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 and Host of The National Defense. 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.