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Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve, Veterans and their families, Minnesota Military Radio brings you the latest news from Minnesota's proud military community including; the Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minneapolis VA. Whether it's the latest on veterans' benefits, historic stories of service or how you can help our troops and their families, this is your best source to stay up to speed. With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.

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Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve, Veterans and their families, Minnesota Military Radio brings you the latest news from Minnesota's proud military community including; the Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minneapolis VA. Whether it's the latest on veterans' benefits, historic stories of service or how you can help our troops and their families, this is your best source to stay up to speed. With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.

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Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans and VA Chaplaincy

4/20/2024
This week we get an update from the Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America and meet with the a Public Affairs Officer and the Chief Chaplain from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Todd Kemery – Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America Ch. Daniel Young – Minneapolis VA Health Care System Melanie Nelson – Minneapolis […] The post Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans and VA Chaplaincy appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:40

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Veterans Day on the Hill 2024

4/13/2024
This week we discuss the upcoming Veterans Day on the Hill co-hosted by the Legislative Director of the DAV Department of Minnesota with special guests from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guest include: Co-Host Trent Dilks – Disabled American Veterans, Department of Minnesota Kristy Janigo – Minnesota Association of County Veteran Service […] The post Veterans Day on the Hill 2024 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:04

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Whole Health and Month of the Military Child

4/6/2024
This week we meet with the Chief Wellness Officer at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System to discuss Whole Health, learn about Month of the Military Child from Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Kelly Petska – Minneapolis VA Health Care System Joy Luedeman – Beyond […] The post Whole Health and Month of the Military Child appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:53

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SOAR Program and DAV of Minnesota

3/30/2024
This week we meet with Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and learn about their SOAR program to help at-risk Veterans, learn about a new Veterans Food Shelf with the DAV Department of Minnesota, and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Kal Johnson – Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Stephen “Butch” Whitehead […] The post SOAR Program and DAV of Minnesota appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:11

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MNNG Youth Camp and Marine Corps League

3/23/2024
This week, we learn about the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp, meet with the Marine Corps League – Department of Minnesota and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Rich Kemp – Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Lindsay Koolmo – Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Commandant Andrew McCormack – Marine […] The post MNNG Youth Camp and Marine Corps League appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:50

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Spring Emergency Preparedness

3/16/2024
This week we host our annual Spring Preparedness Show with leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Minnesota National Guard. We also get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Jim Rand – U.S. Army Corps of […] The post Spring Emergency Preparedness appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:07

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Celebrating our Women Veterans and Leaders

3/9/2024
The post Celebrating our Women Veterans and Leaders appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:35:33

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MNNG Cyber Coordination Cell and MAC-V Update

3/2/2024
This week we meet with members of the Minnesota National Guard’s Cyber Coordination Cell, discuss the ongoing mission with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and get an update from the Director of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: LTC Brian Morgan – Minnesota National Guard 2LT Nicollette Weis – Minnesota National Guard […] The post MNNG Cyber Coordination Cell and MAC-V Update appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:52

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The Eagle Group of MN and Jewish War Veterans

2/24/2024
This week we learn about the mission of the Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans, meet with the Commander of the JWVMN and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Brad Doboszenski – The Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans Alan Hill – The Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans Commander Stewart Mednick – Jewish […] The post The Eagle Group of MN and Jewish War Veterans appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:53

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MNNG Community Relations and MDVA Claims

2/17/2024
This week we meet with a Community Relations Officer for the Minnesota National Guard, discuss Veteran Benefits and Field Operations with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Capt. Kristin Ohrt – Minnesota National Guard Todd Kubinski – Minnesota Department of […] The post MNNG Community Relations and MDVA Claims appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:17:04

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Veteran Survivor Benefits and MnDOT Becoming a Yellow Ribbon Organization

2/10/2024
This week we discuss Veteran Survivor Benefits with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, learn about Minnesota Department of Transportation becoming a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Isaac Lundquist – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Jon Solberg – Minnesota Department of Transportation Karin Van Dyck […] The post Veteran Survivor Benefits and MnDOT Becoming a Yellow Ribbon Organization appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:48

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Commander of the 179th and State Veterans Homes

2/3/2024
This week we meet with the Commander of the 179th Fighter Squadron, 148th Fighter Wing, get an update on the Three new State Veterans Homes from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and have a discussion with the State Captain of the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Lt. Col. Grant Brown – 179th Fighter […] The post Commander of the 179th and State Veterans Homes appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:51

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Commanding General of the 34th ID and Veteran Legislation

1/27/2024
This week we meet with the Commanding General of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, discuss Veteran Legislation with the Legislative Director of the DAV Department of Minnesota and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: MG Charles Kemper – 34th Red Bull Infantry Division Legislative Director Trent Dilks – […] The post Commanding General of the 34th ID and Veteran Legislation appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:46

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NOREX 2024 and a Look Back at the 50th Anniversary of NOREX

1/20/2024
This week we meet with some Host Families for the Minnesota National Guard’s 51st Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange (NOREX) and look back at our trip to Norway in 2023 for the 50th anniversary of NOREX. The exchange, which started in 1974, is the U.S.’s longest continuous bilateral military and cultural exchange, bringing Norwegian service members […] The post NOREX 2024 and a Look Back at the 50th Anniversary of NOREX appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:40:52

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Minneapolis VA ALS Clinic and BTYR Farmington

1/13/2024
This week we meet with a Doctor from the ALS Clinic at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, catch up with the Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network and get an update from our Command Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Ezgi Tiryaki – Minneapolis VA Health Care System Doug Tauber – Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Farmington CMSgt. […] The post Minneapolis VA ALS Clinic and BTYR Farmington appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:24

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MNNG and VA Year in Review

1/6/2024
This week, we take a look back at the year that was and forward toward what’s to come in this new year for the Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: MG Shawn Manke – Minnesota National Guard Director Patrick Kelly – Minneapolis VA Health Care System The post MNNG and VA Year in Review appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:23

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MDVA and Commander In Chief Year in Review

12/30/2023
This week we take a look back at the year that was and forward toward what’s to come in this new year for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and State of Minnesota. Guests include: Commissioner Brad Lindsay – Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Governor Tim Walz – State of Minnesota The post MDVA and Commander In Chief Year in Review appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:41

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Annual Chaplains Christmas Show

12/23/2023
This week we host our annual Chaplains Christmas Show co-hosted with a Colonel from the Minnesota National Guard, we discuss deployments with a Chaplain from the 682nd Engineer Battalion, learn about preparing for deployment with a Chaplain from the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and finish with a special Christmas message/prayer. Guests include: Ch. Col. […] The post Annual Chaplains Christmas Show appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:54

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Commanders Task Force Holiday Show

12/16/2023
This week we host our annual Commanders Task Force Holiday Show. We hear from the Commanders of these Veterans Service Organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Minnesota, JWVMN, American Legion Department of Minnesota, DAV Department of Minnesota and Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America. Guests include: Commander Dan Meyer – Veterans of Foreign Wars Department […] The post Commanders Task Force Holiday Show appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:48

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VA Volunteering and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Year in Review

12/9/2023
This week we learn about Volunteering from the Director of the Center for Development & Civic Engagement at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, meet with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and discuss the highlights of 2023 and what’s to come in 2024 and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Rachel […] The post VA Volunteering and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Year in Review appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:48