The National Defense is proud to welcome longtime friend of veterans back to the program, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. Senator McCaskill serves on the Armed Services Committee, and fills us in on just some of the latest development on Capitol Hill regarding VA, funding, and overall veteran care.
Jerry and Randy speak with Boone Cutler, Iraq War Veteran and creator of "The Spartan Pledge." Boone's message of attempting to prevent veteran suicides by reaching out and contacting a battle buddy has rapidly spread across social media and the internet. Boone also serves as the spokesperson for The Warfighter Rights Movement and touches on what that group is striving to achieve.
The National Defense welcomes Navy Veteran and first-time author, Rick Campbell, to the program to discuss his new book "The Trident Deception." Campbell's new book is a submarine thriller focusing on situations and figures that closely resemble the power players in today's geopolitical landscape.
As we look back on our favorites stories from 2014, Randy spoke with Lt. Chuck Nadd, the unknowing star of a Super Bowl commercial put together by Budweiser and the VFW. Lt. Nadd's commercial was one of the highest rated ads from the last Super Bowl, and in this segment he talks about the process of traveling from Afghanistan to Winter Park, FL where a parade was waiting in his honor.
2014 was a busy year for the VFW in terms of fighting for America's veterans, their care, and their benefits. Early this year, Jerry reported from the VFW Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. and fills us in on the work of National Commander Bill Thien testifying on Capitol Hill.
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.