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Military Network Radio, powered by Linda Kreter,  believes in improving the status quo for each member of the military family at each stage of service. Our dynamic hosts bring varied perspectives and expertise to the broadcast and guests are selected each week for their focus on acting and doing, rather than merely talking about issues.

What's important to you? What motivates you? What's innovative and effective in gaining jobs, new skills, education, wellbeing, and communication? What can you learn about improving your daily quality of life and realizing your dreams? What are ways to share your expertise to help others, or to gain new skills? With our emphasis on real experiences and new or renewed resources, join us each week for information of value that improves your outlook and actions as a member of the military or veteran community, their families, and those who care about them. Everyone serves and together we make a difference.

Linda Kreter & Military Network Radio:  What's Up Next?

The Transitioning Student Veteran

Our Guest:   Author Karina Money, Ed.D

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How important is it to address student veteran's career aspirations at the beginning of their academic journey?

Author Karina Money believes this is a huge element in the ultimate success or ease of transition when education is the next phase.  What are tips to choose the correct study major for YOU? Why are you trusting only an advisors information when you'd prefer to match your learning and future dreams to the right field of study for you?

Join us for a discussion about all of the elements to be considered when enhancing or discovering a new area of academic interest is about to occur.  Prepare for success!

Join us Tuesday at 10am ET and afterward here, on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

 

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Military Network Radio - Opportunity, Outreach, Support, and Military Family Wellbeing; join us live on Tuesday at 10am EST or download 24/7 afterward here or in iTunes podcasts. 

 

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Host: Linda Kreter

Linda Kreter comes from a family who served, and is an active advocate for caregivers and family members of service members and veterans. She is the founder and CEO of WiseHealth, Inc., a company focused on military and veteran family support and comprehensive health and wellness. Linda created VeteranCaregiver in 2010 for military caregiver peer support of the wounded, ill, or injured. 

Prior to starting WiseHealth, Linda founded and was CEO of Pharmaceutical Research Plus, Inc. to create the largest niche company of centralized accelerating patient recruitment for clinical trials. She is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for helping others become empowered leaders and to seek more positive, satisfied lives. Linda is a Certified Speaker, Trainer, and Coach of the John Maxwell Team. She received her degree in biology from Smith College.



Co-Host: Justin Constantine

Justin Constantine volunteered for deployment to Iraq in 2006, and served as a Civil Affairs Team Leader while attached to a Marine infantry battalion. While on a routine combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived. His personal awards from Iraq include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Since his injury, Justin was the Honor Graduate of his class at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and completed an advanced law degree at Georgetown University, retiring from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Justin runs his own business as a Leadership Expert and an Inspirational Speaker, which is his true passion (ConstantineGroup). He speaks at numerous corporate, educational and military events about leadership, the upside of change, teamwork and overcoming adversity, teaching audiences that everyone has the ability to be a highly productive leader, achieve better results and be more effective by practicing the best techniques used by the top military and business leaders in the world. Justin also recently co-founded the Veterans Success Resource Group nonprofit organization to provide full-resource community events for our veterans and their families. 


Co-Host: Tosombra Kimes

Tosombra “Tai” Kimes, is a lover of chaos. She thrives on opportunities to masterfully create and beautify things she knows will be helpful to others. She doesn’t mind the mess it takes in getting there, either. A modern polymath, Tai is skilled in marketing, business, teaching, customer service, writing, event planning, is certified in etiquette instruction, and has her own business, www.GirlAdored.com. As a co-host on Military Network Radio, Tai is excited to share her experiences in and passion for the military community. She is a disabled Army veteran, a wife and caregiver to a Retired Army Veteran, and a military brat. Her favorite quote is, “Bring it on, life! We’ll get through this together.”

 


Co-Host: Jason McNamara

Jason McNamara comes from an unconventional and challenging upbringing, joining the USMC after dropping out of high school. In the USMC, he earned his GED, and deployed to Iraq in 2003 from Camp Pendleton with three Military Occupational Specialties. Today he holds his BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix, and is currently in a graduate program at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

In the civilian world, Jason worked at federal agencies in high-level IT positions, but his real passion is giving back to others. In 2014, with fellow Marine Ben Thompson, began a non-profit called Squadleaders, dedicated to providing high-quality career and personal peer mentoring, engaging community programs, and energizing social activities.

Jason has held and continues to spend time in several senior leadership positions focusing on leading national healthcare technology teams, serving as a board member for several volunteer organizations (including the Boys & Girls Clubs of America) and is a regular community volunteer helping homeless children and veterans.

Street to Military to Hollywood - 04Aug2015

 

Everyone has a story to tell, and Jeff Powell's is one with many intriguing twists, all illustrating a strong will and belief in hard work, integrity, and in helping others.  Jeff will share the story of a difficult childhood, including the pivotal event that changed the direction of his life and the redemption brought nine years later.

Jeff Powell (USN, ret) is an author, serial entrepreneur, originally bootstrapped gentleman with a heart to help and grow with his fellow veterans.  He also knows that he might have led an entirely different life without the military.  

He gives back through his many veteran projects including Books4Veterans, Running4Veterans, and more.  He also thrives from writing, including working with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series), and will share honors in Hollywood later this year for Soul of Success.  Listen for a tale of tragedy and forgiveness and a spirit to prevail!

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Women Vets & Support thru Respect, 2nd half 04Aug2015 Show

As a retired Colonel in the Army, Lawinda Holliman is helping her fellow women veterans with her unusual skills as a Certified International Etiquette and Protocol Specialist.  She firmly believes that communication and connection with others is foremost and helping women veterans is natural - she's been there too, and she knows the challenges of "fitting in" when searching for new employment, or separating from the military.

Meeting people "where they are", acknowledging the hurdles and their skills and gifts, Lawanda helps all her clients (corporate, international, and veterans) to understand the culture, language, and behaviors that may be alien to them upon leaving service.  With skillful and respectful understanding of the corporate world today, Lawanda is guiding women veterans to put forth their best selves through knowledge and practice.  

Most of all, she acknowledges that nearly everyone can benefit from studying and understanding other cultures and regions of the world, and that much is gained through that old-fashioned word:  civility.  Listen for a fascinating view you may not have considered!   EverythingEtiquetteAndYou.com 

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DefenseMobile & MiliSOURCE - 29Jul2015

DefenseMobile - The military community is close-knit, situationally aware, and very connected.  Upon separation or still serving, there is critical information that seems to be on a need-to-know basis about benefits and opportunities.  Don't miss out on what may exist for you!  Learn more about this unique military-only mobile experience that also incorporates customized benefit options -- and puts them in your hand.

Chris Norton is the SVP of DefenseMobile and tasked with the business outreach of this all-military mobile network that brings not only the military community together, but goes further to integrate with corporations, VSO's, and grassroots organizations to best serve, understand, and give back to the military families in their midst.  Previously, Chris was instrumental in recruiting and mentoring service members to AT&T and knows firsthand the rigors of succeeding with continuing service to the military and the cohesion necessary once veterans have reintegrated into the community.  Huge dilemma solved:  What are your benefits, how do you find out, and how can you translate them?    

Ward Bond is the key developer behind the benefits coordination engine of the smartphone app called MiliSOURCE.  This app is integrated into DefenseMobile's network, helping a user create a customizable benefits profile, culling through nearly 1,000 benefits databases and the best practices of VSO's such as DAV and the Legion (with more to come).  Hear how they pulled off this challenging task with such a vast content pool.  Your phone won't resolve all your family's issues -- but it can help!  

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Boots to Loafers - John Phillips, 21Jul2015

Boots to Loafers:  Finding Your New True North.  

Finding your new place in this crazy world is critically important for personal success and well-being.  We've all heard about the challenges of military transitions, but we think you may not have heard the perspective and no-nonsense guidance of John Phillips.  With little fanfare and great presence, John will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly - plus the unnecessary - to make the best transition possible for your entire family.

John Phillips is a transition expert, who has put his experience to practical use through his organization Boots to Loafers and the book by the same name.  The three phases of Finding Your New True North are Transition, Transformation, Integration.  He says, "You may experience each of these to different degrees depending on your choices, circumstances, goals, and surrounding environment."  His philosophy is strong:  "Always remember brothers and sisters in arms, never sell yourself short - you know more than you think you do.  Hooah!"

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