About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is touring the globe to personally thank Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation with his **FOUR-STAR** Comedy ‘With a Message’ program! This original program was created in 1995 by Bernie, a combination of his stand-up comedy career followed by his personal life experiences to overcome addiction.  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response!  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.

 NOTE: The ‘comedy & humor’ angle is now being modeled and claimed by many speakers in this serious field of ‘prevention’. Bernie’s expertise and knowledge of alcohol-abuse however,  cannot be duplicated!   Agencies are teaching ‘acts’ to use humor and ‘role play’  off prepared scripts on a topic the presenters have no personal connection with.  If you want to be effective and influence a person’s behaviors, bring someone to the forum who has ‘lived,  faced and overcome the problematic issues‘ at hand!

Click here, to view a live demo of the ‘COMEDY “With a Message’ ‘ prevention program!

 

 

Naval Station Rota, Spain – the Gateway to the Mediterranean!

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I’m happy to say I have arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain- the Gateway to the Mediterranean!!   The vision of NAVSTA Rota is to continue to excel as an enduring, strategically-located naval installation, providing operational and logistical support to all tenant commands and transiting warfighters.  NAVSTA Rota also plays a crucial role in supporting our nation’s objectives and defense, providing unmatched logistical support and strategic presence to all of our military services and allies.  Thank you for inviting me here and hosting my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.  Come have some laughs with me on Tuesday May 3.  I will be at the Base Theater at 1300 and 1500 hrs.  See you there! 

NAVSTA Rota Aerial Pier  NAVSTA Rota emblem 141026-N-UH865-054

Above: NAVTSA Rota Aerial pier, NAVSTA Rota emblem, and me on stage doing what I love! 

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Tinker AFB- America’s Air Force!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle winners: Michael Pentecost, Nicholas Schueler and Metta Mundell!  

Thank you to all of you Airmen and civilians at Tinker AFB who came to see my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” program at Team Tiker Auditorium and Fannin Hall today.  You guys were awesome!!  Thank you also to the SAPR staff for taking such great care of me while I was here.  You guys rock! Tinker AFB is the host site for the Air Force Sustainment Center. The mission of this center is to Sustain Weapon System Readiness to “Generate Airpower for America.” The Center provides war-winning expeditionary capabilities to the warfighter through world-class depot maintenance, supply chain management and installation support.  

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 Above: A few images of Tinker and the Tinker SAPR staff.

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“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 2015

12- Beale AFB- Tylher Coleman and Candace Dugo- prize contact info sent June 15
16- NAS Jacksonville- Emilie Magnon and Obin Robinson- prize contact info sent June 17
18- Naval Station Mayport- Sarah Keeling and Tony Cofer- prize contact info sent June 23
30- Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay- Matt Shields and Ashley McHale- prize contact info sent to Ashley on July 1.  Need email address for Matt please!

July 2015
1- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham- Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon- sent Ryan’s book on July 7.  Sent Josh’s book on July 16. 
22- NCBC Gulfport, MS- Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin- prize contact info sent July 23
27-NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell- prize contact info sent July 28
28- NS Everett, WA- Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong- prize contact info send July 29
29- NS Kitsap Bangor & Bremerton- Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel- prize contact info sent July 30

August 2015
4- Fairchild AFB-Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins- prize contact info sent Aug 5
13- Naval Sub Base New London Groton, CT – Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson- prize contact info texted Aug 14
14- Tinker AFB- Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez-prize contact info texted Aug 15
17- NAS Lemoore- Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel- prize contact info texted Aug 18

September 2015
21- McAlester AAP- Bryan Smith and Carolyn Bennett- prize contact info sent Sept 21
23- Naval Station Norfolk-LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia- prizes sent Sept 25

November 2015
12- NNPTC Charleston- Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz
12- JB Charleston- Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier
19- NAB Coronodo- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka
20- Pt Loma- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen

January 2016
12- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa- Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake- prize contact info sent Jan 13
14- ISA Air Base Bahrain- Aaron Angell and Katie McCalden- prize contact info sent Jan 15
20 & 21- NSA Bahrain- Brian Baldus, Daniel Currier and Isabela Dunklin- – prize contact info sent Jan 27

February 2016
2- NAF- El Centro – Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale- prize contact info sent Feb 3

March 2016
2- US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs- Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz
15- NAWS China LAke- Rodney Lively, Christine Abing AND Nicholas Imperatore
16- NAS Fallon- Joshua Palomares, QM1 Timothy Kid and David Hazenfield
21- Luke AFB- Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez
24- NOLF Imperial Beach-  Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

NOLF Imperial Beach-“The Helicopter Capital of the World”!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Michael Alvarez, Richard Wade and XXX-XXX-8742!

Round 2 Raffle Book Winners: Bretia Hillnewman, Joseph P. Ragusa, and Richard Moran!!  

Thank you NOLF Imperial Beach for all the love.  You were a small but mighty crowd and I had so much fun with you all!  Imperial Beach is the “most Southwesterly city in the continental US”…Imperial Beach!    NOLF Imperial Beach is a United States Navy facility for helicopters and is known as “The Helicopter Capital of the World”. Thank you to Chief Nicholson and her team for hosting my “Comedy With a Four Star Message” program.

 NOLF aerial NOLF Imperial Beach entrance Bernie and Sean gate

Above: a couple pics of NOLF Imperial Beach.  Right: Me with my special brother Sean!

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Luke AFB- Training the World’s Greatest F-35 and F-16 Fighter Pilots!!

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“I Killed” raffle book winners: Tim Hoffman, Tyler Hoffmeyer and Christian Sanchez.  Congrats!!

Thank you Airmen and civilians of Luke AFB for the very warm response you gave me!  I felt so loved when you all got on your feet after the presentation.  That’s the highest compliment a speaker can get!   I hope you enjoyed yourselves!!  See pics from the trainings below.   Luke AFB is named for the first aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor- 2nd Lt Frank Luke Jr.  The mission of Luke AFB is to train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots and maintainers, while deploying mission ready warfighters while developing Airmen for America’s Air Force.   Thank you to Evelyn Perez and her team for making it all happen for me to come to Luke and spend the day with you all.  

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Above: some pics of Luke AFB. A couple photos of the Airmen during the trainings and me on stage. 

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NAS Fallon- The “Biggest Little Air Station in the World”!

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Thank you Naval Air Station Fallon! You guys were the best!  What a great way to spend a Thursday in Northern Nevada!!  Thank you for coming out to the base theater this morning to share in some laughs.  I hope you had fun and left with something to think about.    NAS Fallon is the United States Navy’s  premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility.  Known as the “Biggest Little Air Station in the World,” NAS Fallon is home to the Navy’s TOPGUN and TOPDOME schools and is where Carrier Air Wings train for air operations.  Thank you to Billy Haas and CMDCM Robert Boyd for all the preparations you made prior to my arrival.   

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Joshua Palomares, QM1 Timothy Kid and David Hazenfield

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Above: a few photos of NAS Fallon, me postshow with the sailors and a couple photos from my beautiful drive from NAWS China Lake to NAS Fallon. 

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NAWS China Lake- helping to provide cutting-edge weapons systems to the warfighter!!

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“I Killed” raffle book winners: Rodney Lively, Christine Abing AND Nicholas Imperatore.  Congrats!

Thank you Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake!!  You guys were so great to me today!  I enjoyed spending the morning with you.  Please check back tomorrow at 0830 for raffle winner names.  Please see pics from today’s programs below.  Thank you to CMC Huckeba, OSC Feil and everyone who took such great care of me today!!  China Lake is the United States Navy’s largest single landholding, representing 85 percent of the Navy’s land for weapons and armaments research, development, acquisition, testing and evaluation (RDAT&E) use and 38 percent of the Navy’s land holdings worldwide.  Their mission is to support the Navy’s research, testing and evaluation missions to provide cutting-edge weapons systems to the warfighter.

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“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!

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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!

MAY 2015
12- Naval Station Rota, Spain- Nasy Tun and David Bell – prize contact info sent May 13
15- NSA Naples, Italy- Emily Boger and Adam Osborn- prize contact info sent May 19
19- PSA Sembawang, Singapore- Scott Wagner- prize contact info sent May 20
22- Misawa AB, Japan- Ashley Verones and Roberto Collazo- prize contact info sent May 
27- US Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan- Karla Thomas and Edward Berg- prize contact info sent May 28
29- Naval Base Guam: Precious Doolin- prize contact info sent May 31
29- Anderson AFB-  Zack Traversie-prize contact info sent May 31

June 2015
12- Beale AFB- Tylher Coleman and Candace Dugo- prize contact info sent June 15
16- NAS Jacksonville- Emilie Magnon and Obin Robinson- prize contact info sent June 17
18- Naval Station Mayport- Sarah Keeling and Tony Cofer- prize contact info sent June 23
30- Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay- Matt Shields and Ashley McHale- prize contact info sent to Ashley on July 1.  Need email address for Matt please!

July 2015
1- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham- Josh Amberger and Ryan Shannon- sent Ryan’s book on July 7.  Sent Josh’s book on July 16. 
22- NCBC Gulfport, MS- Shawn Littrell and Melissa McLaughlin- prize contact info sent July 23
27-NAS Whidbey Island, WA- Jillian Lotti and Chris Tancrell- prize contact info sent July 28
28- NS Everett, WA- Sebastian Soto and Dustin Vong- prize contact info send July 29
29- NS Kitsap Bangor & Bremerton- Angela Toledo and Anthony Weitzel- prize contact info sent July 30

August 2015
4- Fairchild AFB-Anton Smith and Courtney Hawkins- prize contact info sent Aug 5
13- Naval Sub Base New London Groton, CT – Brandon Dean, Javier Vargas III and Joel Watson- prize contact info texted Aug 14
14- Tinker AFB- Brien Ward, AWV2 Alexander Santos and Daniel Marquez-prize contact info texted Aug 15
17- NAS Lemoore- Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel- prize contact info texted Aug 18

September 2015
21- McAlester AAP- Bryan Smith and Carolyn Bennett- prize contact info sent Sept 21
23- Naval Station Norfolk-LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia- prizes sent Sept 25

November 2015
12- NNPTC Charleston- Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz
12- JB Charleston- Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier
19- NAB Coronodo- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka
20- Pt Loma- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen

January 2016
12- Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa- Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake- prize contact info sent Jan 13
14- ISA Air Base Bahrain- Aaron Angell and Katie McCalden- prize contact info sent Jan 15
20 & 21- NSA Bahrain- Brian Baldus, Daniel Currier and Isabela Dunklin- – prize contact info sent Jan 27

February 2016
2- NAF- El Centro – Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale- prize contact info sent Feb 3

March 2016
2- US Air Force Academy Colorado Springs- Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz- prize contact info sent Mar 4

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

US Air Force Academy- “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do”

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Logan Feasline, Sean Harvey, Mitchell Robinson and Justin Katzovitz!!

I am so excited to be back here at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs!!  USAFA  is a military academy for officer candidates for the United States Air Force.  The Academy’s stated mission is “to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.” It is the youngest of the five United States service academies, having graduated its first class in 1959. Graduates of the Academy’s four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force  The Academy is also one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado, attracting approximately a million visitors each year.  Thank you to SSgt Smith, Major Greiman and SSgt Steward for all of your help in bringing me here to share my “Comedy With A Four Star Message” to you all.  Looking forward to seeing you at Arnold Hall on Wednesday March 2 at 1215 and 1915. Can’t wait! 

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 Above: Images of USAFA

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NAF El Centro- raffle winners below!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Eric Sayer, Rafael Cervantes and Zekyle Stockdale!!

It is wonderful to be here at Naval Air Facility El Centro.  The wind followed me here from Vegas!  NAF El Centro’s vision is to be the Navy’s premier tactical training air installation – providing world class operations, world class facilities and the highest quality of life for their personnel and  families.  As the winter home of the Blue Angels, the NAF El Centro annual air show is the first show of their season, every year.  Come join me on February 2 at the Station Theater at 1000 and 1245 hrs.  I will be delivering a training to you all that will hopefully change the way you think about prevention training, and provide some laughs!  Can’t wait! 

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Above: A couple pics of NAF EL Centro & The Blue Angels.  Pics from todays programs!

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