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Bernie McGrenahan is taking Military Bases across the Globe by storm with his HAPPY HOUR program! Opening the program with a 30 minute stand-up comedy show, Bernie then segues into a personal testimony of High-Risk Drinking, DUI reduction & Suicide Prevention,  inspiring Military & Civilian personnel to make smart, safe decisions. ’HAPPY HOUR’ is changing behaviors and saving lives! For more, please click here to read his BIO.

 

 

Laughlin AFB- “I Killed” raffle book winners: Ana Valdez and Daniel Oh- Congrats!!!!

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 What a two days at Laughlin AFB!  This is the  largest pilot  training base in the USAF, and is home to the 47th Flying Training Wing of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). On weekdays, the airfield sees more takeoffs and landings than any other airport in the country.  Wing Commander Hastings, Chief Clapper and staff lead one great team at this incredible Del Rio, TX location.  Aliyah, Sabrina, Sandra and leaders, thank you. Melissa, could not have done this without you. The Airmen and Civilians made this the best Wingman Day I have ever!  I cannot express the appreciation my family and I have for the determined, focused and resilient Airmen who serve this nation so proudly.  My brother Sean made his first Military base appearance to a thunderous applause and one that will lift his self esteem for years to come.  I have been moved to emotions with your reaction and treatment of my brother and family.  Your respect and honor will be treasured for a lifetime!  

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16 Meet and greet 19 Flight Suit 17 Greet

20 Flight Line 21 Flight Line  22 Flight Line

19 Sabrina Viv 22 23 Sean Post Gig

Above -last row: Sabrina and Viv gifting Sean a personal Wrestlemania T-Shirt in honor of their son Nicky. Sean will honor him proudly. Aliyah and Sandra, we love you dearly.  Sean said to tell you so, before he passed out in the car on the way back to San Antonio airport.  Job well done my brother.  You officially have a taste of life….’On the Road’!  

 

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Above: Me on stage. Logo of the 47th Flying Training Wing. Me and my special brother Sean.

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Show Raffle Winners- “I Killed”- True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JUNE 2014:

3- COMFLEACTS Sasebo, Japan- Chris Graumann- Prize contact info sent on 6/5
6- Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan- Taylor Elliott and Phillip Kendall- sent on 6/12
12- Corpus Christi- Manuel Gallegos and Jeff Hall- sent on 7/1
20- Gran Forks AFB- Jonathon MaCauley – sent on 7/1

JULY 2014:

2- Ft. Eustis- Dianna Sommer- prize contact info sent 7/7
16- NAVIOCOM, GA- Andrew Welch- prize contact info sent 7/7
17- NWS Charleston, SC- Sarah Pollard- prize contact info sent 7/28
23- NAS Fallon, NV- AO2 Terrell, Cole- mailed 7/25
29- Ft Gordon, GA- Russell Gray and Heather Mitchell- mailed 7/30 

AUGUST 2014:

13- NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Brian Masterson – prize contact info sent 8/14
14- NAVSTA Everett, WA- Angela Kolone- prize contact info sent 8/15
15-Naval Station Kitsap-Bangor, WA-  Rudy Gabardi- prize contact info sent 8/16
18- Barking Sands, Kauai,HI- Brittany Adkins and Robert Fullick- prize contact info sent 8/19

SEPTEMBER 2014: 

3- Ft Belvoir- Craig Ingram- prize contact info sent 9/9
5- Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center SD- Raquel Garcia- prize contact info sent 9/8
8- Ft Hamilton, NY-Rick Cicchetti- prize contact info sent 9/10
9- Ft Dix, NJ- Andrew Powers- prize contact info sent 9/11
10 & 11- Ft Rucker, AL- Lynn Aley Howey and Christopher Caraway- prize contact info sent 9/12
15-19- Ft Hood, TX-  9/15 : Jim Imhoff 9/16: Jaime Blanc  9/17- Laurie Moore Thursday 9/18- Sidney Babineaux- prize contact info sent 9/22
22-24- Hurlburt AF, FL- 9/22: Heaven Carroll 9/23: Cody Hankins- prize contact info sent 9/25
26- Presidio of Monterey- Tonya Wells and Tyler Monk- mailed 9/30

30- National Guard Ass’n of Arizona- Charles Pugsley- prize contact info sent 10/1

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

Contact  Melissa@Comedyisthecure.com  to claim your softback copies of I KILLED !

National Guard Association of Arizona- “Happy Hour” is here!!- Allen Readiness Ctr 0830 on Sept 30

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It is an honor to be invited to speak for the National Guard Association of Arizona!!  The purpose of the Association is to contribute to the preservation and enrichment of our heritage of freedom, democracy, and patriotism, as well as to help provide for the security of the citizens of our State and Nation.   Thank you for hosting my “Happy Hour” tour.  I will be at the Allen Readiness Center on Tuesday Sept 30 at 0830 hrs.   Looking forward to meeting you all.  Please come by and say hello and have some laughs!! 

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Above: Me doing what I love.  NGAAZ Medal. Me and my special brother Sean.  Pics from today’s program!!

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Presidio of Monterey- Price Fitness Center- ROCKED today!

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It is a pleasure to be invited here to the beautiful Presidio of Monterey, the last and only Presidio in California to have an active military installation.  Currently it is the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.  I had a blast today and met so many great people.  CSM Wynn gave me a great tour of the facility and Carolyn McPherson and Staff know how to gather the troops!  I was spoken to today in 16 different languages, and three I never knew existed.  We have some BRILLIANT, DEDICATED young Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Guard and Reserve prepared to interpret life’s unexpected matters and bring countries together.  Below were some pics of today’s training.  Monterey by the way, what a SWEET community on the coast of North Cali.  Had me missing my CA days.  But Vegas, is now the main base for Comedy is the Cure Inc…    OH- and did I mention the BLUE ANGELS were in town doing some test runs for the Air Show tomorrow- Sat Sept 27, 2014.  When those bad boys took off over my hotel, the thrust and power of those engines warmed by heart as the pounding sound of freedom soared straight north to the sky.  Those are some bad ass men and women in those jets! 

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Above: Pics of Presidio of Monterey.  Right: me doing what I love!  Blue Angels! 

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Show Raffle Winners!!- “I Killed”- True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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Raffle Winners only.  Do not leave a comment on this post.  Leave a comment on the POST matching your Base!

I Killed True Road Stories from Americas Top Comedians Pensacola4

The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JUNE 2014:

3- COMFLEACTS Sasebo, Japan- Chris Graumann- Prize contact info sent on 6/5
6- Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan- Taylor Elliott and Phillip Kendall- sent on 6/12
12- Corpus Christi- Manuel Gallegos and Jeff Hall- sent on 7/1
20- Gran Forks AFB- Jonathon MaCauley – sent on 7/1

JULY 2014:

2- Ft. Eustis- Dianna Sommer- prize contact info sent 7/7
16- NAVIOCOM, GA- Andrew Welch- prize contact info sent 7/7
17- NWS Charleston, SC- Sarah Pollard- prize contact info sent 7/28
23- NAS Fallon, NV- AO2 Terrell, Cole- mailed 7/25
29- Ft Gordon, GA- Russell Gray and Heather Mitchell- mailed 7/30 

AUGUST 2014:

13- NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Brian Masterson – prize contact info sent 8/14
14- NAVSTA Everett, WA- Angela Kolone- prize contact info sent 8/15
15-Naval Station Kitsap-Bangor, WA-  Rudy Gabardi- prize contact info sent 8/16
18- Barking Sands, Kauai,HI- Brittany Adkins and Robert Fullick- prize contact info sent 8/19

SEPTEMBER 2014: 

3- Ft Belvoir- Craig Ingram- prize contact info sent 9/9
5- Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center SD- Raquel Garcia- prize contact info sent 9/8
8- Ft Hamilton, NY-Rick Cicchetti- prize contact info sent 9/10
9- Ft Dix, NJ- Andrew Powers- prize contact info sent 9/11
10 & 11- Ft Rucker, AL- Lynn Aley Howey and Christopher Caraway- prize contact info sent 9/12
15-19- Ft Hood, TX-  9/15 : Jim Imhoff 9/16: Jaime Blanc  9/17- Laurie Moore Thursday 9/18- Sidney Babineaux- prize contact info sent 9/22
22-24- Hurlburt AF, FL- 9/22: Heaven Carroll 9/23: Cody Hankins- prize contact info sent 9/25

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

Contact  Melissa@Comedyisthecure.com  to claim your softback copies of I KILLED !

Hurlburt Field- “Happy Hour” has arrived!!

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“I Killed” Raffle Book Winners!!

Monday 9/22- Heaven Carroll
Tuesday 9/23- Cody Hankins

It is great to make my first trip here to Hurlburt AFB in Florida, the only United States Air Force Special Operations Command Headquarters base in the world!.  A tremendous team of Airmen who take pride in their duties, each other and the country they serve.  I was extremely grateful today for the two crowds today at the King Auditorium. It brings joy to my heart to see the faces of hard training Airmen laughing and enjoying themselves in a training, yet focused and intent on the serious issues addressed as well.  I thank the leadership of Hurlburt for hosing this program as well as the Clinic and staff for their support.  I have two more presentations Tues at 0900 and 1400 in the King Auditorium as well as a 1200 hrs program Wed for the Leadership Conference in the Club.  Thank you all for your service and dedication.  

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Above: a few photos of Hurlburt Field. Me and my special brother Sean.  Photos of me with the Airmen and Earl Rivers at today’s programs!

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Fort Hood, TX- “Happy Hour” is BACK!!

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“I KILLED”- RAFFLE BOOK WINNERS- CONGRATS!!!
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Monday 9/15 : Jim Imhoff
Tuesday 9/16: Jaime Blanc
Wednesday 9/17- Laurie Moore
Thursday 9/18- Sidney Babineaux

Hello Killeen, TX!!   Its is such a pleasure to back here to Fort Hood, one of the largest United States military installations in the world with nearly 65,000 soldiers and family members.  Thank you for your service and dedication to our country.  Without you, our freedom wouldn’t be possible.     You are part of what has made Fort Hood “The Great Place” for six decades.  Thank you for hosting my “Happy Hour” tour.  I will be at the Palmer Theater Monday thru Thursday (Sept 14-18) at 1000 and 1300 hrs and Friday (Sept 19) at 1000 hrs.  Hope to see you there!

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 Above: Ft Hood pics and pics from the program (me and Ivory Ricks / me and the Soldiers!)

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Show Raffle Winners- “I Killed”- True Road Stories from America’s Top Comics featuring Bernie McGrenahan

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Raffle Winners only.  Do not leave a comment on this post.  Leave a comment on the POST matching your Base!

I Killed True Road Stories from Americas Top Comedians Pensacola4

The following show attendees were randomly picked to receive a copy of I KILLED:True Road Stories of America’s Top Comedians!

JUNE 2014:

3- COMFLEACTS Sasebo, Japan- Chris Graumann- Prize contact info sent on 6/5
6- Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan- Taylor Elliott and Phillip Kendall- sent on 6/12
12- Corpus Christi- Manuel Gallegos and Jeff Hall- sent on 7/1
20- Gran Forks AFB- Jonathon MaCauley – sent on 7/1

JULY 2014:

2- Ft. Eustis- Dianna Sommer- prize contact info sent 7/7
16- NAVIOCOM, GA- Andrew Welch- prize contact info sent 7/7
17- NWS Charleston, SC- Sarah Pollard- prize contact info sent 7/28
23- NAS Fallon, NV- AO2 Terrell, Cole- mailed 7/25
29- Ft Gordon, GA- Russell Gray and Heather Mitchell- mailed 7/30 

AUGUST 2014:

13- NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Brian Masterson – prize contact info sent 8/14
14- NAVSTA Everett, WA- Angela Kolone- prize contact info sent 8/15
15-Naval Station Kitsap-Bangor, WA-  Rudy Gabardi- prize contact info sent 8/16
18- Barking Sands, Kauai,HI- Brittany Adkins and Robert Fullick- prize contact info sent 8/19

SEPTEMBER 2014: 

3- Ft Belvoir- Craig Ingram- prize contact info sent 9/9
5- Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center SD- Raquel Garcia- prize contact info sent 9/8
8- Ft Hamilton, NY-Rick Cicchetti- prize contact info sent 9/10
9- Ft Dix, NJ- Andrew Powers- prize contact info sent 9/11
10 & 11- Ft Rucker, AL- Lynn Aley Howey and Christopher Caraway- prize contact info sent 9/12

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

Contact  Melissa@Comedyisthecure.com  to claim your softback copies of I KILLED !

Ft Rucker- Post Theater at 0800 and 1000 hrs on Sept 10 & 11

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Hello FORT RUCKER!!  Bernie is here!!!! Fort Rucker is a US Army post named after  a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmond Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the US Army Aviation Museum.   I want to thank you all for your service to our country.  You are why our freedom is possible. Thank you for hosting my “Happy Hour” tour.   I will be at the Post Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 10 and 11 at 0800 and 1000 hours.  Please come by and say hello and share in some laughter.  See you there!

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Above: photos of Ft Rucker. 

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 Above: pictures from today’s programs!!  

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Ft Dix, NJ- “Happy Hour” is here!!

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It is an honor to be here at Ft Dix, NJ.  Ft Dix, home of the ultimate weapon, is a United States Army Support Activity Fort Dix supports and conducts Reserve Component Training, Mobilization/Demobilization operations, and facilitates the well being of Soldiers, their Families, and Civilians in a safe and secure environment.  Thank you for inviting me here to deliver my “Happy Hour” program.  I hope you will be able to come by and say hello and have some laughs together.  Timmermann Conference Center  on Tuesday, Sept 9 at 1000 and 1300 hours.  Can’t wait!!  

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Above: Me on stage. Ft Dix- home of the Ultimate weapon.  Me, my special brother Sean and sister Debra

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