The Mission Continues and MN State Veterans Cemeteries

Minnesota Veterans Cemeteries This week we learn about a veterans community program called The Mission Continues, meet with the director of the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery and get and update from the flag line of the Minnesota Patriot Guard. Guests Include:

 

 

St. Cloud VA Health Care System

St. Cloud VA This week we meet with the associate director of the St Cloud VA health care system, discuss the mental health residential rehabilitation & treatment program, talk about the women veterans program and extended care & rehabilitation services. Guests include:

 

 

The Gary Sinise Foundation and Team Red, White and Blue

SundayThis week we discuss the Gary Sinise Foundation and it’s mission to help wounded warriors, we learn about the program Team Red, White and Blue’s program to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity, we also get an update from the Minneapolis VA director. Guests Include:

Return of Vietnam POW’s 42 Years Later

Lt. Col. Barry B BridgerThis week we talk with Lt. Col Barry Bridger, a Vietnam POW who spent 6 years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. Capt Bridger began flying combat missions during his first regular tour of duty in Southeast Asia with the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Ubon Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, in late 1966. He was forced to eject over North Vietnam on January 23, 1967, and was taken as a Prisoner of War. After spending 2,232 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on March 4, 1973, and was hospitalized for his injuries at Andrews AFB, Maryland.

 

Camp Ripley and United Veterans Legislative Council

Camp Ripley

This week we discuss the busy schedule at Camp Ripley and hear about proposed legislation that could affect military retirement pay here in Minnesota, we also get and update from our senior enlisted advisor. Guests include: