MOAA’s Never Stop Serving Podcast

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MOAA’s Never Stop Serving Podcast tackles issues you care about most: your pay and benefits, health care, career transition tips, and more. Each week, host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), talks with currently serving officers, veterans and veteran service organization leaders to provide expert guidance and insights.

 

Each episode can be streamed below, or access the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, PodChaser, or TuneIn. Check back for even more platforms! 

olivia-nunn-portrait-h.png"This is a great medium for being able to get out to our listeners the very important topics that MOAA gets after. And here's the other thing -- MOAA does so much more than I think  our listeners really know, and we’re going to be able to share that in a way we’ve never been able before." -- Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret)

 

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Episode 9: Special Operations - How Transitioning Programs Miss the Mark. As they prepare to transition from uniform, Special Operations servicemembers find the same challenges many transitioning service members have shared, and more. Why are today's transitioning programs missing the mark with Special Operations? Why are their challenges so unique? Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak to Sgt. Maj. Matt Parrish from U.S. Special Operations Command and Master Sgt. Yuma Barnett from the 75th Ranger Regiment, two soldiers who understand the unique challenges presented to the Special Operations community.  
 
 

 

Episode 8: Exempting Military Retirement Pay and Pensions. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak to MOAA Board Member Col. Jeri Graham, USA (Ret), and Col. Lee Lange, USMC (Ret), both of whom advocate in helping to get all 50 states to exempt military retired pay and pensions. Find out why that's important for not only the military member, but for the state and the economy. 
 
 

 

Episode 7: Marketing Yourself for a Second Career. A successful career in the military is no easy feat, but for many, what's even more daunting is creating a second career beyond the uniform. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak to Capt. Patricia Cole, USN (Ret), program director of career transition services at MOAA, and Tasha McCullar, a MOAA member, Army veteran, and someone who navigated the transition space and successfully marketed herself for a second career. 
 
 

 

Episode 6: Arlington National Cemetery and the Proposed Tightened Eligibility. The nation’s premier military cemetery is at a critical crossroads in its history. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak with Lt. Col. Mark Belinsky, USA (Ret), director of Government Relations for currently serving and retired affairs at MOAA, about the proposed changes, including how they could impact veterans and their families and the importance of calling your legislators to help advocate for our heroes. 
 
 

 

Episode 5: TRICARE and Your Transition BEYOND Active Duty. Service to our nation includes so many great benefits, health care being one of them. But what happens when you retire from the military? Where does your health coverage come from? What will it cost? Will the coverage be the same? Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak with Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret), MOAA's program director, financial and benefits education/counseling/veterans services.  
 
 

 

Episode 4: From Agent Orange to Burn Pits: Toxic Exposure Advocacy. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak with Cory Titus, the director of Government Relations for veteran benefits and Guard/Reserve affairs at MOAA, about the importance of understanding the work behind the push for policy and legislation surrounding toxic exposures for our military members.  
 
 

 

Episode 3: Recruiting our Future Force: Challenges and Solutions. Joining the military can be an exciting and life-changing experience. There are many reasons why young men and women show an interest in wanting to join the armed forces. Some have multigenerational respect for the military and want to serve as their older relatives did. Others wish to take advantage of the job security and the benefits that come along with being in the military. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak with head of Army Recruiting Command Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen and head of Marine Corps Recruiting Command Maj. Gen. Jason Bohm.  
 
 

 

 

Episode 2: Military Retirement 101: Getting Your Finances in Order. Transition or Transformation? However you frame it, it's a change, and change requires planning. Leaving the military after 20-plus years can be exciting but also daunting. One part of the planning phase must include your finances. If you are one of the annual 200,000 transitioning servicemembers and you find yourself wondering what you should be doing to prepare from a financial standpoint. Listen to host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), speak with Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret), CFP®, MOAA's program director for financial and benefits education/counseling, on how you can prepare for your military retirement.  
 
 

 

 

Episode 1: Why Military Pay Remains a Top Priority. MOAA exists to preserve the benefits earned by all servicemembers, past and present. When it comes to money, specifically pay and benefits, our servicemembers need to know organizations are advocating on their behalf. Every year the discussion of pay comes up as part of the DoD budget. Host Lt. Col. Olivia Nunn, USA (Ret), and Col. Dan Merry, USAF (Ret), MOAA's vice president of Government Relations, discuss the very important topic of pay and benefits and why pay and advocacy go hand in hand.