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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes guest co-host Marcella Stretch, military wife Kristen Boyd, Debbie Gregory of VAMBOA, and author J.L. Rothdiener

While Sandra Beck takes a short family get-away, host Robin Boyd will be joined this week by Marcella Stretch of PODS – Parents of Deployed Service Members.  Marcella is a frequent guest of Military Mom Talk Radio and founder of the growing Facebook group, PODS.  Glad you could be with us, Marcella!

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Adam Boyd

Kristen Boyd has been a military wife for almost 18 years and has traveled with her husband, Lt. Col. Adam Boyd, during their entire marriage.  Raising two children while being stationed out of the country has challenges, but also opens up some wonderful opportunies.  Kristen has been a welcomed resource to new miliary wives facing moves and has made settling into new areas much easier because she’s been-there-done-that!

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“People from the military have wonderful qualities that lend themselves to entrepreneurship,” said Debbie Gregory, one of the co-chairs and founders of  VAMBOA. She said veterans and active military personnel who own businesses needed an organization that could help them get information, collaborate with each other, and grow through connections with government agencies and private businesses that want to use their goods and services.

There were 2.4 million veterans who owned businesses in the United States in 2007, the Census Bureau reports. Those businesses had receipts totaling $1.2 trillion. California had 9.8 percent of the nation’s veteran-owned businesses.

For more information, visit http://www.vamboa.org.

John L. Rothdiener‘s home is nestled in the Missouri Ozarks, in the town of Bolivar. The author has had a lifelong passion for writing. Over the years, he has written many short stories and newspaper articles. The Quest for Forgiveness is his third novel and the first in his Quest series. His ideas have been conceived in dreams, which he firmly believes are inspired by God. Each novel pierces the soul, often encouraging the reader through difficulties and trials they are facing in their own lives. Each person holds that spark of hope for a better place…a better life…and a better tomorrow. Rothdiener desires for his books to help the reader in a quest, searching for life ‘s answers.

The Quest for Forgiveness will take the reader into the life of a flawed young girl as  she transforms into a superstar.  The story puts you into the life of the rich and famous and gives you understanding that they are just like you and me.

For more information, visit http://www.johnrothdiener.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Watch us on Youtube and connect with us on Linked in.

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.

2012 Camp Pendleton, CA Career Expo Information sponsored by Military.com and the NCOA by Doris Rivas-Brekke

I am excited to share with you more important career opportunities from the 2012 Camp Pendleton, Calif. Career Expo Information sponsored by Military.com and the NCOA (Non-commissioned Officers Association)!  These companies want to talk to military active duty and veterans about career and educational options.

1.  The Lotter Group, www.lottergroup.com, a veteran owned company, focuses on family finance issues.  This company loves military people because they follow protocols.  Phone 949-253-8500

2.  www.uscourts.gov  – many jobs available at this site!

3.  www.StrategicOperations.com –   they actually advertise at their web site for wounded veterans to apply for positions!

Educational Institutions:
1.    Pepperdine University-  very big name university!  These people told me to pass along to our listeners to “not be afraid” to apply here.  This university welcomes military people!  Ask for Barbara Moore; email: Barbara.moore@pepperdine.edu 310 568-5744.  Tell her Military Mom Talk Radio sent you!

2.    Southern New Hampshire University-  brocheure states the university “ designed to help you advance your military or past service career…has been serving veterans and active duty military members for nearly 80 years…”   Reach out to: Gary Pounder, MPA, Major, USAF(Ret.), Director of Military Initiatives;  email: g.pounder@snhu.edu

I’ll have more career information in my next article.

– Doris Rivas-Brekke, “News U Can Use” for Military Mom Talk Radio

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contributions by Doris Rivas-Brekke, 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.

Success at Camp Pendleton Career Expo Sponsored by Military.com and the NCOA by Doris Rivas Brekke

I had the priviledge and pleasure of attending the Camp Pendleton Career Expo on February 7th.  This job fair was informative, exciting and very well attended.  The main point I picked up from all the representatives of the companies and educational institutions was that everyone wants to help our military brothers and sisters!  This will be a regularly updated blog as I receive new positive leads for all of you.  Check out these companies and educational institutions below.  And when you contact them, tell the contacts you heard about their career information from Military Mom Talk Radio!

  1. Sutter Health-  www.sutterhealth.org/employment ;  Job opportunities are in Northern California in the health care industry.  Have special programs directed towards military personnel.
  2. Southern Wine and Spirits- www.southernwine.com ; positions in sales and service
  3. The Entrepreneur’s Source- www.theEsource.com/DRaffeerty ; for those interested in investing in a franchise business; these people can help!

Educational Institutions:

  1. Vanguard University- School for Professional Studies, Costa Mesa, Calif.;  www.vanguard.edu/sps .  I like this one because this school offers a master’s degree in Theology.  Also has a “Veterans Center to help with financial aid and more…
  2. Grand Canyon University- has degree programs for military professionals.  I met this very nice advisor, Izzy Avila M.Ed., USN (Ret.), 619 218-1237.  I highly recommend speaking to him personally!  www.gcu.edu/serve

Keep checking this blog for more companies hiring and universities to attend.  

– Doris Rivas-Brekke, “News U Can Use” for Military Mom Talk Radio

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.