The Patriot Ride & Father’s Day

This week we’ll hear about the Minnesota Patriot Guard’s upcoming Patriot Ride and we’ll talk about Father’s Day in the military. Guests include:

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:



Minnesota Silver Star & Patriot Ride

bildeThis week we meet a Minnesota recipient of one of the Nation’s highest awards for valor; and well hear about the upcoming Patriot Ride, the Patriot Guard’s largest annual event. Guests include:

  • Cpl. Ethan Nagel of the Minnesota National Guard
  • Tim Leonhardt & Mark Gile of the Patriot Guard




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


Veterans Day Live 2013

Veterans_Day_2013_PosterThis Veterans Day we’re live from the Inver Grove Heights Armory at the official Minnesota state event. Guests and co-hosts include:

  • Hour 1: Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
    • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Hour 2: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner and Vietnam Veteran Larry Shellito
    • Les Hanson of Toys4Military Kids
  • Hour 3: Afghan War Veteran Mike McElhiney of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
    • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
    • Maj. Gen. Rick Nash of the Minnesota National Guard

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