The National Defense welcomes United Airlines Vice President of Coporate Safety, Michael Quiello, to the show to discuss his position and the safety of airline travel. Capt. Quiello served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Flight School. Thanks to Michael and the folks at United Airlines for being a part of the show!
Jerry and Randy discuss the upcoming interview with VA Secretary Bob McDonald and how we've opened the floor to our VSO partners to submit questions for the Secretary. Holly Kouts from CVS stops in to bring us another CVS Minute Clinic Health Minute with the dreaded topic of seasonal allergies.
Randy and Jerry sit down with the Cheif Operating Officer for Team Rubicon, Art delaCruz, to discuss the genesis of Team Rubicon and how their veteran-centric relief efforts translate so well to disaster areas around the world. Along with helping out those who have had their entire world upended, Team Rubicon allows veterans to utilize their unique skill sets to aid others, and to help themselves.
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion with Art delaCruz from Team Rubicon in this segment and highlight the local angle that Team Rubicon members take in their communities. Team Rubicon is yet another wonderful group supported by The Home Depot Foundation. For more information on how you can volunteer or support Team Rubicon, visit their webiste at: teamrubiconusa.org
The National Defense welcomes the Director of Communications for the American Red Cross to discuss Hurricane Matthew and the deadly high waters following in the wake of Matthew. Peter is on the ground in North Carolina at Fort Bragg assisting with the recovery efforts for those displaced from their homes. You can help those affected by the storms by donating blood with your local Red Cross or by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make an easy $10 donation. Thanks to the American Red Cross for all they do.
Randy and Jerry talk about the vital nature of the American Red Cross and how easy it is to help them fufill their long running mission to be on the ground wherever those affected by disasters may be.
Holly Kouts from CVS brings us some info on the current allergy season and how you can seek relief from a CVS Minute Clinic.
Jerry and Randy are happy to welcome back Kerri Childress from Fisher House to discuss the 71 lodging locations around the country near military medical treatment centers. The Fisher House Foundation is celebrating their 7 MILLIONTH night of lodging provided to the families of our servicemembers and Veterans. Familes have stayed, free of charge, for a night all the way to 3 entire years! Kerri gives some examples of those served by the Fisher House over their many years of service to those so deserving.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with Kerri Childress from Fisher House and talk with her about how people can help assist the families of soldiers seeking medical treatment around the country. If a simple financial donation isn't possible, the Fisher House has a "Hero Miles" program where you can donate unused frequent flier miles or the "Hotels For Heroes" program which provides hotel rooms to those that need them when Fisher House rooms are full.
Jerry and Randy continue their discussion with the President and CEO of the Student Veterans of America, Jared Lyon, in this segment touching on their vital partnership with the incredible Home Depot Foundation as well as issues pertaining to student veterans who's schools have shuttered or been de-accredited.
Randy and Jerry speak with Donny O'Malley, the creator of Vet TV to discuss his efforts to begin a kickstarter program next week to fund his series of comedy sketches, vignettes, and routines written by and starring post 9/11 Veterans.
Then, the guys welcome Letha Steffy from new show sponsor ADT! The National Defense is very excited to have the 140 year old security company onboard as a sponsor, and speak to Letha about ADT, their work to support Veterans and the Armed Forces. Welcome aboard, ADT!
Jerry talks about some of the recent Veteran and Military related rhetoric on the campaign trail leading up to the big Tuesday in November. Then, Holly Kouts from CVS makes us all feel better in the CVS Minute Clinic Health Minute.
The National Defense welcomes back the President and CEO of the Veterans Golfer Association, Josh Peyton, to the show to discuss the passing of golfing legend and National Guardsman, Arnold Palmer. Josh discusses with Randy and Jerry the most recent VGA tournament near Fort Bragg. For more information on the Veterans Golfer Association, check out their great website, vgagolf.org
Randy and Jerry speak with the Veteran that keeps the flights operating smoothly for United Airlines, Howard Attarian to the show. Howard serves as the Senior Vice President of Flight Operations for United, and discusses his service and time as a pilot for the Thunderbirds, as well as the effort to hire pilots from the military once they end their military careers.
Jerry and Randy speak with Todd Davis, the founder and Executive Vice Chairman of LifeLock, to the show to discuss the company, the nature of identify theft and massive data hacks, and how it's shifting day to day. LifeLock has a fantastic offer available ONLY to Veterans. For more information on that offer, you owe it to yourself to visit LifeLock.com or call 1-800-LIFELOCK using the promo code "SALUTE"
Holly Kouts, nurse practioner for CVS Minute Clinics joins us to discuss fall allergies and what you can do to combat the misery that comes when temperatures start to drop.
Randy talks with Jerry about his work "on assignment" in the Great Lakes region of the United States, as well as how long it will be before Jerry runs off to go fly-fishing again. Thanks to the people at the Healing Waters Project for turning Jerry onto fly-fishing and for getting him out of our hair for a few weeks.
The National Defense is happy to welcome the US Navy SEAL Foundation and their Director of Programs, Alison Messick, to the show to discuss this great Veterans service Organization to discuss their history, the nature of the work that a SEAL takes part in, and some examples of individuals that the Foundation has supported. Stay tuned for upcoming information in early Novemeber from the US Navy SEAL Foundation.
Randy Miller welcomes Kelly Miller (no relation!) to the program from his own Subway sandwhich franchise in Amarillo, TX to discuss his experience opening up his first small business utilizing Subway's Veterans incentive programs, including the ability of open up a store with ZERO Franchise fees on a military installation!
Randy speaks with PenFed Credit Union's Dianna Wilson, Manager of 2nd Trust Operations for Pentagon Federal Credit Union. Randy talks about what Veterans can do to get a great rate on equity loans. Veterans can go to the PenFed website or call 1-800-247-5626 to have a professional walk them through the entire process of equity products.
Jerry and Randy welcome back Project Healing Waters to the show to give us an update on their guarantee that they could teach Jerry and Randy to fly fish! Project Healing Waters serves Veterans with PTSD to take them out on the water, to learn about fly fishing and to relax in nature. Randy and Jerry work with KC Assistant Program Dir. Jim Kissane and talk with Jim about the program and how you can find out more information.