Randy welcomes journalist, critic, and author, Aaron Barnhart, to the program to discuss the American Civil War and his new book "The Big Divide." Aaron's book highlights one of the regional hotbeds of activity during the Civil War; the Missouri/Kansas border.
The National Defense welcomes the Adjutant General of the VFW, John Hamilton, to the program to discuss the most recent VFW Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., as well as some of the members of Congress who are helping veterans by keeping an eye on the Veterans Administration and staving off sequestration.
Randy and Jerry wrap up their talk with the VFW's Adjutant General, John Hamilton, as they get the details on his upcoming trips overseas to continue the work of the VFW's MIA/POW initiative. Since WWII, 83,000 soldiers are still unaccounted for, and the VFW continues the process of bringing ALL of our soldiers home.
The National Defense speaks with Westpoint Grad and Vietnam veteran, Dr. John DeVore, about his new book "Sitting in the Flames: Uncovering Fearlessness to Help Others." Randy talks with John about his experiences coming up through the military, his service in Vietnam, and his history that factored into writing this book.
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion on the most recent VFW Legislative Conference in the Nation's Capitol, as the VFW attempts to stave off sequestration and to thank those on the Hill that continue to serve America's veterans. Jerry discusses the most recent changes in V.A. care, and other issues that the VFW has been fighting for on behalf of all veterans.
The National Defense opens up this week by speaking the Heath Robinson, guitar player for Tyler and the Tribe, a Dallas band who has released a great new music video for their song "Best." The band has used their song as an opportunity to say thank you to all those that have served in the United States military. Make sure to check out their website at Tylerandthetribe.com
The National Defense is very pleased to welcome back the National Spokesman of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lou Diamond Phillips, to the program. Lou fills us in on his upcoming projects including a new season of "Longmire" on Netflix, as well as trips to Walter Reed Medical Center and more.
Randy continues his talk with the National Spokesman for the VFW, Lou Diamond Phillips, in this segment. Lou talks about stage and screen in this segment, including his thoughts on the recent Academy Awards, and his long running portrayal in "The King and I."
Jerry and Randy welcome David Herzka, the founder and CEO of David Fin Ties, a high end silk tie maker that is working to aid veterans not only on looking good, but also in making a career. David Fin has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in donating a percentage of sales towards putting vets to work.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with Scott Halliwell about the changing nature of active duty military families and their finances. With changes in payment processing and health insurance, USAA's Scott Halliwell gives some advice on your finances.