Minnesota G.I. Bill & Veterans Affairs

9631428608_2e3eab5fc6_oThis week, we record live at the Minnesota State Fair during Military Appreciation Day. We’ll be talking about recent changes to Minnesota’s G.I. Bill and other education benefits and we’ll hear the latest from our Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Guests include:

Congressman Tim Walz & Camp Ripley Open House

Camp RipleyThis week U.S. Congressman Tim Walz joins us to talk about sequestration, furloughs, the clearing the VA claims backlog and improving rural healthcare. Also, Camp Ripley Post Commander, Army Col. Scott St. Sauver and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Worden join us to discover the upcoming Camp Ripley Open House. We’ll also hear about upcoming changes to Minnesota’s Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange.

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone

2013 Minnesota Military Family Golf Classic

2013 MMFF Golf ClassicThis week we’re recording live at 3M’s Tartan Park during the 2013 Minnesota Military Family Foundation’s Golf Classic. Guests include:

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone

Treating the Wounds of War & AMVETS

Sgt. John Kriesel (left) hugs his battle buddies as they step off the plane during the final return of the Minnesota National Guard's 1/34th Brigade Red Bulls from Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Joe Roos.

Sgt. John Kriesel (left) hugs his battle buddies as they step off the plane during the final return of the Minnesota National Guard’s 1/34th Brigade Red Bulls from Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Joe Roos.

This week: Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and amputation have become the signature wounds of our current conflicts. Has medicine kept up? We’ll ask the Minnesota Guard’s top doctor. We’ll also take a  look at how American Veterans (AMVETS) is supporting our Veteran community. Guests include:

 

 

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone

Transition Assistance, Veteran Small Business & Minnesota Furloughs

130715-A-YL528-179This week, with military furloughs entering their forth week, we’ll take a look at why about 1,500 Minnesota military families are taking a 20% pay cut. We’ll also meet the folks dedicated to helping troops transition from military to civilian life and we’ll discover the opportunities available to veteran owned small businesses in Minnesota. Guests include:

  • Vince Hokkanen of the Transition Assistance Advisor Team
  • Gabe Braaten-Lee of Wireless Zone of Maplewood
  • Lt. Col. Jon Lovald of the Minnesota National Guard

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Coast Guard Auxiliary Boot Camp for Kids