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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes Jula Jane of Coggins International – October 3rd

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, welcomes Jula Jane of Coggins International.

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As the President & CEO and spokesperson for Coggins International, Jane can be heard across the nation from radio to television, in print and in person, sharing her knowledge in the field of energy and fuels automation. Not one to sit behind a desk for too long, Jane puts her ‘boots on the ground’ in all parts of the world, from Afghanistan to Australia, always maintaining a face-to-face relationship with the customer and the mission. This sense of adventure compels her to take calculated risks in business and in life, making even the impossible a reality.

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 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 presents David Macer of Shepherd of the Hills with appearance by Deva and Miten

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Pastor Dave Macer and family

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Pastor David Macer with special appearance by Deva and Miten.

We welcome back Pastor Dave Macer who has done blessings for our troops over the holidays and today he talks about the use of faith in helping families get through deployment.  This is a vital show for anyone with children who are struggling with a parent of family member on deployment.  Later on in the show there will be an appearance by Deva and Miten.

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 presents KOBY J. LANGLEY, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Mr. Koby J. Langley is the senior adviser for strategic planning and outreach in the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. In that role, he is responsible for the development of strategic plans related to wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members and interagency and public/private collaboration.

In 2010, Langley served as a member of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Personnel and Readiness strategic planning team and principal report drafter of an efficiencies report that identified over $800M in cost savings to the Department of Defense. In 2009,Langley was appointed by Secretary Eric K. Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs as his Special Assistant for Strategic Communications Planning, and assigned to the President’s Interagency Policy Committee on Military Families, and Presidents Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. In 2008, he was selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Transition Team for President Barack Obama. In 2007, Langley co-founded a private fund, which funded the education of an Iraqi interpreter who fledIraqdue to grave threats of violence for assisting coalition forces.

In 2006, after ten years of military service,Langley received a second Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding federal litigation support to the United States Army where he amassed the highest number of closed cases in the department. He subsequently founded and served as the managing partner of a multi-million dollar litigation firm in Southern Maryland.

While serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and deploying during the invasion of Iraq, Langley paid the first property damages claims in combat operations. Langley later published a standard operation procedure that was adopted theater-wide. DoD paid about 26 million dollars to settle from FY2003 to FY2006 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Langley also commanded dozens of support convoys and received the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

Langley is the creator, editor, and principal contributor to the blog http://www.warriorcare.mil and has published op-eds for Military.com and The History Channel, and has conducted interviews for Reuters, MSNBC, NPR outlets, the Army Times, Fox News, and various local news outlets. He was featured in a Veterans-issue related advertisement for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. His efforts in facilitating post war reconstruction in Iraq are documented in numerous articles, as well as books by the first Iraq War Veteran elected to congress, Patrick J. Murphy (PA) and Mr. Noah Feldman, Constitutional Scholar at Harvard.

Langley holds a Bachelors (B.A.) from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Colorado, and is a Masters candidate at Georgetown University. He is a former Harvard Law School Certified Mediator, and appointee to the Senior Executive Service. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2); Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device.

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 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.

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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, Peru and 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 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.

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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.