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  • AWTR Show 553: Economical Excursionists

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    Army Wife Talk Radio is the leading internet talk radio show for Army wives, by Army wives. AWTR is hosted by the Army Wife Network Core Team - www.ArmyWifeNetwork.com. AWTR guests bring exciting, relevant topics and resources to the attention of our military families.
    Guest: LeAnna Brown

  • The American Voice with Kristina

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    Phil Ruddock For those of you that doubt the effects a Service Dog can have on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),let me tell you my story.I'm a Desert Storm Veteran,what I did there is only my demons I must face.I came back with all the classic symptoms.I drank all the time,I couldn't get along with anyone,I kept checking every room in the house to make sure it was clear every time I came home,I got up and checked the locks on the doors and windows too many times to count,I was always depressed and pissed at the world,and I never slept.I drove my family so crazy that they wanted to leave.I still do some of those things,but it's getting better.After the military,I worked for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center until about six years ago when my PTSD became so bad, I had a nervous breakdown.For the next three years I basically stayed on my couch,seldom leaving my land except for a trip to town once or twice a month.This became my standard until a nice person named Brenda Wagner asked me to foster some dogs for her.There was one pit bull that was a lot like I was.She was scared,avoided people,wanted to hide under a rock,and always on guard.I worked with this dog named Mia,and we became attached.She would ride with me where ever I went.I started to feel I had someone to watch my back again. That is one of the main things that is wrong when we come back.We go from knowing we have a whole group of soldiers watching our back to coming home and being alone.Mia became my “battle buddy”,She would wake me up when I had nightmares,calm me down when I had an anxiety attack, watch my back at a counter at a store or the bank, even assure me when I had doubts.Mia was the constant in my life that PTSD took away.Everyone would leave for work or school but Mia was always there.After almost two years with Mia by my side,I can now travel some places on my own,but she still comes with me on trips out of town.

  • Stew and The Nunn, Episode 25 with Matt Gallagher

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    Matt Gallagher is a former US Army captain and the author of the acclaimed Iraq war memoir 'Kaboom,' based on the popular and controversial blog he kept while he was deployed.
    He lives with his wife in Brooklyn and his debut novel 'Youngblood' is out this month from Atria/Simon & Schuster.

  • The multi billion dollar industry of the VA with Spencer Marshall

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     the relationship between the VA and many of the university medical centers that are in bed with them,  we will touch on the well over 300,000 veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange who dies when the VA refused to acknowledge the well known cancer precurosors that exposure spawned nor the ishemic heart conditions. we will take a stroll down memory lane and recall the report McDonald delivered to congress early last year in which he declared that more veterans die of suicide who are not involved in VA care than of those who are and the report by NBC news 6 weeks later that detailed how 80% of the veterans they surveyed who had attempted suicide had in fact been "treated" by the VA in the 30 days leading up to their lest attempt.
     We will cover the THOUSANDS of TBI medical incident reports that the DoD removed from the records of the people who suffered even severe TBI throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s who were kept in service AND the new technology that can time stamp those injuries today! Ialso know what happpened to those records too and where they might be located providing they were not destroyed follwing the VA's refusal to take custody of them in 2014.
    And the fact that chronic homelessness is well known symptom of post concussion syndrome.
    We Will speak of McDonalds desire to limit the evidence submission period. This is of course is the direct result of the information age allowing more evidence to be collected at a faster rate then ever before. So I guess he wants to limit the time frame of that to something under the DECADES it can take to get a LEGITIMATE claim approved right?

  • Listen: Gold Star Moms Deborah Tainsh & Kelly Kowall Leaders of MyWarriorsPlace

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    Listen 2/11/16:
    Deborah Tainsh, Gold Star Mother of Sgt Patrick Tainsh KIA Baghdad, Iraq, 2/11/04, author of Heart of a Hawk: One family's sacrifice and journey toward healing, recipient of MWSA's Spirit of Freedom award, Board member of My Warriors Place.
    Kelly Kowall, Gold Star mother of Specialist Corey Joseph Kowall KIA 9/20/09 in Afghanistan, Certified Life Coach, 10+ years as a business owner, 30+ years sales & marketing, certified as a Grief Support Provider from the American Grief Academy, Founder & President of My Warrior’s Place & FAVE Boating Expeditions. Please Listen and Share
    More Info: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/february-2016/article/listen-to-gold-star-moms-deborah-h-tainsh-kelly-kowall-leaders-of-my-warriors-place

  • Melissa Mickelson Live

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    Join us this week as we welcome country music singer songwriter, Melissa Mickelson. Barbara Mandrell's classic tune "I Was Country (When Country Wasn't Cool)" pretty much sums up Melissa Mickelson. Before settling in Oregon, Melissa grew up as an Air Force brat, moving between bases in Oklahoma and Texas. Her best memories as a kid was when the family would listen to the vinyls of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. For as long as she can remember she found herself singing in her hairbrush and dreaming of being on the stage in the bright lights. Today, with the release of her self titled EP she is realizing that dream. The 4 song EP is her first attempt at studio recording and has received strong praise from the veteran Nashville musicians she was fortunate to work with. Melissa has been on a meteoric rise with her live performances, burning up the Northwest's honky tonks and bars. In the last year she has exposed thousands of people to her blend of traditional country, blues and rock and roll. Melissa's fun, high energy performances make her a fan favorite at the premier dance halls in the Portland area. Her determination and work ethic is second to none and she is on a mission to carve out her own niche in a highly competitive market. We will talk to Melissa about her upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at her music, feature her latest songs, and ask her to share her message for the troops. Please be sure to visit Melissa Mickelson at http://www.melissamickelson.net/ and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with Melissa during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.

  • Stew and The Nunn, Episode 26 with GEN Abrams

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    On this episode we will be welcoming the Commanding General of Forces Command, Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams to the show.
    Gen Abrams comes from a long line of military heritage, from his Father Gen. Creighton Abrams (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creighton_Abrams) to all his brothers and sisters who have also all served, with many also achieving the rank of General Officer.
    We look forward to talking with the General on everything from the recent Command decisions he has had to make to what he sees in force realignment, impacts of military budgets, and everything in between for the time we have him on the air.

  • Veterans Court with Chief Superior Court Judge Art Smith

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    Judge Art Smith has 33 years of experience in dealing with a wide array of legal matters.
    10 years in private practice handling a wide range of cases including family law, real estate,microsoftproductkeys business law, estate planning and administration and some criminal defense work.
    23 years AFLAC, responsible for litigation and arbitration nationwide on a variety of issues including all aspects canada goose pas cher  of contract law, employment law and other legal questions.
    USNR JAG Officer for eight years

  • A.G Lyonz Live

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    Join us this week as we welcome R&B/Reggae/Hip Hop music singer songwriter, A.G Lyonz. Miami native Andy Gonzalez, better known by his fans as A.G Lyonz, is a very energetic Singer/Songwriter, who is inspired by the world and spreading consciousness and goodness through his music. A.G Lyonz is an independent artist, completely driven and fueled by his love of music. He has performed in many premiere venues across the country and has been blessed with the opportunity to have shared the stage and worked with artists such as Chaka Khan, Dead Prez, Raekwon, Yelawolf, Immortal Technique, Rakim, KRS-One, N.O.R.E, Black Uhuru, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Dizzy Wright, Hopsin and many more. A.G Lyonz has been featured on multiple platforms such as P. Diddy's network Re-Volt TV, MusicMix TV & Comcast. With over 300 shows under his belt in the last 6 years, he has also participated in numerous non profit foundations using his music to raise funds for the cause. A.G Lyonz is a very passionate artist. He has a positive and honest message that can captivate and motivate many people around the world for a movement to infinite love. Music is power! We will talk to A.G about his upcoming schedule, get a behind the scenes look at his music, feature his latest songs, and ask him to share his message for the troops. Please be sure to visit A.G Lyonz at http://www.facebook.com/ag.lyonz and spread the word. Fans are welcome to call in and speak live with A.G during the show (718) 766-4193. If you would like to participate in the live chat during the show, you must sign up on the show site first and then log in during the show. As always we will give shout outs to our deployed military listeners. Be sure to join us, Sunday 2/21/2016 at 4 PM EST! Our message to the troops: WE do what we do, because YOU do what you do.

  • AWTR Show 554: Sesame Street Resources for Military

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    Army Wife Talk Radio is the leading internet talk radio show for Army wives, by Army wives. AWTR is hosted by the Army Wife Network Core Team - www.ArmyWifeNetwork.com. AWTR guests bring exciting, relevant topics and resources to the attention of our military families.
    Guest: Dr. Jeanette Betancourt  

  • Stew and The Nunn, Episode 27

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