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!
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.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Jason McNamara share "Oral History Revived - The Holley Boys of NY". Guest Michael Keene, author and USMC Vietnam Veteran, became the voice of small town America with his story of Holley, NY, population 1500, who lost 8 young men to war. Can a community experience PTSD? We think so and rural and small town America still provides large numbers who serve. Mike speaks of the history, traditions, the community that mourns, and our need for connection. A compelling story and one of personal growth. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present "Restoration Ranch" with executive director Beth Rand, and Derek Knapp, former Ranger and director of the Equine Partnership Program. With key collaborative relationships, Restoration Ranch offers therapy, hope, and opportunity in a serene setting for veterans and their families. More at www.RestorationRanch.org, and on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
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