ESGR State Chair and Veteran Homelessness

ESGR State Chair and Veteran HomelessnessThis week on Minnesota Military Radio with talk with the ESGR state chair, discuss ending Veteran homelessness and get a word from our senior enlisted advisor. 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)

The Patriot Ride & Eagle’s Healing Nest

Patriot RideThis week we’ll hear about employers across the state who are supporting our guard and reserve troops and how the Eagle’s Healing Nest is helping veterans overcome the invisible wounds of war.  We’ll also get and update on this year’s upcoming Patriot Ride. Guests include:


Employer Support & Employment Resource Team

This week we learn how employers can support our troops before, during and after deployment and we’ll talk to two of the state’s Employment Resource Team members who just returned from a trip to Kuwait. We’ll also get an update from the flag line of the Minnesota Patriot Guard. Guests include:

3M Wins Freedom Award & Minnesotans Prepare to Leave Iraq

This week, 3M wins the Department of Defense’s Freedom Award and we call Camp Taji, Iraq to catchup up with the Saint Cloud based Chinook helicopter unit. Guests include:

  • Paul Monteen of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
  • Carl Fassbender and  Todd Schwarzenbach of 3M
  • Capt. Nate Foster of the Minnesota National Guard’s B. Co., 2-211 GSAB
  • Doug Bley of the Minnesota Patriot Guard