The National Defense opens up this week by speaking with USAA's Bob Wiedower about 401Ks, oil prices, stock market corrections, underground caddie racing, and the PGA Phoenix Open. Bob gives Randy and Jerry a frame of reference when it comes to watching the peaks and valleys of your retirement savings. The guys also discuss some good (and not so good) suggestions to save a few bucks on your Valentine's date.
Jerry and Randy discuss one of the most important facets of the VFW around the world: the Posts! Randy brings up a few great stories in the media about VFW posts from around the country, as well as tries to melt Jerry's cold, cold heart with a touching WWII Valentine's Day story. The VFW's new showcase, Post Pride, has been launched, and the guys take a moment to discuss it as well.
The National Defense welcomes the Vice President for Talent Acquisition for Comcast NBC Universal to discuss his company's continuing efforts to hire American veterans, reservists, and their families. Comcast has redoubled their efforts to hire veterans and their families into jobs in various fields under the Comcast umbrella.
Randy and Jerry speak with USAA's Bob Wiedower about the changing landscape of insurance for those living in military base housing, and how privitization has changed the nature of coverage on U.S. military bases. An important segment to listen to for anyone that lives or knows someone who lives on base.
Jerry and Randy wrap up their talk with Brandon Webb and discuss his work as a sniper trainer, as well as his new book "Among Heroes" available everywhere. Check out his website at BrandonTylerWebb.com
The National Defense welcomes back a longtime friend of the program, Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns, to hear about what he's been up to since we last spoke with him. Anthony, among other activities, has recently performed for Pope Francis, the New York Mets, as well as participating in an event to raise funds for homeless female veterans.
Jerry and Randy take a moment to talk about a recent visit from the good people at Yuengling Brewing in Pottsville, PA to the VFW headquarters in Kansas City, as well as the exciting news about what America's oldest brewery will be doing to support veterans in the coming months.
Randy and Jerry welcome back Gordon Logan, CEO of Sport Clips, to talk about Sport Clips most recent support of the "Help a Hero" scholarship fund, where Gordon and the franchisees of Sport Clips have just donated nearly ONE MILLION dollars to help out our Nation's veterans. Sport Clips, led by Gordon, have continually led the charge to support the VFW and their programs directly assisting veterans, and we heartily thank them for it.
Jerry and Randy hook up with USAA's Bob Wiedower to discuss just a few of the steps you can take to ensure that your personal finances remain in good shape while you are deployed overseas. Bob recommends many practical actions to make it easier to manage your finances while abroad, as well as things you should consider before deployment.
The National Defense spends this week highlighting a great book, "Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories," and opens up the show with Claire Starnes, co-founder of the Women Vietnam Veterans organization, to talk about her service in Vietnam and how she came to be a part of this great book.
Jerry and Randy welcome the VFW Dept. Adjutant Quartermaster for the state of Louisiana and Vietnam Veteran, Priscilla Wilkewitz, to talk about her experience serving in the Vietnam War as well as her work on the book "Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories." To find a copy of the book, simply search for it online or head to Amazon.com.
The National Defense welcomes financial guru, Bob Wiedower, from USAA to discuss military retirements, and how a newer system is changing the relationship, for both the good and the bad, between your military service and your retirement savings.
This week, The National Defense welcomes Dr. Gary Morsch, the founder of a great organization, Heart to Heart International. Randy interviews Dr. Morsch about his history of military service in the Vietnam War, Heart to Heart International's history, and his views on hiring veterans in today's labor enviroment.
Randy continues his discussion with the retired Colonel, Dr. Gary Morsch, about the current relationship between active duty military members, the National Gaurd, and the Reserves. Dr. Morsch speaks to his organization's partnership with the Guard and Reserve that allows them to hire the best possible individuals for the job while keeping the Nation's defense strong.
The National Defense continues with Dr. Gary Morsch as the Colonel describes the first ever International mission for Heart to Heart as the Dept. of Defense, the U.S. Government, and Heart to Heart International took part in the first ever touchdown of a U.S. C-5 plane in Moscow, Russia to deliver aid to Russian people. For more information on the Heart to Heart International organization, please take time to check out their website, hearttoheart.org
Jerry and Randy discuss the role that your personal debt/credit, and the actions you can take in paying down your own debt, can have on your credit rating, and what you need to do to get your finances under control and to IMPROVE your credit score.