Episode 21

Tango Alpha Lima: MOH for SGM Payne, Burn Pits and Suicide Prevention


September 23rd, 2020

49 mins 16 secs

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The Medal of Honor is bestowed upon Sgt. Maj. Thomas Payne, and Team Tango discusses the man CV claims is "tougher than woodpecker lips."

Jeff breaks out his knife-hand again as he gets riled up about new studies linking adverse health effects to burn pit exposure and the team talks about new legislation introduced to address obstacles many veterans face when seeking health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for illnesses related to toxic exposure.

Ashley shares a story about time running out to pass pending legislation on veteran suicide prevention during the current Congressional session, and the team stresses the importance of actively using existing resources during mental health crisis, including the Veterans Crisis Line:
Call: 1-800-273-8255 – Press 1
Text: 838255
Online: veteranscrisisline.net

Rapid Fire
Russian Bounty story still unconfirmed, Chimp study influences squad sizes, Air Force Academy mascot gets a name, and Space Force deploys to the Middle East.

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