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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Jody Bremer, Family Therapist, and Debbie Gregory of Military Connection, October 10th

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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.  

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.

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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.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, 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.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Lisa Cypers Kamen of Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, August 22

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Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to stigma-free assistance of Military Personnel and their loved ones facing challenges with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other post-deployment reintegration issues.

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes offers one-on-one services, mini-workshops, and retreats to address the whole person: mind, body, and emotions.  This results in a calmer mind, better physical health and reinforces emotional support.

Lisa’s program Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio airs live every Wednesday at 9 am pst. on the Toginet network. Learn more about her program at www.hh4heroes.org.

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.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, with creative director 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.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters June 27

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters.

By Military Mom Talk RadioMotherhood Incorporated

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Dawn and Candace felt compelled to publish these stories in Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits, a compilation of true life experiences of women of color. In Souls of My Sisters, women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like those faced by women every day. From Patti Labelle to Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse groups of women have bonded together in print, to discuss issues that have touched their lives.  Ten years later, Souls of My Sisters continues to produce book tours, online resources, book clubs and a imprint Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multi media company and strategic cooperative targeting women. For ten years Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peruand Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM, 800 AM, and Channel 17.  Check her out at www.soulsofmysisters.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.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, 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.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Debbie Gregory of Military Connection May 9

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Debbie Gregory of Military Connection.

Support for military spouses, Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, militaryconnection.com, Debbie Gregory, resources for military families, Her War Her Voice, Melissa Seligman, Chris PiperMilitary Connection feature government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts. Our online directories of resources and information feature vital information on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the latest military job postings, pay charts and salary calculators. Don’t wait any longer, search through our directory for government, federal jobs and civilian employment opportunities today!

WE PROUDLY SERVE THE FOLLOWING
     
GOVERNMENT JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
     
AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Military Schools
  • Military Pay Scales
  • Military Loans
  • Free Coupons
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • Charity Connection
  • Yellow Pages – Online
  • Nursing Associations
  • Commissaries / Exchanges
  • The Buzz
  • 2010 Military Pay Charts
  • Military Education
  • Salary Calculators
  • Military Insurance
  • Virtual Mall
  • Live Job Fairs
  • Directory of Employers
  • Job Tips
  • Licensing Boards
  • Chat & Military Singles
  • News
  • Scholarship Directory
     
Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories      

Military Connection features the most comprehensive directory in the country. We maintain and provide the most up-to-date directory for ex-military, veterans, military spouses and family, and on duty to civilian transitions to use for job search by posting your resume to our online fairs and employment listings. We are proud to help ex-military search for government jobs, apply for military school, find federal jobs and receive vital information on loans and pay.

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.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, 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.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Tish Stropes from Fisher House, March 21

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Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 8 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths.  Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children.  The home creates an instant community for its residents, united by their common mission of supporting a sick or injured loved one, but also provides each individual with a secure and private refuge after a long day at the hospital to rest and recharge.

There is no fee to stay at a Fisher House.   Fisher House Foundation pays any fees charged by the military.   Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $150 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.   It is estimated that each 20-suite home added to the Fisher House network provides the capacity to another 600 families per year. 

Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles Program allowing donated frequent flyer miles to be used to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members.  To date Hero Miles has issued over 22,000 airline tickets to our military and their families.  The Foundation also offers a grant program that supports other military charities and a scholarship fund for military children. 

2010 Highlights:

  • Families served – approximately 12,000
  • Average length of stay – 15 days
  • Average length of stay for combat casualties – 45-60 days
  • Saved families more than $17 million in lodging costs, plus food and transportation
  • More than 75,000 hours of volunteer service

Since 1990:

  • Families served – more than 142,000
  • Number of lodging days offered – over 3.6 million
  • Saved families more than $167 million in lodging and transportation costs

Fisher House Foundation is a well established not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we are nationally recognized as a premier non-profit with a four star Charity Navigator rating and an A+ from the American Institute of Philanthropy; of the 41 military/veterans charities rated in the December 2010 report, only four  received an A+.   President Obama gave the largest portion of his Nobel Prize award, a $250,000 grant, to the Fisher House Foundation, we are grateful for his support. 

OUR HOMES

Our current list of homes include:  Los Angeles CA, Palo Alto VA, San Diego-Navy (two), Travis AFB, Denver VA, Dover AFB, Walter Reed-Army (three), Bay Pines VA, Tampa VA, Eglin AFB, West Palm Beach VA, Miami VA, Ft Gordon-Army, Tripler-Army (two), Chicago VA, Fort Campbell-Army, Andrews AFB, Bethesda-Navy (five), Boston VA, Minneapolis VA, Camp Lejuene Marine Base, Keesler AFB, St Louis VA, Albany VA, Ft Bragg-Army, Cincinnati VA, Wright Patterson AFB (two), Dallas VA, El Paso-Army, Ft Hood-Army, Brooke-Army (four), Houston VA, Lackland AFB (three), Portsmouth-Navy, Richmond VA, Ft Lewis-Army, Seattle VA, Landstuhl-Army (two).

Currently under construction:

  • Washington DC VA Medical Center
  • Augusta VA Medical Center
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base/Anchorage VA Medical Center

Future projects:

  • Pittsburgh VA Medical Center
  • Murfreesboro, TN VA Medical Center
  • Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
  • San Antonio VA Medical Center
  • Gainesville, FL VA Medical Center
  • Milwaukee VA Medical Center
    Ft Lewis Army Base, WA (second house)
  • Ft Bragg Army Base, North Carolina (second house)
  • Long Beach, CA VA Medical Center
  • Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • West Haven, CT VA Medical Center
  • Las Vegas VA Medical Center/Nellis AFB

 

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are highly desired and provide much needed assistance.  Volunteer opportunities include:  bringing in meals and snacks for residents, helping with general housekeeping chores, organizing goods drives such as paper product drives, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc.  Also, there are often young mothers and fathers in the homes who may feel overwhelmed, our volunteers offer babysitting service and help play with the children to give the parents a break and some quiet time. 

During the holidays we often have volunteers who will help with decorating, children toy drives, and gifts for those staying at the home through the holidays.  

Each Fisher House has a ‘wish list’ of items that the manager would like to add and/or replace in the house.  These wish lists have included large items such as children’s back yard play sets, barbeque grills, laptop computers for each room, outdoor tables and chairs, as well as smaller items such as books, DVD’s, and small appliances.

We also welcome volunteers to tend to the gardens surrounding the house.  Although the homes and landscape are maintained by the military base and the Veterans Administration, both are limited in offering enhancements to the landscape.  Our volunteers often step in and plant the seasonal flowers and shrubbery to make the homes an even more inviting environment.

FISHER HOUSE HISTORY

On June 24, 1991, the doors of the very first Fisher House opened to serve the families of patients receiving treatment at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  That first Fisher House was a model for the network of Fisher Houses currently in operation across the United States and overseas.  Originally built during peace-time to serve the loved ones of service members and veterans facing medical crises due to illness, disease, or injury, these vital sanctuaries have now expanded their mission to provide a safe haven for families of heroes wounded or injured while serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

The Fisher House program was established in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher.  Though he was prevented from joining active service during World War II due to a construction accident, Mr. Fisher drew on his building experience to assist the U.S. Coastal Service in constructing coastal fortifications.  Elizabeth traveled in Europe as a member of the USO to entertain military troops.  As steadfast supporters of the men and women serving this country, they asked what mission they might undertake to benefit personnel of all military services.  Pauline Trost, wife of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Carlisle Trost, alerted Mr. and Mrs. Fisher of the need for temporary lodging facilities for families at major military medical centers.  Today, Zachary’s grandnephew Ken Fisher is the Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation, and he continues the legacy of caring and support for our military and veterans families in a time of need.

 

CONTACT INFO

Fisher House Foundation, Inc
111 Rockville Pike Suite 420
Rockville, MD 20850
Cindy Campbell, Vice President for Community Relations and Media Affairs, 301-294-8560, ccampbell@fisherhouse.org
Web site:  www.fisherhouse.org

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.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, 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.

Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Sue Lynch from There And Back Again, January 3rd

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes in the new year with There & Back Again; a non-profit reintegration program offered at no cost to veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of their combat service abroad, many veterans return home with a myriad of complex emotional issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TABA offers a structured program of yoga, meditation and alternative approaches to healing the whole body to help veterans transition back to their lives stateside.

Our objective is teach veterans how to use breath awareness, meditation and yoga to manage their symptoms of PTSD, to improve their relationships with loved ones, to begin to fully participate in their lives, and to give back to their fellow veterans through TABA’s Train the Trainer program. TABA is comprised of respected professionals who are dedicated to the healing of our military men and women, and our program is based on both the latest research on the benefits of alternative therapies and staff and advisory board members’ personal successes managing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information, visit www.thereandback-again.org.

Sue Lynch, There and Back Again, Military Mom Talk Radio, Assistance for veterans, Helping veterans reintegrate, Reintegration for veterans, Charlestown Yoga, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, Motherhood IncorporatedExecutive Director Sue Lynch is an attorney and an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp in the US Army Reserve.  A veteran herself having served in the Gulf War and in Kosovo, Sue found practicing yoga to be instrumental in recovering from PTSD, became a certified yoga instructor and has since opened her own yoga practice in Charlestown, MA where she also offers Train The Trainer programs for There And Back Again.  Based on her personal experience, Sue is passionate about offering a comprehensive approach to healing to her fellow veterans now, not 10 years from now, so that they too can find relief. Sue works with the Veterans Administration, Vet Centers, Yellow Ribbon Program, Warrior Transition Program and Department of Veteran Services to educate and train staff and veterans on techniques to facilitate self-care. Being in charge of our own healing paves our journey back to ourselves.

Prior to her commission, Sue held the rank of Staff Sergeant. She enlisted in the Army Reserves and completed Basic Training in 1987. Sue graduated from Suffolk University, Suffolk Law School, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Officer Basic and Advanced Course. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Finding Inner Peace Yoga School and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Sue is a certified Reiki 2 practitioner and Level 1 iRest and Integrative Yoga Therapy. She serves on the Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network, Operation Homefront, Black Lotus Yoga Project.  Visit www.charlestownyoga.com for more information.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on Toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from    www.itunes.com. Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.