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

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

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Ann Arbor, MI

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

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English

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Veterans Radio P.O. Box 3085 Ann Arbor, MI 48106 2489123219


Episodes

Thanksgiving in the Military

11/28/2022
While you were all enjoying your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, did you take time to pause and say a prayer for our all volunteer military? Did you wonder what they were doing while you were celebrating your freedom with your family and friends? One of the greatest traditions in the United States Military is to try and serve a hot Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie to every active duty serviceman and woman serving around the world. Do...

Duration:00:56:47

Men's Health & Breast Cancer With retired Chief Master Sergeant

11/22/2022
After serving 32 years, Tim Horvath retired as a USAF Chief Master Sergeant. He completed a career in local law enforcement while in the National Guard with multiple overseas deployments. Tim then had the shock of a lifetime being diagnosed in 2022 with male breast cancer. He explains the discovery, surgery and radiation treatments to host Jim Fausone.

Duration:00:28:48

US REP SLOTKIN ON PFAS PLUS JOHN SLEMP’S WWII BOMBER BOYS

11/21/2022
This week’s one hour radio broadcast includes host Jim Fausone and his guests: US Rep Elissa Slotkin, fomer CIA specialist with 3 tours in Iraq John Slemp, Armor Officer, US Army – Photographer/Author US REPRESENTATIVE ELISSA SLOTKIN – FORMER CIA ANALYST IN IRAQ Rep. Elissa Slotkin (Mi-08) is on the House Committees for Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Armed Services. She is a former CIA Analyst with three tours in Iraq where she met her husband, an Army officer flying Apaches, now...

Duration:00:57:00

Military Recruiting Every Veterans Responsibility with Col. Matthew Amidon USMCR

11/15/2022
Col. Matthew Amidon is the Director of Veterans and Military Families at the George W. Bush Institute. In 2022, he wrote about the services missing their recruiting goals by big margins and that every veteran has an obligation to help out. He discusses this issue with host Jim Fausone.

Duration:00:30:44

This Week on Veterans Radio

11/14/2022
JOIN DALE THRONEBERRY AND JIM FAUSONE AS THEY LOOK BACK OVER THE LAST 19 YEARS OF VETERANS RADIO BROADCASTING!

Duration:00:56:34

Navy Veteran talks Veteran-Owned Business at Ally Construction Services / NVBDC

11/8/2022
A Navy veteran with 20 years of construction industry experience, John Piekarski and friends bought assets to start Ally Construction Services. The At-Risk Construction Management services company was started in 2017 in Pennsylvania. He talks about National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC.org), growing the business, hiring veterans and JROTC with host Jim Fausone.

Duration:00:23:01

Michigan Veteran of the Year-2022

11/7/2022
Guests on this week's Veterans Radio Art Fishman, Jewish War Veteran and Michigan Veteran of the Year Kate Melcher, Executive Director, Fisher House Michigan From the Jewishnews.com website … Art served in both the Army Air Corp and Navy. Included among his tours of duty during WWII, Fireman First Class Arthur Fishman participated in the Yangtze River Patrol mine sweeping mission in the Port of Shanghai aboard the destroyer USS Robinson. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts. Of his...

Duration:00:56:42

10 Years Later: Airborne Bravo Company 2009 Deployment to Afghanistan

11/1/2022
Marine and Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Kesling tells the story of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the men of Bravo Company of the 82nd Airborne Division. By the time they made it home, three soldiers were KIA, two dozen lost limbs, and half of the company was awarded the Purple Heart. Ten years later, Ben catches up with the men to unravel the impact of the war on their lives. He talks to host Jim Fausone about the purposes and messages packed into this unique look at a...

Duration:00:35:00

VETERANS BENEFITS – October 2022

10/31/2022
Dale Throneberry, hosts this month’s VA Benefits program hour with the following guests: John Griffith, State Commander, VFW of MichiganBrig Gen Carol Ann Fausone (ret) – Legal Help for Veterans The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans' pension for...

Duration:00:57:00

PFAS: The Next Big Thing with Rep. Elissa Slotkin Mi-08

10/25/2022
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (Mi-08) is on the House Committees for Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and Armed Services. She is a former CIA Analyst with three tours in Iraq where she met her husband, an Army officer flying Apaches, now retired. Rep. Slotkin talks about the lessons learned from Agent Orange exposure, PACT Act efforts, and the slow but building efforts in Congress to recognize that veterans had exposure to PFAS-type chemicals, known as "forever chemicals." She is candid and direct...

Duration:00:29:00

This Week on Veterans Radio-Left For Dead

10/24/2022
THE NIGHT BEFORE TET It was almost 2100hrs on 30 January 1968, the night before the “Tet Offensive” when Wendell Skinner’s helicopter crashed in Vietnam attempting to extract a Special Forces Long Range Patrol Team that had come in contact with a large force of Viet Cong and NVA. From Wendell’s Facebook page, he noted “this is my chopper day after shot down near Bear Cat. Team from Co. F. 51st Inf Airborne LRRP’s was who we were picking up, night extraction.” The Landing Zone was a burned...

Duration:00:57:00

Michigan Military and Veteran Hall of Honor Class 2022 Veteran Inductees

10/18/2022
U.S. Navy Capt. Paul J. Ryan (ret.) is Vice Chair of the Michigan Military and Veteran Hall of Honor. Ryan discusses the Hall, its nomination process, and 3 of the 6 inductees into the Hall in November 2022 with host Jim Fausone.

Duration:00:32:00

This Week on Veterans Radio: The National Vietnam War Museum & Gun Ship Pilot

10/17/2022
NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR MUSEUM Edward T. Luttenberger, Communications Director – The National Vietnam War Museum Located in Weatherford, Texas In 2020 there were 3 additions to the wall and in 2021 there were two additions, bringing the total number of names on The Wall to 58,281. There were also two service members who were repatriated in 2020 and those service members had their status symbols changed on The Wall. The number of Americans still listed as missing and unaccounted for from the...

Duration:00:57:00

This Week on Veterans Radio

10/14/2022
This week’s one hour radio broadcast includes host Jim Fausone and his guests: Captain Paul Ryan (ret) US Naval Reserves Brig. Gen. Ricardo Aponte, USAF (ret) Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez (ret) HISPANIC VETERANS LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE MISSION: OUR MILITARY LEADERS SHOULD MIRROR THE FACE OF AMERICA, REFLECTING THE ENLISTED TROOPS THEY LEAD AND THE PUBLIC THEY PROTECT. The Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance (HVLA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of senior leaders, military and civilian,...

Duration:00:57:00

Col. Cesar Rodriguez USAF fighter pilot about giving 110%

10/11/2022
Col. Cesar "Rico" Rodrigues, Jr. (ret.) USAF served for 26 years. He splashed 3 MIGs and always gave 110%. He explains his background, service, and how his Hispanic heritage gives the unique 10% to his efforts. He has been described as a Hispanic overachiever and lives up to his reputation in service and post-service. He spends time with host Jim Fausone talking about the value of training at The Citadel.

Duration:00:30:00

Michigan Military and Veteran Hall of Honor 2022 Military Inductees

10/4/2022
U.S. Navy Capt. Paul J. Ryan (ret.) is Vice Chair of the Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor. He discusses the 2022 class of inductees with host Jim Fausone. The inductees include a "Hello Girl" from WWI, an Army Veteran with 600 days of continuous combat, and a Nisei soldier in the most decorated unit in U.S. Military history.

Duration:00:29:17

Veterans Helping Veterans

10/3/2022
This week’s program theme is Veterans Helping Veterans. Organizations founded by veterans for veterans. Guests include: William Crewe from Central Coast Veterans Helping Veterans Central Coast Veterans Helping Veterans – Home (ccvhv.org) Josh Flath Founder of 4the 22. 4the22 – Bringing Balance to Life Jon Lovald, COO of Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans MACV’s Mission is to End Veteran Homelessness in Minnesota (mac-v.org) Justin Corry, Corry Construction and Help for the Homefront

Duration:00:56:31

Military Medicine with LTC (ret) Jim Reed, CRNA

9/27/2022
US Army LTC (ret.) Jim Reed, DNP discusses his military career in the field of medicine, the opportunities available, and being on an elite medical team supporting Special Mission Units in Counter-Terrorist Operations with host Jim Fausone. Reed was trained as a CRNA and deployed 9 times overseas and had over 1500 days in combat zones. Through his service, Reed earned the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Star Medals, two Air Medals, and many other awards and decorations.

Duration:00:30:25

Veterans Radio On The River

9/26/2022
Radio on the River was a gathering of Veteran Storytellers to raise funds for Veterans Radio America, Inc, a non-profit 401(c)3. Our guests included: Captain Thomas Stempky who became a Gunship Platoon Leader in the 189th Assault Helicopter Company in Vietnam 1968-69. While serving in that role, he was awarded a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 26 Air Medals with "V" device. Brian Gawne, CAPT, USN (retired) A combat veteran of...

Duration:00:49:13

Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance progress in 2022

9/20/2022
The Leadership of Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance (HVLA) discusses with host Jim Fausone their progress in the last year, problems encountered and future plans. President of the HVLA, Brig. Gen. Ricardo Aponte, USAF (ret.), leads the discussion and Rear Admiral Will Rodriguez (ret.) talks about the progress, challenges, and Hispanic history on this episode.

Duration:00:31:19