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TJ Kreutzer of We Defy Foundation

We have been fortunate enough to meet folks like TJ Kreutzer, We Defy Foundation's VP/Director of Operations. In case you are not familiar with We Defy Foundation, they provide combat veterans coping with military connected disabilities a long term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. TJ has been an awesome resource in areas like fundraising (and the red tape that might come with it). Thank you sir for letting us pick your brain and get your perspective on a few things! Do you Serve or have you Served in the Military Law enforcement or as a First Responder? If so when and where? I attended the US Air Force Academy and went to pilot training after graduation. After training...

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Jay Blancas of Veteran with a Sign Writes it All Out for DD214

Many thanks to Jay Blancas of Veteran with a Sign for taking the time to answer a few Questions for DD214 . Veteran with a Sign is the viral duo of Marines who hold up signs filled with military humor and subtle ( or not so subtle sometimes) truths. Their mission is  connecting  service members, military veterans, first responders, & their families in order to create a community that extends beyond the front lines. Their motto reinforces our belief that bettering yourself betters the community: "Be the change you want to see.” Veterans with a Sign  are based out of Tennessee but Jay is  located in the Chicago area. Thank you again Jay, for your continued service to your fellow veterans. Do...

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Master Sergeant (Retired) Zevon Lee Durham aka “Zee” Making Citizens Capable Daily

Many thanks to Zevon Lee (Zee) Durham for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Zee is the Vice President of Advanced Security Services Evaluation & Training (A.S.S.E.T.) which is focused specifically on organizational security and training. He has developed and run the “Instructor Zee” wing of ASSET to provide quality training in an open enrollment format targeted at making “Capable Citizens”. They  provide 2 free slots per class for Active Duty Military and first responders. Do you Serve or have you Served in the Military Law enforcement or as a First Responder? If so when and where? I served 18 years and medically retired from the US Army. My first 6 years were in the infantry at...

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Milton Campis of the Jiu Jitsu Dummies

Milton Campis of Coral Springs Florida is the Creator and Host of the 'Jiu Jitsu Dummies Podcast', Owner of JJD Podcast Consulting, and the Chairman of 'The Jiu Jitsu Dummies Foundation'.  His work with WeDefy has been crucial in helping Oath Takers improve their lives with BJJ. He is a purple Belt out of Fight Sports Coral Springs FL. Do you Serve or have you Served in the Military Law enforcement or as a First Responder? If so when and where?   I have not served in the military but I'm surrounded by incredible veterans like my father, podcast co-hosts, and training partners like so many others who train Jiu-Jitsu. I was so inspired by those around me that I became an...

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Justin Pollard BJJ4PTSD

Justin Pollard has been a Brand Ambassador for us since Day 1.  He is a WeDefy Foundation Ambassador, Veteran, and Avid Competitor. Thank you for your service to our nation and that you for being the representative for our sport that you are! We asked Justin a series of questions and as always, the man did not disappoint! Do you Serve or have you Served in the Military Law enforcement or as a First Responder? If so when and where?  Yes, I served in the U.S. Air Force as a Firefighter/Medic for just about 10yrs. I was stationed at Travis AFB, CA and McChord AFB-now called Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. While being deployed also to Kandahar Afghanistan 2001-2002, and 2004.   How...

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