Military Day at the State Fair & Veteran Stand Down

20130724_feature_standdownThis week we talk about the help available for our homeless veterans at statewide stand downs and the upcoming Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Guests include:

Veteran StandDown & Coast Guard Auxiliary

Coast Guard AuxiliaryThis week we’ll see what’s being done to end veteran homelessness in our state and we’ll meet the volunteers of our Coast Guard Auxiliary. Guests include:

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone
Coast Guard Auxiliary Boot Camp for Kids

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:

Red Bulls Deploy and Veterans Stand Down

This week we get an update from Lt. Col. Brian Melton of Minnesota’s Red Bulls as they arrive in the Middle East and we talk about the help available for our homeless vets at this year’s Veterans Stand Downs with Nathaniel Saltz, the Metro Regional Manager Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V).