Chief Chat Returns in January with Military Leaders and Actors

Chief Chat Returns in January with Military Leaders and ActorsDALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s military-exclusive Facebook live broadcast, “Chief Chat,” returns on Jan. 4 with a lineup of celebrities and leaders with strong military backgrounds.

“Chief Chat,” hosted by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor, fosters connections for the military community and provides them the opportunity to interact with celebrities who support those who serve.

“The Exchange is excited for the upcoming episodes,” Osby said. “Viewers and supporters of ‘Chief Chat’ make it possible to continue bringing exclusive opportunities to connect military leaders and celebrities with the military community.”

Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Leroy Petry kicks off “Chief Chat” at 11 a.m. on Jan. 4. Marine Corps Veteran and actor Romany Malco joins “Chief Chat” on Jan. 11 to discuss his military service and his role as Rome on “A Million Little Things.”

On Jan. 18, retired Army Master Sgt. Chef Andre Rush will share his story on serving the country as well as cuisine and actor Gerald McRaney who plays Ret. Adm. Hollis Kilbride on “NCIS” Los Angeles” joins the chat on Jan. 27 to discuss his acting career and support for Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Since the show’s 2020 debut, 155 military leaders, celebrities, athletes, musicians, authors and more have joined the chat.

Past “Chief Chat” guests include Vera Wang, Mark Cuban, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian McKnight and Gary Sinise. Military leaders LT(G) H.R. McMaster, Retired Gen. Larry Spencer and BG Douglas Lowrey have joined the show as well.

Viewers can watch new interviews live Tuesdays or Thursdays at 11 a.m. Central on the Exchange’s Facebook page—a chance for the military community to ask military leaders and celebrities questions in real time. Previous episodes and current guest schedule can be found on the Exchange’s Chief Chat HUB page. All 155 episodes can also be found on the Exchange Facebook playlist, Spotify and YouTube channel.

Fans can follow Chief Chat and catch up on previous episodes on Facebook, Spotify and YouTube.

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