The National Defense
Summary: The National Defense is the ONLY nationally-syndicated talk radio show geared towards active-duty military, reserves and their families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The National Defense opens up this week with a look at the current state of global affairs including the role of climate change in national security, as well as the most recent state of ISIS/ISIL in the Middle East