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A New Leash on Life

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Service DogsTrains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.

Guest Bio: Gloria Gilbert Stoga

Stoga started Puppies Behind Bars in 1997, combining two of her lifelong passions: dogs and philanthropy. Prominent in charity circles Stoga was a member of a city commission helping inner teens find employment when her sister mailed her a newspaper clipping. The article described an Ohio penitentiary where prisoners reared pups for the visually impaired. Stoga knew she had found her calling. But there was a problem: Every guide dog school in New York that Stoga contacted wanted their puppies brought up in loving families not by convicts in a cell block. “The schools thought it was a stupid idea,” Stoga recalls.

She was undeterred. Stoga teamed five canines the schools had passed over with ten inmates at a maximum security women’s prison upstate. After 18 months with their incarcerated owners, the pups were retested by the schools and two became working guide dogs. “Here were people written off by society, raising puppies written off as guide dogs,” Stoga says. “And they succeeded.”

Tune in on the American Heroes Network for their new Episode “A New Leash on Life” Tuesday Feb. 18th 8am Pacific Time on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel.

It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to American Heroes Networkovercome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Yoga & Alternative PTSD Therapy

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Yoga and meditation while dealing  with PTSD, TBI and MST.

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Pamela Stokes Eggleston: MBA, Senior Consultant. Since 2004, Pamela’s goal has been to raise awareness of the challenges military families and veterans face upon returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since her husband was combat injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Pamela can identify with military spouses and caregivers who are often ignored. She has worked in the public policy, criminology, research and business management fields for over 18 years, serving as a consultant, peer reviewer and grant reviewer for numerous agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the VA, the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Labor, the National Resource Directory, and as an advisor on Congress-supported publications, and as Development Director for Blue Star Families. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association; additionally, she serves as an Advisory Board Member of Tee It Up for The Troops and on the Business and Professional Women Foundation’s Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Advisory Council.

Lorinda Fontaine Farris: Lorinda has been a practicing nurse practitioner for fourteen years, in the military for 27 and a spouse for 17 years. Of those 17 years of marriage, Lorinda shared her husband, Doug,  with the Army for fourteen of them.  Her husband retired from the Army four years ago; ironically, she has now worked for the Army as a government civilian for four years continuing to care for military women, spouses and retirees. Lorinda loves what she does for a living and is honored to be caring for her fellow military comrades. Lorinda and Doug have two ‘children’, their cats, Moxie and Glacier.

Tune in for a new episode with the Hosts of the American Heroes Network on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel.  Listen for this weeks episode “Yoga & Alternative PTSD Therapy” Tuesday January 28th 8am Pacific Time.

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 It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

” LiveSafe” 24/7 Safety & Situational Awareness for Military Families

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” LiveSafe” 24/7 Safety & Situational Awareness for Military Families

communicateHelp Deter criminals, Prevent crime, and React more effectively to crime, mental distress, and other safety issues through  two-way communication.

Guests Bio:

Shy Pahlevani is a Founder and Partner Advocate for LiveSafe.  As a victim of crime himself, Shy realized the role technology could play in crime prevention and personal safety, and brings over a decade of technology and start-up experience to LiveSafe. His goal is to ensure that everyone has access to tools to increase safety and create peace of mind.

Kristina Anderson is a survivor of the Virginia Tech tragedy in April 2007, and has since dedicated herself to the important issues of campus safety and emergency planning. As Chief Evangelist for LiveSafe, she speaks frequently on violence prevention and the importance of increased communication and the role technology plays in preventing crises.

Tune in to The American Heroes Network on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel for their new episode ” LiveSafe” 24/7 Safety & Situational Awareness for Military Families Listen Jan. 21st Tuesday 8am Pacific Time also listen to past episodes on Demand.

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It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Hot points about 2013 shows

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Hot points about 2013 shows

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Claims, Employment, Education and changes.  Todays guest on the American Heroes Network is Lt. Col Wilbert B. Forbes, Former Deputy Secretary for the Veterans Administration, Maryland He is a Past Department Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for the State of Maryland Former Deputy Secretary for the Veterans Administration, Maryland. Prior to this appointment, he was a Contract/Consultant Investigator conducting security background investigations for applicants seeking security clearances for positions of trust and responsibility in various agencies in the federal government.

Mr. Forbes is very supportive of matters recognizing the service and sacrifices of veterans. He is a Past Department Commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for the State of Maryland and has served as the Sixth District National Executive Committee Alternate, representing the DAV Departments of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. During his tenure with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Secretary Forbes continues to be a dedicated advocate for veterans and their families. He has been involved in a number of instances whereby assistance and help has been provided to those who were in need. His involvement with homeless veterans on the state’s Eastern Shore has resulted in the establishment of a veterans’ service center which bears his name Forbes Hall Veterans Education and Training Center, Salisbury, Maryland. Most recently, Deputy Secretary Forbes was honored by the African American Patriots Consortium, Inc., and was awarded the Paul L. Thompson Humanitarian Medal for his unyielding commitment to veterans as an innovative leader who has made Maryland the model for service delivery to veterans and truly represents the legacy of Paul. Thompson.

He is the recipient of the Department of the District of Columbia, American Veterans’ (AMVETS) Americanism Award for his patriotism and service within the veterans’ community. Recently, for the school year 2011-12, he was inducted into Morgan State University’s ROTC Bear Battalion Hall of Fame recognizing his services to ROTC Alumni Chapter and the veteran community.

As a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, with combat service in Vietnam (1967-68), he received numerous awards during his military service, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. As a public servant he retired from the US Department of Labor, where he managed a national investigative program.

Tune in on the American Heroes Network   listen to this weeks new episode “Hot points about 2013 shows” on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel Tuesday January 7th 8am Pacific Time.

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  It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Hope for the New Year: Challenges, Progress, and Hope

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Hope for the New Year: Challenges, Progress, and Hope

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What mental health challenges lay ahead for American Warriors in 2014? What progress has been made this year to help American Warriors? How can we create more hope among Warriors and families?

Dr. Mary Bartlett is a licensed professional counselor, and serves as an independent behavioral health consultant on resilience, risk reduction, and suicide prevention.  With a doctorate in Counselor Education from Auburn University, her professional credentials include certification as a national counselor, a certified Alabama counseling supervisor, a certified family life educator, and a military family life consultant.  She is an authorized trainer for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and the American Association of Suicidology, is a qualified master resilience trainer, and speaks internationally on suicide prevention, resilience, leadership, and various mental health related topics.

Guest Bio:
Dr. Bartlett is currently involved in research on the correlation between eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide with Dr. Thomas Joiner, a leader in the field of suicide research, and his research team at Florida State University concurrently with Dr. Tracy Witte at Auburn University. She serves Department of Defense leadership on suicide and resilience-related matters and works closely with the Air National Guard Bureau in Washington, DC; formerly, she served on the Army National Guard Resilience, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention Council and the Air Force Resilience Programming and Development Working Group.

Dr. Bartlett is a board member of the Alabama chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and serves as a member of the Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition and on the ethics committee for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

Dr. Bartlett is passionate in her commitment to prevent suicide and advocate for those who have been touched by suicide.  She travels to lecture and provide support services to a wide range of organizations, hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is married to a retired military member who served for twenty-five years on active duty.

Tune in to American Heroes Network on the Voiceamerica Variety Channel. Listen for their New Episode “Hope for the New Year: Challenges, Progress, and Hope” on Tuesday December 31st 8 am Pacific Time.

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Coping with the Holidays

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Coping with the Holidays

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Tune in on the American Heroes Network Tuesday Dec. 24th at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.  Listen to their New Episode “Coping With The Holidays

For a veteran with mental health concerns, a big part of navigating the holiday season is about being honest with yourself and open with your family: setting realistic goals; helping people understand what you’re up for and what’s just too much.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Dee Rajska is a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist. The focus of her clinical practice is on treatment of trauma. She has worked with survivors of childhood abuse, physical and sexual assaults, serious motor vehicle accidents, as well as workplace injuries and assaults.

Her professional activities in her private practice are focused on treating service-related trauma in veterans, currently serving members of the Canadian Forces, as well as law enforcement professionals and first responders. She believes that those who have put their lives on the line to serve their country or community deserve to be treated with the utmost compassion, dignity, respect, and gratitude. Serving those who have served includes striving to continually educate herself to provide the very best possible care to my patients.

In addition to her clinical work, she also writes Coming Back Home, a blog about PTSD for veterans, currently serving members of the military and their families. The goal of the blog is to provide easy-to-understand information about the biology behind PTSD, as well as to provide support to those with service-related PTSD and their families. You can find the blog at The Canadians Veterans Advocacy Website.

 

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It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

POS-REP: A Mobile, GPS-based Social Network for the Veteran Community

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POS REP is a mobile, proximity-based social network made expressly for the military veteran community. Short for Position Report, POS REP connects veterans who served together but more importantly allows veterans to discover peers and resources in their communities. Anthony Allman is the CEO & Co-Founder of POS REP. Since his Honorable Discharge from the Army in 2003, Anthony has worked as a veterans advocate with such organizations as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Student Veterans of America, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) and Team Rubicon. In 2010, Anthony transitioned into the tech sector where he worked for Google’s first Value Added Reseller of Google Apps, a cloud-based productivity suite. Anthony also founded Cloud Corpsman, a 2011 VA Innovation Industry Award finalist, which developed a direct import tool for VA’s Blue Button Initiative and Google Health.

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Anthony Allman

Anthony Allman is the CEO and CoFounder at POS REP; a mobile, proximitybased social network designed exclusively for the military veteran community. Anthony served as the Director of Strategy at ViWo Inc, Google’s first Value Added Reseller of Google Apps, a cloudbased productivity suite. Under his leadership, ViWo became the first private sector partner in the Department of Defense Information Technology Exchange Program which seeks to enhance DoD knowledge of cloud computing technologies. Anthony was also the Founder of Health IT startup Cloud Corpsman, a VA Innovation Award Finalist, which developed the first integration tool for the Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button Initiative and Google Health.  Prior to a career in technology, Anthony was a tireless advocate for veterans. From 20032007 he worked for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Los Angeles Regional Office as the Coordinator of College Outreach. In 2008, he was elected first Vice President of Student Veterans of America participating in the campaign to secure passage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. He also worked with members of Congress to introduce H.R. 5474 Student Veteran Financial Aid Fairness Act of 2008. On campus, Anthony instituted the first change in the UCLA orientation program in over a decade, laid the foundation for the Veteran Resource Office and worked to bring the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program to the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  In 2004, Anthony interned for Congressman Brad Sherman where he administered the Democratic Member Services Task Force website. The following year he interned for Senator Dianne Feinstein where he developed proposals to the FY06 Defense Authorization Act to include the procurement of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. Anthony holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA and served in the US Army as a PATRIOT Enhanced Launching Station Operator (14T) from 2001 – 2003 deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Tune in for the American Heroes Network Every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. Listen to this weeks episode on Dec. 17th “POS-REP:  A Mobile, GPS-based Social Network for the Veteran Community”

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It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

EBV & EBV-Family: Entrepreneurship for Vets & Family

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EBV & EBV-Family:  Entrepreneurship for Vets & Family

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On the American Heroes Network, the topic up for discussion is the impact of effective leadership along with how the IVMF leverages higher education to design, develop and deliver world-class educational programs for veterans, their families and community stakeholders.   With Guests Mr. Jeremy Williams and Mr. Jared Lyon.

Guest Bios:

Mr. Jeremy Williams, a decorated United States Marine, combat veteran, and survivor of three tours of duty in the War in Iraq is the Principal & Managing Partner of Hashmark Strategies, LLC™ an emerging leader in developing and cultivating corporate leadership in both the profit and non-profit sectors.Some of his previous projects include: the Houston/Harris County Veterans Behavioral Initiative, where he led and implemented effective implementation strategies in a multifaceted, multilevel government collaboration.

 Mr. Jared Lyon, A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Lyon served as a submariner and Navy diver, taking part in multiple deployments around the world in support of the global war on terrorism. As national program manager for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), Lyon manages, coordinates and administers the EBV and EBV-Families (EBV-F) national programs. In addition, he administers the EBV-Technical Assistance Program (EBV-TAP) on behalf of the institute.

You can also Tune in with the American Heroes Network Every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on Voiceamerica Variety Channel for their upcoming episode “EBV & EBV-Family:  Entrepreneurship for Vets & Family” Dec. 10th

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 It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Leadership Lessons

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Guest Bio: Lieutenant Colonel Justin Constantine

Justin is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps with 16 years of active and reserve service.  He volunteered for his deployment to Iraq in 2006, excited to lead other Marines and help rebuild that war-torn part of the world. While on a routine combat patrol, an enemy sniper shot Justin in the head, causing catastrophic damage, destroying his jaws and much of his face. Thanks to the heroic efforts of a young Navy Corpsman, and his own warrior spirit, Justin is still alive today.  Since his injury, Justin has continued to lead from the front and serve as a role model to other Wounded Warriors.  Justin’s personal awards include the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Through his journey of courage, injury, resilience and triumph, Justin demonstrates that we are all stronger than we think we are.  His personal story of recovery and success is a testament to the power of the human spirit, and the message he shares applies to all members of the audience.  All will leave inspired to attack any difficulties in their own lives, and will search out opportunities to excel at work and at home.

Tune in Now on The American Heroes Network for their new Episode “Leadership Lessons” on the Voiceameica Variety Channel Tuesday Dec. 3rd at 8 AM Pacific Time.  You can also tune in for all past episodes on Demand Here.

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 It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

Vet Jobs, The Value of Hiring a Vet

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VetJobs is the premiere military related job board on the Internet. The VetJobs website connects transitioning military personnel, veterans and their family members with organizations who are searching for highly trained, reliable and mission-oriented employees.

Guest Bio: Ted Daywalt

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Since 1999 Ted Daywalt has been president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsored VetJobs, the premier military employment site on the Internet. From 1971 to 1978 he served on active duty in the Navy as a line officer and intelligence officer, then transferred to the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program, from which he retired as a Captain (O-6) with 28 years of service. Ted has held executive positions in the steel, electric utility, importing, chemical and recruiting industries. Ted is an in demand speaker and is regularly cited and interviewed in the press, including USA Today, 60 Minutes, Military Times, PBS, NPR, CNN, and FOX News. Ted testifies regularly before Congress on veterans and economic issues. Ted is recognized as the leading subject matter expert regarding veteran employment issues. Ted earned a BS from Florida State University (1971); an MA, International Relations, University of Southern California (1977); and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School, Emory University (1980).

For more information about Radio Show Times, Visit their website at the American Heroes Network

The American Heroes Network is a for-profit organization formed by Vietnam Era Veterans to help all Veterans returning home. American Heroes Network is a place where Veterans can gather to find the best available information of interest to American Veterans and their families. An interesting and important element of the network is our “responsive” mobile site that is viewable . . . Anytime, Anywhere and on Any device.

You can also Tune in with the American Heroes Network Every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on Voiceamerica Variety Channel For their latest episode Nov.26th .

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 It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition. American Heroes Network provides a way for individuals, corporations and small businesses to support our Heroes by helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. They help aim our veterans, looking for jobs, in the right direction, help provide homes for our troops, assisting individuals and their families who have been severely injured while serving in the U.S. military and providing scholarships for families of our Fallen Heroes.  This will be a weekly hour long show joined by our military heroes and people and organizations that make a difference. American Heroes Network airs live Tuesdays at 8 AM Pacific, powered by Voice America Variety.

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