The Medal of Honor Convention, 13th PSYOPS & Mile in My Shoes

13th Psyops, Medal of Honor Convention and Mile in My Shoes Program

This week we meet with the 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, discuss the upcoming Medal of Honor Convention, learn about the Mile in My Shoes organization and get an update from the flag line. Guests include:

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:

Agent Orange & Army Reserve

US-Huey-helicopter-spraying-Agent-Orange-in-VietnamThis week, forty years after Vietnam we’ll go in-depth on the lasting, devastating effects of Agent Orange on our veterans and their descendants. We’ll also find out more about the Army Reserve’s presence here in Minnesota. Guests include:

  • Maynard Kaderlik of the Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Lt. Col. Gerald Ostlund of the Army Reserve

Congressional Report: The Agent Orange Coverup
Veterans’ Disease Associated with Agent Orange
Jayda’s Story


Adapt Study and Wild Wings Pheasant Hunt

This week we find out about a study from the University of Minnesota with the help of the Minnesota National Guard and Reserves that studies family resilience and is developing tools to support resilience among military families as they cope with the stress of deployment and reintegration.  We also talked with Mike Polehna and heard out about the upcoming Welcome Home the Troops Pheasant Hunt at Wild Wings of Oneka.

This week’s veteran is Sgt. Krista Hanson from Blaine, Minnesota. Krista just returned from his first tour in Iraq and Kuwait. As a Human Resources Non-commissioned Officer with the Minnesota National Guard, she was responsible for maintaining and updating the unit’s personnel files and any handling administrative issues. She is also pursuing a degree in Business and Administration.

Krista and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission.  To connect with Krista Hanson contact the South Minneapolis Work Force Center at 612-821-4009. To learn more, visit Positively Minnesota.


372nd Engineers & Spring Lake Park

This week we talk with Don LaCroix and Robert Nelson about The Yellow Ribbon Community of Spring Lake Park and we take a look at the recent deployment of Minnesota’s 372nd Engineer Brigade with Capt. Simone Butler.