Randolph AFB! San Antonio!

I am pumped up to be here in San Antonio, and had a blast today in the Theater for Wingman Day!  You Airmen and Civilians were amazing to me, and I cannot thank you enough.  No flu or headcold was going to keep from delivering the program today, and I hope you had many laughs and also absorbed the message about Safe and Healthy decisions and choices!  I want to thank our Safety Dept personally, for bringing my Tour to Randolph! I love the Airmen of the 12th Flying Training Wing!  We owe our Freedom to YOU!
Me Doing What I Love

Me doing my thing, above, and my brother Sean to the right!

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0 Responses to Randolph AFB! San Antonio!

  1. Lycinda Krzyzowski

    Mr McGrenahan:

    You just performed for us at our Wingmans Safety Briefing. Your message was strong & clear. Good on ya. I turly enjoyed your show. I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time. My eyes were actually watering. Thanks again & I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Safe New Year.

  2. Randy Hunt


    Just left your show it was the best training that I have had!! Awesome show with a outstanding message, thank you for sharing your story with us and have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

    Many Blessings

  3. Stephen Telano

    Just got back from the show. It was definitely a surprise because none of us knew it was a comedy show we were going to see. Most of all I was inspired by the way you spoke about your brother, my brother has Klinefelter’s syndrome which gives him a similar brain function. I was motivated to give him more attention as I don’t feel that I do very often. I do appreciate what you do though and want to say thanks for making a difference in peoples lives. I feel that a person is measured by the lives they affect. Take care and good luck!

  4. Sandy Montez

    I believe this is my second time being priviledged enough to see you perform and you still had me in tears! Thanks so very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to come out to RAFB, TX. Really appreciate you!

  5. Dally

    Great show! Thanks for your support.

  6. Mike Pelletier

    Thanks, Bernie…both hilarious and sobering, then hilarious again. Have you ever run into Vinnie Coppola on the comedy trail? He’s a good buddy of mine from HS. All the best, and thanks.

  7. Sean Batson


    Thanks for coming out to Randolph AFB. We are in the military are bombarded by safety and professionalism briefings on a daily basis and it was nice to hear such a unique and truly touching, but very funny way of getting the point across. Best of luck and thanks again!

  8. Lt Jensen

    Thanks bernie! that was by far the best training possible!

  9. Mike Trejo

    Wow, You’re Super FunnY!!! Thanks for coming down & visiting Randolph AFB. We really appreciated you taking the time & performing for us. I’m sorry to hear about your brother, and wish the Best for You and you’re family. Oh by the way, I’m Security Forces (SF) and that was our new Chief that you kept baggin on (the cold just went away) LoL Too funny!!! Take Care

  10. Chastyn Kinder

    I was the redhead girl standing with the rest of the military cops in the very back wall striaght ahead of you crackin’ up the whole show. Amazing performance. Best thing I’ve ever got out of work for. Thank you. Come back.

    A1C Kinder :)

  11. steve smith

    Just attended your show this morning. What an amazing story. Your delivery with the comedy allows us to relate to your true message. I’ve been in the Air Force 24 yrs. and have never seen a program with such a light hearted but compelling message. Thank you for all you do. Although you may not see it, I’m sure your message is getting through to many airman.

  12. Joe Mendez

    You are amazing!!!Winnk Wink Wink. The prison and cork joke was over the top. The redhead next to me did not get it. I laughed me asss of nothing left,and a few folks were crying due to too much laughter. I was looking for the EMT’s to give oxygen. Thanks for taking the time out to serve our troops.

  13. L.Howlett

    Much better show than what we have had in the past.
    The story about losing your brother got us talking about our Supervisor Dean who we lost 4 years ago,we still feel helpless.
    Thanks for coming and sharing your life.

  14. Karen Olson

    Absolutely the best Commanders Call EVER!!!!



  16. Joe Stallings

    Thanks for the show this morning. You had an excellent delivery for an important message. We enjoyed it, and I think you were able to make a more effective impact than the typical safety/wingman day speeches normally do.

  17. Brad Chesson


    Best awareness training I’ve had in 27 years in the AF. I laughed, I cried (almost), and I really got the message from and in the heart. You’re a patriot to bring this to the military. Salute…

  18. robert still

    The show was very good. To bad there is a lot of people that don’t learn from there mistakes. I have a lot of respect for your courage and determination. 21 years is a long time for an alcoholic to maintain a steady road. Thanks again

  19. Sean Klimek

    Great show! You made us laugh but your routine had a point.

    Thanks and keep the faith…

  20. Bruce Smith

    What an inspirational message! Good for all, young and old to hear!

  21. Vanessa Lazare

    I really loved your show today at the Wingman’s Brief. Your experiences and how you’ve overcome hardships was very inspirational. Certainly one of the few training sessions that hit home. Thank you for coming out for us. You’re hilarious and I hope to see one of your shows again soon. You’re awesome, and my best to you and your family. Thanks!

  22. Mark Doria

    Very entertaining and with a great message.

  23. Darran Britton


    Thank you for the laughter and the message. Both will stay with me. God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

  24. Tim M


    Thank you for your gracious appearance today. I know what you do is not easy, but it was a needed blessing for all of us at Randolph to laugh for a little bit. See you down the road. ~Tim M

  25. Louis Zavala


    You have a fantastic way of bringing your message across with both laughter and tears.

  26. Nichole

    Hey Bernie- I am a young crew chief at Randolph, I ALWAYS dread Wingman day presentations, but yours ROCKED! I brought my ipod and phone to keep me busy, like I do every year, but I didn’t even touch em, you had me glued! Thanks for giving such a wonderful presentation and powerful message!
    -Nichole Floyd

  27. Lt Cornelius

    That was a blast. Based on my experience (as an LT) that was the best CC ever lol. thanks man the whole squadron was talking about it all day. Merry Christmas and keep the laughs coming

  28. Craig Gilman

    Sweet Show. Thanks Bernie.

  29. Jeff

    That was absolutely amazing!!!! Thanks.

  30. Rachel Gamertsfelder

    Like always a great show, with a great message, keep up the good work!

  31. Luke Urish


    You have quite a gift for communicating with people in a manner that is deeply engaging, moving, and funny. Thank you for spending your morning with us and reminding us of what’s really important in life.
    God Bless,


  32. Jered Harris


    Today’s message was very funny, and also extremely meaningful. I have also faced many of the issues that you talked about today. Your wisdom and life lessons will be used by many. In fact, I reached out to someone I know who has been depressed recently. I told them that I saw you today, and told them about what you had said. I told them how suicide is not an option, and I would be there for them. This certainly could prevent a tradgedy. You are helping save lives… I know you never wore a uniform, but you are serving our country. Thanks for the service Sir. God Bless.


  33. Steve Drinnon

    Thanks for coming out to speak to the 12th today. The armed forces continue to search for effective ways to get these important messages across to soldiers, sailors and airmen. Today was funny and effective and probably the most unexpectedly profound I’ve seen in 12 years of USAF service. Please continue to share your talents with all ages and even if you have an impact on just one person in each audience (and I have no doubt there will always be many more than that)then the point of these seminars is not lost or time wasted. Thanks again and God bless!

  34. David

    I find that the best and most effective safety meetings are the ones that people talk
    about long after there over. My people will be talking about this one for a good long
    while. Thanks for coming to the showplace of the Air Force.

  35. Ryan

    Thank you for you testimony, very powerful and touching. I also enjoyed your comedy! Thanks so much for making another boring safety brief into something way more enjoyable!

  36. Joey Morrin

    Thanks for talking to us this morning! That was definitely the best safety day I have ever experienced!

  37. Eric

    Awesome show today. It was such a relief to see you give a good message when I was prepared to be bored with a Power Point presentation. Thanks for what you do.

  38. Todd


    Thank you for coming today. You inspired me to examine myself and bet a better friend.



  39. Rick Howard

    Your message was very inspirational for me. I just love comedy and think you rate right up there with the best. However, might I make a suggestion. I’m a bald man with a perfectly shaped head and very broad shoulders. Could you please incorporate these traits into your act so that I could connect better with your material. I will email you my most current head shot if that will help. P.S. I love bulldogs. Mine is named Lou. He and I are friends and like to go on long walks.

  40. alisha scott

    thank you for doing your show today. you were such an inspiration. God bless!

  41. Bud Giegler


    Wish my boys could have heard your message.

  42. Felisa Landez

    I really enjoyed your show today. Come back soon to San Antonio! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  43. Christian Lundin

    I loved your show this morning. It was a great change from the typical death by power point. Keep up the great job. Hope to see you again.

  44. Doug Hamlin


    Once again you put on an outstanding act here at Randolph! Keep passing the words and thanks for the support to our military.

  45. Rich

    Thanks, Bernie–hands down best mandatory fun presentation I’ve been to in over 20 years of doing this, please keep doin’ what you’re doin’.

  46. Steve Boswell

    Hey Bernie,

    That was by far the best safety briefing I have been to at RAFB. Great comedy and a great message for everyone to hear. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  47. Eliud Torres


    Great message bro. This was the 2nd time I have seen you and it was still AMAZING! Can’t wait to see you again. Keep bringing servicemembers your unique view on life–you’re an inspiration!

    Later, Eliud

  48. Carl

    Great show today! Absolutely the best training I’ve seen for Wingman Day. Thanks for sharing your message with us. All the best!

  49. Lee Howard

    Thanks Bernie! Great show and message. You rock!

  50. Clint Schulz

    Great show!

  51. Cliff R

    It was truly an inspiring and touching show at Randolph. Know with the loss of a loved one the hurt never goes away. Appreciate the sharing and really a great and funny show. Even if only one person stops and reflects on the message you presented you are a great communicator. Thanks.
    On, BTW, I work for Tito.

  52. Dave

    Bernie, You show was great. I really enjoyed the subtle way you introduced your topics through comedy, making us laugh while at the same time delivering such an important message.

  53. Carroll Royce Gibson

    What a wonderful presentation!!!! I enjoyed it immensely. Is there a dvd out that I could purchase? I have never drank alcohol in my life, except for to see how it taste. Did not like it at all!! When my son was living with my wife and I, we had many problems many years ago. Now, everything is fine thank GOD!!!!!!! Again, I would like to thank you for a great and enjoyable presentation, and our prayers are with you and your family. Keep up the great work!!!!!!! A job well done. Thank You Mr. McGrenahan

  54. David Smith

    Thank you for a great safety day! I enjoyed one finally.

  55. Rob Johnson

    Hey Bernie! I’ve been in the AF for 10 years now and that was by far the best safety briefing I’ve ever received! Thank you for taking the time to come out and speak to us. I know everyone at the show really enjoyed seeing you perform. Best of luck to you and keep doing what you do!

  56. D.R. Saenz

    Bernie, a great presentation and touching personal experience. Your story resonated within our own experiences and re-emphasized the importance of family and friends and going the extra mile to be there and take action when needed.
    Have a Merry Christmas and continued success in spreading your important message.

  57. Lt Col Stacey Knutzen

    Awesome show, great delivery…very inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to relay your experiences and lasting message to the troops here at Randolph. Best wishes and happy holidays! Nutz

  58. Lt. Zack Williams

    Bernie I loved your show last Friday. Thank you for what you do. I especially liked when you talked about your brother Shawn…my brother is 21 and mentally handicap as well and also loves video games so your message hit very close to home. Thanks again I have a great holiday season.