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#StillServing: The VFW Podcast

Apr 28, 2021

During this episode of the Still Serving Podcast, Host Rob Couture shares news and information you can use to get motivated and get healthy. Dr. Jane Kim is the Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine for the National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Veterans Administration. She comes armed with all the information you need to know about the VA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Executive Director and Founder of Team Red, White, & Blue, Mike Erwin, is joined by VFW Director of Programs, Lynn Rolf, to discuss the newly created partnership between the two organizations and how we veterans can use it to enhance our wellness efforts.

Then, SEAC (Retired) John Wayne Troxell shares how his role as a fitness advocate, motivational speaker, consultant, and brand ambassador for multiple health and fitness organizations promotes healthy, nutritious initiatives. To wrap things up, Post Commander for VFW Post 7916, Jeff Lett, describes how his post became the #StillServing Post of the Month.


Chief Consultant for Preventative Medicine VA, Dr. Jane Kim —


  • What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination program at the VA. [2:25]

  • Reactions and possible side effects from the vaccines. [6:02]

  • Can fully vaccinated people transmit COVID-19 to friends or family? [9:32]


Founder Team Red, White, & Blue, Mike Erwin, and VFW’s Director of Programs, Lynn Rolf —


  • Why Mike created Team Red, White, & Blue. [15:54]

  • Lynn reflects on his fitness journey and how the joint effort of the VFW and Team R, W, & B to help veterans stay healthy. [19:25]

  • Physical, mental, and emotional accountability is a key factor in Team Red, White, and Blue’s program. [26:43]

  • The benefits of the partnership between Team R, W, & B offers VFW members. [29:20]

  • Marching orders is a simple way veterans can get moving toward better health. [31:23]


SEAC (Retired) John Wayne Troxell —


  • John designed the PME Hard program to be a foundation for resiliency for troops in harsh conditions. [36:42]

  • The challenging, non-traditional motivation techniques John integrated into his PT routines. [43:48]

  • Why nutrition is the most important way for veterans to be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. [48:31]

  • John promotes “better for you” choices by partnering with private companies that provide military services. [53:14]

  • Why physical fitness is vitally important to a healthy retirement. [1:04:27]

  • John has two podcasts The Ron & John Show and Leader Talk. [1:10:46]


#StillServing Post Commander VFW Post 7916, Jeff Lett —


  • Jeff describes how he is #StillServing and how VFW Post 7916 thrives in the community. [1:17:36]

  • Post 7916 was voted Post of the Month based on the good deeds done by its members. [1:23:13]



For more information or continue the conversation, please visit:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Website

VFW Podcast Page

@VFWHQ on Twitter

VFW on Facebook

VFW Unmet Needs Program

Call 1-888-JOIN-VFW

Text “NEEDS” to 20222 to donate to the Unmet Needs Program

Todays VFW Share Your #StillServing Story

VA COVID-19 Vaccine Website

Team Red, White, & Blue Website

The Ron and John Show Podcast

Leader Talk FB Live Podcast