The National Defense opens up this week with Dr. Constance Scharff from Cliffside Malibu to discuss the recent partnership between the VFW and Cliffside Malibu to treat various conditions that veterans can be afflicted with. Make sure to check out their website and their booth at the VFW National Convention in Pittsburgh. Cliffside Malibu is working on reinforcing existing treatments, and developing new ways to combat addictions of all kinds.
Jerry and Randy welcome Michael Rhodes and Gen. Jim Jackson to the program to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the commemoration of that war for those that served in the Vietnam War. For more information on the group working to salute those that served in Vietnam, check out the fantastic website for the Vietnam War Commemoration.
The National Defense kicks off this week by speaking with Karen Woods of the United Military Women of the Southwest to discuss her group's activities in Las Cruces, NM, especially their efforts to establish a women's veterans memorial. You can check out more information on the UMWSW on their Facebook page.
Randy and Jerry welcome Tony Coredero from Sons and Daughters in Touch, a community of those that lost fathers in the Vietnam war. Sons and Daughters is an all volunteer organization that seeks to unite sons and daughters of American servicemembers who have been killed in service to their country. For more information on Sons and Daughters in Touch, visit their website at sdit.org.
The National Defense welcomes National Security Analyst for The Clarion Project, Ryan Mauro, to the program to discuss his group's efforts to educate the public on divisions within the Islamic faith in regards to ISIS and acts of terrorism, as well as the efforts his group is undertaking to inform people about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
Jerry and Randy talk about the state of international relations between Iran and the West, including how we could get a GOOD result out of the Iran nuclear deal, as well as the enviroment that this piece of diplomacy has arisen out of.
Randy and Jerry are very pleased to welcome aviator, soldier, and author of "Dustoff 7-3," Eric Sabiston, to the program to talk about his service in Afghanistan as a dustoff leader as well as his amaing new book. Pick up a copy of his great account wherever books are sold.
Scott Halliwell helps Randy wrap up this week's show by highlighting some of the unique benefits that military veterans can enjoy that aren't available to civilians. Scott talks about the methods one can use to pinpoint the best way to work on your personal income tax, as well.
The National Defense welcomes a fantastic partner of the VFW, Prasad Reddy, President and CEO of Twisted X Boots company in Texas. When Prasad had completed his American naturalization ceremony in 1980, members of the local VFW handed him an American flag, a copy of the U.S. constitution, and welcomed him to America. Prasad pledged that day to return the favor and thank the VFW for that moment, and is doing so in a current promotion between Twisted X Boots and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Check out their website at TwistedXBoots.com.
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 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. To look at the thousands of positions that Comcast is currently seeking to fill, and how your military skills could translate, visit the "Military and Veterans" link on the Comcast job portal.
Jerry and Randy share their thoughts on the pilot for CBS's "The Briefcase," a show that The National Defense featured in last week's show. This segment will speak for itself, including Jerry's suggestions for possible new titles of the show.
USAA's Scott Halliwell talks with Randy and Jerry about the statistical realities inherent in facing ones long term health care answers. Most people don't really want to think about the prospect of entering Senior living centers or nursing homes, but Scott gives us the facts on what you can do to be financially ready for that possible situation.