Gunner and Montanaman joined the program to talk about the USS McCain collision, having both lived about US Navy warships for extended periods of time, in the Gunner’s case he was part of the USS Kitty Hawk (an aircraft carrier) for two years. They’ll talk collisions at sea.
Ken Rodgers, former Marine and Khe Sanh veteran joins us to talk about the battle as well as his ongoing film efforts.
We also discuss things people say to veterans — “We Hire Veterans” and “Thank you for your service” — Ken isn’t a fan.
Ken also updates us on his next project, a documentary about the wives of combat veterans.
Joey Porrazzo, Maj USMC (ret), a former FA-18C/D pilot will join us to talk air to air combat over the weekend and how it happens.
Joey talks mission planning for the specific situation over Syria, in the midst escalating tensions in the area. He then walks us through the air-to-air engagement between the F/A-18E and the SU-22 that resulted in the downing of the Syrian SU-22.
We also discuss the Russian Defence ministry’s statement describing “American planes flying west of Euphrates will be treated as targets and that it has suspended safety agreement with US.”
Wed, Jun 14 2017, Hour 1
The President & CEO of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation joined us to discuss the broad work that both do. From supporting battlefield studies to supplying deploying units with Kindle reading tablets to supporting the Commandants Reading Lists, the Association & Foundation are out there doing it each day as they have done for over 100 years.
Mark discusses the challenges of remaining a strong presence
Founded by General John A. Lejeune in 1913 the Association is the premier support organization for the Marine Corps. If you’re not a member, you can join by clicking here.
00:00: Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC, talks about the weekend in Scio, NY where he supervised the placing of a sign identifying the city of Scio as the home of Cpl Jason Dunham, USMC, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions against the enemy in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.