Archive | January 2013

Featured Guest: Dr Judith Hellman

Dr. Judith Hellman, M.D.

A genuine “people person,” Dr. Judith Hellman brings her expertise and outstanding bedside manner to hundreds of New Yorkers with a wide gamut of therapeutic and aesthetic skin concerns.

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Hellman practices medical dermatology, and also specializes in dermatological surgery, laser surgery and anti-aging skin treatments. She received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. An accomplished musician, she decided to switch gears and pursue a medical career.

After graduating, she went on to complete her premedical training at Wellesley College, where she was on the Dean’s List. Subsequently she attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and received her MD in 1989. After an internship in internal medicine at New York’s Beth Israel Medical Center, she completed her residency in Dermatology at SUNY Stony Brook, where she was selected as chief resident in dermatology. From 1992, Dr. Hellman spent several years training in the surgical treatment of skin cancers and in the use of lasers for various skin conditions at the prestigious Long Island Laser CosmedicCenter.

Dr. Hellman became board certified in dermatology in 1994. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and has authored numerous papers for medical journals on a variety of topics.

Dr. Hellman can be reached at: http://www.bigappleskin.com.

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

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“I find Dermatology personally gratifying because I come in contact with many people on a daily basis, which I enjoy tremendously,” says Dr. Hellman. “It also allows me to utilize the fine motor skills which I developed during my musical training in performing surgical and aesthetic procedures of all kinds. I especially enjoy helping my patients improve their appearance in relatively short periods of time, boosting their self-esteem, and giving them the confidence they need to feel that they can go out and conquer the world. This is the greatest gratification for a physician.”

Dr. Hellman has been in private practice in New York City since 1993. She is fluent in English, Hebrew and Hungarian. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, Dermatologic Society of Greater New York and others. She is affiliated with the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and has been a guest on various radio and TV programs as well as interviewed in a variety of magazines on medical and cosmetic dermatology topics.

Dr. Hellman resides in Manhattan and is the mother of Michael, 14, a musical prodigy. Michael’s original music can be heard on his website, www.MichaelEliran.com

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Marcella Stretch of PODS, veteran correspondent Stephen Boyd, and author Angela Rehak, Uncle Sam’s Kids – January 28th

Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, ArmWives, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Go Army Homes, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, PODS, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Toginet, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military Mom, VA Hospitals, VAMBOA, World of Children, Wounded WarriorsMarcella Stretch is the founder of Parents of Deployed Service Members Facebook Support Group also known as PODS. She is a military mom of 2 Veterans and has experienced the deployment of one son in 2009-2010 to Iraq.  As things stand now, she expects to experience another deployment next year to Afghanistan with her other son.

PODS provides support to other Parents going thru the uncertainty of deployment by sharing information that would make their experience a little smoother.   The group is comprised of military parents of deployed service members dealing with first, second or even third deployments. This group was created on Facebook September 26, 2009  and has grown to over 1,500 members.

This group is open to all parents, grandparents, god-parents, step-parents, mothers/fathers-in-law, and surrogate parents of deployed service-members of ALL branches of service.

They not only support our troops by sending them care packages and birthday cards, they are also a strong support to each other.

For more information, search Parents of Deployed Service Members on Facebook.

StevePromoStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You’re never too old for education, he says.
His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve’s wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.
He will be featured on Military Mom Talk Radio periodically to discuss veteran resources and VA benefits.

angelaAngela Rehak, MS. Ed is an Instructor at the United States Military Academy and teaches in the Center for Enhanced Performance  and has taught for the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership.  She holds an advanced degree in Psychology (CSUSM) and Educational Leadership (Troy State), as well as a New Jersey, Principal certification K-12.  At the academy Angela has created innovative classes in instruction in General Psychology applicable to military families by using scientific theories and principles taught at West Point.

Currently she is using those theories to develop future leaders for admission to the prestigious West Point.

She works collaboratively with other United States Military Academy departments and the Department of the Army, US Army Community and Family Support Center, US Army General Library, DODEA, and Family Readiness Groups and Support Services in all branches of the military to address the specific challenges children experience when a parent deploys or transitions in support of the GWOT.

Prior to her position at the military academy, Angela served as a Faculty member and an Academic Advisor at Ocean County College. Ms. Rehak bridged the gap between the civilian community and the military by incorporating her experiences as a dependent and an educator into classes in general psychology and education to include classes that dealt the “exceptional child” as well as those with “special needs.”   She has also taught at the Department of Defense Schools in Okinawa, Japan working closely with locals and Japanese nationals, served as the Director of Private Industry Council, and the Tech Prep Consortium in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Angela has written two children’s books, ‘Uncle Sam’s Kids in When Duty Calls’ and ‘Uncle Sam’s Kids in Moving Again Mom’ which have been featured in military publications as well as national and local networks to include a recommendation by Former First Lady Laura Bush, on Meet The Press. At the Senior Leaders Forum in Bad Kissingen, Germany Ms. Rehak presented “Resilience in Children and How to Build it into Units.”At the APA DIV 21, Division 19 and HFEA Angela was a Chairman at the Annual Symposium on Applied Experimental  Research for the panel “ Distributed Cognition Teams, Technology, Family and the Individual: Soldier Deployment Issues: Diverse Perspectives.” Ms. Rehak has also presented“ Teaching  Emotional Resilience” at the 31st Annual National Institute on Teaching, and the Psychological Stages of Deployment at the Pryluck Distinguished Lecture series Recently ‘Uncle Sam’s Kids Moving Again Mom’ has been featured on  the First Lady of the Marine Corp’s Recommended Reading List.

She resides on campus at West Point during the week and down the Jersey Shore on weekends.  For more information about Angela’s books, visit www.booksformilitarykids.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Life Leadership: Put up or Shut up

If you can't beat em join em!

If you can’t beat em join em!

By Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

In tough times many of us put up and shut up. I do. I can get through a crisis, a drama, a life threatening situation and get the job done. I know you can to. We stuff everything down deep inside to handle the situation. And we are good at it.

If you are anything like me, three days after the event, or four or even months later the feelings associated with that event surface. I can get teary eyed over something that during the time I felt nothing. I am not a therapist or licensed to do anything more than catch a fish, but I do know about survival. I know what we do as women to get through what we need to and break down later.

I want to tell you that it’s okay. It’s okay to let yourself have feelings. You don’t have to be tough every day. But what you do have to do is find good ways that get those feelings out that don’t hurt yourself or other people. Talking, writing, drawing, working out, listening to music, walking…even sitting in a church or temple and letting them flow can help. If they are too big get yourself to a therapist to help you.

If you had a headache, I would give you a tablet. If you had heartache, I would give you a hug. If you had stuff all jammed down there just simmering waiting to come out, I would tell you to work on getting it out in a good way. Just saying. Its part of taking care of ourselves so we can continue to serve.

Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio and the single mother of two boys ages 5 and 8. She is an author, internet brand strategist and speaker. She has worked with the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army for over 20 years and is passionate about helping women lead their families successfully the specific challenges of military life. Sandra Beck is a regular contributor for Shining Service Worldwide

Featured Guest: Dr. Jody Bremer

 

Dr. Jody Bremer

Dr. Jody Bremer

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, Summa Cum Laude in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University, Magna Cum Laude. Since embarking on her career, Jody has worked with the Irvine School District as a school therapist, concentrating on working with children and families who are suffering from life changes (divorce, death, etc.) and those with Asperger’s Syndrome or other socially challenging needs or skills training. She received her certification at this time as a Skills Facilitator and Coach for Active Parenting of Children ages 5-12, and Active Parenting of Teens ages 13-18.

In addition, she has focused for a number of years on working with court-sanctioned substance abusers, ranging from first-time offenders in the PC 1000 group to repeat offenders in the Prop 36 program, offering both individual and group therapy as needed. Jody also worked with domestic violence, offering therapy in crisis capacity to the women and children who sought help at Laura’s House, an immediate and short-term shelter and crisis center for domestic violence victims. Jody worked at the Drake Institute, a facility specializing in neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in children and adults, as well as Asperger’s and autism.

She has worked as a case manager/program coordinator and supportive care therapist for families involved in the treatment at this facility. Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families In Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD. Today, Jody maintains a successful private practice with two offices in Southern California, providing long-term and short-term therapy for individuals, children, couples and families in conflict. She also writes articles for magazines and recently had her first book published, “Looking For That Last First Date: An Insider’s Guide to Dating After Divorce”

 

PoweredUp Talk Radio stars Sandra Beck of Motherhood Incorporated and Linda Franklin of The Real Cougar Woman. The show airs live Tuesdays at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST and is available for download and lives stream at http://www.powereduptalkradio.comand http://itunes.com. To reach Sandra or Linda please contact them directly at Sandra@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com and Linda@PoweredUpTalkRadio.com.

 

From New York City to Los Angeles “Powered up with Beck and Franklin” gives women of all ages permission to live the life they have always dreamed of. Why live in black and white when you can choose the brilliance of 3D and Technicolor?
Each week Beck and Franklin and their high-powered guests will be here to cheer you on, to share their challenges, their successes and what they have learned from their failures. It’s all about women supporting women. The stories and practical tips on sex, beauty, money and so much more are designed to help you re-connect to the powerful woman you are.
Fabulous knows no limits. It’s time for you to expand your boundaries.

 

Click here to listen now:  POWEREDUPTALKRADIO

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Luhse Tea owners Mindy Ferris and Brittney Wholihan, January 21st

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Army Moms, Marine Wives, Marine Moms, Wounded Warriors, itunes, Robin Boyd, Operation Gratitude, Go Army Homes, Military Radio Show, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Fisher House, World of Children, Shining Service Worldwide, Military Writers Society of America, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, VA Hospitals, PODS, ArmWives, VAMBOA, ToginetSuzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we’ll take a look at ‘Emotional Challenges of the Sandwich Generation’ in light of deployment when there is a single parent dealing with children.  There is a mixed blessing of needing to depend on parents for the care of your children as well as the complicated aspects of that period of time.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

LuhseTEA“Life’s toiling, the water’s boiling, drink more tea!”

Luhse Tea is an online tea company established by a  mother-daughter team who have begun the tea bag prohibition. Mother Mindy Ferris being married to a soldier and daughter Brittney Wholihan growing up a military brat, they have traveled the world. For them, part of experiencing cultural differences has been to partake in each country’s imbibing of tea.  It is their favorite drink.

After years of country hopping, they are now in a permanent location and felt it was time to take tea to a whole new level. When you are passionate about something, work is a pleasure.

Currently Luhse Tea is solely ecommerce, selling loose leaf tea and a special spice blend. Mindy and Brittany also publish weekly recipes for cooking that are really quick to make. Their website has just begun selling their own branded accessories for tea.

Mindy and Brittany are always learning and interested in hearing about tea. They encourage you to share your stories, pictures, and comments! Luhse Tea’s vision is to grow through their consumers’ feedback.
For more information visit www.luhsetea.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature “12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got” and fitness coach Autumn Arnold, January 14th

ArmyWivesCover(2)12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got is truly an unprecedented look into the lives of 12 real Army wives, including the wives of generals, wounded warriors, dual Army career families and isolated moms. Unlike the popular TV show, this groundbreaking book opens the often closed door of Army life with stories, and advice earned the hard way – through real life experience. Thousands of Army wives – and the families who love them – are eagerly awaiting this new “instruction manual” that offers advice about topics as varied as what to do when tragedy strikes, adjusting to being a mom, raising children alone and blending families. This book will inform, entertain and connect A rmy wives across the country.

DonnaLyonsphoto2-CopyAuthor Donna Lyons is a military news journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. Donna has published articles in Military News, Defense News, Veterans Affairs, Military Communities, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Law Enforcement, WWII Veterans, Female Service Members and International Military Travel, along with two weekly columns for Examiner.com. Her writing has concentrated on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highlighting the positive aspects of individuals, projects and programs that benefit our military, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. She offers a nonparti san and inspiring journalistic view, working in tandem with numerous veterans and military organizations. Donna has three adult children—Brooke, Britt and Nick—and a grandson, Sean Riley; they are a very proud military family.

NancyNancy Negron is one of the Army wives whose story is featured in 12 Army Wives.  Nancy was born into a large family in Puerto Rico and just after she joined the military at age seventeen, she started college and joined ROTC where she first met First Lieutenant Carlos J. Diaz Santiago.  They were married just after he was commissioned as second lieutenant.

Having a marriage with dual military careers was very difficult. Communication was highly important.  The fact that Nancy and Carlos made every effort to communicate and stay connected could possibly be the one element of strength Nancy would have to hold onto when she received the visit that no Army wife ever is prepared for.

For more information, visit http://armywives.nowyoutellmebooks.com/

Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, ArmWives, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Go Army Homes, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, PODS, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Toginet, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military Mom, VA Hospitals, VAMBOA, World of Children, Wounded WarriorsAutumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd Honor America’s Veterans and Welcome Authors Margaret Brown and Dwight Jon Zimmerman, Nov. 12

ArmyWivesCover(2)12 Army Wives Give the Best Advice They Never Got is truly an unprecedented look into the lives of 12 real Army wives, including the wives of generals, wounded warriors, dual Army career families and isolated moms. Unlike the popular TV show, this groundbreaking book opens the often closed door of Army life with stories, and advice earned the hard way – through real life experience. Thousands of Army wives – and the families who love them – are eagerly awaiting this new “instruction manual” that offers advice about topics as varied as what to do when tragedy strikes, adjusting to being a mom, raising children alone and blending families. This book will inform, entertain and connect A rmy wives across the country.

DonnaLyonsphoto2-CopyAuthor Donna Lyons is a military news journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. Donna has published articles in Military News, Defense News, Veterans Affairs, Military Communities, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Law Enforcement, WWII Veterans, Female Service Members and International Military Travel, along with two weekly columns for Examiner.com. Her writing has concentrated on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highlighting the positive aspects of individuals, projects and programs that benefit our military, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. She offers a nonparti san and inspiring journalistic view, working in tandem with numerous veterans and military organizations. Donna has three adult children—Brooke, Britt and Nick—and a grandson, Sean Riley; they are a very proud military family.

NancyNancy Negron is one of the Army wives whose story is featured in 12 Army Wives.  Nancy was born into a large family in Puerto Rico and just after she joined the military at age seventeen, she started college and joined ROTC where she first met First Lieutenant Carlos J. Diaz Santiago.  They were married just after he was commissioned as second lieutenant.

Having a marriage with dual military careers was very difficult. Communication was highly important.  The fact that Nancy and Carlos made every effort to communicate and stay connected could possibly be the one element of strength Nancy would have to hold onto when she received the visit that no Army wife ever is prepared for.

For more information, visit http://armywives.nowyoutellmebooks.com/

Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, ArmWives, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Go Army Homes, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, PODS, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Toginet, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military Mom, VA Hospitals, VAMBOA, World of Children, Wounded WarriorsAutumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.