About Comedy is the Cure

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Bernie McGrenahan is a stand-up comedian touring the globe to personally thank our resilient Military service members, civilians and dependents for their service to our nation!  His original Comedy ‘With a Message’ program is the #1 ranked risk-reduction and prevention program in the country and has been presented at over 300 military bases world-wide.  Created in 1995 ‘Comedy is the Cure‘ applauds our military for staying mentally and physically fit during times of challenge.  This news media followed tour a combination of his stand-up comedy material followed by his personal life experiences of destructive behaviour. .  Bernie’s ‘personal and inspirational testimony‘ is the key factor to ‘Comedy is the Cure’s’ overwhelming impact and response, delivering tools and information to keep our units strong!  This is a program of the heart! A tale of one person’s willingness to admit his shortcomings, the courage to ‘ask for help’ and the resilience to ‘make a change’!  This sole-source program targets: RESILIENCY, SAFETY, BYSTANDER INTERVENTION & RESPECT!  ‘Comedy “With a Message’ is reducing destructive behaviors and saving lives! Empower your work force to be mentally fit and prepared for duty!  For more, please click here to read Bernie’s BIO


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Naval Nuclear Power Training Command – Expanding the Advantage!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Taylor Cutshaw, Samuel Rosales and Josh Squire!  (please email melissa@comedyisthecure.com for instructions on how to claim your prize!)

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Friday’s journey took me over to Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek.  NNPTC’s mission is to prepare safe and trusted Naval nuclear operators ready for follow on prototype training and, ultimately, service in the Fleet.   Thank you Chief Haigler for making it possible to bring my program here.  See pics from today’s training above (pics courtesy of Chief Haigler)

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Joint Base Charleston- Launch Point for the Nation’s Resolve

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 Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners:  Evan Wright and Jennifer Kersey!!

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What a great day here at JB Charleston with the 628th Airbase Wing!  See pics from today’s training above (me with the Commanders, and me with Chris, Dan, Glenda , Sgt Morrow SSgt Perry).  The 628th ABW delivers installation support to a total force of over 90,000 Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, dependents, and retirees across four installations including the Air Base and the Weapons Station.  Thank you to Dan Burley and SSgt Perry for bringing my Comedy With A Four Star Message to your Airmen.  

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We, at Comedy Is The Cure, are grateful for your service.  Thank you for protecting us and keeping us safe. 

Naval Base Coronado- Navy’s West Coast Quarterdeck in America’s Finest City!

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CONGRATS to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Sarah Kaitlyn Fisher  and Shawn Houston!!!!!  (Miss Fisher, please email melissa@comedyisthecure.com for instructions on how to get your book!)

On Thursday I have the pleasure of delivering my Comedy With A Four Star Message to the “Navy’s West Coast Quarterdeck in America’s Finest City”…Naval Base Coronado!   NBC is committed to delivering and directing base operating support programs and services that exceed customer expectations and contribute to the operational readiness of ashore and afloat commands at Naval Base Coronado.   Thank you NADAP, CMPCFLT and LCDR Hamilton for all you’ve done to make this happen! Please join me on Thursday 2 Nov 2017 at the Lowry Theater for some laughs and a different spin on your normal training.  0900 and 1300 hrs.   See you there!

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Above: Pics of NBC and me with CMC Patawarren!

 

Naval Base San Diego-the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet

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“I Killed” raffle book winners: Scott Reeder and Christina Griffin.  CONGRATS!!

Week two of my SoCal journey takes me to America’s Finest City… San Diego!  1st stop: Naval Base San Diego.   You guys were great today!  Thank you to the hundreds of you for coming out to the base theater and spending part of your day with me.  I hope I made you laugh and think all at the same time ;)   See pics from today below!  Thank you for all the love!!  Chief Miller…thank you for everything!  NBSD is the principal home port of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 46 Navy ships, one Coast Guard cutters, seven Military Sealift Command logistical support platforms, several research and auxiliary vessels. NBSD is also home to 213 individual commands, each having specific and specialized fleet support purposes.  

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NB Ventura- providing effective and efficient readiness from the shore!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Robert Spann, Anthony Deel and Kelsey Gilbert!!  (Ms Gilbert, please send an email to melissa@comedyisthecure.com  so I can give you info on how to claim your prize!)

This week I traveled to the Golden State…California!  First stop: Naval Base Ventura County!!    Thank you to all of you Sailors, Airmen and civilians who came out to the Needham Theater  to hear my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.  You guys were amazing!   A HUGE thank you to Chief Garner, NADAP and COMPCFLT for all of your efforts in bringing me here.  Chief Garner, you’re the best! See pic from the trainings below, NBVC is a premier Naval installation composed of three operating facilities – Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. The mission of NB Ventura County is to support and enable the Fleet, Fighter and Family by providing effective and efficient readiness from the shore.  

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Above: a couple photos of NBVC.  Sailors marching into the 1300 show (awesome!).  Me and Chief Garner. 

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JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam!

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Sharkey Theater (Thursday): Marlo Valdez and Timothy Willis.  

Hickam Theater (Friday): Pete Santa Ana and Ashlie Loyer, IC2

This week I traveled to the Big Pineapple…HONOLULU, HAWAII!   I visited Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.   Thank you to all sailors and civilians who came out to the Sharkey and Hickam Theaters to hear my Comedy With A Four Star Message training program!!  JBPHH delivers best-value base operating support to supported and tenant commands enabling their operational mission success while simultaneously providing the highest quality installation services, facilities support and quality of life programs.  Thank you to Chief Ashton and NADAP for bringing me here.  

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 Above: A few images of JBPHH.  A selfie of me and Chief Ashton, photos from the last two days at the Sharkey and Hickam Theaters (pre and post training with Sailors and staff).  Me with CMC Heller and me with CDR Hurd. 

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Chemical Biological Incident Response Force – Indian Head, MD

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Sean Murphy and Brent Bervin!!

This week I traveled to an installation I have ALWAYS wanted to visit: Chemical Biological Incident Response Force in Indian Head, MD.    See pics from today’s training below! As one of America’s national assets, CBIRF  remains second to none in fulfilling the mission of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive consequence management.  CBIRF accomplishes this mission by providing capabilities for agent detection and identification, casualty search and extraction, technical rescue, personnel decontamination, and emergency medical care and stabilization of contaminated victims. Thank you to LCDR Lester and LCDR Meyer and NADAP for your efforts in bringing me here and for making me part of your training day. 

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Above: A few images of CBIRF Indian Head.  

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Home of the Screaming Eagles- Fort Campbell!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: John Harbaugh, Leo Pappas, Amy Frederick and William Thompson!!!

This week I journeyed to Fort Campbell, KY.    What a wonderful two days with you all in the Wilson Theater!! Thank you to all who have come out to hear my Comedy With A Four Star Message program.   I hope you enjoyed the laughs and the fresh approach to ‘training’.   Thank you to Mary Thompson and the ACS-SHARP SARC Fort Campbell staff for all of your effort inviting and hosting me here . See pics from yesterday and today below!!   Fort Campbell is a “World Class Community” and home of the Screaming Eagles, of the 101st Airborne.  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) provides our Nation an unmatched expeditionary Air Assault capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of combatant commanders.   

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World’s LARGEST Naval Base- Naval Station Norfolk!!

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Congrats to “I Killed” raffle book winners: Lindley Lehman and Alexandria Brown!!

On Wednesday I have the privilege of delivering the program at Naval Station Norfolk.  Having just celebrated it’s 100th birthday, Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s LARGEST naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars. The base houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Air Operations conducts an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes. Thank you to NADAP for hosting these programs and inviting me here.  I will be at the C9 Auditorium on Wednesday 23 August at 0800 and 1000.  See you there!!!!!

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