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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

AMERICAN LEGION

1/14/2018
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This week, The National Defense welcomes the American Legion’s Legislative Director Matt Shuman to the program to discuss the recent efforts by the American Legion on Capitol Hill to support those who served. The President and CEO of America’s Warrior Partnership, Jim Lorraine, then speaks with Randy and Jerry about his organization as well as their new suicide prevention initiative “Operation Deep Dive.” Letha Steffey from ADT Security checks in with us from the CES show in Las Vegas, NV...

Duration: 00:37:48


First Show of 2018 - Fisher House & Navajo Nation

1/6/2018
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This week, The National Defense welcomes the President of the Fisher House Foundation, Dave Coker, to the program to discuss some impressive new milestones hit by Fisher House. Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Then, Randy and Jerry welcome the President of the Navajo Nation, Russell Begaye, to the show to discuss a myriad of topics including recent honors for Navajo Code Talkers from WWII. It’s...

Duration: 00:37:48


A look back at some of our favorite interviews from 2017

1/1/2018
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Happy New Year from The National Defense! We take this week’s show to look back at some of our favorite interviews from 2017, including President George W. Bush, and television personality Mike Rowe. We’ll be back next week with brand new editions of The National Defense in the brand new year!

Duration: 00:45:10


Current Projects at the VA

12/24/2017
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The National Defense welcomes VA Secretary David Shulkin back to the program to wish our troops and veterans happy holidays as well as discuss the current projects underway with the Veterans Administration. Leon Tackitt, an explosive ordinance specialist who has started his own winery in California, joins the show to discuss his line of EOD wines and those who are supported by it’s sales. 4-Star Air Force General Merrill A. McPeak speaks with Randy and Jerry about his time in the U.S....

Duration: 00:34:31


American Red Cross & Trace Adkins

12/17/2017
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This week the National Defense checks in with the American Red Cross and one of their people on the ground dealing with the horrific wildfires in California over the past couple weeks; Tony Briggs. Tony fills Jerry and Randy in on the levels of devastation seen, what the American Red Cross is doing to help those affected, and what you can do to help. Then, The National Defense is very excited to welcome Trace Adkins back to the show to discuss his continued support of America’s military...

Duration: 00:34:45


(book) The World Turns to War; and Herman Moore and the Quicklane Bowl

12/10/2017
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The National Defense has a great show for you this week, particularly if you’re a history or football buff! First, Randy speaks with author Jay Wertz who, through his research and interviews conducted with those who were there, has written The World Turns to War (War Stories: World War II Firsthand). Randy speaks with Jay about the way he went about putting the book together and the importance of documenting the stories of people that had their lives affected by World War II in this great...

Duration: 00:37:04


The Snowball Express & the Green Beret Foundation

12/3/2017
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This week, the National Defense gets into the holiday spirit by speaking with Buck Kern, the Executive Director of Snowball Express, an organization dedicated to providing hope and new happy memories to the children of military fallen heroes who have died while on active duty since 9/11. Jerry and Randy get a little culture in their lives as they speak with Alvin Townley from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA, about the role the arts can play in the lives of veterans as well as the...

Duration: 00:36:37


Thanksgiving Special: Ford Motors, Steps of Faith and Subway

11/25/2017
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The National Defense hopes you and yours enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and have a great show for you this week! First, Randy and Jerry welcome Patrick Leitch from Ford Motor Company, their Manager of Primary Brands and Truck Activation, to talk about a really great partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Lions, the USO, and The Mission Continues. Ford surprised military families with special Thanksgiving wishes from their favorite players and more! Lanette Kovachi, the...

Duration: 00:37:23


Kyle Fox "Follow the Flag"

11/19/2017
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Kyle Fox finds a car and puts it back together

Duration: 00:37:09


Nov 11-12: Veterans Day Show

11/12/2017
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The National Defense welcomes Joe Wimberley, Director of Projects for Team Depot and the Home Depot Foundation to discuss their 7th Annual "Celebration of Service" and the #CHOOSETOSERVE initiative to support veterans across the country in need of a hand. Then, Randy and Jerry welcome U.S. Army Chaplain Justin Roberts to the show to discuss his new documentary No Greater Love, the first theatrical documentary produced by active duty combat soldiers in the field. Wherever you listen, we...

Duration: 00:36:57


Nov 4-5: Stories from D.C., London and L.A.

11/5/2017
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This week: National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden and Remembering Vietnam curator Alice Kamp discuss their new initiative and exhibit "Remembering Vietnam." Capt. Andy Owen joins the show from London to discuss his newest book All Soldiers Run Away as well as his thoughts on the recent Beau Bergdahl case. Randy and Jerry wrap up the show by speaking with yet another service organization supported by the Home Depot Foundation supporting veterans by talking with Renee...

Duration: 00:34:56


Oct 28-29 Show

10/29/2017
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Duration: 00:37:09


Oct. 22 - Live from Branson, MO. RallyPoint.com, Pecuilar jobs after service

10/23/2017
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Live from Branson, MO. RallyPoint.com, Pecuilar jobs after service.

Duration: 00:33:53


Warrior Canine Connection & actor John ("Roots") Amos for Veterans

10/15/2017
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Guests: Rick Yaount, Actor John Amos,

Duration: 00:34:09


Oct 7-8: Home Depot, Subway, & the Travis-Manion Foundation

10/8/2017
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Home Depot, Subway, Travis-Manion Foundation,

Duration: 00:37:07


Sept 16-17: Hurricane Relief; and Military Funny Business

9/18/2017
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Operation Blessing, with VP David Darg; and "The G.I.'s of Comedy" with Tom Tran

Duration: 00:32:59


Sept 02-03: The Red Cross in Houston; and Ken Burns' "Vietnam War"

9/4/2017
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Guests: Red Cross Senior VP Colby Langley; filmmaker Ken Burns

Duration: 00:37:48


Aug 26-27: Texas-style Meals on Wheels; the Oldest Living Veteran

8/27/2017
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Guests Adam Hauser (Meals on Wheels); Jay Robinson (ADT); veteran Richard Overton

Duration: 00:37:00


June 3-4: Hotels & Hardcore Workouts

6/4/2017
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Hitlon Hotels comes through for Veterans; Tony Horton brings you the 22-minute Hardcore Workout; and the CVS Minute Clinic Summer Camp Physical.

Duration: 00:32:55

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