Minnesota Navy Reserve and Gold Star Families

This week on Minnesota  Military Radio we talk with the Minnesota Navy Reserve about the upcoming Navy Ball and we interview Gold Star Families about their lost loved ones

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Veteran Wildlife Management Area & WWII in the Pacific

USSLittleDD803This week we hear a World War II veteran’s incredible story of service in the Pacific and we discover new grounds for our veteran hunters. Guests include:

More on the Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area:Minnesota Veterans Wildlife Management Area Map

The Commissioning of the U.S.S. Minnesota

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This week, we take you to Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia for the commissioning of the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced vessel, the U.S.S. Minnesota. We share an exclusive interview with the Secretary of the Navy, talk with the boat’s leaders and take you on an audio tour of the boat (photos). Guests include:

  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
  • Captain John Fancher
  • Chief of the Boat Randy Reid
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie
  • Chief Petty Officer Mike Herman

Building Strong Bonds & Minnesota’s Navy in Bahrain

450x321_q75This week, we’ll call our Minnesota Sailors currently deployed to Bahrain for an important international exercise and we’ll hear about the Minnesota National Guard’s Strong Bonds program and how it is helping deployed servicemembers and their families. Guests include:

  • Navy Capt. Richard Henderson and Lt. Commander Jason Woodbury of the U.S. Navy Reserve
  • Army Chaplain (Maj.) Buddy Winn of the Minnesota National Guard

Women in WWII & The Marine Corps League

AnnQThis week, as the military opens combat jobs to women, we’ll meet with a World War Two veteran who led the way for today’s women and we’ll get the latest from our friends in the Marin Corps league. Guests include:

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