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  • 00:21

    Amy Brittain, The Washington Post, New DoD Health Records Contract on SALRadio

    in News

    Special Edition of Sons of the American Legion Radio Report:

    Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for the Washington Post discusses the $4.3 Billion DOD contract awarded to Cerner and the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health to remodel the health records system used to manage health records for all active members of the Department of Defense.  The system is expected to ease the connection to the Department of Veterans Affairs to expedite benefit request processing for those seeking benefits.

    Amy Brittain joined The Washington Post in 2013 as an investigative reporter after reporting at the Newark Star Ledger since 2010. At age 24, she won the George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for her series with Mark Mueller, “Strong at Any Cost,” which detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She has also had internships at the Christian Science Monitor and the Arizona Republic and freelanced for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She covered the San Diego Padres for mlb.com in 2009.

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s of science in journalism from Columbia University.

    Kenneth G. Kraetzer is executive director of Sons of the American Legion Radio, which since 2007 has conducted weekly reports on veterans, the active military, and college sports. SALRadio is part of Squadron 135, White Plains, NY of the Sons of the American Legion, a member of the The American Legion, the world's largest veterans organization. Weekly reports are provided on WVOX 1460 AM New Rochelle, NY. kgk914@aol.com @SonslegionRadio











  • 00:48

    The Basser Hour. Space A travel. We will discuss the delay from the DOD on this

    in Military

    Per DOD:   Bottom Line as of May 2015: Per AMC HQ, regarding H.R. 4435 Amendment 15 stating that 100% disabled veterans can fly Space-A, no guidance has been passed down to terminals to allow this. Until the DoD issues a memo incorporating any changes into DoD's Transportation Regulation (DoD 4515.13-R) guidance is passed down, 100% disabled veterans remain ineligible for Space-A.



    Lets see if congress will fix this delay.

  • DOD Contractor Michael O'Brien To Discuss Obama's Identity Fraud

    in Politics

    Michael O’Brien spent 14 months as a DoD (Department of Defense) contractor in Iraq.  He was the Real Estate Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.  Mike had previously spent over 20 years in commercial real estate, most of that time working in various areas of US Government real estate and facilities, to include nearly a decade with the US General Services Administration (GSA).  Mike was assigned to the Ministry of Defense Transition Team ( MODTT), part of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, or MNSTC-I.  This was the Coalition command element responsible for ‘standing up’ the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Interior after they had been disbanded by Paul Bremer, the former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, the CPA

    Mike O’Brien was on the Bush-Cheney 2000 Campaign in its national headquarters in Austin, Texas, and participated in the vote recounts in Florida.  He was a political appointee in the administration of President George W. Bush, serving in the US State Department’s Overseas Buildings Operations Bureau, where he was responsible for the planning and development of US embassies and consulates around the world.  He was in Dacca, Bangladesh, on September 11, 2001.  After 9/11, Mike went to the White House as the Senior Director for Administration in the Office of Homeland Security, the predecessor to the Department of Homeland Security we have today.  Mr. O’Brien was one of the first 50 staff to arrive there

    Michael O’Brien is a graduate of West Point and served in the Infantry in Fort Benning, Georgia, the Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, the Demilitarized Zone, Republic of South Korea, and Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.  He is a graduate of the US Army Ranger and Airborne schools at Fort Benning, Georgia, and is a former commercial helicopter pilot. He lives in Arlington, Virginia

  • 01:59

    The multi billion dollar industry of the VA with Spencer Marshall

    in Military

     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?

  • 00:09

    Focus for 2016: Wireless and Data Analytics at Forefront for Government Agencies

    in Technology

    Wireless and data analytics will be top-of-mind this year for government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DoD), according to Jim Smid, Chief Technology Officer for Iron Bow Technologies. Smid recently spoke with TechSource and shared his thoughts for 2016, which are that government agencies should take a holistic approach to their networks to optimize wireless and that they “have the data, but need to take advantage of it.”

    For the past few years, mobility has ramped up as agencies have focused on getting new mobile applications and devices into the hands of mobile workers. Smid says those efforts will explode in 2016 and agencies will be focusing on the wireless infrastructure to support mobility.

    As more devices are connected to networks, and more agencies are collecting massive amounts of data from them, Smid sees data analytics becoming more important. The focus in 2016 should be on correlating, normalizing and analyzing that data to get real-time information back to users.

    Smid shared examples of how wireless and data analytics, along with the Internet of Things (IoT), will affect agencies this year. Listen to the podcast here.

  • 02:01

    REELTalk: JD Gordon, Patrick Murray & King's College Prof Matthew Parks

    in Politics Conservative

    Joining Audrey for this week's REELTalk - it was the Spring of 1831 when French political thinker and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville came to America…that trip resulted in the brilliant work of Democracy in America...would he be stunned by the blatant end runs around the Constitution we see today? We'll find out with Prof from The King's College right here in NYC, MATTHEW PARKS. Plus, So, Obama is keeping his promise…and you know it won’t benefit America…he says he’s closing Gitmo. Can he do that and if he does, how will that affect our national security? And Iran is about to receive Billions, thanks to this President and his ilk…and yet they detained out Sailors and use it as propaganda around the world. Are they playing us for a fool? Former Spokesman for the DoD, JD GORDON, will bring the truth we're not getting from this White House. AND, Iran, poised to rake in billions, thanks to this administration…which they will use for their nuclear program…used our Navy (the most powerful Navy in the world) as propaganda against the West on the world stage. And Sec. Kerry added insult to injury, fortifying that weak image. Will the next President be able to reverse the damage this WH has done to our first line of defense? We'll find out from author & USA retired Col. PATRICK MURRAY! In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately." Come hang with us...

  • 00:53

    Inside the DoD #3

    in Radio

    Join us for the third episode of Inside the DoD featuring, Sullivan1995, .Xilith., and David-Rules. 


    Inside the DoD is the recurring podcast featuring members of the U.S. Department of Defense owned by SECDEF-US on Habbo Hotel.

  • 00:50

    Tom Reid: Owner of Certified K Solutions

    in Business

    Tom Reid is the founder and CEO of Certified Contracting Solutions, a full service contract management, financial services, training, and mentoring company.

    Mr. Reid consults with U.S. Federal Government contractors on complex regulatory environments, system compliance, contract management best practices, and general management, leadership, and team building issues. His clients have included companies dealing with DOD, DOE, FAA, HHS, HUD, GSA, VA, and many others. He has directly supported many government agencies including National Parks, Corps of Engineers, VA, HHS and DOD.

    He is an author, speaker, mentor, and expert in government contracting and leadership. 

    Website: www.certifiedksolutions.com

    Twitter: @GovConSME

  • 00:26

    The Nikki Rich Show Live with Rodney Flowers Best Selling Author

    in Entertainment

    TodayNikkiRichShowla live with International Best Selling Author Rodney Flowers 11amPST/2EST call in (323) 580-5749 www.Blogtalkradio.com/TheNikkiRichShow

    Rodney Flowers is author of the life-affirming and highly-inspiring book, Get Up!, I Can't, I Will, I Did...Here's How! He is also a co-author of the Amazon bestseller, Unwavering Strength, Volume 2, which is a moving collection of stories by 35 gifted authors. Each story demonstrates that while adversities may be inevitable, overcoming them always leads to the same outcome: growth, healing, and transformation. bIn addition to his writing, After a traumatic high-school football injury in 1993, Rodney was bound to the confines of his wheelchair. Although he was told his prognosis for recovery was unlikely, Rodney knew he would turn things around, make an impact on the world, and walk again. 
    With self-determination and a faith in his ability to persevere, Rodney graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration. To further his education he earned a Professional Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. 
    Today, Rodney has contributed more than 14 years of his life to governmental service with the Department of Defense (DoD) United States NAVY (USN). He works for NAVAIR at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station as a Contracting Officer. There he leads a team of seven to 10 contract specialists responsible for executing and managing contract performance of all sustainment contracting actions for the P-3C Orion program, and the P-8A program. Rodney Flowers resides in Maryland, where he has also created a business that helps people overcome challenges and obstacles, so they can live joyfully with purpose and realize their dreams.  

  • 00:08

    The Queen's Den

    in Radio

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  • 02:05


    in Entertainment

    Jack G. Landers  Three Rangers,CEO  Personal Biography Joined the U.S. Army in 1992 and attended Basic Training during the summer between his junior and senior year of HS at Ft.Leonardwood,MO. Jack graduated from East Union High School,in Afton,Iowa in 1993 and reported to U.S. Army active duty.MSG Landers(Ret.)served the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command for over 20 years.He served 16 years in 3d Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment in key leadership positions to include both Charlie Company 1SG and Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1SG.MSG Landers (Ret.) deployed nine times in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) through multiple locations in Afghanistan and Iraq.In 2009 he was reassigned to the Military District of Washington to serve as the resources and requirements representative for a DOD strategic planning team focused on redesigning a DOD classified program

    Marcus Hull  Three Rangers Foundation,Director of Finance Personal Biography, graduated promptly after earning his Eagle Scout Award.Joined the US Army approximately 6 month after graduation from High School.Reported to Ft.Benning,GA to successfully complete Basic Training,Advanced Infantry Training (11B),Jump School,and Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP).Upon graduation from RIP,I was immediately assigned to the 3rd Battalion,75th Ranger Regiment-Charlie Company.As a fire team member volunteered for advanced medical and demolition.I graduated from Ranger school class #14-89 in fall of 1989.This was just 3 months prior to my combat airborne assault on Torrios Tecuman International Airport in the country of Panama-Operation Just Cause.We participated in platoon sized follow-on missions after the initial invasion.The summer if 1990,I was asked to be a guest instructor at cam Bukner,West Point Military Academy.I instructed seniors and junior cadets in the skills of raid reconnaissance and ambushes.I left the Army in late 1991,and moved home to Darnestown,MD