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31 minutes | 5 days ago
War Dogs - Rest in Peace
The Michigan War Dog Memorial, Inc is a non-profit organization that will educate the general public on the heroics and dedication that K-9's give to serve and protect us through presentations and seminars. Its Mission is to continue restoration of this hallowed ground into a park setting and maintain that setting for the purpose of allowing interment of retired Military Working Dogs and retired Service Dogs. To provide interment, with full honors, at no cost to the handler/owner. To provide research for military records and/or service records. This mission will be accomplished by private and corporate donations. President Phil Weitlauf talks about the dogs and the memorial with host Jim Fausone as part of a AMMO spotlight. ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN MILITARY ORGANIZATION Veterans Radion America has a partnership with AMMO to bring you a quick look at a Michigan Military Organization that supports the history of military service here in the State of Michigan and we encourage you to visit AMMO on Facebook and this particular organization by visiting it this season.
28 minutes | 12 days ago
Southern Racism in the Military, Explained and Challenged
Brig. General Ty Seidule (ret.), in a forceful but humane narrative, challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy―and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. He writes about it in, "Robert E. Lee and Me - A Southerners Reckoning With The Myth of the Lost Cause." Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, Ty Seidule believes that American history demands a reckoning. Ty talks to host Jim Fausone about the myth of Lee, slavery, and the South's portrayal of the fight for "states rights." He explains that Lee chose treason to fight for slavery - not a love of Virginia. This history professor discusses how support for Lee and the southern cause crept into West Point. Seidule explains you must look at the timing of southern memorials and base naming to understand the hidden messages. He advocates for changing those names that reflect support for slavery. Once given direction by Congress, he believes the Army is ready to change names and remove memorials.
56 minutes | 13 days ago
VETERAN BENEFITS – MARCH 2021
Brig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone (ret), Legal Help for VeteransMichael G. Smith, Jr., Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran AffairsBrian Hayes, Public Affairs Officer, VA Ann Arbor Call in to ask your question. 734-822-1600 => 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET | 2:00pm – 3:00pm PT Disability ClaimsRetroactive CompensationPensionHousing / MortgageEducation
30 minutes | 19 days ago
Alvin York WWI Medal of Honor Recipient
We talk to the author James Carl Nelson of "The York Patrol -The Real Story of Alvin York and the Unsung Heroes Who Made Him World War I's Most Famous Soldier". Alvin York grew up in the backwoods of Tennessee. After being a hell-raiser in his teens, he found his way to a fundamentalist Christian church. When drafted in WWI he struggled with taking up arms and the commandment "Thou Shall Not Kill". He did his duty and found himself in a bloody offensive in the Argonne Forest in October 1918. His platoon leadership was decimated and he found himself in charge. They capture roughly 130 Germans after a harrowing firefight. This is a story of the other men and what Sgt Alvin York went thru during the rest of his life. York became the poster boy hero of WWI, books, and movies were made of his efforts. Gary Cooper starred in "Sgt York" a blockbuster biopic in 1941 when the country needed a shot in the patriotic arm while heading into WWII. Listen to James Nelson tell this story to host Jim Fausone.
57 minutes | 20 days ago
NEWLY RELEASED DOCUMENTARIES ON PTS AND AGENT ORANGE
Wounded Heroes Documentary is a 3-year passion project, funded primarily by California filmmaker Michael Gier and his wife Terri Gier, and features life changing options that give those suffering from PTS hope. PTS sufferers are finally getting their voices heard as they speak out about their mistreatment by the healthcare system, the medications that are making them worse, and the amazing new proven therapies that are giving them back their lives. For More Information go to https://www.woundedheroesdocumentary.com/ The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, the world over, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant controls weeds in farming, forestry, parks, playgrounds… It wreaks havoc on the human genome, causing deformed births and deadly cancers. After decades of struggle and tragic personal losses, two heroic women are leading a worldwide movement to end the plague and hold the manufacturers accountable. Kate Taverna and Alan Adelson, directors of the 2020 documentary “The People vs Agent Orange” For More Information go to:https://www.thepeoplevsagentorange.com/
23 minutes | a month ago
Holocaust Memorial Center Teaches the Consequences of Hate
The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. In addition to the murder of approximately 6,000,000 Jews, millions more, including persons with disabilities, Poles, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), gay men, Jehovah’s Witnesses, prisoners of war, and political dissidents, also suffered grievous oppression and death under Nazi tyranny. The Holocaust Memorial Center honors all survivors, Jewish or non-Jewish, who were displaced, persecuted, or discriminated against due to the racial, religious, ethnic, social, and political policies of the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945. In addition to former inmates of concentration camps, ghettos, and prisons, this definition includes, among others, people who were refugees or were in hiding. Holocaust Memorial Center Director of Education Ruth Bergman and Events Director Sarah Saltzman talk with host Jim Fausone about the Center, its purpose, mission, education, and online events. The Center is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
57 minutes | a month ago
TOPPING AND DADDIS: TRUMP LEGACY AT THE VA AND FAWNING OVER THE MILITARY
RORY RILEY TOPPING ANALYSIS OF THE TRUMP LEGACY AT THE VA Rory Riley Topping reflects on the last four years of successes and misses under President Trump at VA. She discusses passing of legislation to the implementation. This should not be about politics but how veteran issues were handled and veterans were served. For More Information: www.riley-topping.com GREGORY DADDIS’ WARNING Army Col. Gregory Daddis (ret.) served for 26 years. He is a West Point grad and holds a PhD in history. In civilian life, he has taught history at US Military Academy, Chapman University and now at San Diego State University. Col. Daddis wrote an opinion piece published in Salon magazine (December 2020) advising America to stop its ritualistic fawning over veterans. He discusses with host Jim Fausone the concerns behind that piece and the military-political class. Daddis cautions about the military driving the country’s foreign affairs. More Information
22 minutes | a month ago
Author Lt Col. Brad Taylor talks China, Taiwan, Australia threats
Brad Taylor is the author of the New York Times bestselling Pike Logan series. He served for more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. His books have sold over 13 million copies. His latest American Traitor involves China's actions in the Pacific, threats to Austriala and Taiwan. He talks with host Jim Fausone about issues raised in the book and concerns it has raised for him about AI, cyber warfare, and America's responses.
57 minutes | a month ago
TIM O’BRIEN’S VIETNAM & PHIL WEITLAUF’S WAR DOG MEMORIAL
What makes wars worth fighting? How do we write about war? What are the obligations of citizens with respect to war? What are the after-effects of war on individuals and families? The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien follows O’Brien on the journey of his last book, as he reveals the everyday ties between duty, art, family, and the trauma of war.The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien is available as a VOD – www.timobrienfilm.com In the summer of 2010 Phil Weitlauf, Project Director of the Michigan War Dog Memorial, heard about an abandoned war dog monument at the corner of Milford Rd and 11 Mile in Lyon Township. Phil took his trusted companion Cody, a German Shepherd, to take a look. When they arrived at the corner we saw nothing but a heavily wooded area. They parked the car and went for a walk and there it was a large granite monument with the words “The War Dog.” As we looked around we could see several headstones buried in the foliage and brush. The site was in horrible shape…and that’s when Phil knew something had to be done to preserve “The War Dog.” For More Information: www.mwdm.org
25 minutes | a month ago
Certification of Veteran Owned Businesses discussed by Keith King
National Veteran Business Deveolpment Council founder and CEO Keith King talks about Amazon being a corporate sponsor of NVBDC and about changes in the federal government veteran business certification process in 2021. King talks to host Jim Fausone about Amazon's B2B program and training for veteran business owners. He explains how the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act provided that the VA's certification process be transferred to SBA and the need for involvment in helping educate Congress and staffers about veteran businesses while the rules are being drafted. King asks for help and veterans to provide contacts involved in Congress and the SBA.
57 minutes | a month ago
VETERANS BENEFITS – FEBRUARY 2021
Join host, Dale Throneberry, and his Benefits Experts on this week's Veterans Radio as they answer your questions about Veterans Healthcare and Disability. Our panel includes Carol Ann Fausone Brigadier General USAF (ret) from Legal Help For Veterans and Michael G. Smith Jr, Dirctor of the Washtenaw County Michigan Department of Veterans Affairs. Today's program looks a Personality Disorders vs. PTSD and the possible addition of Hypertension to Presumptive Conditions caused by exposure to Agent Orange. The Veterans Radio Benefits Program is a monthly program held on the last Sunday of the month. Check us out at Veterans Radio | The Voice of America's Veterans since 2003
42 minutes | 2 months ago
The War And Peace of Tim O'Brien
Tim O’Brien has been called “the best American writer of his generation,” and America’s “poet laureate of war.” A Vietnam veteran, and National Book Award-winner, O’Brien is one of the great voices in modern American literature. The Library of Congress recently named his groundbreaking novel about the Vietnam War, The Things They Carried, one of the 65 most influential books in US history. But O’Brien hasn’t put pen to paper in nearly two decades. He swore off making sentences when, at a late age, he had his first of two children. Plus, the nation was waging new wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that he couldn’t wrap his head around – wars that both reconfirmed and upended the notions of war, soldiers, and society that animated his books. Now, Tim O’Brien is trying to write again. He thinks the country is past due for a conversation about war’s impact. He thinks we’re running out of time. And, at age 70, that he is too. What makes wars worth fighting? How do we write about war? What are the obligations of citizens with respect to war? What are the after-effects of war on individuals and families? The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien follows O’Brien on the journey of his last book, as he reveals the everyday ties between duty, art, family, and the trauma of war. The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien is available as a VOD on Tuesday 2 March 2021
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Does America Fawn over its Veterans ?
Army Col. Gregory Daddis (ret.) served for 26 years. He is a West Point grad and holds a PhD in history. In civilian life, he has taught history at US Military Academy, Chapman University and now at San Diego State University. He wrote an opinion piece published in Salon magazine advising America to stop its ritualistic fawning over veterans. He discusses with host Jim Fausone the concerns behind that piece and the military-political class. Daddis cautions about the military driving the country's foreign affairs.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
VFW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ROESCH AND MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM HENDERSON
VFW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ROESCH HONORS DR. DORIS “LUCKI” ALLEN Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch II of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins Dale to talk about the VFW. In the February issue he highlights the many African-American veterans who have served the United States. In his “Command Post – From the Chief” introduction on page 2, Chief Roesch recounts the intelligence specialist Allen who serves 3 tours in Vietnam and becomes a named target of the enemy. Dr. Allen became a member of one of the most exclusive organizations in the world: The Military Intelligence Corp Hall of Fame. Major General (ret) William A. Henderson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a Marine pilot he flew 125 combat missions over South Vietnam, Laos and North Vietnam. From 1970-1974, he served as an F-4 check pilot and instructor. He left active duty and then joined the Michigan Air National Guard, flying F-100s and A-7s. He was named commander of the Michigan Air National Guard in 1992 and was promoted to major general in 1996. And PFC Horace Frazier, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, Horace was an artillery cannoneer with the 1/39th Artillery Battery at Firebase Tomahawk in Vietnam in 1969.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Secretary of the VA traits, trials and resignations
Presidents appoint a new Secretary of the VA about every 2 years. What are the traits one needs to lead the second largest federal agency and the largest health care system in the country. Presidents have appointed Generals, Doctors and businessmen. No woman has ever lead the VA. Almost all Secretaries have resigned in some scandal or to end being a distraction. Rory Riley Topping a VA watcher, attorney and policy wonk talks about this important position with host Jim Fausone.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
WORTHY AND ROBERTSON TELL THEIR STORIES FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH
This week’s one hour radio broadcast with host Jim Fausone has two guests. Clifford Worthy, the great-grandson of slaves, was one of the few African-American men of his generation who was accepted and excelled as a Black Knight of the Hudson, a traditional nickname for West Point cadets.Erica Robertson explains her decision to join the Navy, and how it was transformational in her life.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Nightmare sufferers offered new medical device
NightWare is a therapeutic platform using a proprietary application on an Apple Watch® that helps people suffering from traumatic nightmares get a more restful night's sleep. It is a wearable technology that learns the wearer's sleep patterns and customizes a treatment for each individual, interrupting nightmares so sufferers can get a good night's sleep. NightWare is only available to individuals when recommended by a physician. The NightWare therapeutic platform is not a standalone therapy for PTSD. The NightWare therapeutic platform should be used in conjunction with prescribed medications for PTSD and other recommended therapies for PTSD-associated nightmares and nightmare disorder, according to relevant consensus guidelines. CEO Grady Hannah discusses NightWare which FDA has approved and VA is considering making available to veterans that suffer from nightmares. Grady talks with host Jim Fausone about the inventor's experience with a father that had PTSD and suffered from nightmares to the process of getting the device approved and into commercial use for veterans
57 minutes | 2 months ago
WHAT DO WWII RITCHIE BOYS AND HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER HAVE IN COMMON?
This week’s program was pre-recorded. The first half hour will be hosted by Dale Throneberry, with Guy Stern. The second half hour will be hosted by Jim Fausone, with the Holocaust Memorial Center administrators. Guy Stern, a World War II Ritchie Boy and Director of the Harry and Wanda Zekelman International Institute of the Righteous at the Holocaust Memorial Center. Holocaust Memorial Center Director of Education Ruth Bergman and Events Director Sarah Saltzman
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Military & Entertainment views of James Barber of Military.com
James Barber is editor of Military.com's Off Duty channel. He is an expert in entertainment and music. For the last decade, he has written on and edited content about the military and its depiction in entertainment. He has interviewed many of the legends who are supporters of or are veterans. He talks to host Jim Fausone about a wide range of entertainment, movies and music and how the military and veterans are viewed.
57 minutes | 2 months ago
VETERANS BENEFITS – January 2021
This is our monthly program on the VA and your benefits. Join our guests: Dr. Ginny Creasman, Medical Center Director for VAAnn Arbor Healthcare SystemBrig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone (ret), Legal Help for VeteransMichael G. Smith, Jr., Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran AffairsBrian Hayes, Public Affairs Officer, VA Ann Arbor. They along with host Dale Throneberry will bring you up to date on what’s going on at the VA and answer your questions regarding any and all benefits you are entitled to.
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