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Ft Carson- The Best Hometown in the Army- Home of America’s Best!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: 1SG John Fritz and Corey Dougherty!!

Thank you Ft Carson!!  I had a wonderful time with you today!  Thank you for coming out and hanging with me today.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves while getting credit for your training ;)    Thank you to Robert Whitaker and the SHARP staff for all their efforts in bringing me here!  Fort Carson prepares trained and ready expeditionary forces for deployment in support of Combatant Commander requirements, provides first class support to Soldiers and families, and enables unified action with community, state, and interagency partners for the greater good of our Soldiers and their mission.   

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Above: a couple photos of Ft Carson.  Right: me and my special “little” brother Sean, me on stage doing what I love! A couple photos of the McMahon theater and lobby before the 1400 training and the sunset on my way back to COS airport. 

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JB Lewis McChord- The Carey Theater was rockin’ today!!

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“I Killed” Raffle book winners: Lisa Smith, John Greer and Christopher Bass- CONGRATS!!  (Christopher: please send an email to melissa@comedyisthecure.com with your email address so we can send you information on how to obtain your book!)

What a wonderful day at Joint Base Lewis McChord!!    Thank you to everyone who attended and for all the LOVE!  I hope you enjoyed your ‘mandatory’ training:)  See pics from today below!   Thank you to MSgt Brooks and iCorps SHARP program colleagues for bringing the important message of prevention back to JBLM.   A little history on JBLM: On Oct. 1, 2010, JBLM was formally established as one of 12 joint bases worldwide.  Joint Base Lewis–McChord is a training and mobilization center for all services and is the only Army power projection base west of the Rocky Mountains. 

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Above: a couple photos of JBLM.  Right: Photos from today’s programs, me and the SHARP staff,  and two of my favrite restaurants: Pallino and Ivar’s Fish Bar!!

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Air National Guard Mishap Prevention Conference- San Antonio here I come!!

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I am PUMPED to be back in action after taking six months off for surgery.  First stop is the home of the Alamo…San Antonio, Texas!    I have the honor of presenting my Comedy With a Four Star Message at the Air National Guard Mishap Safety Conference on day one of the conference, Tuesday March 14 at 1335 hrs.    Looking forward to providing some laughs a long with an important message on safety.  See you there!!

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Veterans’ Day:Thank you to ALL our men and women who serve!

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I want to personally take a moment to thank all who serve our nation here domestically and abroad. Also to all those veterans who once served this nation, many offering the ultimate sacrifice to ensure America secures true Freedom.   I have had the honor to visit 300 military bases world wide the past ten years, and I am truly humbled to meet so many determined, noble and inspirational men and women who day in and day out, display honor and pride to the United States of America.  I will never take my freedom for granted. My family and I owe so much to each of you.  Thank you. 

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Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region – A truly amazing day!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: MSG Antonio Giuliano, PFC Lisa Santana and SPC Brandon Hutchinson!! 

What an INCREDIBLE day it was with the Soldiers, Sailors, Guard, Marines, Reserves and Airmen at the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region / Military District of Washington.   You guys were AWESOME!  I am humbled by the entire experience and more grateful than ever for your service and sacrifice.   Thank you for the love and the standing ovation!  Based at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., JFHQ- NCR plans, partners, maintains situational awareness, and as directed, employs forces as a Joint Task Force conducting homeland defense and civil support operations to defend and secure the National Capital Region.  In addition, JTF-NCR is a joint service organization charged with coordinating all military ceremonial participation and support for the 58th Presidential Inauguration.  See pics from the program below (photos courtesy of SSGT Austin Thomas. Eboni Myart and PUBLIC AFFAIRS…thank you!)

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Above: Pictures from the training day! (photos courtesy of EBONI MYART and PUBLIC AFFAIRS…thank you!)

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NAS Oceana- The East Coast Home of the US Navy’s fighter-attack jet fleet

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Jessica Stricker and Todd Hickox!!

Thank you to all you Sailors and civilians who joined me in the Aerotheater today.  You guys were so much fun!  I hope you had a few laughs and enjoyed a new approach to “training”.  NAS Oceana is the east coast home of the U.S. Navy’s fighter-attack jet fleet. Located right in the heart of Virginia Beach, the base is a hub of activity vital to projecting the nation’s air power in hot spots worldwide. Thank you for the opportunity Marie and colleagues :)  See pics from today’s training below

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Above: a couple pics of NAS Oceana and this afternoon’s training in the Aerotheater. 

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New Jersey National Guard- Amazing crowd today!

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Rich Adair and Maria Hamlin- CONGRATS!  “I Killed” raffle book winners!

Hello New Jersey National Guard!  I want to thank all you soldiers and airmen for your service and for the amazing reception you gave me today at the Timmerman Theater.  I felt honored and humbled by your standing ovation.  I hope you had some laughs and enjoyed a new approach to “mandatory training”.  The consists of over  9000 Guardsmen and is currently engaged in several worldwide and homeland missions. On the home front, the Guard is responsible for Homeland Security tasks in the State of New Jersey. Their mission is “To Provide Mission Ready Units, Equipment and Personnel to The Adjutant General of New Jersey and the United States Air Force.   

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Above: a couple pics of the Guard and the audience from today’s program.  76ers stadium and Eagles stadium on the way back to the PHL airport. 

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115th Fighter Wing- Wisconsin Air National Guard

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What an amazing crowd today at the 115th Fighter Wing Wingman day!!!!   Almost 1,000 strong gave an outstanding response and I was humbled by your standing ovation/appreciation. Special thanks to Vice Commander Peterson SMS Edart, LT Col Parker, Command Chief McKay, Chaplin Hyer and the great entertaining and educational performance by Team Truax! Also CONGRATS TO the 10 new Airmen who were sworn in by Colonel Peterson. A noble decision to those brave men and women, to serve their country !!!! The mission of the 115th FW is to deliver dominant combat and agile support domestic operations.  See pics from the program below!

“I Killed” raffle book winners: Michelle Fritz and Casey Filter- CONGRATS!

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Ft Hood- The ‘Great Place’ hosts Resiliency Day! Welcome my brother Sean to TX!

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Thursday raffle winners: Dante Sigears and Ashley Gonzales.  CONGRATS!
Friday’s two Palmer Theater winners: Amber Wells and David Jordan.  CONGRATS!! 

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Events today and for not only sharing some laughter but for bringing awareness to such a serious topic.  The Incredible Suicide Prevention Team at Ft Hood led by Sharon and supported by Kenya, Ronnie, Stephanie, Paula, and many others is one of the most efficient and caring in our Armed Forces.  Nicknamed the ‘Great Place’ , Ft Hood holds a special place in my heart and I am so honored to be invited back to be a part of your Resiliency Day!  Fort Hood is the Army’s Premier Installation to train and deploy heavy forces. It is also the only post in the United States capable of stationing and training two Armored Divisions.  It was an honor to serve you, and not only do I want to thank you personally, but my brother Sean felt like a Rock Star when you gave him such an amazing greeting center stage! All made possible by the kind heart of his sister in law, our sweet Melissa. :)  The two Palmer Theater shows are directly below.  The lower half photos are from yesterday in the gym.  Note: I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.  We had lighting and camera tech issues.  Oh well, you get the vibe ( I HOPE! )   
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BELOW are the gym pics from Thursday.   

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Ft Polk, LA… WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK! Raffle Winners below!

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CONGRATS to the following “I Killed” raffle book winners-
Wednesday Aug 24- SSG Bryan Durbin and SPC Chantel Smith.  
Thursday Aug 25 – Stephen Scott and Tori Marietta.  
Friday Aug 26- Cody Cryts and Maria Raya. 
Wednesday Aug 31- Pamela Jeffcoat and Dave Pribble.  
Tuesday Sep 6- Travis Ward and Benjamin Campbell. 

Wednesday Sep 7- Stephanie Arroyo-Reyes and Michael Miller (please text (702) 748-4305 to claim your book) 

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be here at Ft Polk!  It’s been several years since I have visited this installation and I am excited to be back!   In addition to training soldiers and growing leaders to deploy, fight, and win, Ft Polk provides a secure, thriving community for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Retirees, and their Families.  Thank you to SFC Cortes and Major Camphouse for working so HARD to bring my Comedy With A Four Star Message to the soldiers and civilians.  I know it took a lot of determination and effort but you did it and I am grateful!   I will be at the Bayou Theater on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (24, 25, 26 and 31 August and 6 September) at 0900 and 1100 and the Base Chapel on 7 Sept at 0900 and 1100 .  Come by and say hey…have some laughs…and enjoy a different approach to ‘training’.  

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Above: a couple pics of Ft Polk entry (old and new!) and a couple pics of me, SFC Warren and SFC Cortes from todays trainings. Thank you to CPT Rosa J. Outing for the photos.