Veterans Radio

Veterans Radio

Our mission is to see that the world appreciates what extraordinary things ordinary people have done to gain and preserve our freedom.

Episodes

July 5, 2022 26 min
Second LT. Grace VanAredonk recently graduated as a nurse from Western Michigan University, spending four years in the ROTC program. In 2022, she was the state's top-ROTC cadet. She talks about her decision to seek an ROTC scholarship, her experiences in the program, her background as a Korean adoptee, and her advice to girls and their moms about going the ROTC route. Grace talks about her expectations of Army experiences with ...
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Please share this music with your friends and family at the BBQ! Celebrating the music of the USA, Her Independence and Declaration of Our Unalienable Rights The music includes: Star Spangled Banner, God Bless The USA, This Land Is Your Land, God Bless America, America The Beautiful and more. Artists include: Charlie DanielsKate SmithWoody GuthrieSimon and GarfunkelRay CharlesToby KeithLee GreenwoodJohnny CashAretha FranklinThe ...
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Carrie Mead is the Immediate Past President of Women In Defense - Michigan Chapter. WID strengthens and influences the defense and national security industry by inspiring women, cultivating leadership, and growing professional relationships. Today, Carrie is the Acting Chief of Staff at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, VA. She talks about her career path, civilian employment supporting the military, and opportunities fo...
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June 27, 2022 57 min
David Corlew, Co-Founder of The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project  RETURN REHABILITATE REINTEGRATE The mission of The Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project is to help identify, support and implement the various needs of the men and women of America’s armed forces returning from service.  We owe them an unpayable debt of gratitude. After many years of service, and for some, multiple deployments, the journey home can be a comple...
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John Faunce recently retired from the US Army after 20 years.  He is now a staffer with Team Red White and Blue which focuses on events bringing together veterans and friends.  Wellness and health are at the core of Team RWB and John is special events coordinator.  It is free and easy to drop into Team RWB events by use of an app or online.  John talks with host Jim Fausone on Team RWB mission to enrich the lives of veterans by con...
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June 20, 2022 54 min
This week’s one hour radio broadcast with host Dale Throneberry is a collection of personal stories about our fathers who have served in the military. My Dad, William Clifton Throneberry, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1943 at the age of 38.  He didn’t want to be drafted because they had raised the draft age to 40. He was a Chief Petty Officer E-7. He was assigned to LST (Landing Ship Tank) 884 and sailed it from New Orleans thro...
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June 14, 2022 19 min
Ayelet Sheffey, a Business Insider reporter graduated from American University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She covers student-debt reform and related policies, along with federal spending surrounding legislation in Congress, like climate change and unemployment. She is based in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at asheffey@insider.com. She wrote about Veterans being misled into taking out student l...
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LT. COL. JOHN FAUNCE Lt. Col. John Faunce (ret) US Army talks about West Point, his military career and last assignment at NATO where he assisted in exercising and training special operation forces in Ukraine. SR. MASTER SGT. KAT ANDERSON Today Sr. Master Sgt Kat Anderson USAF (ret)  is an opinion writer for Political Insider and wrote about how the green military is nonsense, but in her career she was in Afghanistan accounting ...
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June 7, 2022 32 min
Lt. Col. John Faunce (ret) US Army talks about West Point, his military career and last assignment at NATO where he assisted in exercising and training special operation forces.  John talks with host Jim Fausone about his family history of service, and how psychology influences leadership.  
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RAY TARABUSI – A COMBAT SOLDIER FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION Raymond attended Southeastern High School and graduated in 1943.  Shortly thereafter, he was called for service with the army and was trained as a combat infantry soldier.   He served with both the Second Indianhead Division and the famous Ninth Infantry Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the allies landed in Normandy, France on Omaha Beach.  The second division landed on June ...
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May 31, 2022 26 min
Richard Estep continues The Handy Answer Book series by answering the most interesting and asked questions about the Armed Forces. He covers history, equipment, personalities, and stories on each branch of service, including Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, and general information on special operations, ranks, etc. With over 500 questions answered, Estep discusses some of the book's most interesting que...
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May 30, 2022 57 min
Join Dale and his guests: Don Milne, Stories Behind the StarsJoe Reagan, Wreaths Across America Brian Hayes – Communications Director, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare SystemMichael G. Smith, Jr. – Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Department of Veteran AffairsBrig Gen Carol Ann Fausone (ret) – Legal Help for Veterans Music from Michael J. Martin, (Who Are The Names On The Wall) and Operation Song, (My Hero,My Soldier, My Son)
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May 24, 2022 28 min
Kathleen Anderson served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. At the end of 2021, she retired as a Sr. Master Sergeant and is now enjoying her second career as a political commentator/writer for ThePoliticalInsider.com. Kathleen graduated from George Washington University with a Graduate Degree in Political Management and attended the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement through Syracuse University. She talks to host...
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Dr. Eric Fretz, a Faculty Lecturer at the University of Michigan, leads this panel in a conversation related to barriers for veterans in the pursuit of post secondary education. Ryan Pavel – CEO of Warrior Scholar ProgramR.J. Jenkins –  Curriculum Designer at Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration Dr. Linda Euto – Associate Director | Research and Evaluation | Institute for Veterans and Military Families ...
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Robin Kelleher, President and CEO of Hope For The Warriors, believes those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Robin talks with host J...
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TERRY GOULD WRITES ABOUT FELLOW SOLDIERS AND PURPLE HEARTS Like the Afghan war today and the ten-year-war in Iraq, the Vietnam War tore at the bodies and souls of those who served, particularly the nearly 1,100 Americans who lost multiple limbs and returned home from Vietnam to face a different kind of battle: acceptance. In this riveting first novel, winner of the Military Writers Society of America 2010 Silver Medal Award, auth...
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James Barber is the Off Duty editor for Military.com. James writes on topics like entertainment and the military. Barber talks with host Jim Fausone about the military movies set to premiere in 2022; the good and the bad. James is candid and interesting to speak with as always.
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ROB O’NEILL, NAVY SEAL TEAM TWO, FOUR AND SIX Rob O’Neill and Dakota Meyer are two of the most decorated and recognized US service members: O’Neill killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, and Meyer is the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Combining the best of military memoirs and straight-talking self-help, “The Way Forward” alternates between O’Neill and Meyer’s perspectives, l...
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Rob O’Neill and Dakota Meyer are two of the most decorated and recognized US service members: O’Neill killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden, and Meyer was the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. But beyond their actions and courage in combat, O’Neill and Meyer also have much in common in civilian life: they are both sought-after public speakers, advocates for veterans, and share a ...
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Major General Gregg Martin, retired Army two star general, struggled during his 36 years of service with his own mental illness – bipolar disorder. He and his family suffered but persevered. Today he is proud of his Army Strong family. For more information: Stop the Stigma (generalgreggmartin.com)
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