Minnesota’s American Legion & Reintegrating the Red Bulls

This week we go in depth on what it takes to reintegrate the thousands of Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Brigade Red Bulls after their yearlong tour in Iraq and Kuwait. We’ll also meet Minnesota’s newly elected commander of the American Legion and hear about his plans for the future of the state’s largest veterans’ service organization. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Army Capt. Clint Graves. He has several years of leadership and logistics experience and is pursuing a degree and career in Information Technology Project Management.

Clint and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Matthew contact the Bloomington WorkForce Center at 612-­821­‐4009 or visit: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans.

State Fair Preview & the 70 Years Project

This week we’ll get a preview of the Minnesota State Fair’s Military Appreciation Day and we’ll learn about the 70 Years Project though the Minnesota History Center, a daily look at life in Minnesota during WWII. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Army Capt. Kelli Mangan. She has an extensive background in Business Management, and Human Resources Management; the proven ability to lead department working groups and processes and build relationships with customers, international military personnel, state departments, local businesses and officials.

Kelli and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Matthew contact the Bloomington WorkForce Center at 612-­821­‐4009 or visit: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans.

Minnesota Military Family Foundation

This week we’re recording live at the T.G.I. Friday’s in Saint Louis Park talking about Minnesota’s support system for military families. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Staff Sgt. Matthew Duggan. With bachelor degrees in law enforcement and psychology and a minor in biology, he brings a blend of academic and field leadership experience.

Matthew and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Matthew contact the Bloomington WorkForce Center at 612-­821­‐4009 or visit: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans

Congressman Tim Walz & Veterans Play Project

This week, former Sgt. Maj. now Congressman, Tim Walz joins us to talk about his service and three bills he’s working on in the U.S. House’s Committee on Veterans Affairs to help our veterans. Artistic Director Leah Cooper of the Footprints Collective also joins us to talk about their new collaboration, the Veterans Play Project.

This week’s veteran is Connie Coutier of Bloomington. Connie recently completed several full time tours in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a Master Sergeant, she ran the Awards and ID Card Section for a year before becoming First Sergeant of a Soldier Readiness Center. During that mobilization she helped develop the first Pre-­Retirement Seminar program for the Army Reserve and National Guard. With more than 20 years of management experience, she is eager to continue her career helping others.

Connie and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Connie contact the Minneapolis WorkForce Center at 612-­821­‐4009 or visit: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans.

Veterans Employment Legislation & Minnesota’s Two Civil Wars

The Siege of New Ulm Minn.

This week, we’ll hear about new legislation aimed at helping our unemployed veterans and we’ll discover Minnesota’s two civil wars, and the tragedy of 1862. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Specialist William Felsburg of Coon Rapids. William just returned from his first tour overseas. As an Administrative Assistant with the Minnesota National Guard, he was responsible for tracking and providing administrative support for 67 Soldiers in his unit. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and career in Business Administration.

William and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with William contact the Blaine WorkForce Center at 763-785-6488, or to learn more visit: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans.