About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is a stand-up comedian touring the globe to personally thank our resilient Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation!  His original Comedy ‘With a Message’ program is the #1 ranked risk-reduction and prevention program in the country and has been presented at over 300 military bases world-wide.  Created in 1995 ‘Comedy is the Cure‘ applauds our military for staying mentally and physically fit during times of challenge.  This news media followed tour a combination of his stand-up comedy material followed by his personal life experiences of destructive behaviour. .  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response, delivering tools and information to keep our units strong!  This is a program of the heart! A tale of one person’s willingness to admit his shortcomings, the courage to ‘ask for help’ and the resilience to ‘make a change’!  This sole-source program targets: RESILIENCY, SAFETY, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION & RESPECT!  ‘Comedy “With a Message’ is reducing destructive behaviors and saving lives! Empower your work force to be mentally fit and prepared for duty!  For more, please click here to read Bernie’s BIO


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NB Ventura- providing effective and efficient readiness from the shore!

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This week I travel to the Golden State…California!  First stop: Naval Base Ventura County!!   NBVC is a premier Naval installation composed of three operating facilities – Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. The mission of NB Ventura County is to support and enable the Fleet, Fighter and Family by providing effective and efficient readiness from the shore.  Thank you to Chief Garner, NADAP and COMPCFLT for all of your efforts in bringing me here to deliver my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.  I will be at the Needham Theater at 0900 and 1300 hrs on Thursday 26 October.  Come by, say hi and enjoy some laughs along with an important message!

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Above: a couple photos of NBVC.  Right: me on stage being goofy ;) 

 

JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam!

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CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners!!!!:
Sharkey Theater (Thursday): Marlo Valdez and Timothy Willis.  

Hickam Theater (Friday): Pete Santa Ana and Ashlie Loyer, IC2

This week I traveled to the Big Pineapple…HONOLULU, HAWAII!   I visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   Thank you to all sailors and civilians who came out to the Sharkey and Hickam Theaters to hear my Comedy With A Four Star Message training program!!  JBPHH delivers best-value base operating support to supported and tenant commands enabling their operational mission success while simultaneously providing the highest quality installation services, facilities support and quality of life programs.  Thank you to Chief Ashton and NADAP for bringing me here.  

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 Above: A few images of JBPHH.  A selfie of me and Chief Ashton, photos from the last two days at the Sharkey and Hickam Theaters (pre and post training with Sailors and staff).  Me with CMC Heller and me with CDR Hurd. 

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Chemical Biological Incident Response Force – Indian Head, MD

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Sean Murphy and Brent Bervin!!

This week I traveled to an installation I have ALWAYS wanted to visit: Chemical Biological Incident Response Force in Indian Head, MD.    See pics from today’s training below! As one of America’s national assets, CBIRF  remains second to none in fulfilling the mission of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive consequence management.  CBIRF accomplishes this mission by providing capabilities for agent detection and identification, casualty search and extraction, technical rescue, personnel decontamination, and emergency medical care and stabilization of contaminated victims. Thank you to LCDR Lester and LCDR Meyer and NADAP for your efforts in bringing me here and for making me part of your training day. 

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Above: A few images of CBIRF Indian Head.  

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Home of the Screaming Eagles- Fort Campbell!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: John Harbaugh, Leo Pappas, Amy Frederick and William Thompson!!!

This week I journeyed to Fort Campbell, KY.    What a wonderful two days with you all in the Wilson Theater!! Thank you to all who have come out to hear my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.   I hope you enjoyed the laughs and the fresh approach to ‘training’.   Thank you to Mary Thompson and the ACS-SHARP SARC Fort Campbell staff for all of your effort inviting and hosting me here . See pics from yesterday and today below!!   Fort Campbell is a “World Class Community” and home of the Screaming Eagles, of the 101st Airborne.  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides our Nation an unmatched expeditionary Air Assault capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of combatant commanders.   

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World’s LARGEST Naval Base- Naval Station Norfolk!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Lindley Lehman and Alexandria Brown!!

On Wednesday I have the privilege of delivering the program at Naval Station Norfolk.  Having just celebrated it’s 100th birthday, Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s LARGEST naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars. The base houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Air Operations conducts an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes. Thank you to NADAP for hosting these programs and inviting me here.  I will be at the C9 Auditorium on Wednesday 23 August at 0800 and 1000.  See you there!!!!!

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Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Hunter Greubel and Anthony Lott!!

This afternoon I visited Naval Weapons Station Yorktown!   Thank you to all who spent part of their afternoon to share in some laughs and the message that followed.  I hope the message resonated with those who needed it and that the laughter was welcomed by all!!   Thank you to NADAP , Penny Price and CMDCM(SW/AW) Michael Jones for hosting my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program.  See pics from today below. NWS Yorktown provides a weapons and ammunition storage and loading facility for ships of the US Atlantic Fleet.      

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Above: a couple pics of Yorktownand a couple photos from this afternoon’s training in the Chapel. 

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Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE – Navy’s 911 Cargo Handlers!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Alex Booker and Nick Mason!!!!

I had an awesome morning hanging out with Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE- Cheatham Annex!!!!  Thank you to NADAP, Penny Price and BMC Gerald Benton for hosting my program and thank you to CDR Melvey for supporting the attendance. See pics from the training at the NCHB1 Auditorium below!!  NCHB 1’s versatility and unique capabilities make it a critical asset in solving the challenge of expeditionary logistics support to U.S. operating forces around the globe.  NCHB-1 will be ready both personally and professionally as the Navy’s 911 Cargo Handlers.     

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 Above: a couple pics from this morning’s program.  

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Marine Corps Base Quantico

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“I Killed” raffle book winners:  Congrats to Dylan Cuffe and LCDR Steven Starr!!!!

Today, I spent the afternoon at the Crossroads of the Marine Corps….Marine Corps Base Quantico!   Thank you for all the love and for your dedicated service to our country!  I hope you enjoyed a different and more entertaining form of training ;)  See pics from the training and me with Chief Kabbah below!  The Corps’ Combat Development Command, which develops strategies for Marine combat and makes up most of the community is based here.  The FBI Academy, the principal research and training facility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the principal training facility for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also located on the base.  Thank you to NADAP and HMC Kabbah for inviting me here to deliver my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.   

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NSA Naples- Comedy With A Four Star Message is here!

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CONGRATS to Summer Duncan and Antonio Perez, “I Killed” raffle book winners!!

I’m psyched to be here in Naples, Italy …the birthplace of PIZZA!   But MORE Than that, Naples is home to U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy  and is a host to more than 50 separate commands and approximately 8,500 personnel. It is home to U.S. Naval Forces Europe and the U.S. Sixth Fleet. The main function of Naval Support Activity Naples is to act as a support base and provide administration assistance to other military bases in the immediate area.  Thank you to Chief Villasante and colleagues for your help in getting me here I will be at the Base Theater at 1300 and 1500 on Thursday 27 July.  Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing some laughter and an important message!

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 Above: a couple pics of Naples, the view from my hotel room and me on stage being goofy ;) 

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Ft Benning- Home of the Maneuver Center of Excellence

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Jesse Goad and Ryano Adjmul and Dave Yess DeJesus!! Dave: please contact melissa@comedyisthecure.com with your email address so you can receive directions on how to obtain your book!

Thank you Ft Benning for the wonderful welcome and reception!!  You guys made Patton Hall come alive today and I felt the love!  I hope you had some laughs today and will take the important message shared as you head into your holiday weekend. Be safe! Many thanks to Oskar Schlomer, Theresa Sanchez and Family Advocacy Program team (see pics below!) for inviting me here to deliver my Comedy With A Four Star Message Program.  Ft Benning was named after Henry Benning, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.  Since 2005, Fort Benning has been transformed into the Maneuver Center of Excellence.    

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Above: Ft Benning and some pics from today!  A pic of me, Oskar, Theresa and the FAP staff. Thank you for the plaque (Sergeant Major Dice and Chaplain Byle pictured).  Me with Gerry and Drex Warner. Gerry is a retired ASAP manager and friend!

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