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Cigars and Sea Stories pis a raw conversation between veterans. Our intent is to add VALUE to the world while sharing the realities we face. We discuss relevant topics, interview prominent veterans and, share stories of war. Any Marine or FMF corpsmen can be a guest on the show, just shoot us an email and we’ll skype you in! Our goal is to empower veterans to act as a whole. Veterans, this is our country, let’s make it better by creating positive change, voting on issues that matter, raising awareness for a worthy cause and, speaking out against injustice.

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Cigars and Sea Stories pis a raw conversation between veterans. Our intent is to add VALUE to the world while sharing the realities we face. We discuss relevant topics, interview prominent veterans and, share stories of war. Any Marine or FMF corpsmen can be a guest on the show, just shoot us an email and we’ll skype you in! Our goal is to empower veterans to act as a whole. Veterans, this is our country, let’s make it better by creating positive change, voting on issues that matter, raising awareness for a worthy cause and, speaking out against injustice.

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By Eirik336 - May 15 2018
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Love the show, especially the episodes about random stuff like you stole my kill, or showers

Real value add right here

By Doc Loth - Feb 01 2018
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I listen to many podcasts and this one is a must listen.

iTunes Ratings

54 Ratings
Average Ratings
53
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1

Yuuuuuut

By Eirik336 - May 15 2018
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Love the show, especially the episodes about random stuff like you stole my kill, or showers

Real value add right here

By Doc Loth - Feb 01 2018
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I listen to many podcasts and this one is a must listen.
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Cigars and Sea Stories

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Cigars and Sea Stories pis a raw conversation between veterans. Our intent is to add VALUE to the world while sharing the realities we face. We discuss relevant topics, interview prominent veterans and, share stories of war. Any Marine or FMF corpsmen can be a guest on the show, just shoot us an email and we’ll skype you in! Our goal is to empower veterans to act as a whole. Veterans, this is our country, let’s make it better by creating positive change, voting on issues that matter, raising awareness for a worthy cause and, speaking out against injustice.

Rank #1: 138: Bootcamp, Marine Corps Recruit Training East and West

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories Bennett and Mike talk bootcamp, Marine Corps recruit training east and west. Marines are made on both sides of the country. Each recruit training depot poses unique challenges; east coast with it’s sand fleas and west coast with it’s hills. Recruits are trained in the exact same way. Both Parris Island and San Diego have graduated outstanding Marines. Still, Marines have a sibling rivalry when it comes to their bootcamp upbringing. “Hollywood Marines” have been catching s**t for wearing shades since the ‘80s. But, PI is the only spot you’ll find lady recruits in every company. Long stretches of beach sand marches, humps up the reaper, swamps and recon ridge -- whatever it takes to earn that eagle, globe and anchor. CORPS! Sponsored by Veteranslist.us - get 50% off a featured membership by using discount code CIGARSANDSEA Spartan Media - Veteran owned and operated We are a proud member of Heroes Media Group Heroes Media Group; a broadcasting platform dedicated to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. The Group is dedicated to providing education, entertainment and empowerment to: Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran, Retired, Military, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy. Their mission; To be the voice for all Community Heroes by bridging the gap between hero, citizen and the communities they protect, educate, and empower.  

Nov 15 2016

48mins

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Rank #2: 271: Boot Leave

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Every enlisted Marine, no matter their gender, MOS, active or reserve status, every enlisted Marine must complete recruit training in order to earn their own eagle globe and anchor. Men and women who’ve graduated from our military’s highest entrance exam know the rigors and trials that one faces, which is all the more reason why it’s so easy to go absolutely ape-s**t afterward.

Feb 27 2018

25mins

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Rank #3: Evan McMullin

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  On this special-edition episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Tim Parkhurst, Bennett Tanton, and Michael J. Penney interview presidential candidate Mr. Evan McMullin. He’s smart, down-to-earth, and speaks plainly about life. It’s a rare and interesting interview. On September 11th, 2001 Evan was in training at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He completed his training and repeatedly volunteered for overseas service in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, spearheading counterterrorism and intelligence operations in some of the most dangerous places on earth. Having completed his CIA service, in 2011, McMullin transitioned to the Investment Banking world, where he worked with companies in several industries to include; technology, energy, consumer goods, biotech, industrials and real estate on capital raising projects and mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, McMullin joined the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as a senior advisor and later became the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference. He declared his candidacy for President of the United States on August 8, 2016, saying “In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up. It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a better choice for President.” (original text; evanmcmullin.com) We hope you enjoy this one-off episode of Cigars and Sea Stories. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review the show now on iTunes, Stitcher, Player FM and wherever you like listening to podcasts.  

Sep 13 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #4: 293: Chad Lane, Marine Veteran, Advisor To Afghan Uniformed Police

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories Michael J. Penney is joined by fellow Marine Chad Lane. Chad and Mike served together in 1st Battalion 5th Marines as advisors to the Afghan Uniformed Police. They each have some fun and very unique stories to share. Enjoy this episode and share with your social media networks. We love hearing your comments. Your comments make the show better and improve the listening experience for everyone. Keep listening and sharing.

May 15 2018

31mins

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Rank #5: 287: Showering Is The Greatest Thing Ever!

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Bennett Tanton and Michael J. Penney are sharing tales of the simple satisfying bliss that is taking a hot steamy shower. We take it for granted, here in the United States of America, in a country with solid infrastructure and running water. It’s a simple task that is simply a necessity of life, right?

Apr 24 2018

34mins

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Rank #6: 234: Blood and Guts

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Blood and guts is the topic on this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories. Mike and Bennett are sharing stories from a life lived in combat. Mike recounts the fun times spent cleaning out the highback after running quick reaction force missions in Ramadi. When the wounded need transport, highback is their ride. Gunshots and shrapnel make a helluva mess when they rip through muscle, flesh and bone.

Oct 19 2017

47mins

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Rank #7: 157: School of Infantry

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike and Bennett are sharing sea stories from their time in the school of infantry. Bennett went to SOI east out on Camp Geiger in Lejeune. This was early 90s era when the school house was the next stop for all new Marines fresh out of recruit training. There are a few sea stories in this episode that start with, “we knew that sh!t would get us in trouble, but only if we got caught.” Those are the type of stories we like around here. Bennett and his buddies traveling out of bounds in a rented car. Barely making it to formation after a long weekend of debauchery. Mike spent his infantry training time out in Pendleton at SOI west. Taking the shuttle every weekend into to old town San Diego for a romp around the city finally winding up at the good night inn to sleep it off then do it all over again the next day. He bought a motorcycle while still in student status...dumb ass. Listen in to hear what the punishment was. Subscribe, rate and review the show now wherever podcasts are listened to. Share your sea stories with us via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cigarsandseastories/   Sponsored by Veteranslist.us - get 50% off a featured membership by using discount code CIGARSANDSEA Spartan Media - Veteran owned and operated   We are a proud member of Heroes Media Group Heroes Media Group; a broadcasting platform dedicated to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. The Group is dedicated to providing education, entertainment and empowerment to: Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran, Retired, Military, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy. Their mission; To be the voice for all Community Heroes by bridging the gap between hero, citizen and the communities they protect, educate, and empower.

Jan 19 2017

36mins

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Rank #8: 196: Anniversary Of Normandy Invasion June 6th 1944

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike and Bennett are discussing the invasion of Normandy to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day, June 6th, 1944. The invasion was supposed to take place days before, however rain and fog delayed the efforts of hundreds of thousands of allied troops. Finally, after long anticipation, the fog lifted and they travelled across the english channel in higgins boats ready to bring justice to the Nazis that were actively conquering Europe. What an awe inspiring sight it must have been. MG-42s rained down heavy volumes of fire from Nazi pill boxes. Shrapnel, rifle and pistol caliber projectiles, bangalores, bazookas, flame throwers, air assets, bombardments etc., the orchestrated chaos of war. This was the first time many of the landing troops had even seen combat. They new what it meant putting on a uniform and raising the flag in enemy territory. Putting an end to tyranny, slaughter, and oppression. It is through their selfless sacrifice that freedom prevailed. A true testament of our human spirit. We are truly grateful for those brave souls who faced the enemy and ultimately prevailed. Thank you for your sacrifice through service.  CIGARANDSEASTORIES.COM/5P Follow us on Facebook @CIGARSANDSEA Sponsored by Veteranslist.us - get 50% off a featured membership by using discount code CIGARSANDSEA Spartan Media - Veteran owned and operated We are a proud member of Heroes Media Group Heroes Media Group; a broadcasting platform dedicated to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. The Group is dedicated to providing education, entertainment and empowerment to: Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran, Retired, Military, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy. Their mission; To be the voice for all Community Heroes by bridging the gap between hero, citizen and the communities they protect, educate, and empower.  

Jun 08 2017

44mins

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Rank #9: 240: Life In The Grunts And The Intelligent People You Meet

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In order to be successful many moving parts need to work in harmony. Different occupational specialities need to understand how to use each other's assets and how to request support based on a situation. It’s up to the grunt in the field to know and understand how the assets available to him can work to support his mission and employ them effectively to achieve success. The era of the dumb grunt is over.

Nov 09 2017

53mins

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Rank #10: 259: How To Get Taken Advantage of Outside of A Military Base

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On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Mike and Bennett are discussing the best ways to get taken advantage of right outside the main gate. The area right outside of a military base is sure to have no shortage of strip clubs, pawn shops, tattoo studios and used car lots. For years low life scum have plagued military towns preying on service members. They’re the ones who run payday loan places and sell C.L.E.P. books.

Jan 16 2018

37mins

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