Military Network Radio Podcasts

Tuesday 19th of September 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.
Tuesday 12th of September 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
Tuesday 29th of August 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.
Tuesday 22nd of August 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.
Wednesday 16th of August 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.
Tuesday 8th of August 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.
Tuesday 1st of August 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.
Tuesday 25th of July 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.
Tuesday 18th of July 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.
Tuesday 11th of July 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
Tuesday 4th of July 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.
Tuesday 27th of June 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.
Monday 26th of June 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
Tuesday 20th of June 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.
Tuesday 13th of June 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Tosombra Kimes presents "PTSD/TBI and Veteran Treatment Courts. New York native, Dominick Yezzo, J.D., injured Vietnam Army veteran and now court advocate shares how diversion to a Veteran Treatment Court versus standard legal recourse (where appropriate) is saving many young veterans and their families. War brings change, and PTSD and TBI may bring behavioral changes affecting the entire family. VTC has the power to direct life toward treatment and redemption. More at www.YezzoLaw.com. Everyone serves and together we make a difference!
Thursday 8th of June 2017
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.
Tuesday 6th of June 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Jason McNamara presents: "Sleep After Trauma" with veteran and physician Binyamin Rothstein, D.O. Sleep following combat or other trauma may be very disturbed and include nightmares, hypervigilance, fears, agitation, and even physical violence. Dr. Rothstein shares natural supplements, EFT, homeopathy, aromatherapy, and additional ways to calm the brain, reset triggers, and to set the stage for restorative sleep without Rx medication. Commonsense simple steps may help your family. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.
Thursday 1st of June 2017
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!
Tuesday 30th of May 2017
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter with Co-host Tosombra Kimes bring you "Healing and Restoring Trust with Vet's Pets". Author Dava Guerin and veteran Leslie Nicole Smith (with highly favored service dog Isaac) share both the background, diversity, and benefits animals bring to vets and their families. Independence, mobility, unconditional love, intuition, and support gives new hope to those with visible and invisible injuries. "Vets & Pets", written by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris is now available on Amazon. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference!
Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter with Co-host Tosombra Kimes brings you an update on VA's programs recognizing and serving women veterans. Guest and veteran Kayla Williams is the Director of the Women Veterans Center and an avid advocate for of this growing cohort of the veteran population (10.5% by 2020). Through the Center, new and enhanced programs exist for tailored mental health programs, employment, education, comprehensive women's care, IPV, community awareness, outreach, and a positive shift within the internal VA culture. For more information: www.va.gov/womenvet for programs.
Tuesday 16th of May 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host vet Jason McNamara presents: "Sleep and Service". Guest, Dr. Binyamin Rothstein, Army veteran and osteopathic physician shares the dichotomy of service sleep (drop off when able in moments) to veteran sleep (post-service, injuries or PTS) and how to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. Sleep is integral to holistic health and everyone can relate to insomnia, service, and family life phases. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com; also on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher.
Tuesday 9th of May 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Justin Constantine presents: Veteran Warriors Advocacy. Guest Lauren Price and husband/caregiver Jim Price (both U.S. Navy retired) founded Veteran Warriors to respond to enterprise-wide issues within the VA and on the Hill related to claims, accountability, and legislation. Their expertise is investigation and facts in responding to Senate and Congressional requests about veterans programs. Their latest inquiry into the VA Caregiver Program led to submission of recommendations and solutions to address vital issues. More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com and iTunes.
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with co-host Les Davis presents: MindMate, A Care Management Tool for Memory Support. Co-founders Patrick Renner and Susanne Mitschke discuss this amazing technology that assists those seeking to prevent, or to slow the progression of cognitive memory loss such as Alzheimer's and dementia. With an evidence-based, physician and research-supported tablet app, the key aspects of nutrition, exercise, photographs, videos, memory games, and music create a daily tool that brings hope and inspiration to families. We will all be affected someday by these conditions -- and www.MindMate-App.com can help family understanding and cohesion. Join us!
Tuesday 25th of April 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "TeleHealth - Leveraging Technology for Integrated Care, with Dr. Tim Hoyt. Many are turning to TeleHealth as a care option when specialists are unavailable, when visits are too delayed, and when travel is seriously problematic for the veteran. This has opened possibilities for veterans and their families, especially with mental health care and technology can now include vitals, and other baseline measurements. Everyone serves and together we make a difference! More at www.MilitaryNetworkRadio.com
Tuesday 18th of April 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Justin Constantine presents Core Strengths for Employment Transition with guest Dwayne Paro. Dwayne gives sound guidance about knowing what job to seek to fit your personal strengths, and the core military values that readily translate to great opportunities. Valuable information for vets, milspouses, and service members preparing to separate from the military.
Friday 14th of April 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Les Davis presents author Dave Anderson, "Becoming a Leader of Character". Consistently exercising the six habits of character necessary to becoming a person of character gives new, deeper meaning and example to others and self. The world is full of celebrity, narcissism, and pride, and we have choices to make daily that determine who we become. A leader of character "Must DO what you want to BE" - don't miss this terrific interview and a wonderfully rewarding read. More at www.AndersonLeadershipSolutions.com.
Tuesday 4th of April 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Jason McNamara presents: Service Dogs Rock! Guests Lori Stevens and Terri Stringer of www.PatriotPAWS.org share the background, training, details, and process of adding a service dog to your family. It's a complex procedure and the time is well worth the wait. Unconditional love, independence, emotional support, and physical tasks make the right service dog invaluable to a veteran and their family. Together we make a difference!
Tuesday 28th of March 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio, with co-host Justin Constantine presents: The Power of Fitness. Guest Jeremy Greenberg is a fitness expert and CEO/Co-founder of Flyte Fitness. Physical exertion, nutrition, movement, mental focus, positive mental health, and better sleep are all benefits. Moreover, better fitness may be achieved at any time to the level possible - more at www.FlyteFitness.com, and receive a 30% discount through 15Apr with checkout code: LINDA.
Tuesday 21st of March 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Love After War, Part 2. Guests Mitch Tepper and Mark Shoen, with Co-host Tosombra Kimes share their progress in creating a moving documentary for returning vets who fight for Intimacy after they have fought the war(s). Tosombra and her husband participated in the film, and it brought great relief, increased love and compassion -- couples are not alone, and visible or invisible injuries may harm. Join us for this hopeful, meaningful show! More at www.LoveAfterWar.org.
Tuesday 14th of March 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Cohost Les Davis presents: The Transitioning Student Veteran, a new book by guest Karina Money, EdD. Karina brings an eagerness to teaching vets, finding them inquisitive, focused, and disciplined. She has also seen ways student vets can maximize their academic experience - and her book acts as a guide. What is your learning preference? What do you want to do with your education? How to utilize your GI Bill funds well; it's all here.
Tuesday 7th of March 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Justin Constantine presents: "HBOT Update for TBI". Elizabeth Rotenberry, wife of GySgt Chuck Rotenberry knew her husband was changed after a traumatic brain injury in his second deployment in Afghanistan. Two years later, unhelped by standard treatments, she researched HBOT for Chuck. To even an untrained eye, his brain scans showed visible activity and improvement. Jane Darnell is Community Relations Director at Oxygen Oasis Hyperbaric Wellness Center near Phila, PA. The center works significant outreach for veterans seeking HBOT, with individual and group machines. The VA regards HBOT as "anecdotal", and by shedding light on this amazing treatment helping many, we hope for reconsideration at the Dept of Veterans Affairs.
Thursday 23rd of February 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents "Hearing Loss - the #1 Veteran Injury" across all eras. Ross Meglathery of VetsFirst and Barbara Kelley of the Hearing Association of America share how hearing loss greatly affects socialization, communication, and even emotional health. It's nearly a given that hearing loss is prevalent in the military, but new steps are reducing that in newer veterans. Listen in!
Tuesday 21st of February 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Mitigating Risks for Teens and Parents, with guests Judy Davis and Sandy Fowler of Dasium. Teens and young adults everywhere are under increased pressures from previous eras, and military teens and young adults have additional pressures. Frequent relocations, friends, isolation, career concerns of parents all contribute to increased risks of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and risky actions. Learn how to build awareness and communication to get ahead of any issues, and to help if you're already in this place. More info at www.Dasium.net.
Tuesday 14th of February 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio with Co-host Justin Constantine brings you "From the Situation to the Destination", poetry and prose. Author Leslie Dillard (COL, ret) is author of this incredible book of situations expressed in an accessible and uplifting manner. Lawanda Holliman (COL, ret) is a leadership development coach and colleague/friend who urged Leslie to publish her work. We are blessed with two authors today in Justin and Leslie, who share the value and power of words to heal, support, and extend value and power to others.
Tuesday 7th of February 2017
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.
Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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 ad-hoc-productions.com.
Tuesday 24th of January 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Understanding Trauma Response (PTSD) for Family and Friends. Today, veterans Michael Orban (Vietnam) and Justin Constantine (Iraq) talk candidly about the process of personally understanding the effects of trauma, and that of family members, who may not understand, and friends who don't know how to engage. Though their experiences are 50 years apart, their guidance is similar: peers support vets, finding purpose, finding outlets w/writing and talk-therapy, self-care, as does taking time for reflection, responsibility, and personal initiative. Together we make a difference.
Tuesday 17th of January 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents guests Navy veteran Glenna Tinney and Dr. April Gerlock to talk about Intimacy Post-Injury. Both guests are experts in Intimate Partner Violence and trauma and have co-written two chapters in a new book about combat trauma and sexual health. Coercive control, anger/rage, loss and betrayal can harm, but there is hope in moving forward with understanding the changes, loss, and with reconnection. Co-host Les Davis joins Linda today.
Tuesday 10th of January 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Widow Confidential with Amber Baum. Amber joined the Army in High School and met her husband Ryan in Combat Medic School. They married, moved to Alaska, and discovered they were expecting their first child three weeks before Ryan deployed to Iraq. Her story of widowhood and young motherhood at 21 is compelling as she walked the lonely path of grief -- but leveraged her experience with legacy. Widow Confidential was founded to spread these lessons learned to support widows, fiancees, girlfriends, and partners for military and non-military survivors. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Mary Hahn Ward, and ALS in the Military. The progressive neuro-degenerative disease is challenging to diagnose, and the course of the disease unique for each patient, but it is always fatal. Mary shares their journey so far and breathes hope and optimism while sharing the benefits veterans can expect, the close ALS community and how strength and grace seem to imbue each of these ALS patients. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 27th of December 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Thinking Outside the Box for Solutions. We're joined today by veteran Mick Simonelli, an accomplished vetrepreneur and innovator and co-host Justin Constantine. Those in the military are often faced with few resources, big missions, little time - yet they're tasked with creating immediate solutions. Learn how some things you may take for granted were resolved in the field, and how to tap into that creativity. More information at www.micksimonelli.com
Tuesday 20th of December 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Life at Home with PTSD and expert and Army veteran, Harry Croft, MD. Dr. Croft has a remarkable sense of the genuine experience of changes at home following combat and deployment and in candid terms, he shares how to best understand and manage the changes for each member of the household. Though sometimes challenging, knowing more helps put others' perspectives in mind. Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 13th of December 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Shattered Expectations: PTSD After Combat with guest Vietnam veteran and author Michael Orban. Even with 40 years separating the Vietnam War from the post-9/11 conflicts, the return home after combat trauma remains the same. Co-host Jason McNamara and Michael Orban talk of the military culture, seeking answers (versus help), and the importance of personal responsibility, learning, and integrity to resolve or accept the trauma experienced. To become a warrior after war is to view the world through a new perspective to find peace, love, and reconnection
Tuesday 6th of December 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents the Value of Arts Therapy in Healing. Major "Mack" Macksam (ret), founder of the Veteran Arts Center of Tampa Bay shares the essential components of their comprehensive arts program. This best-practices program shares all expressive mediums, from painting, to photography, dance, poetry, writing, music, and wearable art -- anything that helps personal expression and growth. Studies prove that the expressive arts promote health and wellbeing for vets and their families, supporting PTSD/TBI/Behavioral Health, including depression treatments. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 29th of November 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: The Uphill Climb: Veteran Caregivers. Caregiver, author, advocate Torrey Shannon shares her story today from the beginning days at WRAMC to the continuing education, adaptation, and creativity caregiving for her wounded warrior husband. The Caregiver Program is a blessing, yet also benefits from a candid view and regular input from caregivers living 24/7 with wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Caregivers are a vital part of the care team and medical outcomes are improved with communication, consistency, and knowledge by all parties. Guest co-host veteran and advocate Les Davis joins the program today.
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Sleep! More Sleep! with Yoga2Sleep founder, Pamela Stokes Eggleston. We already know how important sleep is to our health and well-being, but how do you enhance your ability to establish great sleep habits? Those with PTSD and/or TBI struggle further with restorative sleep, and we discuss myriad ideas, tips, and methods to give you the best sleep possible. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today as co-host.
Tuesday 15th of November 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Insights on Alzheimer's and Dementia with LCSW Suzannah Hemenway. Over 500,000 veterans are diagnosed today with dementia and families have many questions and concerns. It's important to note that younger veterans with TBI are 60% more likely to develop the condition and those with untreated PTSD twice as likely. Great reasons to learn more about communication, therapies, importance of engagement, resources, and most of all hope! Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 8th of November 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Vets & Pets, the many stories of the healing value of companion and service animals. Author Dava Guerin and veteran Leslie Nicole Smith (along with the best service dog ever, Isaac) share both the background, diversity, and benefits animals bring to vets and their families. Independence, mobility, unconditional love, intuition, and support gives new hope to those with visible and invisible injuries. Vets & Pets written by Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris will be released in Sept 2017. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 1st of November 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: El Brown, author of Mama Bear, a story of autism success. El Brown, full-time doctoral student, entrepreneur and CEO of Kinderjam, and author of the new book Mama Bear shares her incredible odyssey of her SuperDuperKid and their journey from diagnosis and advocacy, to teaching and training those with diverse learning needs motivates others for parental and educational empowerment. El's story of positive perspective and ceaseless learning with gratitude will lift you up!
Tuesday 25th of October 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Stacy Bannerman, author of Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans are Wounded by Our Wars. The effects of war on veteran families, and especially caregivers of those injured are measurable with profound implications for our nation. Combat vets with PTSD, TBI, moral injury, physical conditions, and unresolved reintegration issues are the tip of the iceberg that represents America's veteran families. Stacy Bannerman's engaging and important book, Homefront 911 forms the conversation that could span a dozen shows. Engaging IN wars takes training and preparation, re-entering society, especially after injury, becomes the nation's equivalent of a "dine and dash". We can do more -- and shining the light and talking with one another is a strong first step. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 18th of October 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Caregiving and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Research Update. 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. The results show that caregivers are at special risk for IPV due to veteran culture, vulnerability, and loss of control, among other reasons. Those that communicate well, avoiding the secrecy inherent with PTSD avoidance, eliminating substance abuse, and who have safety protocols in place do well. 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. An important topic during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 11th of October 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Operation Teammate for Military Kids During Separation. Join founder Timothy Montjoy (AF veteran) and Marques Ogden (former NFL player) as they share their unique concept of matching military and first responder children with local sports teams and celebrity athletes during separation. Tiffany Posey is an Army spouse with three children who have benefited from the program. These youth, ages 5-18 have opportunities to make memories and goals to last a lifetime. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 4th of October 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: #HiddenHeroes: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation for Military Caregivers. Steve Schwab, the Executive Director, and Laurel Rodewald, Director of Programs at the Dole Foundation talk about the launch of their robust initiative to raise awareness and support for military and veteran caregivers. Learn more about the vital role of caregivers, the National Caregiver Registry -- and the stressors, support, and Coalition united to helping the 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today and find out more at www.HiddenHeroes.org.
Tuesday 27th of September 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents a discussion on Gulf War Veterans, their families, and what is known today about the "start" of the war's continuing today in this region. Veteran Dr. Dave Hatfield, a lead researcher in Gulf War Illness, and Veteran Les Davis, long-time veteran advocate talk about their experiences, the effects still affecting them and their families toda. Too few know of the generational questions about toxin exposure and the ill effects of sarin and oil fire exposures which are shared on today's show. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 20th of September 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Sesame Street for Military Families program with new mobile apps. Kelly Blasko, PhD and newly retired military parent, Rich, join MNR to discuss the importance of family connection and communication surrounding military life events. In addition to Deployment, absences, PCS's, and injury to name a few, there are NEW modules that add to this comprehensive, integrated program with the beloved Muppets -- and makes them accessible 24/7 for families. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 13th of September 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: MindMate, an intuitive app for tablets that helps those with memory issues maintain a healthier quality of life. Co-Founder Patrick Renner shares the genesis of the application from personal experience with family/friends and Alzheimer's, knowing he could make a difference with technology. Former paster, Terry Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury and struggled with improvement until he found the elements used on MindMate: memory games, tools, reminders, connection. Bring a renewed self-confidence, an intuitive app that adapts to your skill levels (up and down), is tied to significant research efforts, and connects family members for care management. Thinking, problem resolution, independence -- these matter! More info at www.MindMate-App.com. Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 6th of September 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Spirit of Innovation is Alive and Well in the Military! Vetrepreneur Mick Simonelli shares the genesis of the swiveling turret chair on a Humvee, the on-the-fly innovation in the field, and the desire to create safety, best practices and continue this practice after serving. Rigidity and rules step aside for creativity, solutions, and saving lives. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 30th of August 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Homeschooling in the Military Family Community with guests Mariel Barreras and Shannon Kovalcik. Both are military moms who choose the flexibility of homeschooling to create more family time between deployments and absences. Homeschooling these already resilient, flexible children varies among families and can include formalized online learning or a blended environment. Learn about nurturing consistency and creativity to thrive if this is an option you're considering! Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present: Is PTSD in Your Home? PTSD has a way of invading all spaces it occupies, and Dr. Harry Croft, expert in PTSD shares how the home and the family is affected in subtle and non-subtle ways. Communication is key and families gain from knowing more, seeking standard and alternative therapies, but ignoring PTSD won't make it disappear. Treatment options improve daily! More information at www.DrCroft.com.
Tuesday 16th of August 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Autism and the Military Family with guest and autism advocate Scott Fowler. With greater awareness and understanding, Scott shares how autism makes us more alike than different with new diagnostics and interventions available to provide early interventions and smarter choices. Time is critical for a child's best health outcomes and parents need support. Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today.
Friday 12th of August 2016
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter with Military Mom Talk Radio and Sandra Beck present: MilKids: Online 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 the CO representative for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Jennifer and Alycia work together 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.
Thursday 11th of August 2016
Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter 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 an 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.
Wednesday 10th of August 2016
Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Military Network Radio with Linda Kreter 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 bricks and mortar, but offers military families time flexibility and family cohesion. Learn more at www.K12.com/GRADE.
Tuesday 9th of August 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents The Journey to a More Balanced Life. Toni St. Clair talks about relieving stressors through sound nutrition and movement. We often add to our own challenges rather than take small, incremental steps toward wellness. Suzanne Manafort of Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans teaches yoga teachers how to work with veterans and their families when PTSD is present. Both women inspire and motivate, and will have you renewing your goal of healthier living. What are you waiting for? Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents PTSD is a Family Affair & All Serve. Judy Davis and Ingrid Yee are two extraordinary milspouses who are very accomplished and credentialed. Yet, living in a household with PTSD affects everyone, from spouses to children, and the changes can be subtle to life-changing. Hear what children and spouses experience and learn tips about how to understand and improve the experience through treatment that suits everyone. Jason McNamara joins Linda today
Tuesday 26th of July 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Military Children: What They Learn & Need with two great half-hour shows. First half hour, our guest is Jo Ann Regan, PhD, social worker, child of the military, military spouse, and parent. Jo Ann shares the resilience, flexibility, communication, awareness, and the Thrive Where You're Planted philosophy in the military community. At the 30-minute mark, Deanne McNulty joins us to share her ongoing journey in the special needs community, with it's initial upheaval, then greater understanding, and finally, as a "fierce advocate" for her child and others. Both women are fantastic examples of the strength found in our military families. Guest co-host Tosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 19th of July 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents the Intersection of PTSD/TBI/SUD/Depression and Intimate Partner Violence. This is the second in a 2-part series uncovering the facts surrounding IPV, victim issues, and offender interventions. Glenna Tinney, DCSW is a consultant in IPV and April Gerlock is a psychiatric nurse practitioner -- both women have extensive field experience that makes their exchanges genuine and immediate. IPV shows behaviors including physical violence, but also coercive control, threatening behavior and stalking too. IPV is not inevitable in a volatile relationship, and help is available for this complex situation. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 12th of July 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: the #1 veteran injury, Hearing Loss and Tinnitus. Barbara Kelley, milspouse, and the executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, and Ross Meglathery, USMC vet/Reservist of VetsFirst share important stories and facts about the prevalence and effects of hearing loss. These include social isolation, family relationship and communication challenges, and even a desire to not connect with the community. Hearing is a vital quality of life issue! Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today
Tuesday 5th of July 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Caregiving for Traumatic Brain Injury. Joel Goldstein and his wife, Dayle had their world turned upside down in 2001 when their son sustained a severe TBI. Their caregiving path was/is ongoing and Joel shares many lessons learned, self-care, and keeping one's sanity while maintaining a sense of humor. Their family's story created Joel's book, No Stone Unturned as they share caregiving, coping, alternative therapies, and cognitive growth - even after many years. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 28th of June 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Intimate Partner Violence - Context is Everything. Retired USN CAPT Glenna Tinney,DCSW formerly of the Battered Women's Justice Project and Lynn Anderson, DV/IPV Coordinator at McGuire VA Medical Center discuss this complex relationship issue and the contexts in which it occurs. IPV includes physical, emotional, sexual violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and the military community is not immune. Jason McNamara joins Linda today
Tuesday 21st of June 2016
Linda Kreter & Military Network Radio presents: TeleHealth - Levering Technology for Integrated Care. Dr. Tim Hoyt shares how the increasing use of telehealth is helping service members, families, and veterans with healthcare options, educational opportunities, remote access, behavioral health, and specialty care. Learn more how technology is improving timely and efficient care, supplementing facility visits, and giving opportunities to military families throughout the world. Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 14th of June 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC), a collaborative justice process for veterans whose actions have landed them in criminal court. COL DJ Reyes (USA, ret) is a VTC Senior Veteran Mentor and Program Coordinator, 13th Circuit Court in Florida. Untreated or unmanaged PTSD, TBI, MST or other behavioral health condition is dealt with in a VTC by a collaborative group of the judge, attorneys, VJO, family, and VTC Mentors, to provide treatment and rehabilitation with an 88% success rate for first time participants. Justin Constantine is co-host with Linda today.
Tuesday 7th of June 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: RESET for PTSD relief with Dr. George Lindenfeld. As a neuropsychologist, George has used the brain's neural connectivity and bi-neural sound to "disrupt" the traumatic memories of PTSD (neuromodulation). This is non-invasive, provides relief rapidly, and sustains the effects of "resetting" the brain. "You get your family member back, fully engaged as they were prior to the combat trauma."
Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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.
Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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, neducak 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 Kosombra Kimes joins Linda today.
Tuesday 17th of May 2016
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio and Horses Healing Trauma, stories of equine support. Guests Beth Rand, Derek Knapp, and Michael Richardson share incredible tales of the empathy of rescue horses and time with veterans and their families. Restoration Ranch is a place of calm, where veterans and their families can regain trust, reduce anxiety, and learn much from their large animal friends. Horses don't judge, and communication, connection, and a sense of purpose brings healing to visible and invisible wounds.
Tuesday 10th of May 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Military Teen Risk of Depression, Addiction & Suicide. Sandy Fowler, co-founder of Dasium, Inc. shares the facts about the additional military stressors placed on our teens and young adults. From safeguarding their parents' careers to regularly relocating and being the "new kid", military teens are at double the incidence for depression. Teen suicide is now the second reason for death before adulthood (the first being homicide). This also coincides with higher rates of depression, addiction, anxiety, cutting, and social marginalization. Learn how to best understand -- and not judge -- military teens, and help them with communication, connection, and belonging. Pamela Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 26th of April 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Military Sexual Trauma Knows Few Boundaries. Social workers Sara Eichstaedt and Tamara Thompson share the facts about this difficult issue. Men represent 60% of the survivors and women 40% which is a surprise to many - no matter the gender, rape is an act of violence, control, and power. Both DoD and VA have substantive programs to address reporting, treatment, recovery, and healing. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 19th of April 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Military Family Home Schooling, with guests Mariel Barreras and Shannon Kolvalcik. Mariel and Shannon chose home schooling for the flexibility to individualize their children's education, permit more family time with the demands of deployment or assignments, and for the camaraderie and support fellow home-schooler peers provide. Standards vary per state, but mil fams who choose home schooling enrich their children's education daily. Learn more at www.HSAMF.org. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 12th of April 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents the short film, Tango On the Balcony with Director Minos Papas and Producer Michael Day. Tango On the Balcony will be shown at the prestigious GI Film Festival in Washington, DC on May 29th. The film is an authentic portrayal of one veteran's experience of transition after combat, complete with the myriad issues of trauma, moral injury, anxiety, grief, loss, and more. Tango offers powerfully realistic experiences with the thorough research and veteran input to the film. Pam Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 5th of April 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present: Back to 1969 with Smokeships Leading the Way. Brian Wizard was 18 when shipped to Vietnam where he volunteered for MOS 67A1F, or Smokeship gunner. He earned the Air Medal with 25 Oak Clusters, and Crew Flight Wings. His journey in Vietnam was on the edge - it was life after combat that was most difficult. Combat stress, reintegrating, and reinventing himself has been life-long. Brian is an accomplished author, filmmaker, musician, and artist - who values his fellow veterans. Jason McNamara joins Linda today
Tuesday 29th of March 2016
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter presents: Epilepsy Center of Maryland Director, Dr. Allan Krumholz, NP Regina McGuire, and veteran Brian Farkas to discuss seizures, ECoE diagnosis, care and treatment, and more about this important resource. There are 16 centers around the country, augmented by telehealth for the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders. Integrated family support and epilepsy/seizure disorder education are key to positive outcomes. Guest co-host Lawanda Holliman joins Linda today
Tuesday 22nd of March 2016
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter presents: The Healing Power of Music Therapy for PTS, Anxiety, Depression. Bill Protzmann, accomplishment musician, entertainer shares how music fulfills our emotions in four areas. We can all find tunes that resonate individually with Fear, Anger, Happiness, and Sadness, allowing us to "unpack" emotions and opening communication. Music is a powerful unifier! Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 1st of March 2016
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter presents: Autism Expert and Parent, Scott Fowler on the importance and process of early testing for diagnosis and the high value of early intervention. Scott brings great guidance on what to look for, how to approach the doctor, and what new technologies exist for a genetic-based diagnosis as early as a few days old. Share with friends and family - the positive outcomes are profound! Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 23rd of February 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: COL Jeffrey Yarvis, of Darnall Army Medical Center at Ft. Hood. Jeff gives us further understanding of PTSD, the commonality for all warriors, some specific elements for female warriors and secondary PTS of a veteran's children. Too many vets drop out of treatment due to "goodness of fit", and it's important to find therapy that works for YOU. Everyone serves! Jason McNamara joins Linda today
Tuesday 16th of February 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present our guest Justin Constantine, whose new book, My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines has just been released. Justin's life experiences as a combat vet, shot in the head by an enemy sniper in Iraq, and his subsequent recovery taught him invaluable lessons as a leader. Join us to hear how leadership can be developed and readily translate from professional to personal lives. Pamela Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 9th of February 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present: Author of Boots to Loafers, John Phillips brings the good, the bad, and the ugly of transition -- and simplifies it. Networking is the single most valuable skill to learn to do well. Boots to Loafers offers an entire suite of online 24/7 programs to help a transitioning service member, and family can also benefit from the ideas shared on the show today. Justin Constantine is co-host today with Linda.
Tuesday 2nd of February 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present: Kenneth Bracewell and Michael Leslie, co-authors of a new book that shares wisdom gained from taking military ideas and interpreting them for after service use. They talk of the importance of quality of life with greater understanding, maintaining the values instilled in the service while also supporting and even prodding their fellow vets into action now at home. It's real, practical and experienced knowledge and their motto is "Go Bold or Go Home"!
Tuesday 26th of January 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Combat Trauma Study with Dave Anderson of Veterans Advocate Center in the first 30 minutes, and Intimacy with PTSD and Jeff Yarvis and Kathryn Basham in our second 30 minutes. Dave shares a new PTSD/TBI study using hormone replacement to manage the neuro-endocrine symptoms of PTS. Kathryn leads us into a frank, candid, and authentic discussion with Jeff about intimacy with PTSD and bringing hope and understanding.
Tuesday 19th of January 2016
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Byron Chen, author of Barracks to Boardroom, on the essential art/science of salary negotiation. Too many vets feel they should accept a job offer without considering the values important to them. You'll never know unless you ask - and here's how. Co-host Justin Constantine has written 7 questions for military members/family to ask the candidates; we debate 2 of those today and will continue monthly.
Tuesday 12th of January 2016
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Cherissa Jackson is a retired Air Force nurse, serving 23 years and four deployments. She continues her service as a legal nurse - and her passion is helping other veterans to address, express, and manage their own Post Traumatic Stress. Learn about the many different faces of PTS and why awareness is so important. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
Tuesday 5th of January 2016
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Healthy Changes That Stick for 2016 - Why Wait? Toni St. Clair, nutrition and wellness expert brings clarity to how to make healthy progress in the New Year. Hear how we can assist with kindness, awareness, small cumulative changes, and a positive mindset to become our best selves. Tired of missing out and giving up each year? Learn tips to make your health, wellness, and happiness priorities this year!
Tuesday 29th of December 2015
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio Presents: El Brown was a military spouse, educator, mother and friend when she looked in the mirror at 37 - and hated what she saw. Thus began a physical and emotional lifting, choices, and new beginnings, including a guest appearance on Dr. Oz. Snap Back!, El's book and outlook on life will inspire you to become your best self! Pamela Eggleston joins Linda today
Tuesday 22nd of December 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Military families know leadership. You even know servant leadership, but do you know about Intentional Leadership & managing the one commodity none of us can borrow, buy, or hoard - Time? Army veteran Bob DiGiacomo shares his service & knowledge of intentionally living through time awareness, actions, & values. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 15th of December 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Dr. Harry Croft, Army veteran and psychiatrist with particular focus on vets and PTSD shares how to better connect, communicate, and manage life with PTSD to the fullest, including seeking & sticking with treatment, the effect on children in the home, and realistic scenarios you'll relate to! Pam Eggleston joins Linda on the show today.
Tuesday 8th of December 2015
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio present: JB Ball, Director of Tee It Up For The Troops, who began his organization after his deployed son asked him to "help those at home". What began as a single event in MN has become a collaborative, reviving alternative therapy with golf as the catalyst for combat-affected troops to network, find a job, learn a new skill, experience independence and autonomy, compete again, and bring their families together. TIUFTT does more than talk about working with others - it DOES it, to the benefit of our military families AND the communities where they live. Pamela Stokes Eggleston joins Linda today
Tuesday 1st of December 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: We are pleased to share another CAM therapy for managing stress, PTSD safely and effectively. Jondi Whitis is a master trainer and practitioner of EFT, which has sometimes been referred to as "psychological accupressure". Using classic acupressure points, feel better fast and put self-care quite literally in your own hands! EFT has gold-standard clinical tests to backup the effectiveness & it can be used by all members of the family. Pam Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 24th of November 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Outdoor warrior/vet events go far beyond the golf course or in this case, the sailboats - Paul Bollinger shares the origin and growth of the Wounded Warrior Sailing Regattas held in Annapolis with participants from Walter Reed and surrounding areas. CMDR Marisa McClure, Director of Sailing at the USNA shares what it means for midshipmen to sail with the warriors and families, plus the opportunity to be among their soon-to-be peers. In the final segment, we are joined by Dr.Camille Hall, from Univ. of TN where she is knowledgeable about secondary PTSD and shares great insights for those living within a "PTSD household". Our guests bring to light real experiences which enlighten! Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 17th of November 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Autism expert, Scott Fowler (and father of a child with autism) shares wonderful visuals and intriguing information that demystify preconceptions of autism by others. With this knowledge, we gain understanding (and compassion) of how children with autism view the world. If you are a parent or friend of someone with an autistic child, learn how adding the military culture to the equation is daunting - and very possible to achieve with public awareness! Pam Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 10th of November 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Louis Alloro is a leader in the science of Positive Psychology and shares how the science (and power) of choices leads to personal growth. In working with both civilian and veteran families, these same principles can be adapted to the additional topics of core strength and resilience. While military families thrive in achieving this, there is always room for personal growth and new directions if you choose. Louis is also involved in The Flourishing Center and you can find out more at www.LouisAlloro.com.
Tuesday 3rd of November 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Veterans are especially well suited to lead teams, convert goals into action and complete missions - but they are under-represented in elected office and too often fail to vote. Bob Carey and Jennifer Korn, members of the RNC Military & Veteran Engagement Programs join us for a non-partisan discussion about raising mil/vet voter participation, electing veterans to office, and having your voice heard in policy and practice. Jason McNamara joins Linda as co-host today.
Tuesday 27th of October 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Dr. Kyle Knapp shares his own story of injury as an Airborne veteran and his search for diagnosis and treatment. Chronic pain, delay or lack of diagnosis, and low awareness of CRMA testing is challenging to live with and effects the entire family. Obtain more information at 877-508-9729 to locate a non-VA practitioner near you. Hopefully coming soon to VA! Lawanda Hollison (USA, COL ret) joins Linda as co-host today
Tuesday 20th of October 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio with our guest Army vet Mick Simonelli, discussing Innovation, Creativity, and Solutions by our service members and vets. Think the "Military Mindset" is rigid and conforming? Think again as you hear instances of sheer ingenuity under field pressure and in business. Justin Constantine joins Linda as co-host today. Hiring innovative veterans is a great decision!
Monday 12th of October 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Join Pamela Stokes Eggleston and Rene Ayer's today to hear more about how yoga and help sleep routines, and give a quiet space to veterans with PTSD. Family members with secondary PTS are also helped through understanding "quieting" through mindfulness and even short pockets of peaceful time. Rene Ayers is a wounded warrior caregiver who shares how great friendships and communication make quality of life better.
Tuesday 6th of October 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Kenneth Bracewell shares his story of military service in every generation of his family - who also had never before had a college graduate. Kenneth transitioned from service to college & failed his first semester, but NOT his subsequent ones plus internships. Determined that other veterans would fare better, he wrote two best-selling books to continue to serve others. Jason McNamara is co-host today with Linda.
Tuesday 29th of September 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Paul Quinnett joins us from his cabin in the woods to discuss the "Power of the Campfire" and face-to-face veteran comaraderie. Relationships are strengthened among peers and the same goes for family members. How does social media help or isolate? Great perspectives! Dr. Kathryn Basham joins our second half hour with the value of re-connection and smart, consistent, loving communication post-deployment. Family members' engagement helps the process of Attachment - vital to belonging and sustaining solid relationships. Jason McNamara joins Linda today as co-host
Tuesday 22nd of September 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Money is a huge stressor for most people and we'd know you'll find many nuggets of information & valuable resources shared by retired USAF "Chainsaw" McCullough (F4s & F15s) of First Command. Find tools for all-things-financial and get smart about credit, savings, budgets & even teaching curricula. Guest co-host Blair Hughes joins Linda today. www.FCEF.com
Tuesday 15th of September 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Dr. Mary Bartlett, Dr. Nicole Sigfried, and SMSgt Hope Skibitsky share their incredible skills-based life philosophy of using connection, belonging, hope, gratitude, and flexibility to create a strong foundation to manage life's small and large traumas and events. This team of resilience trainers share how to further develop these skills and they intertwine the science with their comaraderie with the troops and their families. Military families, from children to top leaders will benefit and enjoy hearing simple keys to strength-based living! Build that strong Core!
Tuesday 8th of September 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Vets4Warriors is unique among helplines for their 100% Veteran, Military Family, and Caregiver trained Peer Advisors - and for their trust built through confidential exchanges. Led by MG Mark Graham (USA ret) at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center, Vets4Warriors is now a public/private organization, ready to serve you. They "Help Not Judge" 24/7, and your call, chat, or email will be answered by people who get it. Tell your story ONCE! www.Vets4Warriors.com and 855-838-8255.
Tuesday 1st of September 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Judy Davis tells of her son, Geoffrey's struggle with addiction, emotional pain, depression and suicide attemps. She and Geoffrey now run Living Thru Crisis and sharing their story nationwide to help other military families. Military teens add another layer to their teenage years. Underneath the expected teen angst and efforts toward independence can lie dangerous signs of non-coping with the pressures of military life. Suppression of teen's needs may be expert; making it very difficult for a parent to discern. Learn warning signs, hope through education and communication and more. www.LivingThruCrisis.com. Jason McNamara is co-host today.
Tuesday 25th of August 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: You Don't Need to Live With It! Balance and dizziness issues lowers quality of life and can result from brain injury or vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction - and common in blast injuries and with aging. Too many service members and veterans "live with it" and aren't aware there is a tool to both diagnose -- and then treat the symptoms. Vision, feet/ankles/back, and vision all contribute to stable balance and falls are the greatest risk for all age groups. If you have these symptoms, ask your doctor if they have access to this tool (available at some VA's): www.BalanceBack.com. Co-host Pam Eggleston.
Tuesday 18th of August 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: The stats on veteran suicide and military family members are too high. YET, just as CPR helps others to recognize cardiac events, QPR can be readily learned to help prevent suicide. Question/Persuade/Refer (QPR) is a proven way to recognize at-risk behaviors, open a dialogue, and offer a way for help. Overcome fears, Listen attentively, and Help save lives. Learn QPR at www.QPRInstitute.com. Make a Difference!
Tuesday 11th of August 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Acupuncture for chronic pain and PTSD is gaining ground and recognized for helping not only veterans, but their families. Kirk Moulton discusses the use of acupuncture and other healing modalities as a complementary therapy for veterans. Peter Collier, author of Choosing Courage, chronicles the extraordinary interviews held with heroes and the "contagion of courage". Sharing these stories keeps the concept of courage growing in our world today - which it sorely needs. "If not you, who? If not now, when?" ~Hillel
Tuesday 4th of August 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Jeff Powell (USN, ret) tells a powerful story of how he moved forward after the murder of his father to become a vetrepreneur and best-selling author with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup series). He will be honored in Hollywood in September for his contribution to Soul of Success. Lawanda Hollison (USA, ret) left service as a COL, knowing she could assist women veterans as well as corporate clients. As a certified International Corporate Etiquette and Protocol expert, she helps others to best communicate and connect to smooth their military-to-civilian transition. Both Jeff and Lawanda exemplify civility and integrity to support their fellow veterans. Meet people where they are and walk in their shoes; give a listen now! Co-host Pamela Eggleston.
Tuesday 28th of July 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio: Not only is DefenseMobile a terrific mobile network availabe to all military and veteran families, it is host to a unique phone app called MiliSOURCE. This incredible app scans nearly 1,000 benefits databases from Federal, State, and NGO resources and builds a personalized benefits profile for you. Tools and calculators are built in. Do you receive all the benefits you've earned? This app is FREE to all, and gives an assist prior to connecting with a VSO. Currently, VFW & Legion are assisting, with more to come. Benefits in your hand, connectivity and great communication for military and veteran families - you need this!
Tuesday 21st of July 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio. The reality of transitioning from the military into the civilian community is a journey, and it helps to have direct, no-nonsense guidance. John Phillips talks about his experience in leaving service, his positive employment experience at Coca-Cola, and provides concrete help in smoothing the way for his fellow military families. It's about communication, asking questions, observing/learning and being smart in your approach. Great advice from John and a terrific book for transitionng service members (and college students) in Boots to Loafers, available in paperback and audiobook. www.BootsToLoafers.com.
Tuesday 14th of July 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio. Healthy balance is rarely achieved overnight, as it's a journey to gain knowledge about nutrition, exercise, calm and shifting priorities for a happier, healthier life. Listen to Suzanna Manafort of Mindful Yoga Therapy share the science and experience of breathing and yoga to veterans and their families to complement therapies for PTSD and TBI, plus anxiety and sleep issues. Toni St. Clair is an amazing nutritionist and wellness educator trained to use nutrition to ease the symptoms of many conditions including adrenal depletion (stress anyone?), diabetes, PTS, anxiety, sleep, and endocrine issues. Food choices can make an enormous difference in quality of life. Combine the two dynamic women, and you'll feel inspired! Renew your wellness journey today - it's always a good time to start!
Tuesday 30th of June 2015
Linda Kreter presents Military Network Radio. Meet Tammy Glenn-Karcher who met the man who tried to kill her son and murdered two others in Iraq. She is one of the 10 mothers featured in the remarkable book: Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms of Walter Reed. Both authors, Dava Guerin and Kevin Ferris share their commitment to these families and we learn a great deal about courage and chutzpah during the long healing journey of an injured service member and their parent caregiver. Justin Constantine joins Linda today.
Tuesday 23rd of June 2015
Learning to think flexibly, and to view failures as learning, falling down and getting back up, savoring the great moments and putting the negative ones in perspective leads to personal growth. Military families are remarkably resilient, and learn so much more from our guest, Louis Alloro - believe that you have the power to reach your definition of success through connection and seizing opportunities through adapting your perspective! Co-host Pam Eggleston joins Linda today.
Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Sleep deprivation is an unfortunate symptom of PTSD in veterans and those living with them. To help with this insidious enemy of restorative sleep, Pam Eggleston shares Yoga2Sleep, her program of yoga, body awareness and deep breathing to assist vets and their families with regaining solid sleep habits. Renee Ayres, caregiver to her veteran husband with PTSD and TBI talks of the power of positive communication, openness, and supportive peers and family in restoring quality of life as well as health and wellbeing. Co-host Justin Constantine adds his veteran perspective on the vital importance of positive purpose.
Tuesday 9th of June 2015
While we primarily think of PTSD as a concern of veterans and first responders, it is also a concern among military spouses, teens, and children. Today we shine the light on PTSD in military families, teens and children and how to help parents recognize the warning signs and seek help. Judy Davis and Dr. Ingrid Yee share excellent experiences and recommendations to support open-door, non-judmental communication and resources to help families. Our military youth may internalize stressors and "adapt" to help the family; learn how to help your family and your community to seek and find support. Everyone serves, and together we make a difference! Cohost Jason McNamara joins today's program.
Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
Transitioning to the community after military service is strongly assisted by the structured but flexible peer networks and ancillary networks of Squadleaders.org. co-founders, Jason McNamara and Ben Thompson, share their stories about this swiftly growing peer/mentor nationwide transition support network. Jaime Parent (USAF ret) of Rush Medical Center shares EN-Abled Vets, a partner org of Squadleaders, which trains and finds employment for vets in health IT. "Vets helping veterans transition. We've got your back, and your tomorrow..."
Tuesday 26th of May 2015
Veterans may want to stay fit, but need new options after combat. Getting up and going takes guts -- but it's worth it at any level to feel strong, fit, and healthier again. Kirk Bauer of Disabled Sports, USA (DSUSA) talks of the power of fitness to gain independence and confidence, Danny Farrar of SoldierFit runs a bootcamp for at-risk veterans, and Mark Toorock and Adrienne Toumayan share Parkour, a practice of pushing beyond fear to take exercise to new levels. Fitness for all, and a continuum of choice! Jason McNamara is co-host today.
Tuesday 19th of May 2015
Jason McNamara, founder of Squadleaders.org joins Linda today as co-host to discuss 360Vets with founders Justin Constantine and Scott Davidson. The value of collaborative networking for all aspects of the veteran experience is critical to smoother transition into the community. Craig Vandergoot of the NYU Military Family Clinic, a partner in the 360Vets Events discusses discreet behavioral health for families to assist in relationships and strong cohesion for returning veterans of all eras and their families. June 5th Event upcoming!
Tuesday 12th of May 2015
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has significant effects on a household; from relationship communication to seeking help beyond symptom management. Learn how Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and integrative nutrition and other additional/alternative therapies bring significant progress for TBI with measurable clarity and cognition, and most of all, hope!
Tuesday 5th of May 2015
Linda Kreter is joined by co-host Justin Constantine for a candid and realistic discussion about PTSD, veteran hiring, and employment success factors. We are joined by guest Harry Croft, MD of San Antonio, TX. Dr. Croft is a Board certified psychiatrist in adult psychiatry and addiction. He has evaluated over 7,000 combat veterans and speaks extensively to both medical communities and corporations about PTSD in the workplace. Hear a powerful show that will enlighten even the most knowledgable person. Together we make a difference!
Tuesday 28th of April 2015
Linda Kreter is joined by co-host Pamela Stokes Eggleston today. Paul Bollinger, founder of Wounded Warrior Sailing shares Sail-Free Sundays, instruction, and Warrior Regatta sailing in Annapolis using specially-adapted boats for that rare family experience for recovering warriors and their families. (www.crabsailing.org and nshof.org) Ben King, Founder of Armor Down brings his yoga and mindfulness practices together for the 3rd annual Mindful Memorial Day 2015 at Arlington Cemetery, plus the Armor Down Smart Yoga Mat outreach program for vets. (www.mindfulmemorialday2015.org and www.armordown.org)
Tuesday 10th of March 2015
Linda Kreter and Military Network Radio presents: Why We Need More Veterans in Elected Office, and the importance of involving more vets in the voting process. Bob Carey, USN retired and Military and Veteran Director for the RNC, and Jennifer Korn, former minority and Hispanic advisor for the Bush '43 administration discuss mil/vet access to voting no matter location, and why with more veterans elected or involved in local politics that experienced veterans will shape smarter policy. Jason McNamara joins Linda today
Tuesday 3rd of March 2015
Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter presents: Tapping for Fast Relief from Stress, PTS, and Anxiety. Jondi Whitis, Master Trainer of EFT, or "tapping", shares how the combination of mindfulness with acupressure puts self-care in your hands. Done discreetly and for adults, teens, and children, management of stress and anxiety may be managed well. PTS affects many, and again, the empowerment of tapping can bring freedom to the individual. Jason McNamara joins Linda today.
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