Sunday, September 20, 2015

National Defense from USAA HQ in San Antonio, TX

      The National Defense is on the road this week as they return to the World Headquarters of USAA in San Antonio, TX.  To kick off this week's show, Randy and Jerry speak with Eric Engquist, Vice President of USAA's Military Transitions Team, about his background, his work with USAA, and what USAA does to ease transitions for veterans and their families.

      Sunday, September 13, 2015

      Koby Langley, Senior VP at the American Red Cross (09/12/15)

        The National Defense opens up the show by speaking with the Koby Langley, Senior Vice President of the American Red Cross, about the support that his organization has given to American soldiers and veterans through their long history.  Jerry and Randy talk with Koby about the partnership that has always existed with the Armed Forces, as well as rolling out an online vehicle to help better serve veterans and their families.

        Sunday, September 6, 2015

        'American Sniper' and the depictions of modern day soldiers

          The National Defense looks back this Labor Day weekend on the story and events surrounding the the film "American Sniper" and the life and death of Chris Kyle.  Randy and Jerry talk about the unique position that American soldiers find themselves in both on the front lines and the homefront.

          Sunday, August 30, 2015

          John Biedrzycki, National Commander of the VFW

            The National Defense welcomes the new National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to discuss the first few weeks of his time in leadership for the VFW.  John has been traveling all over the world as part of his duties, and in this segment he shares a few stories of his experiences thus far.