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 director Steven Barber to speak about his new Kelsey Grammer narrated documentary "Until They Are Home," Ted Daywalt of VetJobs, and Scott Halliwell of USAA.
The National Defense soldiers on with Randy at the helm while Jerry is on assignment in Las Vegas. This week, Randy speaks with VFW Senior Legislative Associate, Shane Barker, about the VFW's legislative efforts to assist veterans suffering from PTSD. Randy also speaks with the Dept. of Labor's Assistant Secretary, John Moran, about jobs veterans, Gina Townley of the "Run For the Red, White and Blue." USAA's Scott Halliwell also joins us.
The National Defense welcomes American aviation and aerospace legend, Wally Funk, to the program. Wally relates her experience as a test pilot, flight trainer, and trailblazer in American aviation history with Randy and Jerry. Scott Halliwell also doles out some more financial wisdom to wrap up this week's edition of the show.
The National Defense welcomes Senator Claire McCaskill back to the program to discuss recent initiatives at Arlington National Cemetery to bring the facility up to speed with 21st Century technology. Randy and Jerry also speak with USAA's Scott Halliwell about the finer points of home refinancing.
The National Defense remembers the 68th anniversary of "D-Day" as well as looking at current military activities around the world this week. The program welcomes Jonah Blank, of the Rand Corporation to discuss on the death of Al-Qaeda's #2, Abu Yahya, and what it means for the worldwide war against terror. The National Defense also speaks with Dan Parker on issues affecting membership for the VFW worldwide, and as always, Scott Halliwell of USAA helps to get your financial house in order.
The National Defense welcomes three great guests to this week's show. First, Randy and Jerry speak with retired Lt. Gen Dave Palmer who has written a new book on America's first President George Washington. Next, Jerry and Randy speak with Bob Motley, a WWII veteran and former umpire for the Negro Leagues. As always, we feature financial info from USAA's Scott Halliwell.
The National Defense wishes everyone a great Memorial Day! This week, Randy and Jerry welcome back financial guru Scott Halliwell of USAA to discuss important monetary issues. The program also speaks with VFW legislative expert, Ryan Gallucci, about the latest work of the VFW on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C..
The National Defense broadcasts from Darlington, S.C. while covering the "Help a Hero 200" race. Randy and Jerry speak with racing legend Cale Yarborough, SportClips CEO Gordon Logan, NASCAR driver Joey Logano. Jerry and Randy also speak with Chief Petty Officer Jason Christopher, as well as Heath Cherry of Joe Gibbs racing. The guys wrap up the weeks show by visiting with the man behind the Johnsonville Bratmobile.
The National Defense welcomes author Norman J. Fulkerson to discuss his new book "An American Knight: The Life of Colonel John W. Ripley." Jerry and Norman talk about the hero that Col Ripley was as well as where you can pick up this fantastic read. The show wraps up with USAA's Scott Halliwell to discuss various issues affecting your finances.
The National Defense welcomes USMC Col Bob Golden to discuss the efforts of the Corps to recruit future Marines to serve their country. Randy and Jerry also speak with Lee Greenwood about his new book and his musical legacy. Scott Halliwell from USAA also joins the program to discuss the importance of financial planning and long-term care.
The National Defense welcomes Randy back from his trip to Kenya, speaks with the President of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Gwen Rankin, as well as with Chris Marsh from Dignity Memorial. Scott Halliwell also returns to the program to offer more advice on retirements and the pitfalls of paying taxes later in life.
Jerry Newberry is flying solo this week as Randy is on assignment in Kenya, and he welcomes USAA financial advisor Scott Halliwell to the program, as well as frequent show contributor, Professor Andrew Lubin.
The National Defense brings you the one, the only, William Shatner! Bill and his wife Liz are the founders of "The All Glory Project," a group that promotes horse-assisted therapy for wounded military veterans and their families. Randy and Jerry also welcome Scott Halliwell of USAA to preview a new weekly segment on The National Defense.
The National Defense brings you a live news conference from the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama regarding a new hiring initiative for military spouses promosing thousands of new jobs for spouses of those serving our country. We also speak directly with Dawn Shaeffer from Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, MO about her experience in this new program.
The National Defense welcomes former Navy SEAL Stephen Kupcha to the program to talk about his new role in community outreach with the PGA Tour through various initatives. The National Defense also welcomes back THE Prof. Andrew Lubin to discuss the recent tragic shootings in Afghanistan and his upcoming film project.