The National Defense
Summary: The National Defense is the ONLY nationally-syndicated talk radio show geared towards active-duty military, reserves and their families.
Randy and Jerry welcome back Ted Daywalt of VetJobs to the program to dig into the employment numbers for veterans, and compares the unemployment rate of our active duty military to those in the National Guard and the Reserves.
The National Defense welcomes John Bartosiewicz of Illinois to the program to discuss his groups efforts to memorialize the fallen soliders of the Middle Eastern conflicts. Jerry and Randy also speak with the VFW's Joe Davis from Washington D.C. and USAA's Scott Halliwell with some tax-time-trivia.
The National Defense welcomes Jerry back to the studio from his trip to Washington D.C. for the inauguration and speaks with Sgt. Mark Evans of Pizzas 4 Patriots. USAA's Scott Halliwell talks with the guys about some issues to be mindful of when preparing to file your 2012 taxes.
The National Defense is proud to welcome Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns to the program to talk about his upcoming performance at the President's Inauguration. Randy also speaks with Brig. Gen. Gary Profit to highlight Walmart's new initiative to hire over 100,000 veterans in the next five years. The show wraps up with a great story of a high school fundraiser in Duran, Wisconsin to support the "Unmet Needs" program.
The National Defense is proud to welcome the Command Sgt. Major of the US Army, Raymond Chandler, to the program to discuss the current state of the Army. Randy and Jerry also speak with VFW Membership guru Dan Parker, "Coach" Soto of California's "Battle for Veterans," Ray Kelley from the VFW's legislative group in D.C., and, as always, USAA's Scott Halliwell.
The National Defense wishes you and yours a happy New Year! This week's show we speak with Sgt. 1st Class Matt Winters from the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX, as well as author and award winning teacher, Lisa Lark, about her new book "All They Left Behind."
Jerry and Randy welcome former Special Forces commander and current American horseman, Rick Iannuci, to the program to discuss his group Horses for Heroes in New Mexico. Also, Art Fillmore, a KC attorney, joins the program to discuss kcstanddown.org and his groups efforts to service homeless veterans in Kansas City, possibly setting the standard for similar programs across the country.
The National Defense wishes you and yours a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season. This week, we take a look back at some interesting interviews from Lt. Gen Dave Pamer (Ret.) as well as Congressional Gold Medal recipient, Robert Motley.
The National Defense welcomes longtime friend of the VFW, CEO of SportClips, Gordon Logan, to the program. Gordon is joined by two SportClips employees in Texas to talk about their involvment with "Help a Hero" and "Operation Uplink" in 2012. Jerry and Randy also speak with Tris Harris of Ho-Chunk gaming in Wisconsin as well as Scott Halliwell of USAA.
The National Defense welcomes former Green Beret and author Tony Schwalm to the program to discuss his new book "The Guerrilla Factory" as well as Maj. Gen Jeffrey Jacobs to talk about Fort Bragg's upcoming "Operation Toy Drop." Author Darren Davis of "Killing Geronimo" discusses his new graphic novel regarding the hunt for Osama bin Laden and Scott Halliwell of USAA talks about the upcoming "fiscal cliff."
The National Defense welcomes Marshall Hevron from New Orleans to discuss his post's dramatic membership turnaround as well as CSM Chris Greca from Ft. Leavenworth to get some Army news. USAA's Scott Halliwell talks with Randy and Jerry about financial planning around the holidays.
The National Defense wishes you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving holiday! This week, we speak with Prof. Andrew Lubin about the military's involvement with superstorm Sandy and what's been going on in Afghanistan. Ray Kelly, the VFW's man on the hill, discusses "sequestration" and what our listeners can do to protect military spending. Our turkey day program wraps up with giving thanks to Scott Halliwell of USAA.
The National Defense welcomes NASCAR legend Larry McReynolds to the program to discuss his career in NASCAR as well as his support of American Veterans and his involvement with the "United for Veterans" initiative. We also speak with Patrick Wildman of the ALS Association on health issues affecting veterans, and then learn from Scott Halliwell of USAA about the best places for Veterans to live. It's all veterans, all the time, on the National Defense!
The National Defense wishes a happy birthday to the US Marine Corps, as well as a happy Veterans Day to all of our servicemembers and their families. This week The National Defense features the music of Madison Rising, and interviews their lead singer, Dave Bray. Jerry and Randy speak with Col. Wood of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum about their "Living History Week" and check in with Scott Halliwell of USAA on taxes.
The National Defense welcomes Gordon Logan, the CEO of SportClips, to discuss his company's "Help a Hero" program for 2012, as well as discusses the efforts of the VFW's "Unmet Needs" program to help those on the east coast affected by the recent superstorms. The show wraps up, as always with Scott Halliwell of USAA.