Two Part Program Hosted by Jim Fausone

Veterans Radio this week will feature an interview about Mission United which is the United Way’s program to specifically help veterans and an interview with Army helicopter pilot, West Pointer, businessman and US Senate candidate John E. James.  Tune in and hear both of these stories as told to host Jim Fausone.

Mission United

United Way

In 2013, a veteran worked with United Way of Broward County in Florida to create MISSION UNITED after seeing firsthand the challenges facing veterans who must navigate the complex system of services available to them. Through MISSION UNITED, United Way of Broward County and its partners have helped over 5,000 veterans since then, significantly reducing the number of veterans who experience chronic homelessness. Now, MISSION UNITED is available in communities throughout the U.S.

Free, confidential help for veterans, and all individuals, is always available by calling 2-1-1 throughout the U.S. 2-1-1 is accessible 24/7 and helps connect individuals with the local services they need. A critical component of MISSION UNITED, 2-1-1 serves as the entry point to services in many communities.

We’ve Got Your Back

A MISSION UNITED case manager can connect you and your family to local services and resources and make sure you receive the support you deserve. We can help with everything from finding a stable job to securing affordable housing to accessing free legal services, and more. Read more here on the United Way website. 

John E. James, West Pointer and US Senate Candidate

John E James for Senate

At 17, John made the decision to serve his country. After graduating from West Point in 2004, he became a Ranger-qualified aviation officer. John went on to serve with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom where he earned a Combat Action Badge (CAB) and two Air Medals, among other awards, while logging 753.8 flight hours in theater leading two Apache platoons.

After eight years of service to the nation, John James was honorably discharged and returned to Michigan to work in the family business: James Group International. Currently its President, James has led the company from $35 million to $137 million in revenue while creating 100 additional jobs in Michigan and around the country since 2012.

In addition to his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, John has earned a Master of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from Penn State University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan. John is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Read more about John James on his website at