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A one-hour weekly talk show dedicated to America's heroes. The National Defense brings to the forefront issues of vital importance to our country.

A one-hour weekly talk show dedicated to America's heroes. The National Defense brings to the forefront issues of vital importance to our country.
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Location:

Gaithersburg, MD

Networks:

Radio America

Description:

A one-hour weekly talk show dedicated to America's heroes. The National Defense brings to the forefront issues of vital importance to our country.

Twitter:

@VFWHQ

Language:

English


Episodes

A Chat With Country Star Jerrod Niemann

11/16/2018
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This week on The National Defense, we welcome country music recording artist Jerrod Niemann to the show to talk about his new single "Old Glory," his music career, and his heart for honoring our military and veterans. Matt Gannon, Head of Federal and Eastern State Legislative Affairs for Farmers Insurance, then joins Randy to discuss his work in Washington D.C., advocating for both Farmers' customers but also in establishing a National memorial in Washington D.C. honoring those who have...

Duration:00:39:59

Randy and Jerry speak with Heather Prill of The Home Depot Foundation

11/9/2018
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It’s a jampacked show this week on The National Defense as we welcome on a new partner to the program: Gorilla Glue! Randy and Jerry speak with Heather Prill of The Home Depot Foundation about a HUGE announcement coming up to benefit veterans, and US Army Captain and Pittsburgh Steelers starting Offensive Tackle Alejandro Villanueva joins the show to discuss his career in both the military and the National Football League. That’s all this week on The National Defense.

Duration:00:44:11

The National Defense welcomes West Point grad, Screamin’ Eagle, and CEO of Wounded Warrior Project, Michael

11/2/2018
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The National Defense has a great show this week as we welcome West Point grad, Screamin’ Eagle, and CEO of Wounded Warrior Project, Michael Linnington, to the program to discuss his military career, his transition to civilian life, and the latest news from Wounded Warrior Project. Then, Randy speaks with legendary country music recording artist, Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels, about his career, his new music and his undying support of our American military and our veterans. It’s...

Duration:00:44:09

The National Defense we welcome actor Alec Baldwin to the program to discuss his long-running career, his current projects, and his message

10/26/2018
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This week on The National Defense we welcome actor Alec Baldwin to the program to discuss his long-running career, his current projects, and his message for those serving in our Armed Forces all across the globe. Then, we welcome 2017 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Pro4 Champion, #99 Kyle LeDuc, to the show to discuss his racing career and his involvement with our partner on the program, WD40. It’s stars of screen and speed this week on The National Defense.

Duration:00:44:10

We welcome Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo to the show

10/19/2018
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The National Defense has another great show in store for you this week as we welcome Iranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo to the show to discuss her background, her various roles on stage, screen, and even in video games, as well as her special message to our veterans and active duty military personnel. Then, Jerry speaks with the President of the National Football League Players Association, Eric Winston, about his long career as an Offensive Tackle in the NFL, his new role as...

Duration:00:44:12

David Boreanaz, star of the series Seal Team on CBS.

10/12/2018
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The National Defense has a great show this week, kicking off the program with actor David Boreanaz, star of the series Seal Team on CBS. David discusses his show, and the vital role that veterans have played in bringing authenticity to this great show, entering it’s second season. We are thrilled to then have a special greeting to our troops by legendary actor and Marine Corps veteran, Gene Hackman! Heather Prill, Senior Management of Strategic Partnerships for The Home Depot Foundation,...

Duration:00:44:10

Welcome to Brea Kratzert & actor Mark Harmon!

10/5/2018
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This week The National Defense welcomes The Wounded Warrior Project’s Brea Kratzert, Vice President of Development, to discuss the new Carry Forward initiative that involves a 5k and much more. Then, actor Mark Harmon joins the show to speak about his career, his long-running role as Gibbs on NCIS, and much more in this fantastic interview. It’s another great week on The National Defense.

Duration:00:36:29

A special greeting for our troops by legendary performer, Dolly Parton, Operation Donate With Honor,

9/30/2018
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We have a great show on The National Defense this week as we kick off with a special greeting for our troops by legendary performer, Dolly Parton! We discuss Operation Donate With Honor, a sweep of veterans/military charity scams by Federal Trade Commission with Tracy Thorleifson and Carol Kando. Then, in honor of National Suicide Prevention month, we welcome the American Red Cross and Dr. Margie Kukor and Melissa Porrey on the program to talk about the work being done to bring down suicide...

Duration:00:44:11

Operation Donate With Honor, National Suicide Prevention month

9/23/2018
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We have a great show on The National Defense this week as we kick off with a special greeting for our troops by legendary performer, Dolly Parton! We discuss Operation Donate With Honor, a sweep of veterans/military charity scams by Federal Trade Commission with Tracy Thorleifson and Carol Kando. Then, in honor of National Suicide Prevention month, we welcome the American Red Cross and Dr. Margie Kukor and Melissa Porrey on the program to talk about the work being done to bring down suicide...

Duration:00:44:10

The National Defense rolls out our new Executive Leadership Series

9/16/2018
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This week The National Defense rolls out our new Executive Leadership Series as we welcome Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson and Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Johnson and Johnson’s senior leadership team. Randy and Alex discuss veteran culture, and how Alex’s West Point background have influenced his career path in this great new segment of the show.

Duration:00:44:09

CEO of the USO, JD Crouch II and erry Byrne, Marine Corps veteran and Vice Chairman of Penske Media Company

9/9/2018
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Randy and Jerry welcome the CEO of the USO, JD Crouch II, to talk about the longstanding mission of the USO to support our military at over 200 locations around the world. Later, Gerry Byrne, Marine Corps veteran and Vice Chairman of Penske Media Company to discuss his time in the service, and his work managing some of the top media brands in the entire world.

Duration:00:44:10

James Herrera, National Physical Health and Wellness Director at Wounded Warrior Project

9/2/2018
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This week on The National Defense, Randy and Jerry welcome James Herrera, National Physical Health and Wellness Director at Wounded Warrior Project to talk about the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride. Then, they guys speak with Northrop Grumman’s Lead Military Recruiting Strategist, Doc Massard to discuss his involvement with the company and their fantastic new program, putting those who have been injured serving our country to work with the Northrop Grumman I.M.P.A.C.T. program. It’s...

Duration:00:44:11

WD-40 and the NFL

8/25/2018
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This week on The National Defense we welcome a new partner to the show: WD40! Randy and Jerry speak with Aaron Vaccar about the big “Boosted Bronco” project he and his team have worked on in conjunction with WD40 for the upcoming SEMA show. Then, Jerry and Randy welcome the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, DeMaurice Smith, to talk about the NFL, recent controversies, and a look towards featuring past and present National Football League stars on the show. It’s another great...

Duration:00:36:23

Sean Winn from Patriot Features and Katrina Gonzalez, who is working with the American Red Cross in Kuwait

8/19/2018
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This week The National Defense welcomes Sean Winn from Patriot Features back onto the program to discuss his continuing work of documenting the vitally important history and personal stories of veterans, particularly those from WWII. Then, Randy and Jerry welcome Katrina Gonzalez who is working with the American Red Cross in Kuwait to discuss her work there, the life of a military spouse, as well as the work the American Red Cross is doing back stateside to assist those affected by the...

Duration:00:44:11

Farmer's Insurance, & an Interview with Actor Bradley Cooper

8/12/2018
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This week on The National Defense we speak with Farmers Insurance Head of Claims Catastrophe Response, Jarrod Murrieta, about the California wildfires and what Farmers Insurance has been doing to assist those affected by them. Then, we take a look back to the spring when we welcomed actor Bradley Cooper to the show to discuss his career, his military roles, and much more.

Duration:00:37:45

National Defense Aug 5 Show

8/4/2018
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Duration:00:36:49

Wounded Warrior & Fisher House

7/28/2018
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John Roberts, National Services Director for The Wounded Warrior Project discusses the support programs that WPP offers up to our service members who have been injured while serving in the Armed Forces. Fisher House returns to the show to talk with a great guest, Brian Gawne Vice President for Community Relations for Fisher House, about his impressive military career, Fisher House’s continuing mission, and some upcoming events that everyone can take part in to support Fisher House.

Duration:00:37:27

David Corlew & Gen. Alan Salisbury

7/20/2018
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The National Defense welcomes David Corlew (manager for Charlie Daniels) to talk about The Journey Home Project in Middle Tennessee --- assisting not-for-profit causes that provide veterans with rehabilitation, reintegration and education. Next, Gen. Alan Salisbury, CEO/founder of the Code of Support foundation, working to provide essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling service members, veterans and their families with the most complex needs.

Duration:00:37:56

Career Interview Strategy; and Rob Reiner

7/14/2018
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The National Defense presents Ginger Fields -- Farmers Insurance Head of Talent -- to discuss veterans interviewing for jobs in the civilian sector. Later, Director, Actor & Producer Rob Reiner discussing his new film "Shock and Awe".

Duration:00:38:01

Jeffrey Earnhardt & Larry Gatlin

7/7/2018
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The National Defense welcomes Jeffrey Earnhardt along with Nine Line Apparel CEO Army CPT (ret.) Tyler Merritt to talk about the storied Earnhardt name, and the work that Jeffrey is doing along with Nine Line Apparel to combat veterans' homelessness. Randy crosses off a bucket-list item by speaking with world famous singer and songwriter, Larry Gatlin. Larry addresses current events as well as discussing his past and present efforts to support our servicemen and women in uniform.

Duration:00:36:36