This is the "STOPPAGE TIME" (extra recording) of Season 2, Episode 2 with Chief Master Sergeant Robert T. Ward (Ret.). He is the current Director of Veteran Services at D'Youville College.

"STOPPAGE TIME", like in professional soccer, is extra time added on to the normal amount of time. These short (less than 5 minutes) extra recordings provide light-hearted insight into the mind/heart of our episode guest. In other words, its a few minutes of fun!

Chief served as Outreach coordinator for Veterans One Stop Center. Prior to that he was the Aerial Port Manager for the 107th AW, Niagara Fall ARB, Niagara Fall, NY, managing day to day operations for Passenger Service, Air Cargo Loading and Air Drop loading & recovering for aircrew training. Chief Ward’s military career started in 1977 after high school, enlisting in the US Air Force, as a Weapons System Tech, stationed in Myrtle Beach SC from 1977-79 working on the A-10 aircraft. In 1979 he transferred into the NY Air National Guard, Niagara Falls. He became a full-time technician at Niagara ARB in 1981, working as a Weapons System Tech., on the F4C, F4D, and F16ADF aircraft. In 1991, when the wing transitioned to the KC-135R, he transitioned to Ground Safety and worked as the full-time Quality Advisor. Chief Ward then cross-trained to Logistics Management Specialist, deploying twice in support of the War on Terrorism to Germany & Oman. He then cross-trained to Air Transportation as an Air Transportation Manager in 2008 for the newly established Small Air terminal with the wings transition to C-130H aircraft, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.

Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.

Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.

2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

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This episode is with Chief Master Sergeant Robert T. Ward (Ret.). He is the current Director of Veterans Services at D'Youville College.

Chief served as Outreach coordinator for Veterans One Stop Center. Prior to that he was the Aerial Port Manager for the 107th AW, Niagara Fall ARB, Niagara Fall, NY, managing day to day operations for Passenger Service, Air Cargo Loading and Air Drop loading & recovering for aircrew training. Chief Ward’s military career started in 1977 after high school, enlisting in the US Air Force, as a Weapons System Tech, stationed in Myrtle Beach SC from 1977-79 working on the A-10 aircraft. In 1979 he transferred into the NY Air National Guard, Niagara Falls. He became a full-time technician at Niagara ARB in 1981, working as a Weapons System Tech., on the F4C, F4D, and F16ADF aircraft. In 1991, when the wing transitioned to the KC-135R, he transitioned to Ground Safety and worked as the full-time Quality Advisor. Chief Ward then cross-trained to Logistics Management Specialist, deploying twice in support of the War on Terrorism to Germany & Oman. He then cross-trained to Air Transportation as an Air Transportation Manager in 2008 for the newly established Small Air terminal with the wings transition to C-130H aircraft, where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.

Sponsorship: Wendy Weinstein, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist. 651 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. (716)-362-1210.

Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.

2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

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The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast Season 2, Episode 1 "STOPPAGE TIME" (extra recording). Guest: Alyssa Vasquez.

"STOPPAGE TIME", like in professional soccer, is extra time added on to the normal amount of time. These extra recordings provide light-hearted insight into the mind/heart of our episode guest. In other words, its a few minutes of fun!

Alyssa is our first woman veteran guest on the podcast show. She is a program manager at the Veterans One-stop Center (Buffalo, NY); she manages We Are Dwyer, veteran-to-veteran program, Operation Caregiver, veteran caregiver program, and Operation COM (children of the military). www.vocwny.org, WeAreDwyer@vocwny.org, 716-898-0110 (ext. 108).
Alyssa served in the US Army for 13 years as a Drill Sergeant, and Geospatial Engineer, completing 3 tours overseas.

Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.
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2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions

The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast Season 2, Episode 1. Guest: Alyssa Vasquez. 

Alyssa is our first woman veteran guest on the podcast show. She is a program manager at the Veterans One-stop Center (Buffalo, NY); she manages We Are Dwyer, veteran-to-veteran program, Operation Caregiver, veteran caregiver program, and Operation COM (children of the military). www.vocwny.org, WeAreDwyer@vocwny.org, 716-898-0110 (ext. 108).

Alyssa served in the US Army for 13 years as a Drill Sergeant, and Geospatial Engineer, completing 3 tours overseas. 

Host: Shawn McKinnon, founder of the H.A.V.E. Project. Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant.

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2020 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast episode 4. WNY native, WWII Navy Veteran Fran Lucca.

Mr. Lucca is a retired print, wire service and broadcast investigative reporter and 1999 Inductee into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Fran is a local broadcasting legend for WBEN and WIVB and is a brand new book author. His new book is titled "Escape to Nowhere" (found on Amazon.com). Please check out his YouTube channel self-titled "Fran Lucca". The channel has many informative videos about the WNY area that were aired on television years go. Fran shared with us about his experiences in WWII, his personal highlights/careers and his love for WNY.

Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday).
Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant (Williamsville, NY).
Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge" on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.
2019 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

Guest; WNY Marine Veteran and burn victim, Jacob McMahon. He shares with us about his experiences in the Marine Corps. and his ability to overcome a life-changing incident. Jacob is a man who believes in serving the community. He is a firefighter and he is the youngest person to ever run for Erie County Legislator. We hope you enjoy his straight forward, positive outlook on life. Its Veterans like him, that are out there making a difference in the community. 

Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday).

Recorded at This Little Pig Restaurant (Williamsville, NY).

Music from: "4BC" on freesound.org, "TexasMusicForge"  on freesound.org, and "Music by "Tri-Tachyon - https://soundcloud.com/tri-tachyon/albums" on freeesound.org.

2019 The H.A.V.E. Project productions.

The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday) Podcast. Helping to bridge the gap between the Veteran community and the community at large. Host: Shawn McKinnon (founder of The H.A.V.E. Project). Guest: Mike Casinelli, WNY musician (guitarist, lead vocals of The Cradle Band). Mike is a WNY musician that was born on an Air Force base and comes from a military family. He is also a cancer survivor, and plays guitar every other week at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY). Join us as he shares about his amazing life experiences and we had a chance to record him playing a song for us at the podcast recording. We hope you enjoy!  

Podcast was recorded at This Little Pig restaurant (https://www.thislittlepigeats.com)

Music for the podcast was used from Freesound.org

4barrelcarb "nylon-string-guitar-with-steel-string-bass, Texasmusicforge "Dandelion", Tri-Tachyon "ellary_jazzyvibes-#36-loop-smoothjazz"

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The H.A.V.E. Project Podcast with guest Jeremy Guarino. WNY Marine Veteran, American Ninja Warrior Finalist (Season 7; Military Finals), Discovery Channel's American Tarzan winner, and owner of BAMF Gym (Build a Machine Fitness) in Tonawanda, NY.

The H.A.V.E. Project podcasts are way to bridge the gap between the local Veteran community and the community at-large. 

Host: Shawn McKinnon, Founder of The H.A.V.E. Project (Helping Assist Veterans Everyday). Find us on Facebook ("The HAVE Project).