Happy New Year!! 1st stop: Camp Lemonnier Djibouti, Africa!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Matthew Struck, Amy Smith and Darren Drake!!

I want to thank all the sailors, marines, soldiers, airmen, reserve and guard  who attended the two shows yesterday at the MWR 11th Degree theater. Hearing your laughter and feeling your grace as I shared my life’s journey was a once in a lifetime experience .  Camp Lemonnier gave me a smidgen of the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for our country, as well as the civilians and contractors working on location.  This camp is close in proximity to many dangerous regions, and being with our troops who brave these areas gave me great inspiration and insight into what truly is taking place in this world.  They live with only bare necessities, complain little, and show up every day to make a difference. To all of my family and friends back home in the United States, we should be ever so grateful for the lives we live on a daily basis.  The streets of Djibouti are adorned with strife and poverty.  It seemed surreal. May we all count our blessings and look forward to the day our men and women return home.  Thank you Naval Fleet Forces for making this tour possible.

Camp Lemonnier entrance  Camp Lemonnier medal    Djibouti 1 Djibouti 3 base Djibouti 4 base Djibouti 5 base Djibouti 6 airplane Djibouti 7 airport sign Djibouti 2 Marie Eric Djibouti 8 school soccer teamDjibouti after show B with sailors Djibouti Bernie on stage 2 Djibouti Bernie on stage Djibouti meet and greet 2 Djibouti meet and greet Djibouti sailors  Djibouti Bernie stage 2 Djibouti Bernie stage Chaplain Richard Ryan from Norfolk departing Djibouti

Above: a couple internet pics of Camp Lemonnier , pictures I took while exploring the base, the JIB airport and some pictures from time spent walking around Djibouti on Monday.  Pictures from Tuesdays trainings (me and the sailors before during and after each training). Me and Chaplain Richard Ryan from Norfolk departing Djibouti.

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POINT LOMA- A truly outstanding day!

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“I Killed” raffle book winners- Valerie Fundling and Adam Springsteen- CONGRATS!!!

What a day I had at Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare  Training Center on day #2 of my San Diego trip.  You sailors were AWESOME!  What a treat to spend the day with you guys.   I hope you enjoyed yourselves and took some life lessons home with you.  See pics from today’s program below. Thank you again to Jim Queen, Miles Murray and OPNAV for having me here and for always taking such great care of me.  

NASWB Point Loma   FASWTC 2  Pt Loma Bernie stage 1 Pt Loma sailors during program

   Pt Loma Stage 1 Pt Loma meet greet Pt Loma postshow

Above: A couple pics of FASWTC.  Pics of me and Jim Queen and Miles Murray – Two great Naval leaders and friends! Pics from today’s programs. (Thanks Jim Queen for the pics!)

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NB Coronado / MCAS Miramar- “Comedy With a Four-Star Message” arrives in “America’s Finest City”

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I had two great crowds today here in ‘America’s Finest City’…..SAN DIEGO, where I delivered my ‘Comedy With a Four-Star Message’ program to Naval Base Coronado and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.    Thank you to all you sailors, marines and civilians from North Island and Miramar Castle Grey School for your warm welcome and response.  Hopefully you had some laughs and left the program(s) with something to think about before heading into your Thanksgiving holiday.  See pics from today’s programs below.  

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners for Miramar Castle Grey School- Daniel Zeiger and Jerry Palka!! 

NB Coronado MCAS Miramar 1 San Diego Jim Queen Miles Murray San Diego Skyline

  North Island stage NB Coronado postshow 2 NB Coronado postshow 3 NB Coronado  

 MCAS Miramar 2 MCAS Miramar 3  MCAS Miramar Selfie with Sailors

 Above: Pics of me and Jim Queen and Miles Murray – Two great Naval leaders and friends! Pics from today’s programs (during and post show pics with sailors) Selfie with Sailors!

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NNPTC / JB Charleston – “Comedy With A Four Star Message” is back!

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I was honored to be back in South Carolina, where the people’s hearts and resilience we’ve witnessed this last year have been unparalleled.      Yesterday’s  programs at NNPTC’s Bowman Center and JB Charleston were awesome with all of the sailors, airmen and civilians in attendance.  Thanks for all the love!! See pics from the NNPTC training below.  NNPTC’s mission is to prepare safe and trusted Naval nuclear operators ready for follow on prototype training and, ultimately service in the fleet.   The mission of Joint Base Charleston is  to provide globally ready forces and installation support.   Thank you to Dan Burley for all of your fine hospitality and bringing me here!! 

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners:

from NNPTC: Rebekah Piccolo and Kyle Rosencranz!! 

From JB Charleston: Kyle Payne, Matenoa Taufa and Bernie Allemeier!!

JB Charleston NNPTC Pre show NNPTC Sailors & Civilians NNPTC Post Show Sailors

NNPTC Chief Martin & Sailors Charleston stage close JB Charleston laughter JB Charleston stage far

Above: Pics from the morning’s training at NNPTC (pre and post program of me, the sailors and civilians and Chief Martin!).  Pics from the JB Charleston program in the afternoon. JB Charleston pics courtesy of A1C Charlton. 

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Veteran’s Day- Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!

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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!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

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

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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Naval Station Norfolk- supporting the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet!

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It was a great day at Naval Station Norfolk!!  Thank you to all the sailors, staff and civilians who came to building C-9 today.   I love you guys!! Hopefully you had a few laughs and left the theater with something to think about.  Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s LARGEST naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars, and houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.   Man, this place is MASSIVE!! Naval Station Norfolk supports the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet, providing facilities and services to enable mission accomplishment.  Thank you to Marie Parker and the SAPR / Fleet Forces staff for bringing me here.   See pics from the training below!

Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners from text survey: LTJG Patrick Foster, LT Jody L Brown and EM2(SW) Sherey Garcia!! 

Naval Station Norfolk          NS Norfolk 2 NS Norfolk stage

NS Norfolk postshow meet greet 2 NS Norfolk stage 2 NS Norfolk postshow  

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McAlester AAP- What an amazing day!!

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What an honor it was to be invited here to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant!!  Thank you to all who attended and gave me such a wonderful welcome and response.  And a big thank you to Debbie White, the Audiovisual team, Public Affairs Team, Col Herron and the EAP staff for your outstanding hospitality!!   See pic of all of us below.  (MCAAP) is a weapons manufacturing facility whose mission is to produce and renovate conventional ammunition and ammunition related components. The plant stores war reserve and training ammunition. McAlester performs manufacturing, industrial engineering and production product assurance. The plant also receives, demilitarizes and disposes of conventional ammunition components. 

CONGRATS TO “I KILLED” RAFFLE BOOK WINNERS:  BRYAN SMITH AND CAROLYN BENNETT!!

   McAlester AAP logo     McAlester Debbie and EAP staff 2 McAlester AAP Audio tech team and Public Affairs

 McAlester AAP Col Herron McAlester AAP entrance

Above: a couple photos of MCAAP.  Me, Debbie White and the EAP staff, The Audiovisual Staff and Public Affairs team, Col Herron addressing the audience before the training!

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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!

JANUARY 2015
15- Joint Base Charleston-Gary Grove and Jonathan Blount- prize contact info sent Jan 16
26th- USAG Yongsan Japan- Aaron Byers- mailed Jan 30
28th- Chinhae Naval Forces Japan- Scott Bryson- prize contact info sent Jan 29
30th- Yokosuka Japan- Brandon DaCosta & Valentina Collas- prize contact info sent Jan 31

FEBRUARY 2015
3- NAF Atsugi, Japan- Jerry Gramling- prize contact info sent Feb 5

APRIL 2015
1- NAVSTA Norfolk – Norman Kristy and Diana Stacy- prize contact info sent Apr 2
7- JB Lewis-McChord- Bradley Wagner and Katherine Dunten- prize contact info sent Apr 8
23- Naval Station San Diego- Frank Guerra – awaiting mailing address
28- Ft Bliss, TX- Felicia Kattes and Allen Keskinen – book sent to Felicia May 5/ awaiting Allen info

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

Congratulations from The HAPPY HOUR Comedy with a Message staff!

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

NAS Lemoore- the Navy’s newest & largest Master Jet Base! Show raffle winners below!!

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Congrats to show raffle winners: Robert Buschman, Alma Loza, MA1 Tony Vuono and Airman Garcia Kenel!!!  I had such a great morning with all of you at NAS Lemoore!! I hope I brought a little extra fun to your Monday morning and left you feeling good about this different form of “training”. NAS Lemoore’s primary mission is to support the U.S. Pacific Fleet and its mission to train, man, and equip West Coast Fighter Squadrons so they may be ready to do the nation’s business anywhere in the world.  NAS Lemoore averages approximately 210,000 flight operations annually making it one of the Navy’s busiest airfields.  It is also the Navy’s newest and largest Master Jet Base.  Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, along with its associated squadrons, is home ported here.  Thank you to CMC Cahill and LCDR Bowens for all of your help and for hosting me and my “Comedy With A Four-Star” message program. 

NAS Lemoore 080630-F-1689G-020 141026-N-UH865-054 Sean Horse 

Scott, you are missed brother

Scott, you are missed brother

Above: a couple photos of NAS Lemoore.  Right: me on stage , my special brother Sean with my friend’s horse and my brother Scott.

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