Sunday, September 21, 2014

Legal Asisstance for Service Members

The National Defense welcomes Laurie Neff, Director of the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, joins the program to discuss the new directives handed down by the DoD regarding PTSD, discharges, and medical benefits that once might have been denied.  Beyond simply being compensated for military service after up to even 30 years time, honor is also being restored to those who served

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Champion of Change honoree Jim Allen

The National Defense speaks with one of the most recent Champion of Change honorees, Jim Allen. One of Jim's first jobs was as a parking lot attendant at the VFW National Headquarters, prior to him serving in the U.S. Navy as a J.A.G.. Jim was honored for his work in supporting post 9/11 veterans through his company Honor Capital

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sad News on reuniting Brent Grommet and Matty the dog

The National Defense opens up this week's show with some bad news for wounded Afghanistan war veteran Brent Grommet and his families exstensive attempts to reunite him with the military service dog he was partnered with in Afghanistan, Matty. Randy and Jerry also discuss the retirement of the USS Missouri, and talk about what "The Mighty Mo" is headed to go do now.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The VFW's "Unmet Needs" program stepping up yet again

The National Defense opens up this week's show by highlighting another unmet need from an American reserves member that was fulfilled by the VFW "Unmet Needs" program. Richard Sanders of Pittsburgh was injured while participating in a training exercise in California, and found himself not being able to make ends meet in the wake of that injury.