The January 22th edition of Warrior Connection was a interesting discussion with journalist and historian Paul Woods of the Champaign (Illinois) News Gazette about his series of interviews featuring veterans from WW2 to the present for his weekly column "THOSE WHO SERVED" published every Monday. Video and written versions of his interviews are at www.news-gazette.com. We hope that Paul can turn this informative series into a book on military veterans history.
The January 15 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Cherise March, Durham North Carolina Va - Director of VA's "Writing to Wellness" program and the Va's PEER to PEER program. These are two extremely valuable and successful programs.
The December 18th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion on how to get through the holiday season's unique impact on the military family. Topics included separation., loneliness, and memory triggers that can affect current and retired warriors and their families. The key is trying to maintain traditions and shared love even when warriors are deployed or memories flood back. Pastor Bob Shaw emphasized when and where to get help. We were very happy to have Chris Weise current OIF Army veteran join us with his perspective from the new group of warriors. Next week's Warrior Connection Christmas evening broadcast will be reading and discussing the Christmas story from Luke etc.
The December 11 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion and review of events and implications of in dedication to Pearl Harbor attack on December 7 1941.
The Nov 27 edition of Warrior Connection was a about poetry, love, stories, and "good old times" with Bonnie Rokke Tinnes of Bemidji, Mjnneota.. Bonnie is a published poet and author of "Growing Up Maragret" series that is about a young girl in 1950's- 1060's Northern Minnesota. Given Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel prize we will be doing a follow up- second program with Duluth's (Minnesota) Dylan Fest folks.
The October 30 edition of Warrior as an in depth discussion about the following (attached) VA clinician's guide for medical care on Gulf War Illness issues
The October 1 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with former USMC Drill Sgt Tim Boone about the use of writing to alleviate PTSD and to help vets thrive. We read and discussed one of his insightful writings. Tim was in Lebanon when the USMC barracks was blown up and then led marines into Kuwait for Desert Storm. Simply Tim has been there - done that- got the t-shirt!
The September 25 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Alanna Hartzog- Psych therapist about healing the heart- mind- soul following moral injury.