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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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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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Episodes
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Shoot for the Troops and New DAV Commander

7/13/2024
This week we learn about the upcoming Shoot for the Troops event, meet the new Commander of the DAV Department of Minnesota and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Eduardo Suarez – Shoot for the Troops Commander Oather Martin – Disabled American Veterans, Department of Minnesota Director Patrick Kelly […] The post Shoot for the Troops and New DAV Commander appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:50

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Healthy Aging

7/6/2024
This week we meet with a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Physical Therapist and Dietitian from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System to talk about Healthy Aging, Diet and Physical Health. We also meet with the President of the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers and discuss benefits for our Aging Veterans. Guests include: Bridget Doane – […] The post Healthy Aging appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:54

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Bravo Zulu House and Cottage Grove BTYR

6/29/2024
This week we recognize National PTSD Awareness Month by learning about the mission at the Bravo Zulu House, meet with the Cottage Grove Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and get an update from the Command Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Sam Andrews – Bravo Zulu House Tim Murray – Bravo Zulu House Raymond Kane – Mississippi […] The post Bravo Zulu House and Cottage Grove BTYR appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:47

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Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

6/22/2024
This week we are recorded live from the Mall of America for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War with a special co-host from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. We discuss support for Vietnam Veterans with the DAV Department of Minnesota, meet with the Chief Public Engagement Officer of The United […] The post Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:33

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Normandy Bonus Shows

6/18/2024
Bonus Show: Recorded at St. Mere Eglise and Graignes Segment 1: St. Mere Eglise “Chaotic Beginning” w/co-hosts Doug Thompson and Dominique Francois Segment 2: St. Mere Eglise “Chaotic Beginning” w/co-hosts Doug Thompson and Dominique Francois Segment 3: Graignes “Possible War Crimes” w/co-host Dominique Francois Segment 4: Graignes “Strategy” w/co-host Doug Thompson https://minnesotamilitaryradiohour.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/MMR-BONUS.mp3 Bonus Interview at Brécourt […] The post Normandy Bonus Shows appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:59

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80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY SHOW 3

6/15/2024
This is the Final of our three part series about Minnesota Veterans on D-Day. We are recorded live from Normandy, France with the Curator from the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum, a D-Day Historian and Author, as well as a co-host from SnowGlobe Public Relations. This week we learn about Silencing the Guns at Brécourt […] The post 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY SHOW 3 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:59

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80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY SHOW 2

6/10/2024
This is the second of our three part series about Minnesota Veterans on D-Day. We are recorded live from Normandy, France with the Curator from the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum and a D-Day Historian and Author. This week we learn about Obtaining a Foothold on Utah Beach, Rudder’s Rangers in Pointe du Hoc, Bloody […] The post 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY SHOW 2 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:00

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80th Anniversary of D-Day Show 1

6/1/2024
This week Minnesota Military Radio travels to Bayeux France along with the Curator of the Minnesota Military and Veterans Museum and Producer from SnowGlobe Public Relations as we begin a three part series about Minnesota Veterans who fought on D-Day. In this week’s series we introduce our co-hosts and discuss Operation Overlord and the Battle […] The post 80th Anniversary of D-Day Show 1 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:54

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Memorial Day Live 2024

5/27/2024
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Duration:00:38:05

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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event

5/25/2024
This week we learn about the upcoming Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, discuss Toxic Exposure Screening with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, meet with a Vietnam Marine who wrote the song “Welcome Home” and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Anne Sonnee […] The post Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:52

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Ft. Snelling Cemetery Project and Memorial Day at Minnesota State Veteran Cemeteries

5/18/2024
This week we learn about the the Ft. Snelling Cemetery Project with the Chanhassen American Legion Post 580, meet with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss Memorial Day Events at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Glenn Anderson – Chanhassen American […] The post Ft. Snelling Cemetery Project and Memorial Day at Minnesota State Veteran Cemeteries appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:55

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COMPACT Act and Hibbing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

5/11/2024
This week discuss the COMPACT Act and Mental Health with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, learn about Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Hibbing-Chisholm Area and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Emma Podobinski – Minneapolis VA Health Care System David Holewinski – Minneapolis VA Health Care System […] The post COMPACT Act and Hibbing Beyond the Yellow Ribbon appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:53

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Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament

5/4/2024
This week we are recorded live from the Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament, Co-hosted with the President of United Heroes League. We learn how this event got started with one of the creators of the tournament, meet with one of the main sponsors Hero Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical and meet with a Captain in […] The post Minnesota Armed Forces Hockey Tournament appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:01

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Minnesota Veterans Homes and Honor Flights

4/27/2024
This week we learn about the Minnesota Veterans Homes Week from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, meet with Honor Flight Twin Cities and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Eric Meittunen – Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Doug Britain – Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Jerry Kyser – Honor Flight […] The post Minnesota Veterans Homes and Honor Flights appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:57

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Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans and VA Chaplaincy

4/20/2024
This week we get an update from the Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America and meet with the a Public Affairs Officer and the Chief Chaplain from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Todd Kemery – Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans of America Ch. Daniel Young – Minneapolis VA Health Care System Melanie Nelson – Minneapolis […] The post Minnesota Paralyzed Veterans and VA Chaplaincy appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:40

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Veterans Day on the Hill 2024

4/13/2024
This week we discuss the upcoming Veterans Day on the Hill co-hosted by the Legislative Director of the DAV Department of Minnesota with special guests from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guest include: Co-Host Trent Dilks – Disabled American Veterans, Department of Minnesota Kristy Janigo – Minnesota Association of County Veteran Service […] The post Veterans Day on the Hill 2024 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:04

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Whole Health and Month of the Military Child

4/6/2024
This week we meet with the Chief Wellness Officer at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System to discuss Whole Health, learn about Month of the Military Child from Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Leader. Guests include: Kelly Petska – Minneapolis VA Health Care System Joy Luedeman – Beyond […] The post Whole Health and Month of the Military Child appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:53

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SOAR Program and DAV of Minnesota

3/30/2024
This week we meet with Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and learn about their SOAR program to help at-risk Veterans, learn about a new Veterans Food Shelf with the DAV Department of Minnesota, and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Kal Johnson – Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Stephen “Butch” Whitehead […] The post SOAR Program and DAV of Minnesota appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:11

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MNNG Youth Camp and Marine Corps League

3/23/2024
This week, we learn about the Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp, meet with the Marine Corps League – Department of Minnesota and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Rich Kemp – Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Lindsay Koolmo – Minnesota National Guard Youth Camp Commandant Andrew McCormack – Marine […] The post MNNG Youth Camp and Marine Corps League appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:41:50

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Spring Emergency Preparedness

3/16/2024
This week we host our annual Spring Preparedness Show with leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Minnesota National Guard. We also get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Jim Rand – U.S. Army Corps of […] The post Spring Emergency Preparedness appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

Duration:00:42:07