Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp and Marine Corps League

Minnesota National Guard Youth CampThis week we hear about Camp Ripley’s Youth/Teen summer camp programs, we discuss the Marine Corps League in Minnesota, we also get an update from the Veterans Administration. Guests include:



PTSD in Women, RINGS II & Month of the Military Child

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 10.34.09 PMThis week we’ll hear about all the upcoming events part of “Month of the Military Child” and we’ll discover the latest that VA research can tell us about the resiliency of service members and their families. We’ll also get an update from our county veterans service officers. Guests include:

Emergency Preparedness & Summer Camps

When the 35W Bridge collapsed, what did it take to get Navy salvage divers to help with the recovery? This week the Navy and Air Force are here to talk about the resources they and the Army can and have tapped to help Minnesota in emergencies.

We’ll also take a look at the summer camp options available for military kids. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Marine Corporal Nathan Warner of Minneapolis. Serving during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003, Nathan was responsible for retrofitting the unit’s unarmored Humvees and overseeing their maintenance.  Nathan now has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of St. Thomas and has studied at the University of London and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He has leadership experience in Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Training.

Nathan and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Nathan contact the South Minneapolis WorkForce Center at 612-821-4009 or to learn more at: PositivelyMinnesota.com/Veterans.

Veterans in the Arts & Summer Camps

This week we explore the summer camp options available for Minnesota kids with Capt. Marian Belinski and Kirsten Fisher. We’ll also take a look at classes in photography, pottery, paining and more available though Veterans in the Arts with Suzanne Asher.

Floods, Army Corps of Engineers and Youth Camp

This week we talk with Ray Kennedy and Michele VanDyke about opportunities for military kids and with flood season beginning in Minnesota, we’ll hear from Col. Mike Price of the Army Corp of Engineers about the role they play.