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A Surviving Mom of a Fallen Soldier Talks About Her Journey and TAPS on Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck on February 7th, 2011 on Toginet.com

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Author Betsy Beard visits Military Mom Talk Radio

As the surviving mom of SPC Bradley Beard, who was killed in action in Iraq, Betsy Beard has been associated with TAPS since 2004, first as a survivor requesting a Peer Mentor and then as a participant in the National Survivor Seminar. Betsy became a TAPS Peer Mentor in May of 2005 after attending Peer Mentor Training. She began to write extensively in 2005 and has published articles in TAPS Magazine, Living with Loss Magazine, and Hospice Foundation of America’s 2008 Living with Grief.
Betsy is the editor for the national quarterly TAPS Magazine. She also assists with the writing of various other TAPS publications including the award-winning children’s book, Klinger, A Story of Honor and Hope.

Betsy has served as a support group facilitator and workshop presenter at TAPS regional and national seminars and currently co-facilitates the Raleigh, North Carolina TAPS Care Group. She has presented workshops on bereavement for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Regional and National Trainings and participated in the Casualty Notification training for the United States Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center (CMAOC).

Prior to the death of her son, Betsy worked in the banking industry, home-schooled her children through high school, and spent 21 years working in hospital laboratories as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.

About TAPS
TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care to anyone grieving the death of someone who served in the military. Founded out of tragedy by military families in 1994, the nonprofit organization has offered support to more than 30,000 people. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, and 24/7 crisis intervention care for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to http://www.taps.org or call toll-free 800.959.TAPS.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on Toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from http://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.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and powered by Motherhood Incorporated welcomes High Ground, December 13th

Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated, Military Mom Talk Radio, Higher Ground, Tina Gonzalez, Robin Boyd, Richard Swanson, Rick Swanson, Toginet, Itunes, wounded warriors, wounded soldiers, soldier recover campHigher Ground is an adaptive sports and recreation program serving Veterans with injuries. Hosted in the beautiful mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho, and on the pristine beaches of La Jolla, California, we are sure to have a camp that matches your interests. We specialize in serving Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, blindness, visual impairment, PTSD, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and severe burns.

And it is all completely free for you and your military spouse to attend! That includes transportation, lodging, meals, instruction, and entertainment. Apply today at http://www.hgvets.org to attend!

Popular activities include: Nordic and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fly fishing, water skiing, surfing, kayaking, and much, much more! Each participant receives private customized instruction from certified professionals.

After a day of fun, we cap each night off with entertainment that includes private concerts, comedians, and dinner cruises. We also provide amazing meals that will satisfy any appetite! Accommodations are first class.

Our staff is young, energetic and focused on making sure that your stay is comfortable, meaningful, and fun. Camps sizes are small, with only 6 or 7 couples. We will connect you with Veterans that have suffered similar injuries, who also share many of the same challenges. New friendships are easily formed in our stress-free, supportive, and private atmosphere. Each activity serves as a great time to socialize with your peers and spouse, and release stress you may be facing in your daily life.

Higher Ground is a great adaptive sports organization for Veterans because we are more than just a sports camp! Our goal is to give you the skills to not only build physical fitness, but manage the life changes you’ve experienced since your injury as you reintegrate into your home community or back into military service.

The amazing progress you can make at Higher Ground is not something that’s left behind when you return home. After leaving camp, we will connect you with recreation opportunities in your hometown, and even help purchase sports equipment and pay for recreational services. You will also benefit from the relaxing time spent bonding with your spouse, find increased self-confidence, and become part of a nationwide support network—all to help you rebuild the life you put on hold to serve our country!

Past participants agree that Higher Ground made a meaningful change in their lives. You were willing to sacrifice so much to protect America’s freedom, and the staff at Higher Ground is honored to serve Veterans like you. We look forward to meeting you at Higher Ground!

To learn more about Higher Ground tune in to Military Mom Talk Radio on Monday, December 13th from 2-3pm pst on Toginet.com or download the show from Itunes or www.militarymomtalkradio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet 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.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and powered by Motherhood Incorporated welcomes Pastor Dave Macer from Shepherd of the Hills Antelope Valley

Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tina Gonzalez, Robin Boyd, Motherhood Incorporated, Shepherd of the Hills, Shepherd of the Hills Antelope Valley, David Macer, Dave Macer, Pastor Dave MacerDavid  Macer grew up in Erie, PA and attended Penn State University before joining the United States Air Force.  He was stationed at George AFB in Victorville, Ca for 7 years and Norton AFB in San Bernardino, Ca for another 3 years.  At that time, he realized that his degree in education from Air University, teaching in an Air Force Leadership School and an NCO Academy were all part of God’s plan to prepare him for ministry.

He left the Air Force after 10 years of service to play professional golf and work in ministry while traveling. Eventually, God led him to Shepherd of the Hills where he served as Adult Singles Pastor for 7 years before planting the new church in the Antelope Valley.   He has a BMin in evanglism from Londen Institute and is working on an MMin at Londen Institute as well…

His passion is for leading people to Jesus and seeing Shepherd – AV make a huge difference in the lives of people in the Antelope Valley! David is married to Kari and they have a 12 year old son (Matt) and a  7 year old daughter (Christina).
 
Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and powered by Motherhood Incorporated welcomes Pastor Dave Macer from Shepherd of the Hills Antelope Valley

Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tina Gonzalez, Robin Boyd, Motherhood Incorporated, Shepherd of the Hills, Shepherd of the Hills Antelope Valley, David Macer, Dave Macer, Pastor Dave Macer

David  Macer grew up in Erie, PA and attended Penn State University before joining the United States Air Force.  He was stationed at George AFB in Victorville, Ca for 7 years and Norton AFB in San Bernardino, Ca for another 3 years.  At that time, he realized that his degree in education from Air University, teaching in an Air Force Leadership School and an NCO Academy were all part of God’s plan to prepare him for ministry.

He left the Air Force after 10 years of service to play professional golf and work in ministry while traveling. Eventually, God led him to Shepherd of the Hills where he served as Adult Singles Pastor for 7 years before planting the new church in the Antelope Valley.   He has a BMin in evanglism from Londen Institute and is working on an MMin at Londen Institute as well…

His passion is for leading people to Jesus and seeing Shepherd – AV make a huge difference in the lives of people in the Antelope Valley! David is married to Kari and they have a 12 year old son (Matt) and a  7 year old daughter (Christina).
 
Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Concordia University on October 11, 2010 at 2pm PST

Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) will honor the veterans and service members of the community by presenting them with a commemorative gift and a $5,000 scholarship certificate issued in their name. The designee may use the scholarship, confer it to another veteran, or present it to one of their dependents.

Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio, Glenda Waterman, William Vollano, Toginet, Itunes, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez, Motherhood Incorporated, Concordia College, Homefront Hugs, 19th Special Forces, Chinook Helicopter, Blackhawk Helicopter, Part of the proceeds from the Veterans Day Celebration will help Homefront Hugs, a national organization, providing support to our troops and their families.  www.vetsdaycelebration.com

Join us also with a look into our past with this WWII exhibit. Learn why Detroit was coined “The Arsenal of Democracy.” why I-94 was so important and the stories from Willow Run and surrounding areas.

Military Demonstrations and Displays

The Pentagon has approved the following displays and demonstrations, but be advised that Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn have priority for assets and personnel:

Demonstrations

· 19th Special Forces Parachute Insertion and Gabriel Demonstration
· US Army Strategy Simulation for 20 students at a time
· National Guard Obstacle Course
· Air Station Detroit Water Rescue Demonstration

Static Displays

· Chinook Helicopter (the one like last year)
· Blackhawk Helicopter (the general purpose truck of the air)
· Dolphin Helicopter (the one they will use for the water rescue demonstration
· Military Vehicles (such as troop transports, combat vehicles, heavy transport trucks, etc)

Veterans History Project

Mr. William Vollano will be working with Concordia’s communications students and Professor Glenda Waterman to collect oral histories of combat veterans. Interviews will be conducted on or before November 11 according to the veteran’s schedule.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Concordia University on October 11, 2010 at 2pm PST

Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) will honor the veterans and service members of the community by presenting them with a commemorative gift and a $5,000 scholarship certificate issued in their name. The designee may use the scholarship, confer it to another veteran, or present it to one of their dependents.

Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio, Glenda Waterman, William Vollano, Toginet, Itunes, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez, Motherhood Incorporated, Concordia College, Homefront Hugs, 19th Special Forces, Chinook Helicopter, Blackhawk Helicopter, Part of the proceeds from the Veterans Day Celebration will help Homefront Hugs, a national organization, providing support to our troops and their families.  www.vetsdaycelebration.com

Join us also with a look into our past with this WWII exhibit. Learn why Detroit was coined “The Arsenal of Democracy.” why I-94 was so important and the stories from Willow Run and surrounding areas.

Military Demonstrations and Displays

The Pentagon has approved the following displays and demonstrations, but be advised that Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn have priority for assets and personnel:

Demonstrations

· 19th Special Forces Parachute Insertion and Gabriel Demonstration
· US Army Strategy Simulation for 20 students at a time
· National Guard Obstacle Course
· Air Station Detroit Water Rescue Demonstration

Static Displays

· Chinook Helicopter (the one like last year)
· Blackhawk Helicopter (the general purpose truck of the air)
· Dolphin Helicopter (the one they will use for the water rescue demonstration
· Military Vehicles (such as troop transports, combat vehicles, heavy transport trucks, etc)

Veterans History Project

Mr. William Vollano will be working with Concordia’s communications students and Professor Glenda Waterman to collect oral histories of combat veterans. Interviews will be conducted on or before November 11 according to the veteran’s schedule.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Guest Linda Kagan On Military Mom Talk Radio – May 17

In April 2007, prior to embarking on a lengthy business trip to Miami and then Israel, Linda Kagan crafted a document that allowed the sitter taking care of her two children to have the legal authorization to care for them, as well as the proper information to ensure their safety.

This simple parent experience was the beginning of a vision leading to the launch of www.Forms4Travel.com  in 2008 and www.iTravelStix.com  in 2010, each of which are innovative web sites for parents and their children, grandparents, pet owners as well as a wide range of adult and teen sport adventurers and travelers. The TravelStix™ blend today’s digital technology with the basic needs of travelers of every kind, destination and activity by making important travel and medical consent forms accessible and affordable, as well as easy to travel with in a safe and sleek design!

Linda’s background in the field of law set the stage for her current endeavor. In addition to Forms4Travel.com and iTravelStix.com, she presently runs Kagan Law in midtown Manhattan. Over the last 17 years, she has been a corporate lawyer and solo practitioner focusing on many areas of business and corporate law as well as contract litigation, both while with well known law firms, including Jones Day and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, the Law Offices of Gordon Mehler PLLC and her own firm.

Linda resides in Manhattan with her two children Sophie and Alexander. Their names were the inspiration for Solex Enterprises, LLC, the parent company of Forms4Travel.com and iTravelStix.com. Linda juggles an active schedule combining her children’s activities, coaches her son’s basketball team, teaches a class in one of New York City’s wonderful middle schools, Columbia Secondary School and enjoys traveling with her family.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.