The National Defense is proud to be featuring a fantastic guest from a wonderful organization this week as Randy speaks with the President and CEO of the Tug McGraw Foundation, Jennifer Brusstar, about the history of the foundation, how she became involved and what their mission entails.
Randy continues his 2nd segment with Jennfier Brusstar, the President and CEO of The Tug McGraw Foundation and foucses on the caregivers of those caring for those suffering PTSD, brain trauma, or really any physical illness or disease.
Jennifer Brusstar continues her interview on The National Defense as she and Randy discuss just a few of the great projects that The Tug McGraw Foundation uses to help those suffering from brain injuries and PTSD both on their campus as well as around the country. Special thanks to The Home Depot Foundation for supporting The Tug McGraw Foundation and for providing them as a guest to us on The National Defense!
The National Defense is excited to welcome Air Force Veteran, and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device and a Purple Heart, Mary Jennings Hegar, to the program to discuss her service as a medivac helicopter pilot in Afghanistan as well as her work in leveling the field for female members of the Armed Forces.
Randy continues his discussion with MJ Hegar about her military career as well as her work to better the enviroment for America's women in the Armed Forces. Please check out Mary's great memoir "Shoot Like a Girl" on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.
Jerry and Randy talk about your heart and heart health and how the CVS Minute Clinic can help you stay heart healthy. Through smoking cessation programs, cholesterol management, and weight loss work, CVS Minute Clinic's 1100 locations across the country can keep your heart pumping.
The National Defense discusses one of their favorite topics, besides Veterans; GOLF! Randy talks with Josh Peyton,the President and CEO of the Veterans Golf Association. Josh and Randy talk golf courses, the divisions of competition available within the VGA and some of the tournaments and events coming up for 2017.
Randy continues his talk with the President and CEO of the Veterans Golf Association, Josh Peyton, and discusses the upcoming 9/11 Memorial Tournament "Battle of the Beach" in mid-September. If you're active duty, a veteran, or a family member of our troops, we hope you take advantage of this fantastic association.
Randy welcomes Navy Veteran and current Incident Management Team Chief of Team Rubicon to the program to discuss his organization's work in disaster relief efforts across the country. Team Rubicon is a veteran-based membership with over 40,000 members around the world to assist those struck by natural disasters.
Randy continues his talk with the Chief of Team Rubicon's Incident Management Team, Mick Mrzlak, about the timing of services offered to communities affected by natural disasters. Thanks to the Home Depot Foundation for their support of Team Rubicon and for bringing them on the show!
Randy wraps up this week's show by discussing cholesterol with CVS' Holly Kouts and the CVS Minute Clinic Health Minute.
The National Defense welcomes the National President of the American Gold Star Mothers, Candy Martin, to the show to discuss her organization, her own military service, and the service of her son 1st Lt. Thomas M. Martin. who was killed in action in Iraq in October of 2007.
Randy continues his discussion with Candy Martin, the National President of American Gold Star Mothers, as we salute the military service of Candy's entire family. For more information on American Gold Star Mothers, please visit their website.
Randy welcomes the Curator of Education for the National World War One Museum, Lora Vogt, to the show to discuss this fantastic collection and display of World War One artifacts. Lora and Randy discuss some of the physical exhibitions as well as the online exhibition "Make Way for Democracy" highlighting the efforts of African Americans in WW1 through the museums work with the Google Cultural Institute.
Randy continues his discussion with Lora Vogt, Curator of Education for the National World War One Museum in Kansas City, about the online exhibit "Make Way for Democracy." Make sure to visit this fantastic online exhibition from the comfort of your own electronic devices!
Randy then welcomes Army Veteran, Holly Kouts, to the show for the CVS Minute Clinic Health Minute, to discuss eczema prevention and how CVS can help you deal with this annoying skin condition.
The National Defense opens up this weeks show by speaking with the co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, Dale Beatty. Dale is the co-founder of Purple Heart Homes and shares his story of losing his legs in the Iraq, his recovery process, and how he came to found this great organization that the Home Depot Foundation introduced to the program.
Jerry and Randy continue their interview with Dale Beatty as he shares a story aboutPurple Heart Homes helping out a wounded veteran nicknamed "I-Hop" in making his home accessible after having his legs amputated. Thanks to the Home Depot Foundation for hooking Dale and Purple Heart Homes with the program.
Randy and Jerry welcome Pentagon Federal Vice President Scott Young to discuss payment security issues, credit unions, and how veterans can benefit from the work being done by PenFed.
Then, Jerry and Randy speak with Army Veteran Jeff Riedel, Managing Director of Design and Construction for United Airlines about the $500 million dollar project he is working on at Los Angeles LAX International. Jeff discusses some of the upcoming changes for United Airlines in store for people from check in to baggage pickup.