The April 23 edition of Warrior Connection was an EXCEPTIONAL AND INFORMATIVE discussion with Gavin P. Smith, Founder and President of Civilian Exposures (civilianexposures.org) that dedicated to unraveling, revealing, and discussing the extent of environmental contamination and resulting health effects caused by military operations and the extensive list of bases that have extensive contamination affecting everybody, animals, and plants and especially the military personnel and their families who lived, worked, played on these contaminated installations. We need to remember that contamination does not stop at the fence line and is a world-wide problem created by us. Clearly God sent us an "angel" in the form of Gavin to help us.
The March 26th edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion about adverse health effects of trichloroethylene "tce" and other toxic exposures at Camp Lejuene and former Chanute AFB in Rantoul Illinois and VA admission - rule for automatic service connection,. .
The Feb 1st edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Olle Johansson, associate professor
The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm
Sweden about serious and ignored adverse health effects resulting from RF - microwave - cell phone computer wifi exposures. Current research verifies that adverse health effects appear at energy levels less than .2 milliwatts per square centimeter.
The Feb 26 edition was a discussion about health effects of toxic exposures as specified in the attached va report.
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.