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  • 01:25

    The Fabric of Military Families with Dr. Rita Spilken

    in Non-Profit

    Dr. Rita Spilken said, "since receiving our State of Missouri charter in 2005, we have been committed to the rehabilitation of men and women who, after returning from deployment go home to their loving husbands, wives, and children only to discover, not soon afterward, they are unable to stand the pressure of home life and leave because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) experiences and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) only to become one more homeless statistic."


    Most recently, this organization has become aware of, and very alarmed about, our brave young female soldiers who are being sexually assaulted and/or raped. In her 3/9/2010 article Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes Project, Kara O’ Connor, Villager staff writer wrote “Unfortunately, according to recent statistics, female veterans are becoming homeless faster than their male counterparts, and compared to females that have never served in the military, female veterans are 3.6 times more likely to become homeless.”



    According to the U.S Census Bureau, from 2008 –present there are 1.8 million women in the military.
    1 out of 5 female soldiers/veterans have been sexually assaulted and or/raped. (2)


    “Women in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by fellow soldiers than killed by enemy fire. I know what you are thinking – it sounds too unbelievable to be true. But it’s not”.


    Here, in Missouri, as of 2008 – 2010, 38,000 females have joined the service and, are deployed.


    Read the full article here: The Our House Foundation and join us tonight at 7:30 p.m. CST. Call (773) 897-6398.


     

  • 01:05

    Project Sanctuary: Helping Military Families Heal

    in Family

    Named one of five chosen charities, Project Sanctuary was recognized for "The People's Choice Winner" of the Joining Forces Community Challenge by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Their extraordinary effort to improve the lives of military families was celebrated in the prestigious award ceremony in 2012. 


    Project Sanctuary believes the whole family serves, from the battle-zone to the home-front. The award-winning organization provides military families with supportive care, education, and innovative services -- all through outdoor therapeutic retreats. Of the hundreds of families who have attended their retreats, 90% are still married and zero suicides have been reported. Program outcomes such as that are highly commendable in this era of intense military stress, especially given the millions of military families soon to transition to civilian life.


    "After reading that the rates of child abuse and neglect triple when a parent is deployed, Heather Ehlee was moved to do something and founded Project Sanctuary in 2007." As a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years experience, she reached out to gain community support and further education, plus a leadership team made up of military veterans. During this episode, we'll have the pleasure of introducing listeners to Jason Strickland, the Chief Development Officer at Project Sanctuary. Jason is a 20-year US Army retired Intelligence Officer who's served all over the world. We'll talk with him about the future and mission of this healing organization, as well as his role in forging new relationships to build visibility and impact. 


    Join us on Monday, February 17th at 7pm EST in this dynamic conversation about sustaining hope in the lives of military families. 

  • 00:57

    How Military Families Deal with Having a Child with a Congenital Heart Defect

    in Health

    Military families lead a very different life than civilian families do. Military families come from all walks of life and, when their children are diagnosed with heart defects, the challenges can vary according to location, branch of service, and of course separations that come at the most unexpected times. Despite these challenges, military families try their best to find ways to balance all aspects of their lives with a positive attitude. When a child is born to a military family and that child has birth defects, the one thing most families want is comfort -- and oftentimes comfort is found in what is familiar but many of our military families are not afforded that luxury. How do military families deal with having a child with a heart defect? What special challenges do they face? Who can help them through the difficulties associated with having a child who needs surgery in the first days or months of a baby's life and will require lifelong care?

  • 00:30

    The importance of keeping family ties strong-Especially military families

    in Family

    Elaine Dumler has been keeping military families together with her books and speaking at conferences and military installations since 2003.  She has been featured in Ladies Home Journal, NY times and on TV and radio, including MSNBC,Fox News, and Montel.  Elaine is honored to be the recipient of ABC's "7 Everyday Hero" award.

  • 00:34

    Military Families Serve Too

    in Military

     
    It is not just the soldier who serves.  Our military family members may not enlist, but they do serve, and they need our support.  Military and veteran families must cope with many situations that civilians will never face.  Join us for a discussion on VOW Talk Radio, Tuesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm (EDT) about the issues that redefine the way our military and veteran families live out every day life, and the support services available to meet their needs.
    Veronica La Duke will be joining the VOW Talk Radio team to share about the VFW National Home for Children, which serves as a living memorial to America’s veterans by helping military and veteran families through challenging times and equipping them for future success.
    The VFW National Home for Children has a variety of services including connecting families with supportive services and resources in their own communities, as well as providing on-campus programs which include support for military families facing deployment challenges, veterans juggling VA Vocational Rehabilitation with family obligations, and other difficult situations that may arise.

  • 01:04

    AWTR Show 553: Economical Excursionists

    in Military

    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

  • 00:36

    Listen to Don Peters: Veteran and now Exec. Dir. Not Forgotten Outreach

    in Military

    Listen 24/7 to Don Peters who served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Linguist in Central/South America until his service connected spinal cord injury in 1996. Don is Executive Director of Not Forgotten Outreach with Gold Star Widow and Army Veteran Kym Sanchez. Don talks about Taos Ski Valley week-long event, the Military Respite Center and how other Veteran organizations around the Nation can utilize the AmeriCorps NCCC teams to help Military Families.


    Listen to the  Shout Outs to our Troops Serving. Please SHARE 


    For More info: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/january-2016/article/listen-to-don-peters-veteran-exec-dir-not-forgotten-outreach-veterans-helping-veterans


    There may also be a video made of this talk show program. Should that happen we will post the info here on our news site with the URL above!!!

  • 00:20

    Info about 2016 R4Alliance Recreation Therapy Retreats, Rides, Events, Tours

    in Military

    Listen 24/7  to Bob Calvert Founder of TalkingWithHeroes chat about some of the R4Alliance.org member organizations 2016 retreats, events, tours around the country for our Military, Veterans, Families, Caregivers. We hope to be at some of these to film at their events with interviews with their leaders, veterans and more. Please Share this with Military and Veterans and their Families.  


    More Info and Links at   http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/january-2016/article/info-about-2016-r4alliance-recreation-therapy-retreats-rides-events-tours  

  • 00:39

    Military Spouse Show - Ep 184

    in Social Networking

    Insight and Inspiration for Intentional Living

  • 01:01

    AWTR Show 552: The Breastfeeding Shop

    in Military

    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: Patty Gatter

  • 00:29

    Interracial Romance Military Novel - The Grunt 2: A serious discussion

    in Books

    Discuss the long anticipated steamy interracial miltiary romance, The Grunt 2, with author Latrivia Welch.  Ask questions.  Give your feedback and celebrate the last book of the Latrivia S. Nelson legacy.  New books from the author will now be under Latrivia Welch. 


    "This is a moment we can all take part in," said Welch.  "We've had 8 great years together and over 22 books.  It's only right that we go out with a bang." 


    For more information on The Grunt 2 or to purchase click here.