Synopsis

Dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those who serve 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 and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. 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.

Episodes

  • The Minnesota Military Family Foundation

    The Minnesota Military Family Foundation

    05/07/2020

    This week we meet with the Chairman and Vice President of the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, talk with the Minnesota National Guard liaison officer to the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, receive a donation from the Commander of the DAV and … Continue reading → The post The Minnesota Military Family Foundation appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and Commanders Task Force

    1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and Commanders Task Force

    28/06/2020

      This week we meet with the Commander of the 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division and learn about their mission at the National Training Center/Fort Irwin, discuss Veteran issues with the Chairman of the Commanders Task Force and get an … Continue reading → The post 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and Commanders Task Force appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • My Health#x1d626Vet and Veteran Unemployment

    My Health𝘦Vet and Veteran Unemployment

    21/06/2020

    This week we learn about the My Health𝘦Vet program at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, discuss Veteran unemployment with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. Guests include: Lara … Continue reading → The post My Health𝘦Vet and Veteran Unemployment appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Veteran Employment  Education and Camp Ripley

    Veteran Employment & Education and Camp Ripley

    14/06/2020

    This week we discuss Veteran Education and Employment with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, meet with the Commander of Camp Ripley Training Center and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Dave Bellefeuille – Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs … Continue reading → The post Veteran Employment & Education and Camp Ripley appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Activation of the National Guard and Under Secretary for Benefits

    Activation of the National Guard and Under Secretary for Benefits

    07/06/2020

    This week we meet with the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard and discuss their state mission, talk to the Undersecretary of Benefits for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minneapolis VA Health … Continue reading → The post Activation of the National Guard and Under Secretary for Benefits appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • 133rd Airlift Wing and Veteran Suicide Prevention

    133rd Airlift Wing and Veteran Suicide Prevention

    31/05/2020

    This week we meet with the Commander of the 133rd Airlift Wing, discuss Suicide Prevention with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Col. James Cleet … Continue reading → The post 133rd Airlift Wing and Veteran Suicide Prevention appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 3

    Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 3

    25/05/2020

    Today we’re live for Memorial Day from 0600-0900 covering the events happening across the state to honor our fallen. In this hour: Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen of the Minnesota National Guard Director Joe Kelly of Minnesota’s Homeland Security Emergency Management … Continue reading → The post Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 3 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 2

    Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 2

    25/05/2020

    Today we’re live for Memorial Day from 0600-0900 covering the events happening across the state to honor our fallen. In this hour: Commissioner Larry Herke of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commander Stephen “Butch” Whitehead of Disabled American Veterans … Continue reading → The post Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 2 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 1

    Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 1

    25/05/2020

    Today we’re live for Memorial Day from 0600-0900 covering the events happening across the state to honor our fallen. In this hour: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Buddy Winn from the Minnesota National Guard Doug Bley of the Minnesota Patriot Guard Rep. … Continue reading → The post Memorial Day Live 2020 | Hour 1 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • The Minneapolis VA and Securian Financial

    The Minneapolis VA and Securian Financial

    24/05/2020

    This week we meet with an infectious disease specialist from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, learn about a new Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company Securian Financial and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. Guests include: Dr. Kent … Continue reading → The post The Minneapolis VA and Securian Financial appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Tee it up for the Troops and The 148th Fighter Wing

    Tee it up for the Troops and The 148th Fighter Wing

    17/05/2020

    This week we talk with the Tee It Up for the Troops organization, meet with the Commander of the 148th Fighter Wing and get an update from the MN Patriot Guard. Guests include: Rick Dale – Tee it Up for … Continue reading → The post Tee it up for the Troops and The 148th Fighter Wing appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Absentee Voting and Vietnam Veterans of America

    Absentee Voting and Vietnam Veterans of America

    10/05/2020

    This week we discuss Absentee Voting with Secretary of State Steve Simon, check in with the Vietnam Veterans of America organization and learn about the Need for Nurses at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Guests include: Secretary Steve Simon … Continue reading → The post Absentee Voting and Vietnam Veterans of America appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Minnesota Department of Military Affairs and Central Lakes College

    Minnesota Department of Military Affairs and Central Lakes College

    03/05/2020

    This week we meet the civilian team that supports the Minnesota National Guard, meet with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network’s Central Lakes College and get an update from Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. Guests include: Don Kerr – … Continue reading → The post Minnesota Department of Military Affairs and Central Lakes College appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Virtual Veterans Day on the Hill Panel Discussion

    Virtual Veterans Day on the Hill Panel Discussion

    26/04/2020

    This week we host a virtual Veterans Day on the Hill panel discussion co-hosted by the National Commander of the DAV with the Chairman of the Commanders Task Force and two members of the Minnesota House of Representatives. We also … Continue reading → The post Virtual Veterans Day on the Hill Panel Discussion appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Earth Day for the Minnesota National Guard and MDVA

    Earth Day for the Minnesota National Guard and MDVA

    19/04/2020

    This week we learn about efforts to make Earth Day everyday for the Minnesota National Guard and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and get an update from the Minnesota Patriot Guard. Guests include: Jay Brezinka – Camp Ripley Environmental … Continue reading → The post Earth Day for the Minnesota National Guard and MDVA appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Covid-19 Update from the MDVA and Minneapolis VA

    Covid-19 Update from the MDVA and Minneapolis VA

    12/04/2020

    This week we get a Covid-19 update from the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, check-in with the Director of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, and get a legislative update from the Disabled American Veterans, Department of … Continue reading → The post Covid-19 Update from the MDVA and Minneapolis VA appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • COVID-19 Update and the 34th ECAB on Deployment

    COVID-19 Update and the 34th ECAB on Deployment

    05/04/2020

    This week we get a COVID-19 update from the Director of Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management, learn about Disaster Relief and Special Needs Grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, talk with the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade … Continue reading → The post COVID-19 Update and the 34th ECAB on Deployment appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • COVID-19 and the Minnesota National Guard  Boston Scientific

    COVID-19 and the Minnesota National Guard & Boston Scientific

    29/03/2020

    This week we talk with the Adjutant General about COVID-19 and the Minnesota National Guard, meet with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon company Boston Scientific and get an update from our Senior Enlisted Advisor. Guests include: Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen – … Continue reading → The post COVID-19 and the Minnesota National Guard & Boston Scientific appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Minneapolis VA and American Legion on Covid-19

    Minneapolis VA and American Legion on Covid-19

    22/03/2020

    This week we talk with the Director of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and discuss Covid-19 and learn about the All of Us Research program, meet with the Commander of the American Legion Department of Minnesota to discuss the … Continue reading → The post Minneapolis VA and American Legion on Covid-19 appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

  • Minnesota Military Museum and Women Veterans Program and Conference

    Minnesota Military Museum and Women Veterans Program and Conference

    15/03/2020

    This week we discuss what’s new at the Minnesota Military Museum and upcoming Vietnam Veteran Round-tables hosted by Concordia University, St. Paul, learn about the upcoming Women Veteran Program and Conference hosted by the Women Veterans Initiative and get an … Continue reading → The post Minnesota Military Museum and Women Veterans Program and Conference appeared first on Minnesota Military Radio.

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