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Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve, Veterans and their families, Minnesota Military Radio brings you the latest news from Minnesota's proud military community including; the Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minneapolis VA. Whether it's the latest on veterans' benefits, historic stories of service or how you can help our troops and their families, this is your best source to stay up to speed. With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.

Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve, Veterans and their families, Minnesota Military Radio brings you the latest news from Minnesota's proud military community including; the Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minneapolis VA. Whether it's the latest on veterans' benefits, historic stories of service or how you can help our troops and their families, this is your best source to stay up to speed. With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.

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Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve, Veterans and their families, Minnesota Military Radio brings you the latest news from Minnesota's proud military community including; the Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Minneapolis VA. Whether it's the latest on veterans' benefits, historic stories of service or how you can help our troops and their families, this is your best source to stay up to speed. With a team of producers from the Minnesota National Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Minneapolis V.A., volunteer host and Vietnam veteran Tom Lyons strives to inform and entertain listeners in this weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. Through captivating, historic interviews with veterans of all eras, we also endeavor to preserve their stories of heroism before they are forgotten.

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English


Episodes

Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair

9/19/2021
This week we are recorded live from Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair with Special Co-Host Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke. We discuss the Minnesota National Guard with Governor Tim Walz, get and update from Beyond The-Yellow Ribbon and … Continue reading → The post Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

9/12/2021
This week we air a Special 9/11, 20th Anniversary Show, recorded live from the The Pentagon and get reflections on how 9/11 has changed our country over the last 20 years. Our special guests include the Adjutant General for the … Continue reading → The post The 20th Anniversary of 9/11 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

MDVA, VA and USAA at the Minnesota State Fair

9/5/2021
This week we are recorded live from the Minnesota State Fair with special co-host, the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. We meet with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s Post 9/11 Transition Team, learn what USAA is … Continue reading → The post MDVA, VA and USAA at the Minnesota State Fair appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

National Guard & Employer Support and the Commanders Task Force

8/29/2021
This week we learn about a Minnesota Soldier’s story of service in the Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department, meet with the Chairman of the Commanders’ Task Force and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. … Continue reading → The post National Guard & Employer Support and the Commanders Task Force appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Afghanistan: 20 Years Later and A New Yellow Ribbon Company

8/22/2021
This week we discuss Afghanistan with a former member of the Minnesota National Guard who is also the DAV’s 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, and we learn about Minnesota’s newest Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Company and get an … Continue reading → The post Afghanistan: 20 Years Later and A New Yellow Ribbon Company appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

12th Annual Minnesota Military Family Foundation Golf Classic

8/15/2021
This week we are recorded live from the 12th Annual Minnesota Military Family Foundation Golf Classic our guests include the Chairman, a former Governor, Bunker Hills Golf Club (Coon Rapids, MN) and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network, Hugo, MN. We … Continue reading → The post 12th Annual Minnesota Military Family Foundation Golf Classic appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

9/11 Task Force and the 133rd Airlift Wing

8/8/2021
This week we learn about the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs 9/11 and Global War on Terrorism Remembrance Task Force, discuss the relationship between the 133rd Airlift Wing and the MSP Airport and get an update from the MN Patriot … Continue reading → The post 9/11 Task Force and the 133rd Airlift Wing appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Disabled American Veterans

8/1/2021
This week we’re recorded live from the DAV National Headquarters in Washington DC to get an update on their activities to support our Disabled Veterans. Guests include: Randy Reese – DAV Executive Director Jim Marszalek – DAV National Service … Continue reading → The post Disabled American Veterans appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

148th Fighter Wing and Transcend Engagement

7/25/2021
This week we meet with the Operations Commander of the 148th Fighter Wing, learn about a Veteran from Transcend Employee Engagement and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Col. Nathan “Shaggy” Aysta … Continue reading → The post 148th Fighter Wing and Transcend Engagement appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Strategic Outreach Team

7/18/2021
This week we discuss Mental Health and Suicide Prevention with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. learn about the State of Minnesota’s Strategic Outreach Team and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. Guests include: Andrea Sandberg – Minneapolis … Continue reading → The post Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Strategic Outreach Team appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

133rd Airlift Wing and United Heroes League

7/11/2021
This week we meet with the 133rd Airlift Wing, learn about upcoming events at the United Heroes League , and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Col. Andrew Burda – Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing Guy Sing … Continue reading → The post 133rd Airlift Wing and United Heroes League appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

How Federal Deployments Affect Soldiers, Spouses, Employers and Commanders

7/4/2021
This week we have a special 4th of July show where we learn about different perspectives of Federal Deployments with a Soldier from the 2nd Battalion 135th Infantry Regiment, his Spouse, his Employer and his Commander. Guests include: Capt. Charles … Continue reading → The post How Federal Deployments Affect Soldiers, Spouses, Employers and Commanders appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

194th Armor Regiment and Higher Education Veteran Centers

6/27/2021
This week we meet with the Battalion Commander of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor, learn about Higher Education Veteran Centers from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans … Continue reading → The post 194th Armor Regiment and Higher Education Veteran Centers appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Recreational Therapy and Mental Health in the Military

6/20/2021
This week we learn about Recreational Therapy and the PGA HOPE program from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, meet with the Director of Psychological Health from the Minnesota National Guard and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. … Continue reading → The post Recreational Therapy and Mental Health in the Military appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

A Red Bull in WWII and Veteran Homelessness

6/13/2021
This week we meet with a WWII Veteran from the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, discuss Veteran Homelessness with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Don Halverson – 34th Red … Continue reading → The post A Red Bull in WWII and Veteran Homelessness appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

National Veteran Legislation and MDVA Education and Employment

6/6/2021
This week we meet with Congressman Tom Emmer to discuss Veteran Legislation, learn about Higher Education and Employment programs from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Rep. … Continue reading → The post National Veteran Legislation and MDVA Education and Employment appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Memorial Day Live 2021

5/31/2021
We’re live today for Memorial Day from 6-9 covering the events happening across the state to honor our fallen. Guests and special co-hosts include: Hour 1 Chaplain (Col.) Buddy Winn, Minnesota National Guard Doug Bley, Minnesota’s Patriot Guard Roman Balderas, Survivor Outreach … Continue reading → The post Memorial Day Live 2021 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America and Navy League

5/30/2021
This week we check in with Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America, meet with the Navy League of Minnesota and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: President Todd Kemery – Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans … Continue reading → The post Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America and Navy League appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Minneapolis VA’s LAMP Study and Hennepin County Yellow Ribbon

5/23/2021
This week we meet with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System to discuss a new study aimed at helping Veterans in pain, learn about Hennepin County becoming a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon County and get an update from our Senior … Continue reading → The post Minneapolis VA’s LAMP Study and Hennepin County Yellow Ribbon appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Minnesota’s American Legion and Survivor Outreach Services

5/16/2021
This week we check in with the Commander of the American Legion Department of Minnesota, learn about the Minnesota National Guard’s Survivor Outreach Program and get an update from the Minnesota Patriot Guard. Guests include: Commander Mark Dvorak – The … Continue reading → The post Minnesota’s American Legion and Survivor Outreach Services appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.