August 16, 2020

This week’s one hour radio broadcast with host Dale Throneberry has three guests.

  • We have an NVBDC spotlight on Aldez North America, a certified disabled veteran-owned business that supports automotive manufacturing corporations in a multitude of ways.
  • One of the largest news organizations to focus on military news is Military.com. Hope Seck, Managing Editor, will join Dale to discuss their areas of reporting on all things military.
  • Frequent guest Dr. Rebecca Grant will walk us through the circumstances of WWII in August of 1945 and the momentous decision by President Truman to use the A-bomb. 

Aldez North America, Military.com, and A-Bombs of 1945

Hosted by Dale Throneberry

Aldez North America
National Veteran Business Development Council

Aldez North America

Aldez North America is a certified Veteran-owned business. Aldez is a manufacturer of heavy duty packaging materials in the United States with its head office in Almont, Michigan. Besides its head office, Aldez Containers has plants in the states of Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Indiana and Kentucky within the United States. It manufactures and sells packaging materials—such as heavy duty corrugated packaging—mainly to manufacturers of automobile components. 

Our guest is Jeffrey Copek, President of Aldez North America. After a 15-year career in the United States Army including six combat tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, Jeffrey was medically retired and joined Aldez. He brings to Aldez extensive strategic planning, purchasing, and operations management skills.

NVBDC’s Mission:

The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control.

Military.com

Military.com

Military.com is the premiere independent source of news and information for military members, veterans and their families. They provide daily news, benefits information, veteran employment resources, spouse and family resources and tools to support their audience throughout the life cycle of their military service, transition and post-service life.

Dr Rebecca Grant

Why Did Truman Drop the A-Bomb on Japan?

August 6th, 2020 marks 75 years since a B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945.

Why? To obtain unconditional surrender from Imperial Japan and end World War II.

Dr. Grant fills in the details that led to President Truman’s decision. Here’s the article she wrote for Fox.


Dr. Rebecca Grant is a national security analyst based in Washington, DC.  She earned her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics at age 25 then worked for RAND and on the staff of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Dr. Grant has written over 100 articles for Air Force Magazine and appears regularly on the Smithsonian Channel, Fox News, CNN,  Veterans Radio and other media outlets talking about airpower and national security. She has flown with the United States Air Force in the T-38, E-3 AWACS, B-52, F-16 Aggressors, F-15 in Exercise Cope North and in the B-2 Spirit bomber.

Listen to our past programs with Dr. Rebecca Grant

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