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  • It is safe to say that I have wandered a bit. I served in the military, flew some jets, jumped out of most, climbed mountains (I jumped off of them too), taught fitness, owned a gym, and have spent the last few years speaking to organizations and leaders. It has been a journey, and in all honesty, I have no idea where it is going. I seek the things that make me uncomfortable. I move towards things that scare me. I think you should too
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  • Oct 3 2022

    Alan C. Mack joined the Army upon graduating High School. His desire to see the world as a US Army helicopter mechanic took him to the Republic of Korea, West Texas, and the Federal Republic of Germany before attending Warrant Officer flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The nearly year-long flight school yielded a UH-1H, Huey, and CH-47D, Chinook, aircraft qualification before his first pilot assignment in Savannah, Georgia. He arrived in time to progress with his new unit as a copilot in Operation Desert Shield. Then, several months later, he flew combat missions in the lead aircraft penetrating deep into Iraq.

    Upon his return to the United States, he quickly achieved the status of Pilot-in-command and eventually assumed the coveted role of Night Vision Goggle Unit Trainer. The NVG UT position is a precursor to flying as an Instructor Pilot (IP). Another assignment to the Republic of Korea was in store for Alan before attending the CH-47 Instructor Pilot course at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

    The call to adventure was persuasive, drawing Alan into the special operations community as an MH-47 pilot, where he served for nearly 17 years at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (TF-160th). He carried in the Horse Soldiers in 2001, Navy SEAL Neil Roberts fell from his helicopter when he was shot down during Operation Anaconda, he was the overall flight lead for Operation Earned Respect (the recovery of fallen from Operation Redwings, and the rescue of Marcus Luttrel), among many other missions.

    CW5 Alan C. Mack is a Master Aviator with more than 6700 hours of flight time, of which over 3200 hours were flown with Night Vision Goggles.

    Alan C. Mack’s awards include • Legion of Merit • 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses • 3 Bronze Star Medals • 3 Meritorious Service Medals • 10 Air Medals; one with Valor device, Combat Action Badge, and the Army Broken Wing award.

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  • Sep 30 2022

    Rapid Fire Q and A to finish off the week:

    1.  Should I develop empathy for miserable and unhealthy people

    2.  My wife is a teacher and does not deserve the treatment she receives, when should I tell her enough is enough

    3.  My girlfriend's mom won't stop talking shit about me, what should I do 

    4.  Thoughts on motorcycle safety courses and riding in general 

    Enjoy

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  • Sep 26 2022

    Greg Anderson was a Law Enforcement Officer for the Port of Seattle Police Department. He posted an 8-minute video to his personal Instagram page in which he called for his fellow Law Enforcement Officers to consider the impacts of their actions on public trust, and the legality/constitutionality of enforcing strict pandemic/quarantine measures, an act for which he was eventually terminated. 

    Greg is a veteran of the United States Army where he served as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Post military he worked overseas as a contractor for Triple Canopy before joining the US Marshal Service, then as a Police Officer in Los Angeles, and eventually as an officer at the Port of Seattle in Washington. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and the owner of Electric Jiu Jitsu North in Lake Stevens.

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    2 hrs and 27 mins

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Great podcast

Throughly enjoy the perspective and background of the host. Keep it going man, thank you!

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LOVE this podcast!!

Amazing outlook on life and interesting to listen too. Something both me and my husband enjoy listening to.

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It's worth your time.

Cleared Hot became one of my favorite podcasts almost as soon as I started listening to it. Andy Stumpf has a refreshing perspective on things you might not expect at first glance. Informative guests and topics, but never an episode that doesn't earn me sideways "tf is wrong with that guy" glances as I'm bent over laughing with my earbuds in.

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This podcast is rad!!!

This is great listening for any and all occasions. Andy has a unique perspective encased in a humorous delivery that will keep you laughing or saying “oh shit”. Give it a listen, enjoy.
You’re welcome 🤙🏻

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Andy Brings a Unique Perspective

With his diverse background and insane life experience, Andy helps navigate the way through this shitshow we call life in a very entertaining manner. While not an expert on anything (right, Andy?) he still knows a lot and delivers it in a fun manner. Highly recommend this podcast!

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  • Mr Paul B
  • 01-30-22

Cleared hot podcast is amazing

For some time I've followed Andy and the cleared hot channel on YouTube. Now the series is available on here its going to make my commute to work far more interesting. Andy has some fantastic and interesting guests as well as some of his own equally interesting stories as a tier one operator. We'll worth a listen!

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  • Thim Holmgren
  • 07-30-21

One of my favorite podcasts out there right now

Cleared Hot is a podcast that's currently available in two different formats; Monday we get a longer, interview-style podcast with a guest, and Friday we get 'Full Auto Friday' which is a shorter format where Andy answers questions (5-6 of them) with a time limit of 5 minutes per question. Questions range from relationship problems, motivation, and Andy's thoughts on current political and military events. Andy is a humble, funny individual with a really healthy dose of self-awareness. He'll tell you when he doesn't know something, straight up.

Host that offers a laid-back, welcoming, and friendly 'interview' environment.

Interesting and diverse guests ranging from former colleagues in the SEAL teams, and other military branches to civilians working with crushing human trafficking.

An open and honest conversation with a (for me) perfect blend of serious talk and jokes.

If you're like me and really enjoy listening to stories, experiences, and thoughts about military life, hunting, kicking evil peoples' asses and some immature humor you're going to love Andy's show.

Personal favorite episodes:
167 - Kyle Carpenter
157 - Evan Hafer & Trevor Thompson
125 - Mike Glover (seriously, listen to this.)
45 - Jessica Lynch