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The Yankee Air Museum is a Roar
Yankee Air Museum was founded in 1981 and is located in Southeastern Michigan. The Museum quickly grew when it acquired its flyable aircraft, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, and C-47 Skytrain, offering the public the chance to fly in some of America’s most iconic aircraft. In 2004, the Museum experienced a fire that destroyed the original World War II building that the Museum was housed in, along with most artifacts and aircraft. The efforts to rebuild began immediately, which allowed the Museum to reopen in 2010 in its current location.
Following the success of the Save the Bomber Plant campaign, the Museum purchased a portion of the Willow Run Bomber Plant that produced B-24 Liberators during World War II. In 2013, the Museum was able to purchase 144,000 square feet of the Plant. The building is currently being used to house and protect of the Museum’s large aircraft acquisitions.
Since the reopening in 2010, the Museum has experienced rapid growth both in their collections as well as in their public programing. The Museum has acquired a dozen static aircraft, five historic flying aircraft, and continues to open exhibits annually. In 2017, the Museum became a part of Unity in Learning, a partnership that brings together the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Leslie Science and Nature Center as well as the Yankee Air Museum in educational programming with a STEAM background.
The Museum continues to build upon their mission to educate individuals through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industries and their associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in their national accomplishments.
CEO Kevin Walsh talks about the museum, its flying aircraft, Thunder Over Michigan, its volunters and its educational mission with host Jim Fausone.
VETERANS BENEFITS – November 2020
This is our monthly program on the VA and your benefits.
Join our guests Brig. Gen. Carol Ann Fausone (ret), Legal Help for Veterans and Michael G. Smith, Jr., Director of Washtenaw County (MI) Dept. of Veteran Affairs. They along with host Dale Throneberry will bring you up to date on what’s going on at the VA and answer your questions regarding any and all benefits you are entitled to.
From Military Police in Iraq to Middle School Principal
Laura Colbert is the daughter of a Vietnam War Military Police officer and sister to an Army Infantry Medic. Laura joined the Army National Guard as a Military Police officer in 2001 during college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Honorable Discharge in 2009. She served 16 months on active duty, spending over a year in Baghdad, Iraq. Laura’s love of travel, living abroad, and serving others brought her to her current position as a middle-school principal.
She kept a journal while serving and decided to write a book sharing her experiences so those that dont serve might get a glimpse of what service really is about vs the media accounts. She wrote Sirens: How to Pee Standing Up: An Alarming Memoir of Combat and Coming Back Home.
She shared her experiences with host Jim Fausone.
500,000 VETS WITH KIDNEY DISEASE & GLOBAL MILITARY REVIEW WITH DR. REBECCA GRANT
Michael Spigler, vice president of Patient Services and Kidney Disease Education for the American Kidney Fund. As a group, veterans have higher rates of chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the general U.S. population.. The American Kidney Foundation, AKF, and VA will identify new opportunities for collaboration to improve kidney disease resources, programs and support for veterans. The organizations will also collaborate to provide patient education materials and resources to veterans diagnosed with kidney disease, families and caregivers at AKF-sponsored free events, and to make AKF’s award-winning kidney health educational materials and programs available to VA-enrolled veterans and VA clinicians..
Dr. Rebecca Grant is a national security analyst based in Washington, DC. She earned her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics at age 25 then worked for RAND and on the staff of the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Since founding IRIS Independent Research, she has specialized in research for government and aerospace industry clients ranging from analysis of military campaigns to projects on major technology acqusition such as the B-21 bomber..Dr. Grant has written over 100 articles for Air Force Magazine and appears regularly on the Smithsonian Channel, Fox News, CNN, Veterans Radio and other media outlets talking about airpower and national security.
Ford's Military Ambassador talks #ProudToHonor
Army Colonel Vanessa Benson (ret.) is a third generation Colonel (how many families can say that) and talks about her career, working as Ford Motor Company's Military Ambassador, the #proudtohonor program, lessons learned about transitioning to civilan life and family life in the military with host Jim Fausone.
CELEBRATING 17 YEARS OF VETERANS RADIO BROADCASTING
Join us for our 17th Anniversary as we look back at our over 850 programs.
We serve the American Veteran and Patriot audience in the United States and abroad, featuring veterans’ stories of struggle, sacrifice and success in and out of military service.
In addition to our radio broadcast, our archives offer on-demand listening through our website and podcast channel.