Dynamic guests bringing fresh perspectives and new information from service members, veterans, families, caregivers, organizations that support our military and improve your outlook, actions, and encourages each member of the family – from service member, wounded warrior, veteran, milspouses, caregivers, parents and children. Everyone services and together we make a difference. What matters to you, matters to us!
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with cohost Les Davis present "MSBHC", military spouses who know the military culture and who are eager to support military families. Founder, Ingrid Herrerra-Yee, PhD shares the unique advantages this group brings to assisting military families with issues like depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, and also with clinician licensure. With a shortage of behavioral health practitioners, and a nationwide mental health crisis, it makes sense to utilize this vital group. More info at www.MSBHC.org. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present today's show with the Lutz Live To Tell Foundation. Gold Star Mom and founder Janine Lutz lost her son, LCpl Janos "Johhny" Lutz to severe depression and suicide by prescription drugs. Janine channeled her grief into building a community network of veteran buddies, training law enforcement and first responders how to better manage vets in crisis, and involving cities in Florida and Massachusetts to surround vets with knowledgeable and compassionate support. Lutz Live To Tell is a model to replicate across our nation. For more info, www.LutzLiveToTell.org. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis present today's show about PTSD, Addiction and Faith. Guest and Army veteran Marcus Hart enlisted at 17 from a difficult home situation and found himself rocked by questions of faith and good/evil while serving in Iraq. He shares how believing in something bigger than yourself, seeking purpose and greater self-awareness helped him beat his addictions and managed his PTSD. Also on iTunes and more on MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis present our popular round table discussions about the "skills gap" in the transportation industry and what it means for veteran opportunity. Guests Scott Brown (President, Automotive Technicians Network), Hector Guzman (Field Director, Automotive Dealers Assoc.), and Jason Winwood from Universal Technical Institute provide a robust discussion on the growing and sustainable opportunities, need for veteran problem resolution skills, and the best way to find and grow on this career path. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, iTunes, and produced by WiseHealth. Everyone Serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine presents "Intimate Partner Violence & Caregiving". April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP shares the newest research from a large study (882 interviews) with heterosexual couples where the veteran is in treatment for PTSD. Results show that caregivers are at special risk for IPV due to military culture, vulnerability, and loss of control, among other reasons. Care gaps are exposed, as is the enhanced risk to the caregiver and children if and when IPV is reported and how well the VA faciity is equipped. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, iTunes, and produced by WiseHealth, Inc. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis talk with Research Director, Cristin Shiffer of Blue Star Families. As the largest military family organization in the nation, this annual survey provides meaningful insights into military family challenges, informs the Hill and military leadership, and foments change to improve the lives of those serving -- and their families. More at www.BlueStarFam.org, also on iTunes, and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis talk with Vice President Amy Looney, Regional Director Dan Mehdi, and Ambassador (volunteer) Jim O'Farrell of the Travis Manion Foundation. The purpose behind the Foundation is to lead the next generation to build strong character, instilling selfless service, and healing veterans and survivors through service. Learn more about their services and events at www.TravisManion.org; also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis bring together three experts in student veteran transition issues for a rousing roundtable discussion. Join Dr. Karina Money, Tom Stein, and Kaitlin Gray including commentary of the Forever GI Bill, veteran-friendly versus veteran-ready, veteran retention rates compared to civilians, and obstacles faced by students -- including misinformation! More on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and Co-host Sandra Beck present the Goodrich Family and their Journey from Injury to New Opportunities. Guests Milspouse Jacqueline Goodrich and 8-year old daughter Lucy share their challenges after husband Michael was injured in AFG and medically retired. As caregiver and mom, and following a severe car accident, Jackie needed new options for schooling. Virginia Virtual Academy powered by K12, Inc. provided flexible curricula and teachers, and Operation Finally Home provided the family with a custom-build adaptive home. Jackie says: "One act of terror caused hundreds of acts of love". Everyone serves, and together we make a difference!
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with guest Co-host Sandra Beck presents "Online Teacher & Recording Star - Creativity Thrives!" sponsored by K12.com. Elementary school online teacher Ciara Rose shares her story of writing "Civilian Song", a military-themed song that has warmed hearts and engaged communities nationwide in support of our troops. Head of School at iQ Academy Minnesota, Theresa Gallagher speaks of the school and community support for Ciara and the arts at the Academy. Music is a great unifying force, and we applaud our guests and K12 for military family support! Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Guest Co-host Sandra Beck bring you School Enrichment Programs for Military Kids. Military Education Liaison with Tinker Air Force Base Christine Nichols and Head of School for K12’s Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) Sheryl Tatum bring great information on the first K12 enrichment program for military families and the start of multiple educational/military base co-ops across the nation. Today’s show is sponsored by K12, the leader in online K-12 education, especially suited for military families. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio brings you "Mama Bear and Special Needs Kids". Guest and author El Brown, is an entrepreneur and CEO of Kinderjam. In her book, she shares her incredible odyssey of her son, "SuperDuperKid" and their journey from autism diagnosis and advocacy, to teaching and training those with diverse learning needs. El motivates others for parental and educational empowerment. Everyone serves and together we make a difference; more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine discuss ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease with Mary Hahn Ward. Mary is caregiver for her veteran husband, and this progressive neuro-degenerative disease is challenging to diagnose, with the disease unique for each patient. However, it is always fatal. Mary shares their journey so far, and breathes hope and optimism while sharing the significant benefits veterans can expect, the close ALS community and how strength and grace seem to imbue each of these ALS patients. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis talk to Operation First Response. Our guests are Peggy Baker, executive director, and veteran Tony Porta (medically retired). Hear how this strong grassroots organization responds rapidly, with proactive outreach to service members before separation, immediate support for financial assistance, and supports veterans of every era. Partnerships address challenging needs and ongoing support is key. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents: "Vets4Warriors", a 24/7 confidential peer support helpline. Guests General Mark Graham (ret) and Call Center Supervisor Lloyd Deans share the unique features of this incredible all-veteran peer helpline that answers the phone live, responds in real time, provide follow-up, and is truly confidential. Don't wait until a crisis; they are glad to attentively listen. Trust is built one call at a time, and www.Vets4Warriors.com may be reached at 855-838-8255 24/7, with email and text too. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.