Sunday, December 27, 2015
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Sunday, November 1, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
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Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
The National Defense kicks off this week by speaking with Karen Woods of the United Military Women of the Southwest to discuss her group's activities in Las Cruces, NM, especially their efforts to establish a women's veterans memorial. You can check out more information on the UMWSW on their Facebook page.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
The National Defense welcomes National Security Analyst for The Clarion Project, Ryan Mauro, to the program to discuss his group's efforts to educate the public on divisions within the Islamic faith in regards to ISIS and acts of terrorism, as well as the efforts his group is undertaking to inform people about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
The National Defense welcomes a fantastic partner of the VFW, Prasad Reddy, President and CEO of Twisted X Boots company in Texas. When Prasad had completed his American naturalization ceremony in 1980, members of the local VFW handed him an American flag, a copy of the U.S. constitution, and welcomed him to America. Prasad pledged that day to return the favor and thank the VFW for that moment, and is doing so in a current promotion between Twisted X Boots and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Check out their website at TwistedXBoots.com.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The National Defense welcomes the Vice President for Talent Acquisition for Comcast NBC Universal to discuss his company's continuing efforts to hire American veterans, reservists, and their families. Comcast has redoubled their efforts to hire veterans and their families into jobs in various fields under the Comcast umbrella. To look at the thousands of positions that Comcast is currently seeking to fill, and how your military skills could translate, visit the "Military and Veterans" link on the Comcast job portal.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
The National Defense welcomes the communications director for the National World War I museum in Kansas City, Mike Vietti, to the show to talk about the traveling Vietnam Wall installation visiting America's official WWI memorial. Randy and Jerry talk with Mike about the process of getting the wall to the museum, the activities kicking off over Memorial Day weekend, and more.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Randy welcomes the producer and director of "Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home," Julie DeStefano. Julie discusses her background in filmmaking and the inspiration to produce this feature length documentary. Make sure to check out the website for Journey to Home to find more information on the film, and where you can see it soon.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
The National Defense takes this week to feature partners of the VFW from the
corporate sector who are striving to provide quality jobs or products for
veterans. In this segment, Randy speaks with Damon Miller, the Director of
Marketing for Basis, an Intel company, about his company's personal fitness and
sleep tracker. Basis is donating a thousand of their trackers to Walter Reed
medical center to assist in studying the sleep and activity patterns of VA
patients. Check out their list of products and features at the Basis
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The National Defense welcomes country music superstar Aaron Tippin to the program to discuss his 25th anniversary in the music industry, as well has his long running support of the American military. For more information on his upcoming shows and new album, check out the Aaron Tippin website.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Jerry and Randy speak with Branson.com's Gary Groman about the 7th Annual "Branson.com Honors Purple Heart Recipients" in Branson, MO. This event covers a fishing tournament, concerts, and entertainment inconjunction with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The National Defense welcomes back the President of the American Humane Association to discuss the work of her organization on Capitol Hill and the Representatives and Senators that are working to bring our military and contract service dogs home.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The National Defense welcomes back Al Lugo from the VFW Veterans Village in Florida to talk about one of the best kept secrets in the VFW, as well as Jerry's golf game. Randy and Jerry discuss the most recent developments in the Bowe Bergdahl desertion case, and USAA's Scott Halliwell talks life insurance. That's all this week on The National Defense.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
This week we look back at the anniversary of the end of the Vietname War, and Randy speaks with Erik Fleming, the author of "Rolling Thunder" to discuss his book and the incredibly exspansive role of aerial combat during the Vietnam war.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The National Defense welcomes the Adjutant General of the VFW, John Hamilton, to the program to discuss the most recent VFW Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., as well as some of the members of Congress who are helping veterans by keeping an eye on the Veterans Administration and staving off sequestration.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
The National Defense speaks with Westpoint Grad and Vietnam veteran, Dr. John DeVore, about his new book "Sitting in the Flames: Uncovering Fearlessness to Help Others." Randy talks with John about his experiences coming up through the military, his service in Vietnam, and his history that factored into writing this book.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The National Defense opens up this week by speaking the Heath Robinson, guitar player for Tyler and the Tribe, a Dallas band who has released a great new music video for their song "Best." The band has used their song as an opportunity to say thank you to all those that have served in the United States military. Make sure to check out their website at Tylerandthetribe.com
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, February 8, 2015
The National Defense is back home, but still trying to talk to people in warmer climes! Retired Lt. Colonel Al Lugo Jr. joins the program from Florida to talk about the VFW Veterans Village. Al and his staff serve the veteran community in Fort McCoy, Florida.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The National Defense opens up this week by discussing the recent success of the "American Sniper" film, and it's subject, Chris Kyle. Randy and Jerry talk about the unique position that American soldiers find themselves in both on the front lines and the homefront.
Monday, January 26, 2015
The National Defense relishes the opportunity to speak with any veteran from WWII, especially when they're as full of stories as this week's special guest, Col. Charles Booth Jr., who has released, at age 95, a book compiling some of his favorite internet jokes. You can find his book on Amazon, or wherever awesome books are sold.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
The National Defense is proud to welcome longtime friend of veterans back to the program, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Senator McCaskill serves on the Armed Services Committee, and fills us in on just some of the latest development on Capitol Hill regarding VA, funding, and overall veteran care.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Jerry and Randy welcome Bessel Van Der Kolk MD to the program to discuss his book "The Body Keeps the Score." Dr. Van Der Kolk has worked for decades on attempting to help those that suffer from trauma, particularly PTSD.