Randy speaks with Bill Duetch from Hiring America to check in on the progress of this great television program we've been following since it's launch. Bill lets us know what new markets this one of a kind show has taken a foothold in, and what we can expect from 2015.
Randy welcomes Major Gen. Allen W. Batschelet, the 24th commanding general of Army Recruiting Command, to talk about his role with the United States Army in recruiting, and what is going on with military recruitment in the U.S. Maj. Gen. Batschelet addresses the process of not only volunteering to serve in the Army, but the processes that they address for those looking to end their military service.
Scott Halliwell brings us some good advice to consider when you're done decking the halls, drinking your eggnog, and cleaning up after Santa. Randy and Scott talk about the financial implications of ignoring a lot of the year-end fiscal decisions and actions you might need to take before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st.
The National Defense opens this week by speaking with Vietnam veteran and author, Sgt. Westley Thomas, about his new book "A Hard Decision." Westley has taken his expereinces serving in the Vietnam war to create a story about what happens when the realities of the battlefield and the homefront collide. Check out his book on Amazon, or wherever books are sold.
The National Defense welcomes Richard Lorrance, VFW National Pre-Discharge Rating Consultant to talk about the work the VFW does for those seeking help navigating the VA system, even in the direst of circumstances. Through paperwork being shuffled and reshuffled, a military veteran who's heart "peeled apart like a lemon" was nearly lost to the system, but Rick and his staff helped expidite his claims.
Randy checks in the the VFW National Legislative Director, Ray Kelley, to get the latest news on what's going on in Washington in regards to our military and our veterans. Ray talks about the spectre of another possible government shutdown, what the VFW is actively pursuing to support all American veterans, and more in this informative segment.
The National Defense opens up this week's show by speaking the author of the new Civil War era love story "Rebecca's Soliloquy," Roberta Adams. Roberta has taken a story she was told as a child and exhaustively researched it to flesh out a full civil war era tale. Check out her book on Amazon or wherever books are sold.
VFW Director of Programs, Kevin Jones, joins the National Defense this week to discuss the various scholarship programs that exist to help veterans seeking to advance their education. Jerry and Randy discuss the importance of these scholarships and some of the corporations and individuals behind the effort to support them.
Randy and Jerry welcome Ed Walters and Chris Norton of Defense Mobile to discuss their companies new mission to supply veterans with a high quality and CHEAPER mobile phone service. Defense Mobile is also offering a suite of products and services that will be unique to those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.