February 2015

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The following shows aired in February 2015. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
2/1/15 AeroFest. This week on Veterans Radio we will be talking with Lt.Col Dave Glassman USMC Ret. Co-founder of the Mobile AeroFest. AeroFest is a festival celebrating our nation’s heroes: the injured military service members and Veterans who have made enormous sacrifices in the name of a grateful nation. With a world-class lineup of music, art, sports, education, festivities and fun, this annual event will bring thousands of everyday citizens together with industry representatives to participate with these heroes as they enjoy activities and benefit from the latest technology in mobility, adaptive equipment and training. Unique among philanthropic festivals, AeroFest will dedicate its profits to critical issues such as suicide rates among Veterans. Profits will also facilitate future events for Veterans, and support charitable organizations dedicated to America’s injured service members. For more information about this year’s Mobile AeroFest go to their website. http://www.mobileaerofest.com/ 

GI Jobs magazine included Washtenaw Community College on its list of the most military friendly institutions 5 years in a row. One reason for that distinction is that the College allows military personnel who are called to active service the opportunity to return without penalty. As more troops return from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, they will find a lot of support at WCC geared for their unique needs.Join us as we learn more about the WCC Veterans Office  and we talk with some student veterans in our studio

2/8/15 UAV MISSIONS & STRESSES. Join us as we talk to Col. Ronald W. Wilson about UAVs and the Cyber Mission of the 110th Attack Wing, and Dan Gettinger of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, N.Y.  We will explore the missions, training, staffing and stresses of those in this new field. 

Host Jim Fausone has an exciting program lined up this week.

2/15/15 M-1 Abrams Battle Tank. The M-1 Abrams Battle Tank remains the principle main tank weapon of the United States Army, Marine Corps. and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.  In service since 1980 it mirrors the longevity of the Air Force’s B-52. Get to know more about this “Beast of the battlefield”.
Join Bob Gould and his guests this week on Veterans Radio.
2/22/15 Operation Never Forgotten. Operation Never Forgotten (ONF) is a national 501(c)3 non-partisan volunteer organization that creates awareness campaigns for deployed troops, wounded veterans, fallen heroes and military families. Public Service Announcements (PSAs) are produced by ONF through outdoor billboards, airport signs, mall/food store monitors and TV/radio broadcast. ONF educates the public and military families about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury)… “Invisible wounds.”

Join host Dale Throneberry and his guest John Kinzinger, co-founder of ONF, as we discuss their new program:
 A-Head of Healing workshops sponsored by ONF to restore the strength, honor, courage and pride that veterans have always had within themselves. Veterans and their families/friends attending these FREE ONF workshops learn about resiliency, coping tools and how to trust their journey. They gain new hope for leading happy, healthy, peaceful and productive lives. Other guests include Retreat Director SFC(ret) Mike Mills and workshop participant Stephanie Fairbotham.

Tune in this Sunday to learn more about this great program to help today’s warriors. Also joining us from the Ann Arbor VA are Erin Smith, Ph.D., Chief PTSD Clinic Team, Psychologist and MaryGrace Lauver, LMSW,  Suicide Prevention Team Supervisor, Mental Health Social Work Coordinator.

Don’t miss this important program from Veterans Radio.