February 2012

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The following shows aired in February 2012. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
2/4/12 Out of the Mist: Memories of War. Memories from war are often buried deep a veteran’s mind, long dormant, a piece of personal history at risk. Often their own families have no idea what risks the veteran faced or the terrors they experienced in battle. The time comes when those stories must be told, when that history must be preserved. They are the real fabric from which America is woven. These men, and the women who were part of the war effort, are the heart and soul of what makes America great. Author, Michael D. Mullins, helps those quiet veterans tell their stories, from WW2 until the War on Terror. Learn about the post-war battles too.
 
Michael D. “Moon” Mullins, multiple award winning author of Vietnam in Verse, Poetry for Beer Drinkers, co-author of Kings of the Green Jelly Moon, the Book, and author of the new novel Out of the Mist: Memories of War. Mike is a Vietnam Veteran, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry, ’68-’69. Vice President of Military Writers Society of America and proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project…and one of the best storytellers I’ve met.
 
Don’t miss this chance to learn how you can tell your story. Join Dale Throneberry, and author Mike “Moon” Mullins.
2/11/12 The VA and You!. This Radio broadcast will introduce VA curriculums as part of the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Healthcare System that are available on a national basis. Program leaders include those from Transportation, Homelessness, Women’s Health, Seamless Transition and many more.
2/18/12 Honor Denied: The Truth About Air America and the CIA. Air America flight crews, hired as civilians, but castigated as mercenaries, malcontents, and psychopaths, operated military aircraft and performed yeoman service for twenty-five years until the war in Southeast Asia ended on a rooftop in downtown Saigon. They have never been recognized for their sacrifices.
 
Author and former Air America pilot Allen Cates cuts through the myths and subterfuge surrounding this elite stealth Air Force used by the United States to fight a secret war in Honor Denied. The culmination of Cates’s years as a pilot and his in-depth research into Air America’s murky past, this intense study follows his escape from rural, small-town America to the US Marines, as well as his time as an officer and pilot flying combat operations in Vietnam and rescue missions for Air America.
 
Don’t miss these true stories of the brave men of Air America. Join Dale Throneberry, and author and former Air America pilot Allen Cates.
2/25/13 Women in Combat. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Feb. 9 that it plans to open more than 14,000 jobs for women this spring after a policy change that allows females to serve in positions closer to combat.
 
President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Lieutenant General Janet Wolfenbarger to become the service’s first woman four-star general. Army General Ann Dunwoody in 2008 became the first female four-star general in the U.S. military.
 
Join host Dale Throneberry, Veterans Radio contributor Col. Christine Cook, USAR, and guest Lt.Col. Allana Bryant, Chair of the Army Officer Education Program at the University of Michigan. We want to know how you feel about these changes in policy. We’d especially like to hear from active duty enlisted personnel.