3M Wins Freedom Award & Minnesotans Prepare to Leave Iraq

This week, 3M wins the Department of Defense’s Freedom Award and we call Camp Taji, Iraq to catchup up with the Saint Cloud based Chinook helicopter unit. Guests include:

  • Paul Monteen of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
  • Carl Fassbender and  Todd Schwarzenbach of 3M
  • Capt. Nate Foster of the Minnesota National Guard’s B. Co., 2-211 GSAB
  • Doug Bley of the Minnesota Patriot Guard

Star Tribune features Minnesota Military Radio


“Veteran Twin Cities dealmaker Tom Lyons is building his expertise behind the microphone as well, hosting radio shows featuring two of his favorite subjects: business and the military… The Military Hour will mark its one-year broadcast anniversary this month as”…read more

Sisterhood of War & Tee it up for the Troops

This week: Vietnam and Minnesota’s women who served and we’ll hear about Tee it up for the Troops. Guests include:




Toys4Military Kids, Courage Center & Veterans Employment

This week we take on veterans unemployment with Jim Finley of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), we showcase Toys4Military Kids with founder Les Hanson, a non-profit dedicated to bringing Santa to our financially stressed military families, and we discover ‘Operation Liberty’ , the Courage Center’s effort to push wounded warriors down the path of recovery, with Junior Mamea and Mike Simon.

Minnesota Warriors & 934th Airlift Wing

This week we’ll learn about the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport based 934th Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve and we’ll hear about the Minnesota Warriors Hockey. Guests include:

  • Air Force Col. Darrell Young
  • Gabriel Thomas & David Jensen