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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.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes John Gorman of Pocket Constitution, Author Sandra Linhart, and Michael Russer of Go Army Homes

John Gorman was born in Minnesota, attended high school in Illinois and Iowa. After graduation enlisted in the United States Air force where he served as an Aircraft Loadmaster out of Charleston AFB South Carolina on C141 Star lifter cargo aircraft, accumulating 10,000 flight hours hauling cargo and troops all over the world. He was involved in many campaigns, some of these were Operation Desert Storm/Gulf War, Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, missions to Beirut, Operation Just Cause, Panama as well as humanitarian missions to Haiti, Somalia and elsewhere, including some stateside. He graduated from the NCO Academy, and attended the Community College of the Air Force, was awarded the Air Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Award, achieved the rank of MSgt and was honorably discharged in 1997. He earned his FCC Amateur Radio License, FAA Aircraft Dispatcher license and later his FAA Private Pilot License in 2000.
 
He started his Pocket Constitution site as a labor of love and a hobby with his mom in mind in 1997 the year she died. His mother loved her country, was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s she’d sell poppies every year and during the Vietnam War bought and wore MIA bracelets. His grandfather was a WWI Veteran, father was a WWII Veteran, uncle is a Korean War Veteran and brother is a Vietnam War Veteran, all loved and love their country. There were additional reasons though that he started this Pocket Constitution site, some of them are as follows. He found it very difficult finding pocket constitutions and remembers calling the Government Printing Office about it back then and the GPO representative had know idea what he was talking about. Also he believes it is important to have a more informed citizenry, public and voter. Too many of our institutions, media outlets and schools no longer inform us about the ideas of America’s founders. John now resides in Henderson, Nevada, and is the owner and sole proprietor of Dorseygor Press.  100% Veteran Owned.

For more information, visit any of the following:

www.PocketConstitution.com
www.USConstitutions.com
www.StateConstitution.com

Sandra Miller Linhart was born and raised in the mountainous town of Lander, Wyoming.  Here she was able to cultivate her love of reading, due in no small part to the fact the nearest record store was a two hour drive away, and the local radio station played only country and classic music.  Were it not for this, Ms. Linhart might today be a rock star, or, at the very least, have better taste in music.  However, with a well-stocked library within walking distance, she often found herself taking long journeys into the wonderful worlds created by the minds of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King and, of course, Judy Blume in the dusty basement of the Fremont County Public Library.

Growing up in poverty, Sandra’s escape from her stark reality came printed and neatly tucked between the dust-laden, beaten covers on the library bookshelves, yearning for attention.  Not content merely to travel to these places created by the wordsmiths she admired, Sandra knew she wanted to craft her own mental destinations for others to enjoy.

Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers.  Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions, a soldier’s duty is to be there.  Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.

DADDY’S BOOTS & MOMMA’S BOOTS give a voice to our little ones’ questions and concerns:  Where does Daddy or Momma go?  What does he do?  Might she get hurt?  When will they come back?  But, more importantly, the books give assurance and hope to military children that their parent’s duty is an honorable one.

For more information visit www.smlinhart.com

Returning again this week, Michael Russer addresses the topic of transitions; unique to military families when a military loved one is either on the move, or reintegrating back to civilian life.  Michael J. Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes LLC is an international speaker, author and columnist about doing business online and virtual outsourcing.  He is co-author (along with Christine Durst and Michael Haaren of StaffCentrix) of “Transform Your Business Using Virtual Assistants”, the first book on virtual assistants for the real estate industry.

GoArmyHome’s mission is to provide assurance to every Army service member and their families that their particular needs as active military personnel are understood and will be fully addressed. These base specific sites are created under the guidance of men and women who have completed many military PCS moves, who have the knowledge and experience as to the support requires to make a relocation go smoothly. Staff dedicated to specific needs can be found at each site.

For more information, visit www.goarmyhomes.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.

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 welcomes John Gorman of Pocket Constitution, Author Sandra Linhart, and Michael Russer of Go Army Homes

John Gorman was born in Minnesota, attended high school in Illinois and Iowa. After graduation enlisted in the United States Air force where he served as an Aircraft Loadmaster out of Charleston AFB South Carolina on C141 Star lifter cargo aircraft, accumulating 10,000 flight hours hauling cargo and troops all over the world. He was involved in many campaigns, some of these were Operation Desert Storm/Gulf War, Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, missions to Beirut, Operation Just Cause, Panama as well as humanitarian missions to Haiti, Somalia and elsewhere, including some stateside. He graduated from the NCO Academy, and attended the Community College of the Air Force, was awarded the Air Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Award, achieved the rank of MSgt and was honorably discharged in 1997. He earned his FCC Amateur Radio License, FAA Aircraft Dispatcher license and later his FAA Private Pilot License in 2000.
 
He started his Pocket Constitution site as a labor of love and a hobby with his mom in mind in 1997 the year she died. His mother loved her country, was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s she’d sell poppies every year and during the Vietnam War bought and wore MIA bracelets. His grandfather was a WWI Veteran, father was a WWII Veteran, uncle is a Korean War Veteran and brother is a Vietnam War Veteran, all loved and love their country. There were additional reasons though that he started this Pocket Constitution site, some of them are as follows. He found it very difficult finding pocket constitutions and remembers calling the Government Printing Office about it back then and the GPO representative had know idea what he was talking about. Also he believes it is important to have a more informed citizenry, public and voter. Too many of our institutions, media outlets and schools no longer inform us about the ideas of America’s founders. John now resides in Henderson, Nevada, and is the owner and sole proprietor of Dorseygor Press.  10)% Veteran Owned.

For more information, visit any of the following:

www.PocketConstitution.com
www.USConstitutions.com
www.StateConstitution.com

Sandra Miller Linhart was born and raised in the mountainous town of Lander, Wyoming.  Here she was able to cultivate her love of reading, due in no small part to the fact the nearest record store was a two hour drive away, and the local radio station played only country and classic music.  Were it not for this, Ms. Linhart might today be a rock star, or, at the very least, have better taste in music.  However, with a well-stocked library within walking distance, she often found herself taking long journeys into the wonderful worlds created by the minds of Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L’Engle, Stephen King and, of course, Judy Blume in the dusty basement of the Fremont County Public Library.

Growing up in poverty, Sandra’s escape from her stark reality came printed and neatly tucked between the dust-laden, beaten covers on the library bookshelves, yearning for attention.  Not content merely to travel to these places created by the wordsmiths she admired, Sandra knew she wanted to craft her own mental destinations for others to enjoy.

Being deployed is a fact of life for soldiers.  Humanitarian efforts, operations other than war (OOW), peaceful or wartime missions, a soldier’s duty is to be there.  Sometimes it means leaving little ones behind wondering why.

DADDY’S BOOTS & MOMMA’S BOOTS give a voice to our little ones’ questions and concerns:  Where does Daddy or Momma go?  What does he do?  Might she get hurt?  When will they come back?  But, more importantly, the books give assurance and hope to military children that their parent’s duty is an honorable one.

For more information visit www.smlinhart.com

Returning again this week, Michael Russer addresses the topic of transitions; unique to military families when a military loved one is either on the move, or reintegrating back to civilian life.  Michael J. Russer, CEO of RUSSER Communications and Managing Director for GoArmyHomes LLC is an international speaker, author and columnist about doing business online and virtual outsourcing.  He is co-author (along with Christine Durst and Michael Haaren of StaffCentrix) of “Transform Your Business Using Virtual Assistants”, the first book on virtual assistants for the real estate industry.

GoArmyHome’s mission is to provide assurance to every Army service member and their families that their particular needs as active military personnel are understood and will be fully addressed. These base specific sites are created under the guidance of men and women who have completed many military PCS moves, who have the knowledge and experience as to the support requires to make a relocation go smoothly. Staff dedicated to specific needs can be found at each site.

For more information, visit www.goarmyhomes.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.

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 welcomes Pat Brisson, author of Sometimes We Were Brave, February 14th

Sometimes We Were Brave is a picture book that portrays the special challenges military children face written by Pat Brisson. It’s about Jerome, whose mother is in the U.S. Navy and is shipping out for an extended period. Jerome’s mother kisses him good-bye and tells him to be brave, but he’s not sure he can do that.  He misses her a lot and worries about her out on her ship so far from home.  But when a wise teacher explains that being brave doesn’t mean not being afraid, but rather, doing what you’re supposed to do even though you’re afraid, he begins to realize that he has been brave all along.

Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio, Mom Talk Radio, Talk Radio for Mothers, ,  Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Itunes, Military Mom Incorporated, Toginet, Itunes,  Military Radio Show, Military Mom Radio Show, Podcasts for Military, Podcasts for Military Moms, Military Mom Podcast, Military Mothers Radio, Shows for Moms in Military, Pat Brisson, Sometimes We Were Brave, The Summer My Father Was TenPat is not from a military family, but as a children’s author, she visited many schools to talk about reading and writing.  When she visited DoDD schools in Panama and Guantanamo, she became interested in the military family subculture. As a parent, she wondered how she would deal with having to leave my children for long periods, and as a writer she wondered what it was like for the kids left behind.   Sometimes We Were Brave was written as a tribute to military families and a salute to the sacrifices made by the children of those serving in the armed forces.

Pat Brisson is the author of twenty books for young people.  Her picture book, The Summer My Father Was Ten, won the Christopher Medal, an award given to books that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”  Her picture book Mama Loves Me from Away, about a young girl whose mother is in prison, inspired her to volunteer at the state prison for women in New Jersey.  Since 2003 she has coordinated Project Storybook that allows the women to choose books to record and mail home to their children.   Her most recent picture book, Sometimes We Were Brave, was selected as an honor book in the picture book category by the Society of School Librarians International.  She is the mother of four sons.  She and her husband live in Phillipsburg, NJ.

Tune into Pat Brisson on Military Mom Talk Radio on February 14, 2011 at 2pm pst or download this shows from www.itunes.com and www.MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm PST, 5 pm EST on www.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.

A Heart Apart – A Voice for Military Children

A Heart Apart, Christine Piper, Melissa Seligman, military children, children of deployed soldiers, a child's voice, HEr War Her Voice, Lifecaptured.comToo often, the focus is on the uniform. On the one serving. But what of the countless children who have served silently, over and over again, through sustained deployments? Where are their news stories and accounts of bravery? What about medals for their sacrifice? There are books available for military children, several of which are highly recommended, but none of them offer what they crave: to literally see themselves and their loved ones in the content.

Written by Melissa Seligman and Chris Piper, A Heart Apart is different in that it encourages children to create and share their own unique stories, upload their own photos then share it with their deployed parent overseas. A Heart Apart is also unique in that it offer helpful suggestions for children too young to fully express themselves. With paint-by-number exercises revolving around the “mascot” (SGT Sam E. Hears, the Messenger Star), and fill-in-the blank letters, military children are encouraged to interact with their deployed parent while expressing their emotions and anxieties.

Each deployment is different. And each military child is special. Taking the time to celebrate each child’s uniqueness is essential in helping military personnel’s children on the road to healing and recovery. Each picture uploaded is a window into their hearts, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, these children have volumes to tell.

A Heart Apart believes in the healing power and the honest communication that comes through the written word. Giving young, struggling military children the opportunity to share in that experience is the first step in giving them the platform and understanding they are so desperately craving. These children serve bravely and repeatedly. They deserve the opportunity to share their story, honor their struggle, and salute their victory. Every hero should be celebrated.

To build your story, or purchase books for a loved one, visit www.lifecreated.com

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.