If you haven’t tuned in to the YouTube version of The American Legion’s Tango Alpha Lima podcast, this is the week to check it out.
One of the co-hosts is wearing a suit and tie, which means that another co-host has lost a bet. And the third is ready to hibernate.
But on to slightly more serious matters, Jeff Daly, a Marine Corps veteran, leads off with Space Force and its new immersive tool used for real world — out of this world? — training.
The co-hosts also share their experiences with basic training, the good, bad and the ugly, including shark attacks.
Co-host Army National Guard veteran Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado recalls her battle with a duffel bag — a “mime stuck in a walnut,” as co-host Mark Seavey describes it.
And once they emerged from basic training, they realized how they all changed for the better. “The Army helped me realize that I could do anything I put my mind to,” she said. “It has helped push and motivate me outside of my comfort zone.”
Stay tuned to learn how Gorbulja-Maldonado spent her “free time,” leaving Daly speechless and having Seavey question why he thinks he served in a different Army.
The trio also praises the national commander’s 100 Miles for Hope, including a participant who has regained fitness and lost more than 20 pounds. Meanwhile, Daly brags about his marathon finishes — Battlestar Galactica, Seinfeld — during the pandemic.
It’s a humorous free-for-all. Check it out by downloading and listening to the podcast, or watch the YouTube version, at legion.org/tangoalphalima.
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