The National Defense is the only nationally syndicated talk radio show that focuses exclusively on topics concerning today's active-duty military, veterans and those who support them.
This week The National Defense speaks with The American Legion National Headquarters Lou Celli about the work being done by the country's largest VSO to support our veterans and their families on Capitol Hill. Randy and Jerry speak with Wendy Lethin from the Semper Fi Fund to talk about their support of post 9/11 Veterans and their families, and Holly Kouts from CVS Pharmacy brings us more news on an incredibly important topic: our health! That's all this week on The National Defense
Meet Your Hosts:
Jerry Newberry joined the staff at VFW National Headquarters as Director of Communications and Public Affairs in January 2001, and just retired as the Assistant Adjutant General of the VFW. Previous to this, he was employed by a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a speechwriter for a former secretary of the VA.
His military service began in 1968 when he entered the Army serving with the 101st Airborne and MACV in Vietnam.
Following military service, Newberry earned a degree in business and political science from Wayne State in Detroit, Mich. As a former newspaper reporter and columnist, Newberry stayed active in veterans’ affairs during this time.
Newberry currently resides in Kansas City, Mo.
Originally from Knoxville, Tenn., Randy is the president of Brainstorm Media, as well as the executive producer and The National Defense co-host. He is a 25 year broadcast veteran and has hosted morning shows on radio stations in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, San Diego, Cincinnati and Kansas City, Mo.
Randy is the recipient of several broadcasting awards, including "Air Personality of the Year" from Billboard Magazine and the Radio Music Awards.
And please- if you or a loved one needs confidential support in times of crisis, the VA Crisis Hotline is operational 24/7: 1-800-273-8255