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 co-host Les Davis talk today with Kristy Kaufmann, Executive Director of the Code of Support Foundation. Their integrated efforts with case coordinators nationwide address complex needs, peer navigation, financial planning and support, and mental health needs. PATRIOTLink is a new resource navigation platform with targeted searches for resources. Their holistic approach is a win-win for vets and families. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with cost Les Davis presents: "Coalition to Salute America's Heroes". Guests and veterans, VP Field Operations, Donny Daughenbaugh and Regional Representative West, Mary Herrera share the remarkable work the Coalition is doing nationwide with four key programs including emergency financial assistance, advocacy, Heroes Thanking Heroes, and their renowned Road to Recovery conferences. More at www.SaluteHeroes.org, www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and Air Force Veteran Carl Vickers with "Smoother Transitions for Military Families". Next phase is what? Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Retirement? So many points to consider for this next phase on your life journey! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, also on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine bring you "Answers & Info for Special Needs Families". Let's demystify the EFMP program with special needs advocate and mil-parent Julie Reyes. Why is it critical? What services are provided? How the process works... Everyone Serves and together we make a difference! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents guest Jessica Allen, AFC and author of "Financial Fitness for Military & Veteran Caregivers". Here is practical, sound advice from an expert on financial counseling -- and considerations of the military medical system. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis presents our round table discussion today about Burn Pits. Guests Navy veteran Lauren Price (Veteran Warriors Advocacy), Ben Krause (investigative reporter and attorney), and Air Force veteran Jessey Baca share their personal knowledge, the exposure, the legislation needed, and the over 100,000 veterans now in the Burn Pit Registry. Read more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and share widely - more needs to be done. Everyone serves and together we make a difference
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio with Vets4Warriors; unique among helplines for their 100% Vet/Family/CG trained Peer Advisors - and for trust built through confidential exchanges (no information is shared with military, VA or outside organizations). Led by MG Mark Graham (USA ret) within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center, www.Vets4Warriors.com (855-838-8255) is ready to serve you. They "Help Not Judge" 24/7, collect no personal information, and your call, chat, or email will be answered by people who get it. Confidentiality and respect is paramount. Tell your story ONCE! Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Tosombra Kimes bring you today's guest, Lisa Colella, director of HealingHousehold6 speaking on "Crucial Challenges of Military Spouses". As spouses, partners, or dependents, they didn't raise their hand for the Oath, but the military family has distinct challenges. These include isolation, overwhelm, role changes, frequent relocations, mental health risks, depression, suicide, and loss, often without knowledge of where to turn. For each phase, more communication, "onboarding", and responses to transitions for the military family could help alleviate the mental health risks within the amazing military family culture. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes, and more information at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and Co-host Justin Constantine presents: "Community Suicide Prevention with Susie Reese". Susie shares her personal story within the military community and her experience has made her an effective advocate in her work with Suicide Prevention Allies and at CHI St. Vincent where she's the Arkansas Violence Prevention Specialist. We long for human connections, and coping skills with problem resolution are not taught in school. We need to educate families, teach them to follow their gut, and to use the various tools to open communication on this critically important topic. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents "Health & Well-Being of the Military Spouse". Guest Dr. Michelle Gamble is an Integrated Wellness Specialist, educator, and former military spouse. Discussion includes self-identification, coherent communication, identifying energy drains, self-expression, and not losing yourself amid your "title". Military spouses are key to the success of the service member and in the community. Everyone serves, and we especially honor our military spouses today! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and on iTunes.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents: "Humanitarian Clowning for PTSD". Guest, George Patrin, MD, a pediatrician with the VA for 23+ years believed in his work, and helping others. When his 17-year old son, Andrew, took his life, while in treatment at the VA, George's life changed forever. Introduced to Patch Adams and the familiar red bulb nose, George and Patch went on humanitarian clowning trips and began veteran-only trips - deeply entrenched PTSD was transformed in days. Learn how compassion, laughter, and trained sensing (listening, hearing, sharing compassion) can change the world for veterans. The next trip is signing veterans now. More on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com or iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present our first round table discussion with Dr. Karina Money, Tom Stein, and Kaitlin Gray about the issues facing student veterans. Discussion points include the Forever GI Bill, veteran-friendly versus veteran-ready, veteran retention rates compared to civilians, and obstacles faced by students -- including misinformation! Don't miss this informative show! Everyone serves and together we make a difference! Also on iTunes.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show: "Epilepsy & VA Centers of Excellence for Seizure Disorders". Dr. Alan Krumholz, director of the Baltimore VA Center for Epilepsy provides invaluable information on this specialty care; part of 15 such centers nationwide. The brain is a complex organ and we still seek knowledge to further assist veterans and their families, and please pass on this podcast to families affected by seizure disorders. You are not alone. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show: "BalanceBack: Diagnose & Treat Balance Disorders". This incredible medical device is in a growing number of VA medical centers and distinguishes between a neurological disorder (TBI) and vestibular (inner ear) that both contribute to dizziness issues. CEO Marie Cosgrove of BalanceBack, Dr. Sal Gruttadauria (Med Director), and active duty service member, "Chris" who attributes BalanceBack with giving his life back. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a wonderful program: "Restoration Ranch - Healing for Horses & Veterans". Guests Beth Rand, Derek Knapp, and Michael Richardson bring decades of experience to Restoration Ranch in Texas, where they first rescue horses from traumatic situations, and then pair them with veterans to restore trust, connection, and communication. Families flourish too and an integrated, holistic program supports veteran families dealing with trauma, PTSD, and other injuries. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.