We are talking with Matt Sager and Patti Mandrell, for Refuge Services.
Operation Refuge is a unique horse therapy wellness program available free of charge to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and also available to active military personnel. Therapy is provided in individual, family, and group formats depending on the needs of the soldier.
The VHT program offers veterans and active military personnel the opportunity to learn the art of horsemanship. Horsemanship training also provides veterans with the opportunity to further develop the leadership and communication skills learned through the military.
We are talking with Larry Sparkman about: Venado Macho AKA "WOUNDED HERO'S OF AMERICA"..
Bill and Evonne Williams are the co-founders of Patriotic Productions and its mission that include Remembering Our Fallen. They were the volunteer organizers behind multiple Honor Flights that took 3,500+ of veterans to their memorials in Washington DC.
Remembering Our Fallen is a photographic war memorial that honors our country’s military Fallen from The War on Terror (9/11/2001 - Present). Unlike brick and mortar memorials, Remembering Our Fallen is designed to travel and includes both military and personal photos. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken, while helping to lessen the grief of their families.
A Gold Star family's greatest fear is that their Fallen will be forgotten...
We are talking with Tanya Meadows, Tanya works for the American Windmill Museum in Lubbock TX.
This 28 acre tract of rolling hills, (rolling for Lubbock) was ideal for the large number of windmills the organization owned at the time. The Scarborough-Linebery Foundation of Midland awarded a grant of over one million dollars to the museum and a 30,000 sq. ft. gallery building was built to house the rare windmills.
Jessica Weishahn Tourism Sales Manager for Visit Omaha
Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself.
Whether it was the Native American Indian tribes, pioneers, railroad laborers or meat packers, everyone who came to call Omaha home helped shape its current cultural diversity, hard work ethic, and friendly demeanor. Named after an American Indian Tribe, Omaha means "Those going against the wind or current", Omahans proudly continue to live up to the name. In recent years, the Omaha riverfront and downtown area have experienced tremendous growth with over two billion dollars in new development. Currently, the 42nd largest city in the United States, the metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality.
Sue Jones, Outreach and Communications Coordinator shares her enthusiasm for the for the history of ranching in Texas. Over 25 original structures dating back over 100 years illustrate the development and growth that is the pioneer spirit of the west.
Sam Johnson stops by the MRN studio for a visit about a very important program within The Independence Fund. Operation Resiliency is a way to reduce Veteran Suicide through reunions. The goal is to ensure the unit that experiences the battle together, experiences healing together.
Darren Lauer, The White Hatter, shares best practices for Military Reunion Planners in protecting information on the internet. The White Hatter is an internet safety and digital literacy education specialist company. Darren and his team emphasize the importance of being a good digital citizen.
Museum President LTG Roger Schultz and Operations VP, Kerri Kline, enthusiastically talk about the history behind the National Museum of the United States Army and the last details prior to the June 2020 opening.