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|30 Nov 2013
"At Ease" host Dwight Jon Zimmerman for a special post-Thanksgiving edition of "At Ease" where we will proudly announce the launch of the Veterans Radio Bookstore! Guest authors include John Ciarlo talking about his novel BUDDY AND GRACE and Linda Swink talks about her book IN THEIR HONOR: The Men Behind the Names of Our Military Installations. Both available through the Veterans Radio Bookstore.
|23 Nov 2013
||Host Bob Gould with Al Jazeera America reporter John Terrett, update on Father Emil Kapaun and a replay of Gary Lillie's interview with JFK Honor Guard member George Perrault from 11/22/08|
|16 Nov 2013
|| Happy Birthday Veterans Radio- 10 years on the air telling your stories. Join Dale Throneberry, Bob Gould, Ken Rogge and many more as we do a little reminiscing.|
|9 Nov 2013
Fighter Pilot’s Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War is the story of author Mary Lawlor’sunconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life—as the daughter of a Marine Corps and then Army father. Join our guests author Mary Lawlor and other “Military Brats” including Veterans Radio contributor Col. Christine Cook (U.S. Army) and Minette Perigard (U.S. Navy).
|2 Nov 2013
||Ship Killers with host Bob Gould and author Thomas Wildenberg discusing the history of the American torpedo|
|26 Oct 2013
AT Ease with Dwight Zimmerman and his guests.
Philip Keith, 2013 MWSA silver medal winner for BLACKHORSE RIDERS, returns to “At Ease” to discuss his account of a bookend-type battle, FIREBASE ILLINGWORTH An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds.
Captain Edward Zellem, USN, has written one of the most remarkable books in recent memory about Afghanistan. A 2013 MWSA gold medal winner, ZARBUL MASALHA 151 Afghan Dari Proverbs, is a fascinating and touching collaborative effort between Zellem and Afghan scholars and students that reveals the richness of Afghan culture, something too long overshadowed by decades of violence.
|19 Oct 2013
Military Benefits and You
What’s up with the Affordable Care Act (ACA, the Veterans Healthcare System Mental Health Initiative, and Government funding for veterans? Robert P. McDivitt/Director, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
Jack Roush, of the Jack Roush racing team and P-51 Mustang pilot will tell us about the upcoming race in Texas, November 3, featuring the 3M/Roush Race car that will be raced in honor of the “Hire the Hero’s” campaign.
And Michael G. Smith, Director, WCDVA (Washtenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs), a real VSO officer, will tell us all about the services that Veterans Service Officers provide.
|12 Oct 2013
||"Thank You For Your Service" with author David Finkel and American Legion's Lori Perkio on the "Shut Down."|
|5 Oct 2013
MILITARY PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING
|28 Sept 2013
|| Currahee! |
This week on Veterans Radio we talk with one of the original “Band of Brothers” Donald Burgett about his new kickstarter program
|21 Sept 2013
||Encore Presentation of "The Strongest Tribe" by Bing West from our 18 Oct 2008 Program. Bing joins us afterwarrd to update this amazing story.|
|14 Sept 2013
|| Author Tom Walsh and his book about American Pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. And World War II renenacters 12 year old Dylan Bickel and his grandfather Kim Bickel.|
|7 Sept 2013
Military Provincial Health Assistance Program
Join our guests this week Navy Corpmen Mike Lewis and Val Pochay.
|31 August 2013
At Ease with Dwight Jon Zimmerman
FALLUJAH AWAKENS by Bill Ardolino. Bill was not able to make it today. We will reschedule.
FIRE AND FORGET: Short Stories from the Long War edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher. This is a powerful anthology of stories written by men and women whose lives were directly engaged in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are gritty, haunting, shocking—and unforgettable.
THE LAST BATTLE by Stephen Harding. This is the astonishing story of an unlikely alliance of U.S. Army soldiers, Wehrmacht soldiers, and senior politicians from the French Third Republic, fighting for their lives against the SS in the final days of World War II.
TROOPER is an independent film produced, written, directed, and starring Christopher Martini. It's a powerful film about returning veterans (in this case from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, the invisible pain of war, and the many physical and psychological problems facing our troops returning from combat. Mainstream distributors have not responded, causing Martini to initiate a Kickstarter campaign to finance distribution of this moving and topical film. He’s asking for your help and will be talking about why he’s had to make this direct appeal:
|24 August 2013
|| Korea: 60 Years Later|
July 27, 1953, a cease fire agreement was signed to end a conflict that was fought to contain communism. Today, 60 years later, North Korea remains a closed state. A threat to world peace. Join host, Bob Gould and his guests authors William C. Latham Jr., a course director at the United States Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Virginia and Lewis H. Carlson, a retired professor of history and Director of American Studies at Western Michigan University.this Saturday as they explore what is happening in North and South Korea today and what the future may hold for both countries.
|17 August 2013
On the Wings of Dawn
American Airmen as Germany’s Prisoners
On the Wings of Dawn is a historical narrative based on the World War II experiences of USAAF airman Lawrence L. Witt and, by extension, his crewmates, fellow POWs and forced march companions. This account of survival follows Witt's narrow escape from a fiery, out-of-control B-17, to his poignant return to freedom after eleven and one-half months of captivity in German stalags, where he was pushed to the very limits of human endurance. This book is meticulously researched through first-person interviews, self-published accounts, government documents, period photos, and contemporaneous letters and newspaper articles. Laura Edge has written a classic.
|10 August 2013
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs II
This Saturday, Veterans Radio, will feature an interview with a representative from WalMart. Walmart has an extensive veteran hiring outreach initiative.
And we have live reports coming in from the “Thunder Over Michigan” air show going on at the Yankee Air Museum. And talk with a guest from the "Save The Bomber Plant" program.
|3 August 2013
Gettysburg- 150 Years Later-Part II
Contuation of our program from 6 July 2013.
Join host Dale Throneberry and guests for an in-depth discussion of what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the future of the United States of America. We look at the following questions: What would have happened if Lee had won the battle? What if the South had won the Civil War?
Our guests include authors and historians Craig L. Symonds, Wayne Vansant, and Dwight Jon Zimmerman.
|27 July 2013
Join bestselling author and host of “At Ease” Dwight Jon Zimmerman and his guests.
A DISEASE IN THE PUBLIC MIND A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War by Thomas Fleming.
DEATH IN THE BALTIC The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by Cathryn J. Prince.
FOR CREW AND COUNTRY The Inspirational True Story of Bravery and Sacrifice aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts by John Wukovitz.
|20 July 2013
||Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America’s POWs|
Author Joseph Carvalko is an American writer, lawyer and veteran born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His novel, We Were Beautiful Once, Chapters from a Cold War was inspired by an actual case he tried in Federal Court to locate a Korean War POW.
And we will be talking with one the United States Air Force’s newest 2nd Lieutenants, Michael P. Jones, Jr., who just happens to be the son of WDEO’s Vice President and General Manager Mike Jones. Second Lieutenant Michael P. Jones is a 2013 Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering.
|13 July 2013
|| SPOOKS AND SPIES|
Hey, just who were these guys anyway. Code breaking, inserting personnel, helicopters flying with no markings. Well, our guest, James Wolterman, who served two tours in Vietnam assigned to the Army Security Agency, will tell us all about the spy business.
|6 July 2013
Gettysburg- 150 Years Later-Part 1
Join host Dale Throneberry and guests for an in-depth discussion of what the Battle of Gettysburg meant to the future of the United States of America. What would have happened if Lee had won the battle?
Our guests include Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus of the United States Naval Academy where he taught Civil War history for thirty years. He is one of America’s most respected Civil War historians. His Civil War books include “Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas”, “The American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg, and many other articles about Gettysburg and the Civil War.
Wayne Vansant is the author and illustrator of The Graphic History of Gettysburg. This beautifully illustrated book describes the period leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, as well all of the major military events on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, including the famous fight for Little Round Top and the death march known as Pickett’s Charge. He paints portraits of each army’s leaders, among them Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, George Meade, and the then little-known Joshua Chamberlain.
And Veterans Radio contributor and author Dwight Jon Zimmerman, .
|29 June 2013
Join Dwight Jon Zimmerman for the June 29 edition of “At Ease” as he welcomes another impressive group of authors.
BACK IN THE FIGHT The Explosive Memoir of a Special Operator Who Never Gave Up by Sergeant First Class Joseph Kapacziewski and Charles W. Sasser is the inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb!
ATROCITIES The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History by Matthew White is a very good book about very bat things. ATROCITIES is a fascinating, thought-provoking, and eminently enjoyable (yes, enjoyable!) book about the greatest atrocities in history. Librarian Matthew White’s ranking, explanation, and analysis make this book an eminently readable synthesis that offers a droll, unflinching perspective of the darkest chapters in human history.
SHATTERED TRIDENT by Larry Bond marks the return of bestselling author Larry Bond to “At Ease.” SHATTERED TRIDENT is a fast-paced technothriller about an escalating secret regional war between a militarily aggressive China and a group of Pacific Rim nations in the Littoral Alliance. Captain Jerry Mitchell and his nuclear submarine USS North Dakota are caught in the middle of the covert conflict between the two groups’ navies. Too keep the conflict from spinning out of control, he has to use every trick in the manual—and then some before the war erupts in a nuclear holocaust.
|22 June 2013
|| Vietnam POW Robert C. Jones |
On January 18, 1968 United State Air Force 1st Lt. Robert C. Jones’s F4 jet was shot down over North Vietnam. For the next 6 years he was held captive the North Vietnamese. He was released on March 14th 1973. What happened during those 6 years as a prisoner makes for an amazing and courageous story.
According to “We Came Home” published in 1977, Jones is quoted, “When I think back now over the last six years, I sometimes get the odd feeling that it was all just a bad dream. That far away land on the other side of the world is just a figment of my imagination, and the people there and the events that took place are a strange fantasy. But I guess it is human nature to shroud, in the minds’ eye, unpleasantness, discomfort, pain, and to push forward the more positive aspects arising from our captivity.”
|15 June 2013
Save The Bomber Plant.org
What does Rosie the Riveter have to do with the Yankee Air Museum? You'll have to listen to find out. Guests Guests include Congressman John Dingell, Yankee Air Museum Board Chairman Ray Hunter and Wilma Foster, an orginal Rosie the Riveter.
|8 June 2013
|| Women in Combat|
This last January outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued a directive lifting the ban on women for direct combat ground roles. The controversy over its logic is still swirling, and this administration still has to figure out how to implement it.
Join Veterans Radio contributor Col. Christine Cook, USAR, and her guests including Col. Kathie Lofts this Saturday on Veterans Radio. Col. Lofts joined the active duty military as a member of the Women’s Army Corp in the early 1970s. She later joined the Michigan National Guard as an enlisted member before earning her commission as an Ordnance officer in 1984. She remained in the National Guard until 2008 when she transferred to the US Army Reserve. She is a faculty instructor in the Distance version of the US Army War College.
|1 June 2013
MILITARY DRONES AND WAR
SEQUESTER, EFFECT ON BOMBER FLEET
Join Dr. Rebecca Grant, President of IRIS Independent Research, a public policy research organization based in Washington, DC, and your host Bob Gould as they go down the list of todays top world changing events, strategies and military equipment.
|25 May 2013
Join “At Ease” host and bestselling author Dwight Jon Zimmerman as he welcomes a star-studded roster of guests to the May 25, 2013 edition of “At Ease” on Veterans Radio.Historian Rick Atkinson's bestselling Liberation Trilogy tells the story of the American military's role in the liberation of Europe during World War II. The trilogy began in North Africa with An Army at Dawn, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and continued with the invasion of Sicily and the Italian campaign in The Day of Battle. This month his epic concludes with The Guns at Last Light, a sweeping account of the final year of the war in Europe. From bloody battles on the front lines to the war of words between senior commanders, The Guns at Last Light vividly and authoritatively tells the story of the Greatest Generation.
Robert Edsel’s ground-breaking bestseller, The Monuments Men, was a blockbuster story of the hunt for the world’s greatest masterpieces during and after World War II. In his new book, SAVING ITALY: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis Edsel tells the heroic efforts to save the priceless cultural patrimony of Italy from looting by the enemy and destruction by both the Germans and the Allies. Greatest Generation author and journalist Tom Brokaw called SAVING ITALY “an astonishing account.”
Lee Woodruff is a critically-acclaimed bestselling author, and wife of ABC journalist Robert “Bob” Woodruff. In January 2006, Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt were seriously injured by an IED in Iraq. That experience, and Bob’s long recovery inspired them to establish the Bob Woodruff Foundation that provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. Lee will be talking about the event that changed their lives and their work with the foundation.
|18 May 2013
In February of 1966, while flying combat missions over North Vietnam, his RA5-C reconnaissance jet was downed by enemy fire. He parachuted safely but was captured immediately. For the next seven years he was held as a POW in the Communist prisons of North Vietnam. After his repatriation in February, 1973, Jerry returned to operational duties. He retired from active duty in the Navy after 28 years of service.
BEYOND SURVIVAL, Captain Coffee gives a moving account of his incredible experience from capture to ultimate release. His faith - in himself, others, his country, and his God - was the key to turning an unbelievably difficult, potentially devastating experience into an opportunity for personal growth. Captain Gerald Coffee is an inspiring example of the power of the human spirit to survive and triumph over the most adverse circumstances. His story conveys a positive message that we each have the potential to survive any ordeal, overcome any obstacle, achieve any goal.
|11 May 2013
What Is Going On?
Have you been reading the news over the last 10 days? You will not believe what is going on. Here are just two stories to get us started:
1. According to new numbers released last week by the Department of Defense, there were 26,000 cases of military sexual assault in 2012, a 34.5 percent increase from 2011; the number of victims believed not to be reporting their attacks skyrocketed to 92 percent. Beyond the raw sex assault statistics, the military's system of justice is also under great scrutiny for how it deals with cases. Current regulations allow commanding officers to reverse criminal convictions, which critics argue present enormous potential conflicts of interest. Guests are New York Times Congressional Correspondant Jennifer Steinhauer and Michigan National Guard Col Christine Cook.
2. 1. A Pentagon ban on proselytizing has left some conservative activists fearful that Christian troops — and even military chaplains — could face court martial for sharing their faith. Our guest is Col. Robert Certain Executive Director of the Military Chaplins Association Join hosts Bob Gould and Dale Throneberry and their guests this week on Veterans Radio
|4 May 2013
There isn't much else to say. The name says it all. Conflict, Hizballah, Al Qaida, rebels, Assad,
intervention, military action, quagmire, Iran….who or what are we supporting if any of these issues.
Veterans Radio will focus on the civil war in Syria with guest host J. Robert DuBois,
former Navy Seal and author. Don't miss it.
|27 April 2013
“At Ease”How time flies! With its April 27 edition, “At Ease” begins its second year on Veterans Radio. Host and bestselling author Dwight Jon Zimmerman celebrates the start of the show’s sophomore year by welcoming new guests artist/writer Wayne Vansant and retired SEAL Mike Ritland, and returning guest New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts who talk about their latest books.
PIRATE ALLEY by Stepehn Coonts is the latest thriller starring his heroes Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini. A luxury cruise ship is captured by pirates off the Horn of Africa who enforce their authority with shocking savagery and a callous disregard for human life. When the pirate leader announces that he will free the hostages for $200 million, it seems to be just another example of ransom-demanding piracy. But the truth is that once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants plan to sweep in, take the money, and slay the hostages in hopes of provoking a massive U.S. military response that will inspire an anti-American jihad throughout the Muslim world. Grafton and Carmellini must find a way to free the hostages and bring the pirates before time runs out.
TRIDENT K9 WARRIORS by Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek is the fascinating story of today’s military working dogs from the point of view of a retired SEAL who trains them. For the first time ever, readers get an inside look at these elite K9 warriors—who they are, how they’re trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save countless lives on the field of battle. From detecting explosives to taking down enemy combatants in one-on-one physical struggles, these powerful dogs are some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet.
THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF GETTYSBURG by Wayne Vansant is a brilliant achievement. Rich in drama, accurately detailed, this is a benchmark addition to the historiography of the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War.
“The book provides a nice visual summary of the Battle of Gettysburg for almost any reader. The quality of the illustrations is quite good for a work of this type and price, and no slight is intended by describing the style as ‘top-quality comic book art on slick paper.’ You wouldn't expect to find fine art in nearly a hundred pages of color drawings for well under twenty dollars.” - National Parks Traveler
|20 April 2013
Helping Civilian Mental Healthcare Providers Work With Their Military Patients
This week on Veterans Radio we will be discussing the stigma many veterans have about going to see civilian mental health providers issues, and therefore refuse to visit these providers. Most soldiers returning from deployment believe that civilian mental health providers do not understand their specific issues, and therefore refuse to visit these providers.
What our guests have been doing to implement a Two-Tier program to teach and instruct civilian mental health providers on the differences between civilians and soldiers when it comes to their therapy, and to remove the barriers soldiers have when choosing to to visit mental health care providers. For more information go to www.starproviders.org
Our guests this week on Veterans Radio include:
Tom Anderman-Director of Psychogical Services for the Michigan Army National Guard CPT
Nicholas Anderson-Commander of HHT 126 CAV, Presenter of the Peer Support Programs
Chaplin (1Lt) Paul Leply-Coordinator of STAR Behavioral Health, Mental Health Counselor for Veterans of America, and Secretary of the Board for Zero Day
Today's program was produced and hosted by SPC Brian Redmer. Great job Brian!
|13 April 2013
A Navy Seal's Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War
J. Robert DuBois is a security advisor who was once labeled a “smart power authority” while assisting U.S., British and Iraqi forces in Baghdad. A multilingual Navy SEAL with experience in more than thirty nations, he retired in 2006…then headed back into Iraq and Afghanistan to support commanders facing complex threat situations.
In Powerful Peace, J. Robert DuBois takes on a crucial, unprecedented mission for a U.S. Navy SEAL: the relentless pursuit of interpersonal and international peacemaking. With gut wrenching candor and surprising moments of comedy, he narrates a personal journey through decades of conflict, its often-absurd origins, its ever-present innocent victims, and its potential solutions.
|6 April 2013
“SERVANT OF GOD”
Father Emil J. Kapaun, Chaplain, US Army
In 1950, Father Emil J. Kapaun, Chaplain, US Army, a native of Pilsen, Kansas, was Chaplain of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, Korea. He distinguished himself on the field of battle, both, as a soldier and a Chaplain. During the early days of the Korean War Father Kapaun, ministered both spiritually and physically to his fellow soldiers, particularly the sick, wounded and dying. Captured, 2 November 1950 by North Korean – Chinese Soldiers, Father Kapaun was confined at Prison Camp #5, Pyoktong, North Korea until his death, at the hands of his captors, 23 May 1951. Granted title of “Servant of God” by the Catholic Church Father Kapaun is the Most Decorated Chaplain in US military history. On April 11 President Obama will award the Congressional Medal of Honor for Father Kapaun.
Join Veterans Radio Host Bob Gould and guests: Father John Hotze Priest and Judicial Vicar for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Roy Wenzl, national award winning reporter for the Wichita Eagle and co-author of "The Miracle of Father Kapaun", William "Bill" Funchess, soldier and fellow POW who was THERE at camp 5 all together to honor a great humanitarian.
|30 March 2013
||At Ease. We were unable to record this program due to a power outage during the program|
|23 March 2013
Iraq-10 Years Later
Ten years ago, this month, the United States and their coalition partners invaded Iraq to eliminate the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction supposedly being stockpiled by the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Hussein was also accused of providing a safe haven and support for members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group responsible for the attacks on 9/11/2001.
According to Statista.com and other sources the war in Iraq cost 4487 American lives, 32,323 physically wounded, 121,874 Iraqi lives and over $807.4 BillionOur guests this week include Iraq veterans; retired Air Force Captain Damon Peterson, Army Staff Sargeants Mike Schinsky and Eric Wiltfang.
|16 March 2013
"MISSION TO TOKYO"
The B29 mission to Tokyo was a tremendous gamble that Major General Curtis LeMay decided to take when it when it became apparent the American air campaign against Japan was failing.
Robert F. Dorr's book "Mission To Tokyo", Zenith Press, details the rise of the overall B-29's mission toward the Pacific war effort. Dorr tells how the gamble of the March 9, 1945 - 68th anniversary now -was won in a brilliant fashion along with the heart rendering losses of both American air crews and the Japanese population.
Join host Bob Gould, author Robert F. Dorr and current B-29 pilot Paul Stojkov for a look at a pivotal day in Army Air Force tactics.
|March 9, 2013
What's Bothering You?
Guests included Lynn Phillips from the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, Mike Hoffman from Military.com and veterans advocate Nick Swan.
|2 March 2013
Michigan War Dog Memorial
In 1936 the Elkow family of Lyons Township, Michigan built the "Happy Hunting Grounds Pet Cemetery." In 1946 when the news of how many lives had been saved by War Dogs during WWII local residents raised the necessary money to install a monument to show their respect to their heroic K-9's.
By the mid 80's interment had stopped and over the next 25 years nature took over. In the summer of 2010 Phil Weitlauf, Project Director of the Michigan War Dog Memorial, was told about an abandoned war dog monument at the corner of Milford Rd and 11 Mile in Lyon Township. Phil took his trusted companion Cody, a German Shepherd, to take a look. When they arrived at the corner we saw nothing but a heavily wooded area. They parked the car and went for a walk and there it was a large granite monument with the words "The War Dog". As we looked around we could see several headstones buried in the foliage and brush. The site was in horrible shape…and that’s when Phil knew something had to be done to preserve “The War Dog” monument.
|23 Feb 2013
Veterans Radio presents "At Ease" with host Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Peter Lerangis is the co-author of the young adult novel Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am. It’s the story of Ben Bright, a popular high school student who surprises and baffles his family and friends when he announces that he’s enlisting in the Army after graduation because he feels a deep need to give back, to protect his country.
Jake Tapper, now with CNN, is the former senior White House correspondent for ABC News. He is the author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. It is the gripping saga of the group of brave, doomed solders who were stationed at Combat Outpost Keating, a base that never should have built. The men endure repeated attacks. Finally, in October 2009, insurgents deliver their most powerful attack. Named the Battle of Kamdesh, approximately 60 troops fought more than 300 insurgents who held l the advantages. When the all-day battle concluded, the men of COP Keating had al won. It was one of the most intense battles in the war, and one of the most decorated—Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha would receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions “above and beyond the call of duty.” Brilliantly reported, it is a story packed with unforgettable characters, tension, violence, betrayal, love, and heartbreak.
|16 Feb 2013
Protecting the Jobs of Our Civilian Soldiers
Join us this Saturday on Veterans Radio with host Colonel Christine Cook and her guest Lt. Colonel Cynthia H. Norwood to learn more about ESGR and USERRA. LTC Norwood is currently at the Army War College seeking a Masters of Strategic Studies. LTC Norwood also is a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, working as counsel to the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. She has served as an Ombudsman for the DOD Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) since 2002, and has served as the Ombudsman Director for the ESGR Virginia Committee since 2010, and has extensive experience working with USERRA.
Find out what legal rights our National Guard and Reservists have regarding their civilian careers. If you know someone whose employer did not keep their job open for them after they completed their active duty you don’t want to miss this important program.
|Feb 9, 2013
A COMBAT MEDIC IN AFGHANISTANJoin host Bob Gould as he explores the makings of being up close and up front in Afghanistan with Terry Miller and Mike Alfassa, US Army Medics. What personal experiences: fear, camaraderie, just "being there", will they share with us.
|Feb 2 2013
What really happened during the "Tet Offensive" in 1968?
Did US Forces win the battle and lose the war?
Our guests include, military historian author and director of the department of military history at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Col. (ret) James Willbanks.
"In the Tet Offensive of 1968, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces launched a massive countrywide attack on South Vietnam. Though the Communists failed to achieve their tactical and operational objectives, James Willbanks claims Hanoi won a strategic victory. The offensive proved that America's progress was grossly overstated and caused many Americans and key presidential advisors to question the wisdom of prolonging combat."
|Jan 26 2013
New York Times bestselling author and "At Ease" host Dwight Jon Zimmerman is proud to welcome a diverse, exciting, and special group of guests to the January 26th edition of "At Ease."
Charles Oldham, editor in chief of Faircount Media's line of military themed magazines and its Defense Media Network website returns with an update on news and articles of military events past and present.
Sanddra M. Lindhart talks about her award-winning children's stories with important social themes such as parent separation as a result of deployment (the "Boots" series) and her latest release "Pickysaurus Mac," a parable about a young dinosaur suffering from a condition known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
Karen Jeffries is president of Veterans Moving Forward, a non-profit organization that provides free of charge fully-trained service dogs to veterans suffering physical and mental health challenges. Ms. Jeffries will talk about her organization, how it selects and trains the dogs and the various services the organization provides. It's truly a heart warming story and a much-needed service.
|Jan 19 2013
Dr. Tom’s War
A Daughter’s Journey
One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia-the remnants of her father's tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America, gathering stories from the Marines of the Second Battalion Fifth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division who served alongside her father. This quest to learn about a Dr. Tom she never knew turned into a unique journey of discovery through the eyes of a very special brotherhood of young men. A journey that weaves the Marine esprit de corps with the horrors and humor of war with a first-hand, no-holds-barred perspective on combat life in Vietnam in 1967.
|12 Jan 2013
Surviving the Great Depression and World War II Combat
By Jack C. Hubbard
PATRIOT'S WILL describes a salt-of-the-earth member of the greatest generation, his exploits in World War II as an Army flyer in B-17s in the 8th Air Force, and his return to duty after the war ended. This tanker/turned MP/turned radio operator-gunner fought to join the 369th Bomb Squadron of the 306th Bomb Group and fly his 24 missions. His down-to-earth firsthand accounts of serving and living with men of the 369th give the reader a graphic feel of life in wartime England and in flak-laden German and French airspace. PATRIOT'S WILL is a must read for all who are interested in World War II, who had friends or relatives in the 8th Air Force, or who want to freshly appreciate what our young men did and how they performed when duty called”…Jerry Hilmes, Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired)
This fascinating memoir follows an adventurous young man through the perils and triumphs of the Great Depression and World War II. Just an unbelievable look back at history through the eyes of a true American.
|5 Jan 2013
The most dangerous place on earth right now is North Korea. At the end of 2012 North Korea successfully launched, after many failed attempts, a three stage rocket into orbit. The balance of power in South East Asia is now in the hands of the North Koreans. The U.S. has had plans for several possible crises for some time.
Join Bob Gould and his guest Dr. Rebecca Grant, President of IRIS, as they discuss the North Korea's technology and saber rattling and who is backing North Korea now.
IRIS is a public policy research organization for the United States Air Force and a frequent guest on Veterans Radio as well as The Military Channel.
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