The Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan and MDVA Claims

Col. Price.fwThis week we discuss the Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan, meet the senior claims representative from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, visit with the Minnesota Patriot Guard, get our weekly message from the Adjutant General and much more. Guests include:



Spring Flooding Prep & Minnesota’s VFW

10347406504_b514ff941d_zThis week we’ll get a flood season update from the Saint Paul District of the Army Corps of Engineers and we’ll hear the latest news on rural healthcare and other issues from the Minnesota VFW. Guests include:

Saint Paul District of the Army Corps of Engineer Recreation Areas

Rebuilding Afghanistan & Veterans Adult Day Center


Tim Kerr (right) and Kabul Area Office resident engineer Randy Braley brief TAA commander Col. Michael J. Price, Kabul Area Office officer in charge Col. Richard Heitkamp at the site of a project that began as an open field near a village. (Official USACE TAA photo by T.W. Lyman/released)

 (Credit: T.W. Lyman, Army Corps of Engineers)

This week, we check in on the rebuilding efforts and drawdown in Afghanistan and with more and more aging veterans being cared for at home, we discover a respite option available for them and their caregivers. Guests include:

  • Army Col. Michael Price of the Afghanistan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ann Rostratter & Craig Barness of the Minneapolis Veterans Home’s Adult Day Center
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Cindy Kallberg of the Minnesota National Guard


Veteran MBA Program & Army Corps of Engineers

8691809521_f380921844This week we’ll discover the evolving role of the Corps of Engineers in Minnesota and we’ll learn about an MBA program specifically for veterans. Guests include:

  • Army Colonels Michael Price and Dan Koprowski
  • Retired Navy Lt. Commander Chip Altman
  • Marine Sgt. Michael Conroy

Army Corps of Engineers & Veterans Stand Down

This week we’ll find out why Minnesota’s homeless veteran stand downs have nearly doubled in size. Also, we’ll hear the latest on flood preparations, the Asian Carp invasion and more from the Army Corps of Engineers. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Specialist Shane Kaplan of Minneapolis. Shane just returned from his first tour in Iraq and Kuwait. As a Medic with the Minnesota National Guard, he was the first line of care for 13 Soldiers on his convoy security team. He is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in Paramedicine. Shane and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Shane, contact the South Minneapolis Workforce Center at 612-821-4009 or visit: