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 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 conflict.
The National Defense is back after another Veterans Day, and Jerry and Randy welcome Jill Gonzalez from WalletHub.com to the program to discuss WalletHub's most recent study on 2014's Best and Worst Cities for Veterans . Check out this segment to hear why Lincoln, NE did so well, and cities like Baltimore and San Francisco fared so poorly.
Jerry and Randy bring you Ray Kelley, the VFW's Director of National Legislative Service, to the program to discuss what he learned from the most recent VA hearings in Washington D.C.. Ray speaks with Randy and Jerry about the new VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, VA Access Cards, and some house cleaning that needs to be done regarding bad apples within the VA.
The National Defense begins this week as Randy welcomes Dr. Beth McQuiston, Medical Director from Abbott Laboratories, and Adam Anicich from the US Health Resources and Services Administration. The three take a look at new research out regarding traumatic brain injuries suffered on the battlefield, how they are diagnosed, and the resultant positive effect from quick and accurate diagnostics.
Randy has a fantastic guest leading up to veterans' day week in World War II B-17 Ball Turret Gunner, Kenneth Drinnon. Mr. Drinnon served in the European Theater during World War II and even flew bombing missions in support of the Allies efforts during the Battle of the Bulge. He and his wife had written the book "Wings of Tru Love" recounting a romance that kindled during his service to the United States. Truly a great interview from a member of the Greatest Generation.
Scott Halliwell from USAA joins the program to discourage Randy's story of a man who quadrupled his life savings in a matter of moments at a casino in Las Vegas. Scott also discusses Medicare open enrollment season, and what your should assess and decide regarding your Medicare coverage and any possible supplemental coverage.
The National Defense speaks with Vietnam helicopter pilot, and now author of the new book, "Black Cat 2-1" an account of his experience as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. To purchase a copy of the book, check out Bob's website for the book.
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.
Randy continues his conversation with Dr. Andre Lubin and in this segment we delve into the spread of ebola in west Africa as well as Texas. Dr. Lubin talks facts when it comes to the likelihood of Americans contracting the deadly disease, the hype and panic surrounding the disease and more.
Randy speaks with the man who knows everything about money, Scott Halliwell of USAA. This week Scott tackles the sticky subject of financial planning and budgets in couples that have distinctly different strategies for handling their money. Scott offers common sense financial advice, but will not take sides with you during an argument with your spouse.