2013 Norwegian Troop Exchange

856715_10151663242737454_2074049764_oThis week, what does it take to train for extreme winter warfare? Soldiers from the Norwegian Army will join us in-studio to tell us about their unique 40 yearlong partnership with the Minnesota National Guard. We’ll also call our troops now training in Norway and the volunteers with Serving our Troops. Guests include:

  • Army Capt. Niels Gott of the Minnesota National Guard
  • Pat Harris of Serving our Troops
  • Norwegian Army Col. Rolf Wolf
  • Norwegian Army Lt. Col. Per-Ivar Norman
  • Norwegian Army Maj. Jon Terje Myhren

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Women in WWII & The Marine Corps League

AnnQThis week, as the military opens combat jobs to women, we’ll meet with a World War Two veteran who led the way for today’s women and we’ll get the latest from our friends in the Marin Corps league. Guests include:

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POW: Returning from Vietnam

Hanoi-taxi-march1973This week, 40 years after the return of our Vietnam POWs, we look back at the journey of survival made by hundreds of American veterans. Guests include:

  • Gen. John Vessey, the 10th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Presidential Emissary to Hanoi
  • Col. Jerry Driscoll, surviver of Hoa Lo Prison
  • John Hubbel, author of “POW: The Definitive History

 

Watch our complete interview with Gen. Vessey here:

Women in Combat Jobs & Financial Assistance

An Afghan farmer shows 1st Lt. Tara Robertson, a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard serving with the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team, a diseased plant during a shura conducted while on a partnered patrol with Afghan Uniformed Policemen, Afghan National Army soldiers and US Soldiers from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 615th Civil Affairs Team and Zabul Agribusiness Development Team of the Mizan District in southern Afghanistan.

This week, as the Department of Defense lifts restrictions on women in combat jobs, we’ll find out how this historic change effects Minnesota’s service members. We’ll also talk about the financial resources available to help today’s troops. Guests Include:

  • Lt. Col. Matt Vatter and Staff Sgt. Andrea Drost of the Minnesota National Guard
  • Lisa McClain Sharp, a military personnel financial councilor