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 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.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show "Spinal Cord Injury and Family Life". Guests and veterans Chris Neiweem and Michael Paul share their expertise in advocacy and daily living with spinal cord injury respectively. Family life is affected and yet, enormous progress has been made to assist veterans with higher quality of life. Also on iTunes with more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "More on Hearing Loss" and why it matters. Guests Ross Meglathery of Paralyzed Vets of America and Barbara Kelly, Executive Director of the American Hearing Association join us today to discuss the vital ways that this most common of all veteran injuries affects every aspect of a veteran's life -- and their families. Learn about new options, solutions, and prevention. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes; more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present "Combat TBI and the Family" with guests Chuck and Liz Rotenberry (USMC family) and a discussion of the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT. There is growing evidence of physical and psychological help with this therapy, and Walking Point is working hard to share this treatment with other vets since it helped GSgt Chuck Rotenberry so profoundly. Pam Eggleston joins Linda today and more information 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 presents: "The Diagnostic Odyssey of Autism". Guest Scott Fowler, M.Ed. is skilled at educating, training, and supporting families through the diagnostic odyssey. As the father of a son on the spectrum, and skilled in speaking, training, and advocating, Scott brings his personal perspective to helping military families obtain early diagnoses and interventions for the best possible outcomes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes.
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 with Co-host Les Davis presents: "PTSD and Children". Our tagline is is everyone serves, and that's especially true when it comes to secondary and intergenerational PTSD. Guest Paul Watson, Chief Health & Research Advisor of Hero Missions shares what the research tells us, how secondary PTSD manifests in different aged children, and the many services that are needed, but are not always available. Opening channels of communication, community involvement, school knowledge, and mostly, caring awareness will make a difference for the youngest of our military families. Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents "PTSD/TBI and Veteran Treatment Courts. New York native, Dominick Yezzo, J.D., injured Vietnam Army veteran and now court advocate shares how diversion to a Veteran Treatment Court versus standard legal recourse (where appropriate) is saving many young veterans and their families. War brings change, and PTSD and TBI may bring behavioral changes affecting the entire family. VTC has the power to direct life toward treatment and redemption. More at www.YezzoLaw.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference!