Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Issues in Today's Military

The National Defense is joined this week by Joe Davis, US Director of Public Affairs for the VFW in Washington D.C. Joe and the guys talk about various issues affecting today's military and military veterans.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sport Clips' $400,000 Gift to Soldiers

The National Defense is joined this week by Gordon Logon, CEO of Sports Clips, Dennis Doyle of Allied Van Lines, as well as a head scratching story from one of our college campuses.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Operation Toy Drop'

The National Defense is joined this week by former Dean of Students at Auburn, Dr. Johnny Green, to talk about a new center opening on Auburn's campus to aid returning student-veterans. The show also welcomes Major Kevin Myers to highlight this week's "Operation Toy Drop" bringing holiday cheer to children.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Developments in the Middle East

The National Defense is joined this week by author Richard Lowry; writer of the book "A New Dawn" which is now up for a Pulizter prize. Mr. Lowry was previously on the program, and we speak with him about new developments in the Middle East. Jerry and Randy also welcome Cass-Midway High School Principal Doug Dahman, whose students banded together to counter military funeral protestors in their community near Kansas City.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Helmets to Hardhats

The National Defense is proud to welcome Darrell Roberts of Helmets to Hardhats. Mr. Roberts is the Executive Director of the veteran's workplace transition program.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Major General David Blackledge

The National Defense welcomes Major General David Blackledge, Commanding General of the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command. Gen. Blackledge and Randy Miller discuss various issues regarding the important issues surrounding the psychological health of our U.S. soldiers.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Veterans Day!

The National Defense welcomes the founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Fund Jan C. Scruggs, a representative from Applebee's serving up free meals to veterans and active duty military for this upcoming Veterans Day, November 11th. Happy Veterans Day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mental Conditions: Discharge vs. Treatment

The National Defense welcomes US Senator Kit Bond from Missouri. Sen. Bond is fighting to protect the rights of US soldiers who are being discharged from the military rather than have their mental conditions treated. Jerry also draws distinctions between the VFW and the VFW PAC.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Help a Hero Call Home, SportClips' Continued Support

The National Defense welcomes SportsClips CEO Gordon Logan to program. Gordan and Randy talk about SportClips ongoing involvement with the VFW, and about ways you can help. Randy also speaks with Bill Mcaleer from Troops to Teachers.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prof. Andrew Lubin is Back!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recording Artist Jamie Tate

The National Defense welcomes recording artist Jamie Tate to the program, as well as updates you on the latest court proceedings between the family of Al Snyder and the whackjobs of the Westboro Baptist Church

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Andrew Lubin and Mary Jo Beckman

The National Defense is happy to welcome back Andrew Lubin to the program to talk about the latest happenings around the globe. We also speak with Mary Jo Beckman of the Horses for Heroes program, and discuss the latest news coming from Arlington National Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

VFW National Commander Richard Eubank

The National Defense is pleased to welcome photojournalist Erin Trieb, live from Afghanistan to talk about her current coverage of American troops there. Then, the National Defense welcomes the new Commander in Chief for the VFW, Richard L. Eubank to the program.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sen. Claire McCaskill is Back

The National Defense is pleased to welcome back United State Senator from Missouri, Claire McCaskill, to the program. Sen. McCaskill talks with the guys about the issues surrounding the upcoming anniversary of 9/11, nut-jobs burning books, and more this week.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sec. Eric Shinseki Live From VFW National Convention

The National Defense is live from the 111th VFW National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Jerry Newberry brings us his interview with Secretary of the VA, Ret. Gen Eric Shinseki.

KC Chiefs and VFW Team Up to Support Local Service Members

Jerry and Randy are live from the KC Chief's practice facility this week. They sit down with "The "Voice' of the Kansas City Chiefs to discuss all the great things the Chiefs are doing for area troops and veterans.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


The National Defense is proud to once again bring your coverage of the 2010 edition of the Army's Best Warrior Competition from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. We've got even MORE great interviews headed your way.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Coverage of the Army's Best Warrior Competition

The National Defense is proud to once again bring your coverage of the 2010 edition of the Army's Best Warrior Competition from Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Westboro Baptist Church/Global Medics/'Charlie Battery'

The National Defense shines a light on the seedy relationship springing up between the infamous Westboro Baptist Church and many of America's major media outlets. We also speak with Col. Kelly Snyder on Global Medics, and Professor Andrew Lubin, author of "Charlie Battery".