724 STG: Insight Thru Experience Podcast

By sof724stg

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Government

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 11
Reviews: 0

Description

This podcast brings in the experience from our operators, combat mission supporters, and our Human Performance Optimization staff in order to reveal what life is like inside the most specialized Special Tactics organization in the Air Force.

Episode Date
S2 E#10: Interview w/ Riley, Kyle, and Brandon from our Medical Section
55:49

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are talking with three of our medical professionals: Riley (Group Surgeon), Kyle (Medical Ops), and Brandon (IDMT).

In this episode, we talk about everything from how the medical section is organized, to how they support the unit members, and many other revealing topics centered around treatment, teaching, and training the force inside the 724 STG.

Timeline:

1:00 Intros

3:35 Why did you decide to come to the 724 STG?

8:50 Describe the task organization of Medical inside the 724 STG.

11:30 What do your daily battle rhythms look like?

18:30 Describe the most badass medical scenario you have been apart of during training

20:10 What are the opportunities available to the medical staff here that do not exist at a traditional medical assignment?

29:00 What are you looking for in the medical people we hire and what should people expect when coming to your A&S?

33:00 What should new medical hires expect when coming in and integrating with the operators?

42:35 Describe a day when you made a huge difference in the lives of people in the 724 STG

48:45 Each of you gets 30 sec to brag on someone/something in the Medical realm

53:00 Why should every AF medical professional choose to come to the 724 STG at some point in their career? Visit us online at

https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/724STG

Jun 30, 2020
S2 E9: Interview w/ the Psych Squad
54:17

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are talking with Lauren (Clinical Psych), Amy (Clinical Social Worker), Maria (Clinical Social Worker), and Megan (Peer Network Coordinator). Such a pleasure to talk to these professional ladies and hear how they are making a huge difference in the lives of our unit members and their families.

For those looking at where their next assignment will be, this week's podcast is just another example of the opportunities and support that exist here at the 724 STG.

Timeline:

2:05 Intros

3:50 Diggin in deeper on each of their specialties

8:20 How has the integration been with the operators since you arrived?

15:00 How has your experience with being married to a military spouse affected your ability to do your job here?

17:50 What are some of the common stressors you deal with in your daily duties

20:10 What are some best practices that the Psych Squad is implementing to keep the 724 healthy?

28:05 What is the HPO Team doing in the face of COVID-19 to keep the organization focused and healthy?

29:50 Describe a day at work when you got to do something special in your role

36:25 Why should spouses want to come to the 724?

40:10 What are some things you are working on to help the 724 STG move forward?

43:50 Each of you gets 30 sec to brag on someone/something in the HPO realm

48:15 What is one piece of advice you would give spouses as they PCS here, or are thinking about making the 724 STG a future assignment?

 

Visit us online at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/724STG

Jun 16, 2020
S2 E8: Spouse Interview w/ Three Unit Spouses (Rachel, Lauren, and Sarah)
55:33

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are talking with Rachel, Lauren, and Sarah.

These ladies are spouses of unit operators and share their experiences on what life is like when married to a 724 STG operator. Tons of great info in this podcast for those inbound for an assignment, and those considering a future move to the 724 STG.

Timeline:

2:10 Intros

3:45 How has your time been during your assignment here?

6:45 How do you deal with the fast pace of the unit?

14:10 What are some positives you would want to make families aware of when it comes to the family support structure at the unit?

18:45 Discussion on the local area and where to live

27:30 What has been the hardest thing to adjust to and how have you dealt with it?

36:45 What are some reasons you should want to come to the 724?

41:15 Who may struggle with an assignment here?

48:55 What advice would you give both the incoming spouses and the spouses thinking about an assignment here?

 

Visit us online at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/724STG

 

 

 

 

Jun 09, 2020
S2 E7: Interview with TSgt Chris C. Discussing the Religious Affairs Role Inside the 724 STG
35:15

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we interview Chris C. discussing the realities of Religious Affairs inside of SOF, and how they integrate effectively inside the 724 STG to help keep the organization and its families both healthy and resilient. 

Timeline:

2:15 - Guest intros

4:15 - How did you end cross-training into Religious Affairs?

9:30 - How did you find out about the 724 STG?

10:40 - Chris explains the Chaplain/Religious Affairs footprint inside the 724

13:45 - Chris's responsibilities in his Religious Affairs role here

16:10 - What feedback have you received from those you serve?

19:00 - Explain the flexibility you have here in your role

21:45 - Why do you think the 724 may be a good opportunity for other Religious Affairs Airmen?

23:35 - What traits do you think is critical for your role here?

26:30 - What are some things applicants should expect during our Assessment and Selection process?

29:35 - What can incoming families look forward to from the Chaplain Corps as they settle into the organization

33:00 - Closing out the podcast

Visit us online at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/724STG/

Jun 02, 2020
S2 E6: Interview with our Cyber (3D) Experts
01:00:28

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we interview two of our Cyber (3D) professionals as they reveal what life is like inside the organization and why 3Ds should make the 724 STG a future career goal.

 

Timeline:

    • 2:15 - Guest intros
    • 10:45 - Describe your prior assignment experiences
    • 17:00 - How did you find out about the 724 STG?
    • 24:00 - Balancing outside life with an assignment at the 724 STG
    • 28:35 - Describing the assessment and selection experience
    • 33:25 - What advice would you give to those prepping for assessment?
    • 36:10 - David explains 3D footprint inside the unit
    • 40:35 - Describing the on-boarding experience
    • 45:10 - Tyler explains his experience in the Special Tactics Comms Course
    • 51:25 - Daily life as a 3D in the Group
    • 57:50 - Why should other 3Ds want to come to the 724 STG?

Visit us at 724STG Website

May 19, 2020
S2 E5 pt2: Interview (part II) with Our Human Performance Experts
49:01

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we bring you part two of a two-part series with members of our Human Performance Optimization (HPO) team.

Visit us at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/724STG/

May 05, 2020
S2 E5 pt1: Interview with our Human Performance Experts
46:56

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we bring you part one of a two-part series with members of our Human Performance Optimization (HPO) team.

Visit us at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af

Apr 28, 2020
S2 E4: Interview with CCT Seth S. & PJ Drew B.
55:52

This week we sat down with two operators that just graduated from our Operator Training Course (OTC) to gain their perspectives on how to be successful in both Selection and OTC.

If you are a Special Warfare operator, or a motivated Combat Mission Supporter, visit our website to learn how to join this elite organization. 

https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af...

Apr 22, 2020
S2 E3: Interview with Troop Commander Capt Mitch T.
01:04:24

This week we interviewed Capt Mitch T. who is a Special Tactics Officer currently serving as a Troop Commander in our organization. Mitch recently graduated from our Operator Training Course (OTC) and offers some great perspectives on how to prepare for both Selection and OTC.

 

Apr 21, 2020
S2 E2: Interview with Combat Rescue Officer Capt Nick S.
48:50

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we interviewed Capt Nick S. who is a Combat Rescue Officer serving at a Rescue Squadron here in the U.S. Nick is the first officer we have interviewed and his experience is a good guide for all those coming behind him to our A&S process.

Appreciate all of you tuning in to another Insight Thru Experience Podcast!

Apr 05, 2020
S2 E1: Interview with TACP SSgt Billy G.
52:13

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are bringing you time with SSgt Billy G., a TACP who is currently serving inside the Fires Shop at the 724 STG, and who just successfully navigated and was selected during the last operator A&S.

Billy is extremely well-spoken and I think you will be as motivated as I was after listening to his thoughts. Appreciate all of you tuning in to another Insight Thru Experience Podcast!

Visit us at https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af...

Mar 25, 2020
S1 E8: Interview with PJ Connor W.
35:22

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are bringing you time with Pararescueman Connor W., who recently graduated OTC and shares his experience about his journey through selection and OTC. Appreciate all of you tuning in to another Insight Thru Experience Podcast!

 

Visit us at 724STG Website

Sep 20, 2019
S1 E7: Interview with Sports Psych Dr. Ben Wellborn
50:33

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are bringing you time with our Sports Psychologist Dr. Ben Wellborn. His insights into the mental performance world can help those preparing for something as challenging as our operator selection, or something as simple as increasing your daily performance in life. Appreciate all of you tuning in to another Insight Thru Experience Podcast!

 

Visit us at 724STG Website

Sep 13, 2019
S1 E6: The Traits We Value in Those We Hire
18:30

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are bringing you a compilation of valuable insights from some 724 STG operators. We are focused on the traits our organization values in those that serve here. 

The 3 traits we tackle this week:

    • 1. Critical Thinking (Now Problem solving)
    • 2. Demonstrating effort (Now Drive)
    • 3. Interpersonal Effectiveness

Visit us at 724STG Website

Sep 06, 2019
S1 E5: Interview with PJ Josh T.
39:28

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week, we interviewed Pararescueman (PJ) Josh T. who answers the questions that will help operators prime themselves for our selection process and our Operator Training Course. His energy and motivation have stood out since I first met him at the dark crossroads at 0230 on Day 1 of our selection. He has proven that hard work and being able to turn critical feedback into fuel are a few of the keys to unlock peak performance. Enjoy this episode with Josh. He is enjoyable to listen to.

 

Timeline:

    • 2:12 - Josh's path to the Air Force and Pararescue
    • 4:10 - Why the 724 STG?
    • 6:05 - Josh answers the question "When should you apply for selection?" and what are they looking for?
    • 7:45 - The selection reporting instructions and how Josh prepared for selection
    • 12:00 - If you knew what you know now, how would you prepare for selection differently from what you did before?
    • 13:30 - How to recover from mistakes
    • 15:30 - What did success look like in selection?
    • 19:25 - How did you prepare for OTC?
    • 28:30 - Common theme to guys who struggle in OTC
    • 29:50 - Experience with the OTC cadre
    • 33:48 - What advice would you give guys in OTC?

Visit us at 724STG Website

Aug 30, 2019
S1 E4: Interview with Strength Coach Evan Krening
34:29

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week, we interviewed Strength Coach Evan Krening who offers some valuable advice on operator selection and OTC. His background as an athletic trainer gives him a deeper understanding of the human-machine and what it takes to both prepare it for extreme output, and prevent injury through the application of a smart training and recovery regimen.

    • 2:05 - Evan's background; the difference between an AT and a PT
    • 6:05 - Tactical Athletes
    • 11:10 - Selection
    • 20:40 - OTC
    • 30:37 - Evan's daily battle-rhythm
    • 33:08 - Podcast Wrap up

Visit us at 724STG Website

Aug 18, 2019
S1 E3: Operator Selection Thoughts from 724 STG Operators
25:24

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week we are bringing you a compilation of valuable insights from some 724 STG operators. We are focused solely on selection this week and they will be answering 3 questions:

    • 1. When should guys apply for selection?
    • 2. What was the selection experience like for you?
    • 3. What are some tips for the guys coming to selection in the future?

    Visit us at 724STG Website

Aug 15, 2019
S1 E2: Interview with Operational Psych Barb T.
29:10

Welcome to the Insight Thru Experience Podcast. This week, we interviewed Dr. Thompson who offers her thoughts on OTC, how to prepare for operator selection and some helpful tips for spouses.

Timeline:

  • 2:10 - Dr. T Introduction and role as a Performance Psych
  • 4:40 - Peak Performance Course
  • 7:50 - OTC Thoughts
  • 14:20 - Selection Thoughts and Tips
  • 23:18 - Spouse Thoughts and Advice
  • 28:30 - Podcast Wrap up
Aug 05, 2019
S1 E1: Interview with CCT Steven S.
48:57

Welcome to our inaugural Insight Thru Experience Podcast.  This week we are interviewing Combat Controller Steven S. He just graduated our OTC in May, and shares some of his insight and experiences from the perspective of the guy who finished #1 in his OTC class.

Timeline:

    • 2:00 - Introduction and background
    • 6:00 - Assignment at 23 STS. Why the 724 STG?
    • 9:20 - Selection thoughts and tips
    • 24:15 - OTC thoughts and tips
    • 31:00 - Experience with the Cadre
    • 37:00 - Tips for balancing work/family during OTC
    • 41:05 - POTFF thoughts and examples
    • 45:00 - Final thoughts and tips for those coming to OTC

Visit us at 724STG Website

Aug 03, 2019