The National Defense welcomes Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill back to the program. Senator McCaskill has been exceptionally active in supporting America's troops and veterans as a member of the U.S. Armed Services Committee. Most recently, the Senator has focused her efforts on stamping out sexual assaults within the ranks of the U.S. military.
Senator McCaskill continues her discussion with Jerry and Randy about the facts behind sexual assaults in the U.S. military, how they compare to the civilian population, and the special challenges inherent in stopping those that commit these despicable acts of violence against both men and women.
Jerry and Randy talk about the ups and downs of partisan politics becoming involved in the support of America's military, as well as the support of USAA for all those that have served our country, regardless of their political leanings.
Randy and Jerry wish you and yours a very safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! The National Defense welcomes it's newest affiliate in Knoxville, TN, Randy gives his thoughts on Moon Pies and RC Cola, and the guys talk about the VFW's weekend spent at the Chiefs Chargers game in Kansas City.
Jerry and Randy continue their talk with Patrice Green and they discuss the partnership between Campbell's Soup and the VFW National Home for Children. Sendning Campbell Soup labels to the National Home has provided transportation services to those that need it most.
Jerry and Randy welcome radio hosts Big D and Bubba from the "Big D and Bubba Show" in Nashville, a nationally syndicated show, that helped to support the VFW's Veterans Day fundraiser. The work of this show helped to raise much needed funds to support America's veterans and their families.
The National Defense welcomes USMC Gunnery Sergeant Bryce Lockwood to the program to discuss the Israeli attack on the US Intelligence ship USS Liberty. Lockwood was a Russian linguist aboard the ship and the only surviving Marine from the attack.
Marine veteran Jimmy Rose joins the National Defense to talk about his experience in the United States military, and his meteoric rise through the ranks of contestants on "America's Got Talent." Jimmy made it all the way to the finale episode of the talent program, and ended up placing third.
The National Defense welcomes back renowned Irish Tenor, Anthony Kearns, the the program to talk about his upcoming BUSY schedule for Veterans Day weekend. Anthony has supported various veteran and patriotic causes, and is touring solo around the country to support his new album. Check out his new album and schedule at AnthonyKearnsTenor.com
Jerry and Randy go over the ever-growing list of free meals and discounts to veterans and active duty service members on Monday, Nov. 11th. Check out the entire list at the VFW's website.
Dan Smith of Applebees speaks with Randy and Jerry about the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, and the fifth year that Applebees resturaunts have offered free meals to veterans and active duty service members. Applebees is one of the trendsetters in honoring America's veterans, and claims that Veterans Day is their busiest day of the year at their 1800+ locations.