NAWS China Lake, CA

I am jazzed on being here at China Lake, CA. Cutting-edge weapons systems to the warfighter.  Marines, Sailors and Airman- THANK YOU!   It was a treat to perform in the Chapel.  Hope we honored and respected the OWNER with dignity and pride!  Thank you Deborah, Angela and all the VA’s for hosting the show.  Thank you XO Johnson for the great intro.  Thank you men and women in uniform- for my freedom!

Me presenting to our Troops, My brother Sean and I!!

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0 Responses to NAWS China Lake, CA

  1. Nicholas Winsick

    Great show!!! had a blast watching it. Thanks again for sharing your story with us.

  2. mathjerry louimarre

    i love your show. u really r a funny guy. thank u 4 touching our heart today with your wit and stories

  3. Richard Barrow

    Just got done watching your show. Great show. Can’t wait to get the CD. I’m sure it will be hours of laughs on those long drives to San Diego with the wife and kids. Thank you again for coming out to the desert.


    ABE2 Barrow

  4. Christina A Peterson

    Bernie, it was a pleasure to have you visit our base. Thank you for taking the time to do it. It means a lot to me. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful story about you and your family. God Bless. Christina

  5. Jose Matias

    Really enjoyed the show at china lake. it was funny yet educational!

  6. LtCol James Coppersmith

    Nice job, Bernie. Great message for our Marines and Sailors. Your message was exactly what our Commandant has ordered us to convey. Thanks for coming up to our lakeside community.

  7. Michael Andrews

    Love the show, Bernie!! Keep sending out the message to our troops.

  8. Steven Pullen

    Great show Bernie! I am sure glad you came and gave us a great show. Not sure if I can look at this training again without knowing that we had this show this year.

    AC1(AW) Pullen

  9. Brian Hegeman

    Great show man. Your set was great; the way you incorporated the comedy with personal messages from your own life experience. Lots of laughs.

  10. larry heritage

    had a great time it was way better than the crap we usually are forced to hear. great show.

  11. Jesse Milburn

    Thanks for the laughs and sharing part of your life. Keep up the great work. Thanks again. :D

  12. Kevin Blake

    Bernie, what an awesome performance! Your show was the best General Military Training (GMT) I had received in 23 years of Naval service. You did an exceptional job with your comedy and seriousness in sending a very important message. Keep doing what you’re doing. We in China Lake wish you continued success! Thanks for sharing your story with us. God Bless You!

    AOCM(AW) Kevin Blake

  13. David Moreno

    Thanks for making an important issue stick in our heads with he great gift of laughter. You kept us focused and awake in this hot desert town. Thanks again.
    AM1 Moreno

  14. Heather Speidell

    Awesome show, in my opinion the best one I have seen yet. The perfect combination of funny and serious to keep us remembering to always weigh the consequences. Thank you for coming and sharing your story with us.

  15. Robert Nicholson

    Thanks for visiting our base and shareing your story with us. It really hit home to me because I have lost several friends to alcohol 2 died while they were driving drunk and 1 was killed by a drunk driver. Thank you for taking the time to share your story and educate people on the efects of misuseing alcohol. Keep up the good work delivering a very funny and serious message.

  16. SSgt Shane Vann

    Great show today at NAWS China Lake! It sure beats the same old boring slideshow. You have a great story man so keep telling it. I am sure that your story related to someone in the crowd. Hope to see you at our dry lake bed again sometime.

    Semper Fi,

  17. Jason Owens

    Very funny and sent a good message for the Marines, Sailors and even that Airman.. I think this was a good tool to let service members know it’s ok to seek help.


  18. Edward Lorenzo

    Great show today, the way you delivered such a strong message in a comedic way was a fantastic idea. I got more then laughs from this show but a great understanding of how drinking can detriment someones life. Very entertaining and would love to see you again.

  19. Kevin Cahill

    Great show. Best presentation of some very serious information I’ve seen. thank you.

  20. HM2 Ben Hernandez

    Great show! It was hilarious! It was also very serious and eye-opening. You have such a sad but great story to tell. Thank you for being kind enough to share your experiences with us!

    With much respect,

  21. Major William Rothermel


    Thank you for doing what you do. We do what we do so that all Americans can have the freedom to choose their own life path, including our own. It is a very rewarding thing to hear from someone like yourself what feels like a very genuine appreciation for our and our family sacrifices. Thank you for sharing your life story, your sacrifices and consequences of choices, and for bringing such am honest and memorable experience to a difficult and important subject. I have been faced with many of the same choices you discussed and have also not always made the right ones. The more real stories we hear, hopefully we can positively influence others’ choices. Thanks again!

  22. jesse

    great job… put a huge thought into alot of heads and opened alot of eyes.. thx.. jesse

  23. LT Gerrit Everson

    Thanks for coming to talk with us Bernie! I enjoyed the show and the message was recieved by all Sailors and Marines in the audience. Keep up the good work!

  24. Sgt Restrepo


    Great show! I went in to there wondering how I was going to survive an hour of possible monotone presentations and still be able to stay awake. Your show really helped me out with that. Very positive message. Thanks for coming out!

    Sgt Restrepo, A.

  25. Cheif Warrant Officer 4 Thomas Andersen

    Thank you for your message and the humor you brought to us today in Ridgecrest California (China Lake). Keep up the good work and please continue to share your story. You’re a great story teller and entertainer.

  26. matthew piotrowski


    This is the the most educational training I have ever received. I actually learned something that stuck. Rather than doing a memory dump five minutes after training like so many people have done before. The serious information was taught in a fun way with interaction between you and the crowd. You gave insight on the issues at hand with fellow service members you put out important information that will hopefully save someones life or career. I wish you the best of luck with your tour and hope that people will absorb the knowledge that you put out.

    Thanks much


    I don’t think I was wearing a speedo. Oh the show was great

  28. Gabrielle Boyd

    that was an amazing message you sent today it really touched me. thank you for sharing it must be difficult for you to tell so many people your story but i really appreciate it i had a good time much better than slides :)

  29. Brian Hildreth

    This is the first time in my 18 years that I have seen sailors and marines so engaged at a training session. The lead-in through all your jokes was great, led right into a great message. You really had everyone’s attention. I won’t say his name, but there was an old grouchy Chief Petty Officer sitting next to me and this is the first time I think I have ever heard him laugh. Keep up the great work!!!

  30. Matthew

    Thank you for an amazing show. Will really make me think twice about every action i take. It touched me to know youve grown stronger from such a tragic incident. much love to you and your family.

  31. Rick Silong

    Entertaining, enlightening and you get the point across – the best I’ve seen!
    The AIRMAN

  32. Frank Galvez

    great show funniest guy i heard in a while great message it touched home and i hope a lot of people take your message and learn from it thanks for coming out.