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June 7, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis talk to Operation First Response. Our guests are Peggy Baker, executive director, and veteran Tony Porta (medically retired). Hear how this strong grassroots organization responds rapidly, with proactive outreach to service members before separation, immediate support for financial assistance, and supports veterans of every era. Partnerships address challenging needs and ongoing support is key. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
May 31, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "More on Hearing Loss" and why it matters. Guests Ross Meglathery of Paralyzed Vets of America and Barbara Kelly, Executive Director of the American Hearing Association join us today to discuss the vital ways that this most common of all veteran injuries affects every aspect of a veteran's life -- and their families. Learn about new options, solutions, and prevention. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes; more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
April 26, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Janine Lutz, and the Lutz Live to Tell Foundation. Janine Lutz started a nonprofit to help troubled veterans and their families, after her own son, who was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, committed suicide. He was in distress, under care, but Janine knew there was a better way to help our soldiers returning from war. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
April 12, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio brings you a discussion about military widowhood and new beginnings. Life changes in an instant, and notification marks a new boundary. Learn how Amber Baum found meaning and purpose after her husband was killed, and how leaving a legacy can help heal. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
March 29, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Army veteran and guest author, Dave Anderson today. Character is not only within you, it takes practice, skills, and a discipline to maintain it. It's not easy, and these days, character is everything. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
February 5, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents the team behind BalanceBack, a unique medical device that both diagnoses - and treats dizziness disorders. Marie Cosgrove and Salvatore Gruttadauria, Au.D plus a Marine veteran who benefited from this remarkable device discuss that help and recovery is possible. More on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
January 22, 2020
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio bring you guest Allan Krumholz, M.D.,a neurologist and Director of VA Maryland Health Care System’s, Epilepsy Center of Excellence. New research and treatment discoveries are routinely driving best practices at the VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoC) for veterans suffering from brain injury and seizure disorders. Regina McGuire, CNP also shares the integrated care for vets. More on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
December 18, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present Army veterans Tom Voss and a deeper discussion of moral injury and PTS. Tom Voss found returning to "home" challenging and had trouble adjusting to what he'd seen and experienced in war. Through his trek from Wisconsin to California, he learned about himself, and therapies that worked for healing, encapsulated in his book, "Where the War Ends". Learn more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com or on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
December 4, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Marine Corps veteran Geoffrey Hopf, a prolific writer and author. Geoffrey shares the ins, the outs, the mindset, and the reasons he writes. Vets are often very good storytellers, and the perspective, mental outlook, and discipline may create a profession for the right entrepreneurial veteran or family member! Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
November 20, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and Army veteran Michelle Dutro. As a woman veteran, she knows firsthand how PTSD can be mismanaged -- and how healing and PTSD management can be aided. Working with both veterans and first responders (separately on retreats), this program uses Mindset, Skills, and Practice and asks each day: "Who did you help?" Learn more how adversity and shared experiences can help you and others you care about. PTSD healing comes from practices as a part of life for sustainability. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
November 6, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents amazing guest Kira Clark, director of K9s Serving Vets. There are tight regulations on service dogs, and Kira's group acts as the clearinghouse for accredited, VA-approved service dogs. With a client informational packet and this show, K9sServingVets answers many if not all of your support and legal questions. No matter the need for a certified service animal, you'll have your questions answered here. There is no easy way, but the RIGHT way to gain a canine partner. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
October 15, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio, with cohost Tosombra Kimes bring you two incredible veterans sharing their journeys in "Fight Like a Girl". Kate Germano is a Marine, now retired who found leadership at Parris Island perplexing. How does a leader increase productivity, reduce training injuries and turnover get fired? Are women at a disadvantage in the Marines, the only gender-segregated boot camp in the armed services? Kelly Kennedy, her exceptional co-author was Army, where the differences were less stark. A fascinating show about strong women ... Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
October 2, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with guest and former Navy physician Dr. Heather Bartos talk about the facts and fears of sex after separations. We are sexual beings and many factors affect ease following a deployment or separation - here is practical guidance on how to listen, communicate, adjust to injuries visible and invisible, and how to be a partner, not a "project". Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
September 24, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest, speaker, and author Joanne Steen. Joanne shares invaluable information through her life story and new book about parents surviving the loss of their son or daughter serving in the military. When we consider “casualty notification”, the mental picture is often a young widow and family. Through speaking and counseling, Joanne found that Gold Star Parents have unique grief and few resources. In today’s show, Joanne shares abundant supportive guidance and practical knowledge about a difficult topic. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, and on iTunes. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
September 11, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine presents "Intimate Partner Violence & Caregiving". April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP shares the newest research from a large study (882 interviews) with heterosexual couples where the veteran is in treatment for PTSD. Results show that caregivers are at special risk for IPV due to military culture, vulnerability, and loss of control, among other reasons. Care gaps are exposed, as is the enhanced risk to the caregiver and children if and when IPV is reported and how well the VA facility is equipped. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, iTunes, and produced by WiseHealth, Inc. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
August 28, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine bring you "Answers & Info for Special Needs Families". Let's demystify the EFMP program with special needs advocate and mil-parent Julie Reyes. Why is it critical? What services are provided? How the process works... Everyone Serves and together we make a difference! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
August 14, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents veteran Les Davis and The Road to Entrepreneurship today. Les followed his dream, and found the road to his own thriving business years after working in veteran-focused educational positions. When the time came to leap or lose the opportunity, he took it - and learned that his years in service gave him the experience and intuition to lead. Supporting his new staff, management, finances, and even changing family relationships were enhanced by the prior experiences. It's never too late to follow your dream! More on www.Military Network Radio.com; Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
July 31, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: "Agent Orange: Effects Then and Now". Guest USMC Corporal John shares his three tours of duty in Vietnam, the frequent exposure to Agent Orange, and the resultant communication, anger, frustration, and worsening health issues over time. Family relationships change also, and his wife and children only found out his experiences once his book "In Thy Mother's Honor" was published. You won't believe the story behind the title. Listen to courage, strength, tenacity, and a desire to continue to serve. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
July 17, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and author Alex Berenson to talk about the science behind cannabis. Alex shares the science, research, outcomes, and patterns of cannabis use, with potential for serious side effects, especially with younger age use. Learn about side effects from edibles, possible interactions and symptoms, plus safety and knowledge of how cannabis has evolved. No matter your view - pro or con - on cannabis use, you are well served by hearing the background, science, and politics behind marijuana use. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
July 3, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest, Lt Commander (USNR) Danielle Centeno, and Asst. Vice President of the American P&I Club, for the second part of our mini-series. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are a serious progression during exposure to hot environments, indoors or outdoors. Be aware, learn the warning signs, and communicate with others to avoid and prevent heatstroke. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
July 1, 2019
The American P&I Club and WiseHealth present the second of two mini-series on heat related illness. Guest, Lt Commander (USNR) Danielle Centeno, and Asst. Vice President of the American P&I Club and Linda Kreter of WiseHealth discuss Heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The more serious progression to heat exhaustion and heatstroke follow exposure to hot environments, indoors or outdoors. Be aware, learn the warning signs, and communicate with others to avoid and prevent heatstroke. Also on iTunes and more on www.SeafarerOutreach.com.
June 30, 2019
The American P&I Club and WiseHealth present the first of a short mini-series on heat related illness. Guest Danielle Centeno, Asst. Vice President of the American P&I Club, and Linda Kreter, of WiseHealth discuss the importance of heat-related illness awareness. Working in hot environments, whether in an engine room aboard ship or outdoors in the many parts of the globe means prevention, hydration, awareness, communication, and precautions. The progression of symptoms becomes increasingly serious and debilitating. Part 1 of a two-part mini-series. Also on iTunes and more at www.SeafarerOutreach.com.
June 27, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest, Lt Commander (USNR) Danielle Centeno, and Asst. Vice President of the American P&I Club, talking about heat-related illness awareness. Working in hot environments, whether in an engine room aboard ship or outdoors in the Middle East means prevention, hydration, awareness, communication, and precautions. The progression of symptoms becomes increasingly serious and debilitating. Part 1 of a two-part mini-series. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
June 12, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest, speaker, and author Joanne Steen. Joanne shares invaluable information through her life story and new book about parents surviving the loss of their son or daughter serving in the military. When we consider “casualty notification”, the mental picture is often a young widow and family. Through speaking and counseling, Joanne found that Gold Star Parents have unique grief and few resources. In today’s show, Joanne shares abundant supportive guidance and practical knowledge about a difficult topic. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, and on iTunes. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
May 29, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest Matt Louis talking about Mission Transition, and smoothly integrating into the civilian world after service. While veteran employment rates have lowered, there is always a need for practical guidance and greater understanding on both sides. Veterans as well as employers must be ready and willing to adapt for success. Also on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
May 15, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with guest Robert E. Woods, III talks frankly about how to gain experience to find the right job for you and your family. Much of veteran job unhappiness stems from mismanaged expectations, and internships let you experience the corporate culture, what's negotiable, trust, and how to fit in. Take a step back to go forward! Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
May 1, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with guest and former Navy physician Dr. Heather Bartos talk about the facts and fears of sex after separations. We are sexual beings and many factors affect ease following a deployment or separation - here is practical guidance on how to listen, communicate, adjust to injuries visible and invisible, and how to be a partner, not a "project". Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
April 17, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis talk to Operation First Response. Our guests are Peggy Baker, executive director, and veteran Tony Porta (medically retired). Hear how this strong grassroots organization responds rapidly, with proactive outreach to service members before separation, immediate support for financial assistance, and supports veterans of every era. Partnerships address challenging needs and ongoing support is key. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
April 3, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present today's show with the Lutz Live To Tell Foundation. Gold Star Mom and founder Janine Lutz lost her son, LCpl Janos "Johhny" Lutz to severe depression and suicide by prescription drugs. Janine channeled her grief into building a community network of veteran buddies, training law enforcement and first responders how to better manage vets in crisis, and involving cities in Florida and Massachusetts to surround vets with knowledgeable and compassionate support. Lutz Live To Tell is a model to replicate across our nation. For more info, www.LutzLiveToTell.org. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes.
March 20, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio, with cohost Tosombra Kimes bring you two incredible veterans sharing their journeys in "Fight Like a Girl". Kate Germano is a Marine, now retired who found leadership at Parris Island perplexing. How does a leader increase productivity, reduce training injuries and turnover get fired? Are women at a disadvantage in the Marines, the only gender-segregated boot camp in the armed services? Kelly Kennedy, her exceptional co-author was Army, where the differences were less stark. A fascinating show about strong women ... Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
March 4, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "Bulletproofing the Psyche" with author and USMC Captain Kate Thomas (co-authored by David Albright). Stress injuries occur routinely in the military and veteran communities, affecting families and ofttimes lingering. Kate shares how we have the power to optimize performance and gain mental fitness to power through difficult times. With practical examples and stories, Kate talks of her own experience, special populations, and the science behind the proven outcomes. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
February 19, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents "Wellness of the Military Spouse". Guest Dr. Michelle Gamble is an Integrated Wellness Specialist, educator, and former military spouse. Discussion includes self-identification, coherent communication, identifying energy drains, self-expression, and not losing yourself amid your "title". Military spouses are key to the success of the service member and in the community. Everyone serves, and we especially honor our military spouses today! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and on iTunes.
January 29, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and author Alex Berenson to talk about the science behind cannabis. Alex shares the science, research, outcomes, and patterns of cannabis use. Learn about side effects from edibles, possible interactions and symptoms, plus safety and knowledge of how cannabis has evolved. No matter your view - pro or con - on cannabis use, you are well served by hearing the background, science, and politics behind marijuana use. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
January 9, 2019
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and veteran Todd Crevier to discuss the value of veterans getting outdoors, finding new purpose, and spending time with others who shared their experience. Todd's own experience in 2015 with a family trip to Yellowstone led to a well-being breakthrough, and the start of his organization. Families and vets (including children) intuitively understand the wilderness, beauty, and calm it brings. Also on iTunes. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
December 28, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a terrific show about Traumatic Brain Injury with guest John Hughes, D.O. Innovative treatments exist and Dr. Hughes talks about rest/recovery (really!), home HBOT, intranasal insulin & plasma, and great insights on living better with a TBI. Learn how you can make choices today through new resources and options; every brain injury is unique, and hope keeps growing! Also on iTunes, produced by WiseHealth Inc. and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
December 19, 2018
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter, with co-host Les Davis are joined by Shawn Taylor, founding Board Member of Veterans Against Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is an insidious condition affecting too many these days, and we'll talk specifically about the heightened risk for veterans who've experienced TBI and/or PTSD. Learn more at www.VeteransAgainstAlzheimers.org. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
December 5, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis discuss the "Psychology of Transitions" with guest Jonathan Kaufman. Most discussions of transition focus on logistics of career change, school, and location, but there are many psychological stressors in leaving the military. Identity, family dynamics, connection, communication, alive day, frustration, acceptance are a few. Great discussion! Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
November 14, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio brings the stories of Courtenay Nold, Navy veteran and her journey toward understanding and accessing PTSD resources. A very strong leader and naval officer, she found herself rocked by her combat experiences and sought answers to include but go beyond Rx medications. Her journey included writing about the many experiences of fellow trauma survivors and brought peace. Her book, War on PTSD is a positive, resource filled, veteran-centric series of chapters for vets and their families seeking help for invisible injuries. Also on iTunes, and on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference!
November 7, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a touching story by author and veteran Mike Guardia. Written to pay respect and homage to World War II families and reflecting on a simple message of hope and good during a time of darkness and solitude for many soldiers, this timeless story amazes. Illustrated by Melanie Stephens from refined sketches, the book evokes calm and goodness that Santa Claus will always find those who do Good in the world. More on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
October 10, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a discussion on medical marijuana with guest Janine Lutz, Gold Star mom and founder of the Lutz Live To Tell Foundation. Pharmaceuticals play a part in veteran treatment, but increasingly, prescriptions are poorly monitored and drug interactions cause severe reactions, including suicidal ideation. Enter medical marijuana for three key problems: anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Learn more and understand the current dialogue. Also on iTunes. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
September 26, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present guest and author Donna Hoffmeyer, talking as a clinical case manager -- and the challenges of transition. Donna works closely with National Guard and Reserve and has great perspective on the abrupt changes to absorb when it's time to transition. She gives timely perspective on "Everyone's an Asset" until they're not, the loss often felt, and the culture variances among different service branches. Here's how to untangle and move forward - as a family. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
September 19, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "Bulletproofing the Psyche" with author and USMC Captain Kate Thomas (co-authored by David Albright). Stress injuries occur routinely in the military and veteran communities, affecting families and ofttimes lingering. Kate shares how we have the power to optimize performance and gain mental fitness to power through difficult times. With practical examples and stories, Kate talks of her own experience, special populations, and the science behind the proven outcomes. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
August 29, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: "Agent Orange: Effects Then and Now". Guest USMC Corporal John shares his three tours of duty in Vietnam, the frequent exposure to Agent Orange, and the resultant communication, anger, frustration, and worsening health issues over time. Family relationships change also, and his wife and children only found out his experiences once his book "In Thy Mother's Honor" was published. You won't believe the story behind the title. Listen to courage, strength, tenacity, and a desire to continue to serve. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
August 15, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine bring you "Answers & Info for Special Needs Families". Let's demystify the EFMP program with special needs advocate and mil-parent Julie Reyes. Why is it critical? What services are provided? How the process works... Everyone Serves and together we make a difference! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
August 8, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents guest Jessica Allen, AFC and author of "Financial Fitness for Military & Veteran Caregivers". Here is practical, sound advice from an expert on financial counseling -- and considerations of the military medical system. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
July 24, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis discuss the "Psychology of Transitions" with guest Jonathan Kaufman. Most discussions of transition focus on logistics of career change, school, and location, but there are many psychological stressors in leaving the military. Identity, family dynamics, connection, communication, alive day, frustration, acceptance are a few. Great discussion! Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
July 17, 2018
Linda Kreter and Sandra Beck present a round table discussion today with Veteran Rachel Norton and MilSpouse Lindsey Wheeler and Nikki Santillana (Marketing) of LuLaRoe about Choosing Happiness. The choices women make to be HAPPY are supported with inspiration, feeling good, joy of sharing with others, and "sharing sunshine in a box"! The little things you do that bring out your confidence and inner beauty matter - opportunities to bring happiness are priceless. Also on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
July 10, 2018
Linda Kreter and Sandra Beck present Happiness in Challenging Times with LuLaRoe. Veteran Rachel Norton and MilSpouse Lindsey Wheeler talk candidly about how they found happiness and even joy as they experienced challenging times. Rachel found serious challenge in transitioning from military nurse to civilian life, and Lindsey Wheeler, managed multiple Special Forces deployments with two small children after leaving her promising career and adjusting to single parenting. Both found empowerment through finding experiences that lit them up! Also on iTunes - Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
June 26, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and Sandra Beck of Military Mom Talk Radio present: Military Kids and Online School Experience: High School show. From the countryside in Italy, Mom Christine Tucker has watched her son flourish as his gifted educational needs were met with enrollment in the Wyoming Virtual Academy (their SLR). Raphel has learned Japanese, Italian, and taking Spanish, traveled to 19 countries, and brought history to life with this flexible educational experience. This free online schooling is similar to brick and mortar schools, but offers military families time flexibility and family cohesion. Learn more at www.K12.com/GRADE. Also on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
June 19, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and co-host of Military Mom Talk Radio Sandra Beck presents: MilKids & Online School Experiences, the Elementary School Show. Major Joe Ronzio, his wife Dalyah, and their two children have thrived with the flexible, consistent educational experience of the Virginia Virtual Academy. This is online public school available to families looking for rich curricula, tailored learning, and flexible hours to accommodate military families and deployments. Want to turn up the joy of learning in your military household? Learn more at www.K12.com/GRADE. Also on iTunes; everyone serves and together we make a difference.
June 12, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and guest co-host Sandra Beck (MMTR) presents: K12 Online Learning: Educators & Students Give Back to Veterans. Jennifer Chase is a state-certified teacher at the Colorado Preparatory Academy, a virtual public school. Alycia Carmin is a former online Learning Coach (parent/facilitator) and Colorado representative for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Jennifer and Alycia work with students in one of the many national school clubs, and the K12 Quilting Club creates a unique quilt each year to donate to Quilts of Valor for a deserving veteran. It's not just quilting -- it's math, design, creativity, hand work, camaraderie, engagement, hope, service to others, joy, and a strong community. For more information in your SLR, go to www.K12.com/GRADE.
June 7, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Sandra Beck presents three amazing guests from LuLaRoe: DeAnne Stidham, CEO, Veteran Rachel Norton, and former special forces soldier Seth Wheeler and wife Lindsey. Rachel and Lindsey share stories of triumph, action over despair during separations, and excelling and giving their best through deployments and transition. DeAnne shares the LuLaRoe corporate philosophy of "You can do it!", and these efforts lifted our spirits and will lift yours too! Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference
June 3, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and co-host Les Davis talk today with guest Lisa Colella, founder of Healing Household 6. The grassroots organization provides essential services for caregivers of our nation's 5.5 million mil/veteran caregivers. Beginning as peer support (or mentors), HH6 has grown to support trauma, intimate partner violence, and coping skills with strategic partnerships and structured peer support discussions. Also on iTunes,and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
May 22, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and co-host Les Davis presents Homefront Girl with guest and founder Gaby Jeurgens. Gaby understands the quiet strength of those who man the homefront while vets and first responders serve. She gives a voice for extraordinary spouses and family members who join a lifestyle and community. With her artistic talent licensed for gifts, mugs, custom teddy bears, fabric, and much more, she recognizes her "front row seat to bravery" and that of yours! Also on iTunes, more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
May 15, 2018
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter, with co-host Les Davis are joined by Shawn Taylor, founding Board Member of Veterans Against Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is an insidious condition affecting too many these days, and we'll talk specifically about the heightened risk for veterans who've experienced TBI and/or PTSD. Learn more at www.VeteransAgainstAlzheimers.org. Also on iTunes and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
May 8, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a terrific show about Traumatic Brain Injury with guest John Hughes, D.O. Innovative treatments exist and Dr. Hughes talks about rest/recovery (really!), home HBOT, intranasal insulin & plasma, and great insights on living better with a TBI. Learn how you can make choices today through new resources and options; every brain injury is unique, and hope keeps growing! Also on iTunes, produced by WiseHealth Inc. and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
May 1, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Love After War with guest Dr. Mitchell Tepper. Mitch is a certified sexuality educator, counselor, and sexologist. For veterans and their partners, needed recovery is often silent on sexual wellness, a vital connection for quality of life. Dr. Tepper shares the progress made both with the mechanics of sex (spinal cord, genital injuries, TBI) and the psycho-social, spiritual, and communication aspects, offering hope and solutions. Guest co-host Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
April 24, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Resilience: Vets & Spinal Cord Injury. Christopher Neiweem is an Iraq war veteran with extensive experience advocating and serving his fellow vets on the Hill and through NGO's. Michael Paul is a veteran of the Gulf War with a spinal injury who also serves his fellow veterans from his unique vantage point of resilience and recovery. Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today.
April 17, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Jason McNamara presents: Oral History and Tradition, The Untold Story of the Holley Boys. Author and USMC Vietnam Veteran Michael Keene became the voice of small town America with his story of Holley, NY, population 1500, who lost 8 young men to war. Can a community experience PTSD? We think so and rural and small town America still provides large numbers who serve. Mike speaks of the history, traditions, the community that mourns, and our need for connection. A compelling story and one of personal growth. More at www.ad-hoc-productions.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
April 10, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Tosombra Kimes presents Binyamin Rothstein, D.O. and "Pain Management Without Narcotics". Fundamentally, without getting to the root of the medical problem, it's nearly impossible to find lasting relief. Dr. Rothstein, an osteopathic physician is trained in a more holistic approach to care and healing. He clearly and logically seeks the root cause of each pain issue, and draws a visual of a pain sufferer - and why alternative and complementary approaches to healing may help. Learn more at www.IntegrativePainManagmentCenter.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
April 3, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's episode with guest, Navy Veteran Lauren Price on "Burn Pits Progress & Updates". The practice of open-air burning of every form of human and military trash, ignited and fueled by JP8 (jet fuel) exposed thousands of troops to catastrophically toxic air. The results are severe and often terminal lung conditions, rare cancers, and GI, reproductive and immune system symptoms. Legislative progress, increased public awareness via a recent documentary, and state and federal efforts continue, and resources are provided in this important update episode. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
March 27, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio, with cohost Tosombra Kimes bring you two incredible veterans sharing their journeys in "Fight Like a Girl". Kate Germano is a Marine, now retired who found leadership at Parris Island perplexing. How does a leader increase productivity, reduce training injuries and turnover get fired? Are women at a disadvantage in the Marines, the only gender-segregated boot camp in the armed services? Kelly Kennedy, her exceptional co-author was Army, where the differences were less stark. A fascinating show about strong women ... Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
March 20, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with cohost Les Davis present "MSBHC", military spouses who know the military culture and who are eager to support military families. Founder, Ingrid Herrerra-Yee, PhD shares the unique advantages this group brings to assisting military families with issues like depression, anxiety, suicide prevention, and also with clinician licensure. With a shortage of behavioral health practitioners, and a nationwide mental health crisis, it makes sense to utilize this vital group. More info at www.MSBHC.org. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
March 13, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present today's show with the Lutz Live To Tell Foundation. Gold Star Mom and founder Janine Lutz lost her son, LCpl Janos "Johhny" Lutz to severe depression and suicide by prescription drugs. Janine channeled her grief into building a community network of veteran buddies, training law enforcement and first responders how to better manage vets in crisis, and involving cities in Florida and Massachusetts to surround vets with knowledgeable and compassionate support. Lutz Live To Tell is a model to replicate across our nation. For more info, www.LutzLiveToTell.org. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes.
March 6, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis present today's show about PTSD, Addiction and Faith. Guest and Army veteran Marcus Hart enlisted at 17 from a difficult home situation and found himself rocked by questions of faith and good/evil while serving in Iraq. He shares how believing in something bigger than yourself, seeking purpose and greater self-awareness helped him beat his addictions and managed his PTSD. Also on iTunes and more on MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
February 27, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis present our popular round table discussions about the "skills gap" in the transportation industry and what it means for veteran opportunity. Guests Scott Brown (President, Automotive Technicians Network), Hector Guzman (Field Director, Automotive Dealers Assoc.), and Jason Winwood from Universal Technical Institute provide a robust discussion on the growing and sustainable opportunities, need for veteran problem resolution skills, and the best way to find and grow on this career path. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, iTunes, and produced by WiseHealth. Everyone Serves and together we make a difference.
February 20, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine presents "Intimate Partner Violence & Caregiving". April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP shares the newest research from a large study (882 interviews) with heterosexual couples where the veteran is in treatment for PTSD. Results show that caregivers are at special risk for IPV due to military culture, vulnerability, and loss of control, among other reasons. Care gaps are exposed, as is the enhanced risk to the caregiver and children if and when IPV is reported and how well the VA faciity is equipped. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, iTunes, and produced by WiseHealth, Inc. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
February 13, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis talk with Research Director, Cristin Shiffer of Blue Star Families. As the largest military family organization in the nation, this annual survey provides meaningful insights into military family challenges, informs the Hill and military leadership, and foments change to improve the lives of those serving -- and their families. More at www.BlueStarFam.org, also on iTunes, and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
February 6, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis talk with Vice President Amy Looney, Regional Director Dan Mehdi, and Ambassador (volunteer) Jim O'Farrell of the Travis Manion Foundation. The purpose behind the Foundation is to lead the next generation to build strong character, instilling selfless service, and healing veterans and survivors through service. Learn more about their services and events at www.TravisManion.org; also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
January 30, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis bring together three experts in student veteran transition issues for a rousing roundtable discussion. Join Dr. Karina Money, Tom Stein, and Kaitlin Gray including commentary of the Forever GI Bill, veteran-friendly versus veteran-ready, veteran retention rates compared to civilians, and obstacles faced by students -- including misinformation! More on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
January 16, 2018
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and Co-host Sandra Beck present the Goodrich Family and their Journey from Injury to New Opportunities. Guests Milspouse Jacqueline Goodrich and 8-year old daughter Lucy share their challenges after husband Michael was injured in AFG and medically retired. As caregiver and mom, and following a severe car accident, Jackie needed new options for schooling. Virginia Virtual Academy powered by K12, Inc. provided flexible curricula and teachers, and Operation Finally Home provided the family with a custom-build adaptive home. Jackie says: "One act of terror caused hundreds of acts of love". Everyone serves, and together we make a difference!
January 9, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with guest Co-host Sandra Beck presents "Online Teacher & Recording Star - Creativity Thrives!" sponsored by K12.com. Elementary school online teacher Ciara Rose shares her story of writing "Civilian Song", a military-themed song that has warmed hearts and engaged communities nationwide in support of our troops. Head of School at iQ Academy Minnesota, Theresa Gallagher speaks of the school and community support for Ciara and the arts at the Academy. Music is a great unifying force, and we applaud our guests and K12 for military family support! Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
January 2, 2018
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Guest Co-host Sandra Beck bring you School Enrichment Programs for Military Kids. Military Education Liaison with Tinker Air Force Base Christine Nichols and Head of School for K12’s Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) Sheryl Tatum bring great information on the first K12 enrichment program for military families and the start of multiple educational/military base co-ops across the nation. Today’s show is sponsored by K12, the leader in online K-12 education, especially suited for military families. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
December 26, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio brings you "Mama Bear and Special Needs Kids". Guest and author El Brown, is an entrepreneur and CEO of Kinderjam. In her book, she shares her incredible odyssey of her son, "SuperDuperKid" and their journey from autism diagnosis and advocacy, to teaching and training those with diverse learning needs. El motivates others for parental and educational empowerment. Everyone serves and together we make a difference; more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes.
December 19, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine discuss ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease with Mary Hahn Ward. Mary is caregiver for her veteran husband, and this progressive neuro-degenerative disease is challenging to diagnose, with the disease unique for each patient. However, it is always fatal. Mary shares their journey so far, and breathes hope and optimism while sharing the significant benefits veterans can expect, the close ALS community and how strength and grace seem to imbue each of these ALS patients. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
December 12, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis talk to Operation First Response. Our guests are Peggy Baker, executive director, and veteran Tony Porta (medically retired). Hear how this strong grassroots organization responds rapidly, with proactive outreach to service members before separation, immediate support for financial assistance, and supports veterans of every era. Partnerships address challenging needs and ongoing support is key. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
December 5, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents: "Vets4Warriors", a 24/7 confidential peer support helpline. Guests General Mark Graham (ret) and Call Center Supervisor Lloyd Deans share the unique features of this incredible all-veteran peer helpline that answers the phone live, responds in real time, provide follow-up, and is truly confidential. Don't wait until a crisis; they are glad to attentively listen. Trust is built one call at a time, and www.Vets4Warriors.com may be reached at 855-838-8255 24/7, with email and text too. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
November 28, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Jason McNamara share "Oral History Revived - The Holley Boys of NY". Guest Michael Keene, author and USMC Vietnam Veteran, became the voice of small town America with his story of Holley, NY, population 1500, who lost 8 young men to war. Can a community experience PTSD? We think so and rural and small town America still provides large numbers who serve. Mike speaks of the history, traditions, the community that mourns, and our need for connection. A compelling story and one of personal growth. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
November 21, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present "Restoration Ranch" with executive director Beth Rand, and Derek Knapp, former Ranger and director of the Equine Partnership Program. With key collaborative relationships, Restoration Ranch offers therapy, hope, and opportunity in a serene setting for veterans and their families. More at www.RestorationRanch.org, and on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
November 14, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis talk today with Kristy Kaufmann, Executive Director of the Code of Support Foundation. Their integrated efforts with case coordinators nationwide address complex needs, peer navigation, financial planning and support, and mental health needs. PATRIOTLink is a new resource navigation platform with targeted searches for resources. Their holistic approach is a win-win for vets and families. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
November 7, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with cost Les Davis presents: "Coalition to Salute America's Heroes". Guests and veterans, VP Field Operations, Donny Daughenbaugh and Regional Representative West, Mary Herrera share the remarkable work the Coalition is doing nationwide with four key programs including emergency financial assistance, advocacy, Heroes Thanking Heroes, and their renowned Road to Recovery conferences. More at www.SaluteHeroes.org, www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
October 24, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guest and Air Force Veteran Carl Vickers with "Smoother Transitions for Military Families". Next phase is what? Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Retirement? So many points to consider for this next phase on your life journey! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com, also on iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
October 17, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Justin Constantine bring you "Answers & Info for Special Needs Families". Let's demystify the EFMP program with special needs advocate and mil-parent Julie Reyes. Why is it critical? What services are provided? How the process works... Everyone Serves and together we make a difference! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
October 10, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents guest Jessica Allen, AFC and author of "Financial Fitness for Military & Veteran Caregivers". Here is practical, sound advice from an expert on financial counseling -- and considerations of the military medical system. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
October 3, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis presents our round table discussion today about Burn Pits. Guests Navy veteran Lauren Price (Veteran Warriors Advocacy), Ben Krause (investigative reporter and attorney), and Air Force veteran Jessey Baca share their personal knowledge, the exposure, the legislation needed, and the over 100,000 veterans now in the Burn Pit Registry. Read more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and share widely - more needs to be done. Everyone serves and together we make a difference
September 26, 2017
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio with Vets4Warriors; unique among helplines for their 100% Vet/Family/CG trained Peer Advisors - and for trust built through confidential exchanges (no information is shared with military, VA or outside organizations). Led by MG Mark Graham (USA ret) within Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center, www.Vets4Warriors.com (855-838-8255) is ready to serve you. They "Help Not Judge" 24/7, collect no personal information, and your call, chat, or email will be answered by people who get it. Confidentiality and respect is paramount. Tell your story ONCE! Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
September 19, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Tosombra Kimes bring you today's guest, Lisa Colella, director of HealingHousehold6 speaking on "Crucial Challenges of Military Spouses". As spouses, partners, or dependents, they didn't raise their hand for the Oath, but the military family has distinct challenges. These include isolation, overwhelm, role changes, frequent relocations, mental health risks, depression, suicide, and loss, often without knowledge of where to turn. For each phase, more communication, "onboarding", and responses to transitions for the military family could help alleviate the mental health risks within the amazing military family culture. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes, and more information at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
September 12, 2017
Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter and Co-host Justin Constantine presents: "Community Suicide Prevention with Susie Reese". Susie shares her personal story within the military community and her experience has made her an effective advocate in her work with Suicide Prevention Allies and at CHI St. Vincent where she's the Arkansas Violence Prevention Specialist. We long for human connections, and coping skills with problem resolution are not taught in school. We need to educate families, teach them to follow their gut, and to use the various tools to open communication on this critically important topic. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes and more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
August 29, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents "Health & Well-Being of the Military Spouse". Guest Dr. Michelle Gamble is an Integrated Wellness Specialist, educator, and former military spouse. Discussion includes self-identification, coherent communication, identifying energy drains, self-expression, and not losing yourself amid your "title". Military spouses are key to the success of the service member and in the community. Everyone serves, and we especially honor our military spouses today! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and on iTunes.
August 22, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents: "Humanitarian Clowning for PTSD". Guest, George Patrin, MD, a pediatrician with the VA for 23+ years believed in his work, and helping others. When his 17-year old son, Andrew, took his life, while in treatment at the VA, George's life changed forever. Introduced to Patch Adams and the familiar red bulb nose, George and Patch went on humanitarian clowning trips and began veteran-only trips - deeply entrenched PTSD was transformed in days. Learn how compassion, laughter, and trained sensing (listening, hearing, sharing compassion) can change the world for veterans. The next trip is signing veterans now. More on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com or iTunes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
August 16, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis present our first round table discussion with Dr. Karina Money, Tom Stein, and Kaitlin Gray about the issues facing student veterans. Discussion points include the Forever GI Bill, veteran-friendly versus veteran-ready, veteran retention rates compared to civilians, and obstacles faced by students -- including misinformation! Don't miss this informative show! Everyone serves and together we make a difference! Also on iTunes.
August 8, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show: "Epilepsy & VA Centers of Excellence for Seizure Disorders". Dr. Alan Krumholz, director of the Baltimore VA Center for Epilepsy provides invaluable information on this specialty care; part of 15 such centers nationwide. The brain is a complex organ and we still seek knowledge to further assist veterans and their families, and please pass on this podcast to families affected by seizure disorders. You are not alone. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
August 1, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show: "BalanceBack: Diagnose & Treat Balance Disorders". This incredible medical device is in a growing number of VA medical centers and distinguishes between a neurological disorder (TBI) and vestibular (inner ear) that both contribute to dizziness issues. CEO Marie Cosgrove of BalanceBack, Dr. Sal Gruttadauria (Med Director), and active duty service member, "Chris" who attributes BalanceBack with giving his life back. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
July 25, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a wonderful program: "Restoration Ranch - Healing for Horses & Veterans". Guests Beth Rand, Derek Knapp, and Michael Richardson bring decades of experience to Restoration Ranch in Texas, where they first rescue horses from traumatic situations, and then pair them with veterans to restore trust, connection, and communication. Families flourish too and an integrated, holistic program supports veteran families dealing with trauma, PTSD, and other injuries. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
July 18, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents today's show "Spinal Cord Injury and Family Life". Guests and veterans Chris Neiweem and Michael Paul share their expertise in advocacy and daily living with spinal cord injury respectively. Family life is affected and yet, enormous progress has been made to assist veterans with higher quality of life. Also on iTunes with more at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference.
July 11, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "More on Hearing Loss" and why it matters. Guests Ross Meglathery of Paralyzed Vets of America and Barbara Kelly, Executive Director of the American Hearing Association join us today to discuss the vital ways that this most common of all veteran injuries affects every aspect of a veteran's life -- and their families. Learn about new options, solutions, and prevention. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. Also on iTunes; more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
July 4, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present "Combat TBI and the Family" with guests Chuck and Liz Rotenberry (USMC family) and a discussion of the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT. There is growing evidence of physical and psychological help with this therapy, and Walking Point is working hard to share this treatment with other vets since it helped GSgt Chuck Rotenberry so profoundly. Pam Eggleston joins Linda today and more information at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com. Also on iTunes - Everyone Serves and Together We Make a Difference.
June 27, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio, with Co-host Justin Constantine presents: "The Diagnostic Odyssey of Autism". Guest Scott Fowler, M.Ed. is skilled at educating, training, and supporting families through the diagnostic odyssey. As the father of a son on the spectrum, and skilled in speaking, training, and advocating, Scott brings his personal perspective to helping military families obtain early diagnoses and interventions for the best possible outcomes. Everyone serves and together we make a difference. www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes.
June 26, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Guest Co-host Sandra Beck bring you School Enrichment Programs for Military Kids. Military Education Liaison with Tinker Air Force Base Christine Nichols and Head of School for K12’s Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) Sheryl Tatum bring great information on the first K12 enrichment program for military families and the start of multiple educational/military base co-ops across the nation. Today’s show is sponsored by K12, the leader in online K-12 education, especially suited for military families. Also on iTunes and www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
June 20, 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis presents: "PTSD and Children". Our tagline is is everyone serves, and that's especially true when it comes to secondary and intergenerational PTSD. Guest Paul Watson, Chief Health & Research Advisor of Hero Missions shares what the research tells us, how secondary PTSD manifests in different aged children, and the many services that are needed, but are not always available. Opening channels of communication, community involvement, school knowledge, and mostly, caring awareness will make a difference for the youngest of our military families. Also on iTunes, and more on www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com.
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