This 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:
This 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.
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:
Army Dr. Col. Joseph Burns of the Minnesota National Guard
This 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