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:

WWII Though a Soldier’s Eyes & Hastings Veteran Home

Re-creating-History-with-the-Red-Bulls-620x410This week we’ll learn about “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”, the upcoming feature on Twin Cities Public Television that spans the generation from WWII to Iraq. We’ll also hear about all that the Hastings Veteran Home has to offer and we’ll meet the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the United State’s Army’s First Army. Guests include:

  • Command Sergeants Maj. Sam Young and Doug Wortham
  • Luke Heikilla of TPT and Staff Sgt. Dillon Jennings
  • Andrew Burnside of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Return of Sequestration & Veterans Voices Awards

Guard aviation units finish training, head for KuwaitThis week we’ll hear about the damaging effects on our military from the return of sequestration and we’ll discover how Minnesota is honoring our state’s top veterans. Guests include:

D-Day at Normandy & Minnesota Military Furloughs

This week we’ll get the latest on the military furloughs hitting more than half of the Minnesota National Guard’s full-time force. We’ll also meet a Minnesotan who survived the D- Day invasion at Normandy and we’ll see how local businesses are benefiting from employing the guard and reserve. Guests include:

  • Army Lt. Col. Jon Lovald of the Minnesota National Guard
  • Army Lt. Col. Bill Harper
  • Matthew Meyer of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

150 Years After Gettysburg & U.S. Joint Special Operations Command

MNTAG and SCTAG at GettysburgThis week Maj. Gen. Nash joins us from Gettysburg on the 150th anniversary of that historic battle and we’ll meet a Minnesota native who now leads our U.S. Joint Special Operation Command. Guests include

  • Matt Cassidy from Historic Fort Snelling
  • Minnesota’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Rick Nash
  • Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel, Commanding General of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command