Entries by Sheri Oberhelman

Financial Freedom – Part 1

This webinar recording is the first installment of the “Financial Freedom” FOCUS Online webinars. This FOCUS Online session was originally conducted on Oct 5, 2016.  The presenter, Nathan Laupp, is an OIF marine, certified financial adviser, and conducts the “Money” session at FOCUS camps. His experience in the Marine Corps, and as a civilian struggling with […]

Jason Blakemore

Speaker, VA Resources Jason has worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs since 2012.  Prior to his current VSOC position he worked for seven years as a Veteran Service Officer for the VFW.  Jason served in the United States Army as a Forward Observer with the 101st Airborne and was wounded in Iraq in 2003.  […]

Nick Popaditch

Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret) Motivational Speaker Gunny Nick Popaditch was made famous in an AP photo on April 9, 2003 as “The Cigar Smoking Marine” while he sat in the turret of his tank in front of the Sadam Hussein statue as it was about to be pulled down by the people of Iraq with […]

Nathan Laupp

Speaker, Financial Planner Nathan joined the Marine Corps at 17 years old, and entered boot camp in September of 2001. A combat veteran, he served two tours of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his exit from the Marine Corps, Nathan utilized the GI Bill becoming the first in his family to go to college […]

FOCUS On “22”

Any of our veterans today know the significance of “22”. However, many outside of our veterans community may not. “22” is a very sad and heart rendering statistic.  It represents the number of combat veterans each and every day that fail to cope with the invisible wounds of war and succumb by taking their own lives. […]

LCpl Jerry Ferren, KIA Feb 10, 1968 Khe Sahn RVN

Posted by Merlin Clayton, June 17, 2013 LCpl Ferren was a crew chief on an ill-fated KC-130 making a critical resupply run to the Marines at Khe Sahn in Feb 1968.  The NVA had the runway bracketed with arty and rockets making any aircraft, especially fixed-wing, touchdowns a suicide mission.  On this day of February 10th, 1968 the KC-130 […]

Sgt. Charles J. Stockhausen

    My War Memories Charles Julius Stockhausen Saint Louis Missouri September 2007   5th   MARINE DIVISION   It was sixty four years ago – September 27th , 1943. I had just been sworn into the United States Marine Corps . We were located inside the Federal Building , downtown St. Louis, Missouri . There […]

A Marines Guide to a Successful Transition

A Marine’s Guide To The 5 Phases Of A Successful Transition By Dave Smith, USMC Here are the five stages of transition for those veterans who may not acclimate to the civilian world right away. The transition out of the military seems to come in a few important stages. Getting started and being willing to […]