Archive for July 2012

Warrior Connection - 07/29/12

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Warrior Connection - 07/22/12

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

My guests are John Ketwig, Vietnam veteran and author of “... and a hard rain fell- a GI’s true story of the War in Vietnam”, SFC Lynn XXX, Us army retired, a military sexual abuse survivor, Major Denise Nichols, RN, USAF retired, and Keith XXX , who is Desert Storm veteran affected by PTSD and who had a niece who was on active duty commit suicide recently at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. We initiate our discussion on PTSD, it's affects, sexual abuse, and some suggestions of what needs to be done light of astronomical suicide rate in the military, the findings by the National Academy of sciences that PTSD care inadequate, and the growing need to ensure all veterans can lead productive lives.

Warrior Connection - 07/15/12

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

We discuss the stinging assessment of VA programs as completed by the VA's own research advisory committee that found:

VA Misdirected Gulf War Illness Research, focusing on efforts against Gulf War veterans rather than working to improve our health; VA Misrepresented Scientific Conclusions About GWI and the effort being made to address it, including whitewashing GWI out of a major, groundbreaking, consensus-developed strategic plan that had previously been aimed squarely at GWI treatments VA Ignored Public Panels (such as the RAC), including in a major national study that ignored GWI and instead focused largely on long discredited "stress" and psychological issues VA Slashed GWI Research Budget by two-thirds, from $15 million per year to less than $5 million per year VA Failed to Follow Law (1), by not contracting with the IOM to research multiple sclerosis among Gulf War veterans, as mandated by Congress. VA Failed to Follow Law (2), by not researching treatments for physical ailments as mandated by Congress, instead focusing on scientifically discredited “stress” and psychiatric theories, in a new IOM "treatment" panel created this year. this was written up very well by Anthony Hardy in his commentary here.

Warrior Connection - 07/08/12

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
This episode of the Warrior Connection highlights the Chanute Air Museum and Rantoul Illinois Historical foundation museum that both provide education, displays (including over 40 aircraft), and research opportunities to study the history of flight and the history of the former United States Air Force's Chanute  Technical Training Center that provided training from 1917 through 1993.  We also discuss the proposed Veterans Memorial to be built on the north end of base  parade field  to honor all veterans who served in all branches of our nation's military and all who came through Chanute AFB. My guests are Nancy Koble, President of the Chanute Air Museum Foundation and Jim Cheek, President of the Rantoul Historical foundation, a Vietnam veteran, and chair of the Veterans memorial foundation. We also discuss the upcoming July 27- 31 visit of one our nation's treasures the Texas Raider B 17 and how to sign up for a flight or $10 raffle ticket to win the flight of a lifetime at Chanute Air Museum. .
Contacts are: or 217 893-1613
and or 217 714- 1352

Warrior Connection - 07/01/12

Sunday, July 1st, 2012