The National Defense opens up this week's show by again speaking with American Red Cross Senior Vice President, Koby Langley to discuss the various efforts of the American Red Cross around the country, the dangers of home fires, protecting military connected communities, and the Hero Care Network. For more information, please follow the links provided to see how the American Red Cross is here to serve our American military and veteran family.
Randy speaks with Army Veteran, Madelyn Molyneux, who in her civilian life has worked with Subway for 17 years on their Real Estate team negotiating leases for franchisees across North America. Madelyn discusses her military background and how it helped to sharpen her skills in assisting franchisees in making successful businesses.
Randy speaks with Dr. Eddie Copelin, a US Marine Corps veteran and now a practicing physician to discuss his upbringing, his African American doctoral role models, and his transition from the service to the American University of Antigua. A fascinating discussion on education, race, and reaching ones goals.
Then, Randy welcomes Colleen Clark, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Meals on Wheels America to talk about the Meals on Wheels program, their partnership with the Home Depot Foundation, and their servicing of senior citizen veterans across the country.
The National Defense wraps up this week's show by continuing a discussion with Colleen Clark from Meals on Wheels America, about their special work done with the Home Depot Foundation and their new initiative to encourage Americans to donate a little bit of time from their lunch breaks to deliver a hot meal to a senior citizen America Let's Do Lunch. Check out their website for more information on how you can help serve those in need of a hello and a hot meal in your community.
Randy finishes up the show with another great health tip from CVS' Holly Kouts in regards to preparing for your travel, either domestically or internationally.
The National Defense kicks off the New Year by welcoming back Kerri Fisher, Vice President of Communications for the Fisher House Foundation to discuss the continuing work being done by Fisher House to support the service member, veterans, and their families who are seeking medical care. With a growing number of Fisher Houses near VA facilities, Kerri discusses the multi-generational veteran base that is being supported by their fantastic foundation.
Jerry and Randy talk about Army Veteran, and recently sworn in member of Congress, Brian Mast who lost both legs and more as a bomb disposal tech in Afghanistan and was treated over an extended period of time at Walter Reed Medical Center. Congressman Mast's family stayed at a Fisher House near the facility during his recooperation from his grievous injuries.
Army Veteran Holly Kouts from the CVS Minute Clinics rejoins the show to discuss motion sickness while traveling, and what CVS can do to help you from losing your lunch while on the move.
Randy and Jerry welcome the founder of P90x, Tony Horton, to the program to discuss his family history of military service, the over 50 military bases he has visited worldwide, and his mission to increase physical activity amongst the Veteran population. P90x is now eleven years old and Tony has created a new boot camp workout routine called the "22 minute Work-Out."
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion about physical fitness amongst veterans along with backyard plyometrics, anerobic exercise, and what you can do to get moving in the New Year with Tony Horton.
The National Defense starts off this weekend's show by speaking with "Boot Girl" Sherri Reuland from Boot Campaign and former US Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell to the program to discuss the Boot Campaign's roots, their mission, and the individuals that have put this charitable support organization together. "Boot Girl" Sherri and her board have put together a great photography campaign together with noted celebrities
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion with Morgan Luttrell and Sherri Reuland about the Boot Campaign and it's essential branch of support to our veterans, the ReBoot Program. Morgan talks about his own experiences recovering from injuries sustained while serving as a US Navy SEAL, and how the ReBoot Program is taking a new angle at serving those that have been injured serving us. Enrollment in the program will begin in 2017, so check out the ReBoot website for more information.
Randy and Jerry welcome Pentagon Federal Vice President Scott Young to discuss payment security issues, credit unions, and how veterans can benefit from the work being done by PenFed.
Then, Jerry and Randy speak with Army Veteran Jeff Riedel, Managing Director of Design and Construction for United Airlines about the $500 million dollar project he is working on at Los Angeles LAX International. Jeff discusses some of the upcoming changes for United Airlines in store for people from check in to baggage pickup.
Jerry and Randy wrap up the final segment of 2016 by wishing you and yours a happy New Year, and what better time to talk about many people's New Year's resolution of quitting smoking than the CVS Minute Clinic's Holly Kouts? Holly discusses how you can decide what options and products are right for you in smoking cessation as well as what sort of services are covered by insurance, including Tri-Care.
Happy New Year to you from The National Defense!
The National Defense opens up this week's show by nearly having to strap Jerry down to his seat as he is beyond thrilled to welcome four-time Pro Bowl Detroit Lions wide receiver, Herman Moore, to the show. Herman has teamed up with Ford Motor Company's Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center to present the Quick Lane Bowl, pitting Boston College and University of Maryland against each other at Ford Field in Detroit on Monday, December 26th. In addition to the game, Herman speaks to Quick Lane's veteran scholarship program "Trading One Uniform For Another" and the presentation of five $10,000 scholarships in the automotive matience field.
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion with former NFL wide reciever Herman Moore as they talk more about the Quick Lane Bowl coming up this Monday, December 26th, and enjoy a deep dive in a discussion on all the quarterbacks that Herman Moore caught passes from. Thanks to Herman, Quick Lane, and Ford for bringing these great segments to our Christmas show.
Randy and Jerry welcome the founder of HeroBox, Ryan Housley, to the program to discuss how his family sending care packages to his younger brother overseas, grew into sending tens of thousands of boxes to members of our military while on active duty. Thanks to the Home Depot Foundation for their support of this great military service organization and for bringing Ryan on the program.
CVS Minute Clinic's Holly Kouts rejoins the show to discuss immunity, vaccinations, and pneumonia cases in United States.
We wrap up this segment with Navy Veteran Loren Goodridge from Maine to discuss his Subway stores, lobsters, snow, moose, and more. Loren's Subways have been keeping folks warm with toasted sandwiches and he speaks to his military background colliding, in a good way, with his Subways.
The National Defense welcomes the Executive Director of the EOD Warrior Foundation, Nicole Motsek, to the show to discuss the work that the EOD Warrior Foundation does to help those that have put their bodies and lives on the line. Nicole, whose husband and father-in-law both served in Explosive Ordnance Disposal talks about how the EOD Warrior Foundation stepped in to assist the Rumely family after a catastrophic house fire. Fore more information on their organization, please visit the EOD Warrior Foundation website.
Jerry and Randy welcome the Associate General Counsel of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Heather Ansley, to the show to discuss PVA's work on the Air Carrier Access Act. The PVA is working to reform the Reagan-era legislation to improve accesibility options for those traveling by addressing issues in seating, accessability during boarding and deplaning, equipment needs, training and more. For more information on PVA and their work on the Air Carrier Access Act, please visit the Paralyzed Veterans of America website.
Holly Kouts from the CVS Minute Clinics also brings us information on dealing with motion sickness in the CVS Minute Clinic Health Minute.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with Heather Ansley about the modification work being sought by the Paralyzed Veterans of America to modernize the accessability requirements listed by the Air Carrier Access Act, including seating accomodations and loosening of restrictions on service/emotional support/psychiatric service animals on flights. For more information please visit AirAccess30.org