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 is proud to welcome the American Legion, and their Dir. of Communications, John Raughter to the show to discuss the American Legion, and their 98th National Convention in Cincinnati, OH. Jono Anzalone from the American Red Cross calls in from Baton Rogue, LA, to discuss the work being done to assist those affected by the historic flooding that took place in Louisiana and what you can do to help. 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.