to take command of a rifle company in the National Guard and the first female infantry commander in Virginia.

After watching "Immigration Nation" on Netflix, Jeff shares his take on the plight of deported Marine veteran Cesar Lopez and launches a wider discussion on military service and citizenship.

Rapid Fire: Special Forces gear spending and the joys of CIF, trouble stirring in Syria Space Force units are popping up around the world - including Thule, Greenland - which get's CV a little nostalgic, and now Iran is paying bounties.

Jeff also shares his excitement for the 100 Miles for Hope campaign swag.

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