Current Veterans Legislation and DVBIC

Current Veterans Legislation and DVBIC

This week we discuss current Veterans Legislation with a state representative, learn about the DVBIC – Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at the Minneapolis VA and get an update from our County Veteran Service Officer. Guests include:

The Battlefield’s Effect on the Brain & Yellow Ribbon Companies

feature_20101028_MEGThis week we’ll get an inside look at the latest research happening at the Minneapolis VA on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other brain related conditions, and we’ll meet two of Minnesota’s most well known yellow ribbon companies. Guests include:

  • Dr. Brian Engdahl & Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos of the Minneapolis VA
  • Doug Reynolds & Dan Jasper of The Mall of America
  • Neil McKay & Scott Whitman of Allianz Life Insurance

Treating the Wounds of War & AMVETS

Sgt. John Kriesel (left) hugs his battle buddies as they step off the plane during the final return of the Minnesota National Guard's 1/34th Brigade Red Bulls from Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Joe Roos.

Sgt. John Kriesel (left) hugs his battle buddies as they step off the plane during the final return of the Minnesota National Guard’s 1/34th Brigade Red Bulls from Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Joe Roos.

This week: Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and amputation have become the signature wounds of our current conflicts. Has medicine kept up? We’ll ask the Minnesota Guard’s top doctor. We’ll also take a  look at how American Veterans (AMVETS) is supporting our Veteran community. Guests include:

 

 

Important updates:
Joint Retiree Appreciation Day
2009 Credit for Military Service in a Combat Zone