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Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

Veterans Corner Radio William N Hodges

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    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Veterans Corner Radio focuses on what those who have served in the military, and their families need to know to maximize the services and benefits due to them. No matter if you are currently serving or got out 50 years ago, this program will give you answers to questions you didn’t even know you should be asking. Among those who have been and will be sharing their knowledge are those from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, members of Congress (both House and Senate), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Legion, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Military Order of World Wars (MOWW), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), just to name a few.You will learn, among many other things, how to use the VA claim process, the services offered by the James A Haley VA Hospital that your local VA hospital may also offer and how to make use of them, and how to access educational benefits and home loans. What you have just read is the tip of the iceberg; there is so much more captured in the shows already posted and those yet to come. Each show is roughly a 15-minute investment in your future and that of your family. Start now to gain the knowledge that will serve you and your family, just as you served your country. We are not a part of any governmental organization.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) CINC Timothy Borland shares with you and update on the VFW and the plans for 2023.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) CINC Timothy Borland shares with you and update on the VFW and the plans for 2023.

    January/February is military organization month on Veterans Corner Radio. It is a chance to hear from the leaders of some of our veterans’ organizations. This week we will hear from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) CINC Timothy Borland. I caught up with Commander Borland for one of the over 300 days he spends on the road sharing the VFW message and he tells me that membership is growing dramatically and there is room for you. Listen in to hear a little of the history of the organization and more importantly what it is doing for you as a veteran already. 
    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 16 min
    American Legion National Commander Vincent (Jim) Troiola gives us an annual update on the activities and plans of the American Legion.

    American Legion National Commander Vincent (Jim) Troiola gives us an annual update on the activities and plans of the American Legion.

     January/February is military organization month on Veterans Corner Radio. It is a chance to hear from the leaders of some of our veterans’ organizations. This week we will hear from Vincent (Jim) Troiola, National Commander of the American Legion. He will share with us the legislative activities of the American Legion along with some opportunities for you to be of service to your brothers and sisters in arms. For full disclosure, I should mention I have been a member of the American Legion for 42 years and still am an active member.
    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 16 min
    Military Order Of World Wars (MOWW) Annual Commander in Chief interview. Since 1919, MOWW members ("Companions") have lived by the Order's motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” If you like to work on individual projects you will love MOW

    Military Order Of World Wars (MOWW) Annual Commander in Chief interview. Since 1919, MOWW members ("Companions") have lived by the Order's motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.” If you like to work on individual projects you will love MOW

    Michael Okins is the Commander In Chief (CINC) or the Military Order Of World Wars (MOWW). This group of military officers provides local assistance to various veteran’s projects and has an emphasis on youth programs. They have a new program that started a year ago called the Patriot program that invites nonmilitary officers to join them in their quest to live up to their credo, “It is nobler to serve, than to be served.” 
    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 15 min
    Lt. Gen Brian Kelly, USAF retired is taking the reins of the Military Officers Association of America. Officer or not you will find this interview of value.

    Lt. Gen Brian Kelly, USAF retired is taking the reins of the Military Officers Association of America. Officer or not you will find this interview of value.

    January/February is military organization month on Veterans Corner Radio. It is a chance to hear from the leaders of some of our veterans’ organizations. The Military Officers Association of America has a new leader. Replacing retired USAF Lt. Gen Atkins is retired USAF General Brian Kelly. MOAA is strong and growing stronger by the day with membership climbing and new legislative challenges being met by a force of lobbyists that they have deployed on the Hill. Listen in to hear how they are affecting your future.


    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 18 min
    The VA Emergency room can give you quicker service, because the have all the patients info. Having just been in one I know the great service they provide.

    The VA Emergency room can give you quicker service, because the have all the patients info. Having just been in one I know the great service they provide.

    Dr. Chad Kessler, VA Executive Director of the Emergency Program Office discusses the reasons why going to a VA Emergency Room may be your best option. The Mission Act gives us all the right to utilize Commercial Emergency Rooms but is it the right choice?  In many instances, it is not. Listen in to hear why going to the VA medical center Emergency Room might be your smartest move. 
    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 18 min
    Thousands of volunteer pilots and organizations with airplanes are available at no cost to fly wounded veterans and their families to treatments.

    Thousands of volunteer pilots and organizations with airplanes are available at no cost to fly wounded veterans and their families to treatments.

    Walt Fricke is the Airboss and Founder of the Veterans Airlift Command. He saw a need for a private, not-for-profit organization that would fly combat wounded veterans to appointments and treatment facilities. He has built an organization of thousands of pilots and their airplanes that now fill that mission. Even if you do not need transportation, do listen in because the stories he shares will warm your heart. 
    Our library of shows can be found at www.veteranscornerradio.com
    Join us on Facebook at the page Veterans Corner Radio
    You can contact our host William (Bill) Hodges at bill@billhodges.com

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Cdalbello ,

Authentic and helpful

Congrats to Bill on creating and executing such a helpful and interesting podcast.

Party w Arty ,

Vital info for all Veterans

The interviews provide current explanations of what is available and how to access Veteran benefits.

Retired COL. K ,

Great source of information

I was surprised at the information that was provided. I had no idea of the depth of services available to veterans and spouses.

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