Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Brian Boyer and Charlotte Simon!!
Today was an incredible experience getting to perform for some of our brightest lights at the Air Force Technical Assistance Command. Though I cannot delve into their mission and operations publicly they are masters at sniffing out dangerous threats to not only our country but the world.
Thank you not only to Colonels Hartmann and Bordner, Master Chief Gaines, Laura and Kathie but to the 300 awesome enlisted and civilian attendees today. A special shout out to the bleacher participants and wall-leaners who could not secure a seat in time. Your support and presence was acknowledged and appreciated!!!
The laughs were plenty today with this awesome group who stayed present and attentive throughout the show. We overcame the helicopter sound challenge and embraced the ‘Sound of Freedom’ with grace and understanding. Your responses today during and after the show will linger in my heart and soul. Hats off to AFTAC !!!!
Special thanks to Colonel Bordener for bestowing me with this honorable coin. It is truly appreciated and one of my favorite:)
Special acknowledgement for my good friend Marc O’Donnell back home in Las Vegas who turns 40 this week!! Though my personal mission calls me to Florida this week and I will miss your celebration, your character, honor and integrity are not overlooked and very appreciated. Happy Birthday my brother!
AFTAC is based at Patrick AFB and is an Air Force surveillance organization assigned to the Twenty-Fifth Air Force. Its mission is to monitor nuclear treaties of all applicable signatory countries. It is the sole organization in the federal government whose mission is to detect and report technical data from foreign nuclear explosions. Woah!
Thanks for coming out. Great job!!
Great message and great delivery, I will definitely recommend your program to all of military friends
This was the best “mandatory training” I have been to in over 16 years of service. Well done Sir, looking forward to seeing you down the road in the future!
I got to enjoy the Bernie experience at AFTAC today. And though the start was rough, the finish was strong. And no matter what, it was better than PowerPoint. Thanks for all you do!
Absolutely entertaining. I was one of the ones walking by saying, “man why is this Mandatory”. So glad I went. Thanks Bernie and the SAPR team.
In-your-face comedy with a powerful message from the heart of perseverance & hope – thanks for sharing your pain, wisdom & humor, Bernie!
Man, dis boy gud!!!!
First ! Great Program today. Thanks for sharing.
Bernie, yes, we had to be there. But, yes we liked it. Proud of you Bro
Love, love, love your message. God is definitely good! So glad you had the grace of God to live through all you have. Not just you, but your beautifully, strong mother. Bless you and your family.
Amazing show with a great message, thank you for coming out and for your testimony!
Bernie, what a show!
Thanks for coming and would love to see you at http://www.kingcenter.com/ some day. Check it out.
Great message, great story, hope we see you again.
Mr. McGrenahan, (you made the joke about last names. I disagree Sir, you deserve the honor) Thank you for turning today’s “mandatory fun” into an actual great time. It truly is a gift to be able to turn life’s toughest moments and the military’s cringe worthiest training into such an awesome experience.
I want to say thank you for your time and your story.
Enjoyed the comedy followed by your inspiring story.
Hi I was there!!!! It was great! Thank you for your time. It was a wonderful show.
Bernie – Really enjoyed your show! Great balance of a very important topic with humor and your personal stories.
Great job and thanks for supporting us. Safe travels!
You were the BEST Mandatory Training I’ve ever been to.
Thanks for stopping by. Your message is very powerful.
I think this training is a great way to reconfirm my desire to never touch alcohol. Thank you for sharing not only your comedy, but also your story. It is great to see how people can change for the better. We can all learn lessons from the lives of others.
I definitely enjoyed your show today! It’s always better when you get to take a break from the workday and refresh with a little comedy and some positive life reinforcement. Thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself with us. Safe travels and enjoy your family time when you get back to Vegas.
Bernie, thanks for coming to AFTAC! You were very funny and your testamony is powerful! Keep fighting the fight!
Awesome, inspiring, and the greatest approach to training a very delicate topic. I admit, I was hesitant to show up BUT glad I did! I would have been kicking myself if I wasn’t present. Thanks so much for your powerful deliverance!
Bernie was awesome! Kept me laughing from beginning to end and he was so personal. Glad he was able to come out, this was a great way to approach a sensitive topic. Keep spreading your message Bernie! ✌🏾
Attended the “training” today at AFTAC. Wasn’t thrilled to have to attend yet another “mandatory” training, but really enjoyed the comedy and message. It was well worth the time. Thank you.
Bernie: Loved your story, as well as the delivery. You are a true professional, thru & thru. Give your brother Shaun a big hug! He sounds like someone I’d enjoy meeting. Thanks for allowing us to stay awake & engaged. (except for Romeo, ha-ha!). Keep your convictions & keep trucking along my friend.
Awesome show! Loved how you mixed some comedy in with your life story that, while tragic in so many ways, was inspirational to see how far you’ve come!
Hello. Thank you for the the laughs and telling your story!
Thank you for the opportunity to hear your message today. For all the ways to accomplish this training, for me, this was the most visceral. Thanks for being so honest about your past and sharing with us your journey.
I loved your show. It was the best mandatory training I have ever attended. Thank you for having the courage to tell your very personal and impactful life story. I am confident that it will change many lives and may even save a few.
Favorite jokes: giving confirmation codes using words which have silent letters and that no one has a birthday.
Thank you for sharing the lessons you have learned.
Bernie, you absolutely killed it at AFTAC today. Not only are you one of the funniest comics I’ve heard, all the while keeping it clean, but the messages you transmitted connected to a cultural vibe that exists in our society and can take us down the wrong path. While some in the audience may have never found themselves in situations like yours, I am betting most (males anyway) have at some point in their lives, with some percentage drawn into it as a lifestyle. If you have reached just one person today, and prevented just one debasement or sexual assault, you have done well. The fact that you realized your own path was wrong and were able to reverse course is a testament to your strength. The fact that you are making telling your story to help others a career choice is as much service to our country as the military you entertain. Thank you for your service.
Dr. Dan DeForest, SES
Director, Strategic Integration
Thank you for coming out and sharing your story with us. It really is more fun than a power point…
Thanks for a great show! One of the best training days ever.
In all my days at AFTAC (since 1995) and my years with the SAPR Program (5), would I ever imagined such a response as the glowing remarks I have just read. You are truly a master of your craft and words cannot express the deep appreciation I have for how many lives your message touched. Thanks again for “making” our SAPR event so memorable