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 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.
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.
Randy welcomes Major Gen. Allen W. Batschelet, the 24th commanding general of Army Recruiting Command, to talk about his role with the United States Army in recruiting, and what is going on with military recruitment in the U.S. Maj. Gen. Batschelet addresses the process of not only volunteering to serve in the Army, but the processes that they address for those looking to end their military service.
) The National Defense opens this week by speaking with Vietnam veteran and author, Sgt. Westley Thomas, about his new book "A Hard Decision." Westley has taken his expereinces serving in the Vietnam war to create a story about what happens when the realities of the battlefield and the homefront collide. Check out his book on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.
The National Defense welcomes Richard Lorrance, VFW National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant to talk about the work the VFW does for those seeking help navigating the VA system, even in the direst of circumstances. Through paperwork being shuffled and reshuffled, a military veteran who's heart "peeled apart like a lemon" was nearly lost to the system, but Rick and his staff helped expidite his claims.
The National Defense opens up this week's show by speaking the author of the new Civil War era love story "Rebecca's Soliloquy," Roberta Adams. Roberta has taken a story she was told as a child and exhaustively researched it to flesh out a full civil war era tale. Check out her book on Amazon or wherever books are sold.
Randy and Jerry get the straight facts on military activity in the Middle East portion of the world with Dr. Andrew Lubin. Andy talks about the 10th anniversary of the second Battle of Fallujah, ISIS/ISIL and their fight, as well as the US Military's role in the
The National Defense has some great news for you this week as the reunion sought for a wounded American soldier and his service dog has been completed! Brent Grommet and his service dog, Matty, have finally been brought back together thanks to the efforts of Dr. Ganzert's, American Humane Association, the VFW, the NY Post, and many others.
Randy and Jerry welcome Ed Walters and Chris Norton of Defense Mobile to discuss their companies new mission to supply veterans with a high quality and CHEAPER mobile phone service. Defense Mobile is also offering a suite of products and services that will be unique to those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The National Defense welcomes friend of the program, Dr. Andrew Lubin, back to the program to discuss the current events and topics affecting the U.S. military around the world. For the first segment of this week's show Dr. Lubin addresses the ISIS threat in the Middle East, the role that America and Europe is playing, and what to expect in the future from ISIS.
The National Defense welcomes Steve Caldeira, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association, to the program to talk about the Vet Fran; Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative of the IFA. Vet Fran is a collection of over 600 franchises around the country that offer special opportunities to military veterans seeking to open up their own franchise. For more information on this great program of the IFA, check out the Vet Fran website.
The National Defense welcomes Commerce Bank's Adewale' Soluade and Mike Moore to discuss their company's new veteran hiring initiative, "Mission: Hire." Adewale' serves as the Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager for Commerce, and heads up the program to bring more military servicemembers and veterans to work for the midwestern bank. Mike Moore, an Army Veteran and current VP of Commerce Bank's I.T. Business Office also joins the conversation. For more information, check out theMission: Hire portion of the Commerce Bank webiste.
The National Defense welcomes Gordon Logan from SportClips back to the program as he continues his run as one of the most frequent and long running guests on the radio show; and with good reason. Gordon talks with Randy and Jerry about the various veteran support initiatives that his company has partnered up with the VFW on, and this week, he fills us on on the specifics of the "Help a Hero" scholarship.
The National Defense welcomes Laurie Neff, Director of the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, joins the program to discuss the new directives handed down by the DoD regarding PTSD, discharges, and medical benefits that once might have been denied. Beyond simply being compensated for military service after up to even 30 years time, honor is also being restored to those who served
The National Defense speaks with one of the most recent Champion of Change honorees, Jim Allen. One of Jim's first jobs was as a parking lot attendant at the VFW National Headquarters, prior to him serving in the U.S. Navy as a J.A.G.. Jim was honored for his work in supporting post 9/11 veterans through his company Honor Capital