By unitedweroll on Sep 17, 2011 | In Military News and Support
Upcoming Highlights From United We Roll at Stardust Radio
For the Week of September 18 - 24
United We Roll producers will offer the first of a new series of specials that will take a look at our Veterans, including many of the realities they face today. As the Veteran population continues to grow, the issues are as widespread as being homeless and in need of medical care to those who are living comfortably, yet dedicate themselves to helping their fellow Vets.
Our first special will include a visit with Randi Laird of Veteran Services Unlimited and a very real look at how this Vet and others are reaching out to terminally ill and homeless brothers/sisters from the service of our country to give them shelter, get them to medical treatments and more. This visit is very real and listeners should be prepared to hear some hard news.
This special will air live on Monday, September 19th at 5:30pm Central and will repeat at appr 9:00am
Central on Thursday, September 22nd.
Also coming up this next week, our United We Roll World Tour Show will be broadcast at its regular live time on Tuesday, September 20th, 2-4pm Central and will repeat at 6:30pm CT on Wednesday,
September 21st. Our guests will include:
Sgt Kelsey Brown, Combat Medic, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2-1 AAB
MSgt Danielle Hirvela, Community Service Flight Chief, 376th EFSS
WO1 Aaron Sargent and CW2 James Smotherman, HHC BDE, 2-1 AAB
By unitedweroll on Sep 13, 2011 | In Military News and Support
Shared Thoughts Sept 13, 2011 - The Grey Haired Brigade
Many interesting topics come through on email that I think are "share-worthy". So, these will be placed under the category of "Shared Thoughts". This is one such piece ....
They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers and, in some cases, dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were.
We have worked hard, raised our children, worshipped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.
In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lin es, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.. Yes, we lived those days.
We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlef ield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner , America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .
Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domest ic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.
It was the young and infidels of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress.
You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." ; You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Cool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.
Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."
~Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member
By unitedweroll on Sep 12, 2011 | In Military News and Support
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No.20110908-01 September 08, 2011
A shot in the dark: “Dragon” Battalion medics conduct no-light intravenous training
I imagine that many of us have thought about the challenges that Combat Medics face while treating an injured member in the field. But I have to admit that working in the dark was not one condition that had even entered my thoughts. I reckon there is a whole lot more these brave medics can tell us and we will be sure to ask.
By 1st Lt. Douglas Bengal, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C
BAGHDAD—It’s darker than your average midnight in a palm grove. All the lights are turned off inside the aid station where medics with Company C, 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center prepare materials for intravenous injections which they will be administering to simulated casualties.
Only the dim ambient glow created by their PVS-14 monocular night vision device illuminates the outlines of Soldiers waiting to be “stuck.” It’s a worst-case scenario that medics with Company C, 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt. at Joint Security Station Muthana, Iraq feel they must be ready to handle.
The optics require medics to maintain the same consistent distance from their point of focus regardless of the complexity of the task. Clarity, color and shadow are regulated to shades of green and black.
“You find different angles for using your skills,” said Spc. George Wilson, a medic with Company C, 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt. and a San Antonio native. “You have turn up your senses and use them in a different way.”
There are many steps to executing an IV stick: apply the tourniquet; find a good vein; clean the puncture site; align the needle and stick; observe a “flash” of blood indicating the stick was successful; lower the needle and advance it slightly; remove the tourniquet; fully insert the catheter; apply pressure to occlude the catheter and then remove the needle.
Achieving a stick may be easier to achieve under full daylight if the casualty is still and the vein easily accessible, but battlefield conditions are rarely that simple, and medics are constantly devising different, challenging simulations with which to improve their skills. Veins must be able to be detected with touch, needles indexed by memory, puncture sites maintained by touch and held to mark them. Sticking slightly to the side of the vein could result in a catheter being advanced into tissue. Perceptive fingers are needed to find thinner or covered veins.
The Company C medics are unanimous in their opinion regarding the likelihood that this training will be applied in the field.
“The complete darkness stick represents an extreme, worst-case scenario,” said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Coleman, the aid station noncommissioned officer-in-charge at Joint Security Station Muthana, and a Soddy Daisy, Tenn., native. “The exercise serves two additional purposes to preparing to work in these conditions—familiarization, and as a confidence builder.”
On the off chance that all chemical lights, flashlights, headlights, houselights, and even weapon lights are inoperable, and casualties are in need of treatment, the Company C medics are up to the task.
“It’s something new and it’s something different,” said Coleman. “The medics have to go strictly off their knowledge of the cardiovascular system and ours did an excellent job.”
By unitedweroll on Sep 11, 2011 | In Military News and Support
Please join us 7:15am CT/8:15am ET as we dedicate our 9/11 Memorial to 9/11 First Responders, to those who joined the military to protect our country & all the families. You put your lives & family time on the line & on hold every day. Those who fell on 9/11 in New York City, Washington DC, in the field in Pennsylvania and for those who have fallen in combat with terrorists will never be forgotten. Their families remain in our daily prayers and in our hearts. The surviving brothers & sisters who serve now deserve our ultimate respect and dignity for the Heroes that you all continue to be.
Our memorial will feature audio clips, comments and music. We also invite listeners to call in with their memories of September 11, 2001 and what this date means now, ten years later. To listen - www.stardustradio.com and click listen live button. To call in on a stateside line – 877-213-4329.
The following prayer comes to you complimentary of Brent Andrews:
Now I lay me down to sleep...one less terrorist this world does keep...with all my heart I give my thanks...to those in uniform regardless of ranks...you serve our country and serve it well...with humble hearts your stories tell...so as I rest my weary eyes...while freedom rings our flag still flies...you give your all, do what you must...with God we live and God we trust.
Our deepest thanks to all of you and your families. May God bless you all.
Judi & Jeff
By unitedweroll on Sep 10, 2011 | In Military News and Support
Release No: 199
Sept. 9, 2011
Air Force announces enlisted supplemental promotions
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- More than 850 Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the September enlisted supplemental promotion process.
The enlisted supplemental promotion release announces those Airmen selected for promotion who tested outside of their required cycle due to an extended temporary duty or deployment in support of a contingency around the world.
The promotion list can be found here. Airmen can also access their score notices on the Virtual Military Personnel Flight through the Air Force Personnel Services website.
Airmen selected for promotion achieved an overall score above the cutoff mark in their respective Air Force specialty. The score is a composite of other factors under the Weighted Airman's Promotion System, which includes time in grade, time in service, enlisted performance reports, decorations, promotion fitness examination and specialty knowledge test scores.
AFPC officials said selections are tentative until the data verification process is complete, which is no later than 10 days after the promotion release date. Officials will notify Airmen through their servicing military personnel section if a discrepancy is identified.
For more information about personnel issues, visit the Air Force Personnel Services website at https://gum-crm.csd.disa.mil.
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By unitedweroll on Sep 6, 2011 | In Military News and Support
United We Roll World Tour Show
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Tuesday 9/06/11 2:00pm – 5:00pm Central (Live)
Wednesday 9/07/11 6:30pm – 9:30pm Central (Repeat)
Welcome Stardust Listeners! Thank you for joining us on United We Roll
Tuesday, the 6th day of September, 2011.
We would like to send out our well wishes to our many neighbors who have been so adversely affected by Tropical Storm Lee and those in the Northeast who are recovering from Irene and yet may have additional rain from Lee. We also send our gratitude to the National Guard, the Red Cross, the First Responders and all who are going in to the hard hit areas to help. Needless to say, many of us are praying that Katia will stay offshore and head back out to sea in the Atlantic.
For this week's United We Roll on September 6th, we will check in with three deployed members, two in the Air Force and one serving with the Army. Each of our guests will share a lot of information with us that will touch on a variety of issues around military service and lifestyles. This show will start at the usual time of 2pm and end at our usual time of 4:00pm Central. Remember, if you are not able to stay with us through the afternoon today, this show will repeat again tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept 7th at 6:30pm Central.
(2:09pm) For our first visit, we are joined by Air Force SSG Christopher Fall who is on deployment with the 376th ESFS/K-9 Section along with his partner named "Lucky". It is very interesting how a working dog and his handler come together and SSG Fall will fill us in on this and several other areas regarding service with a 4 legged partner. This is a great visit and we will also follow-up with posting an article about Lucky and SSG Fall in our United We Roll Blog.
(2:39pm) Our next visit is with Command CMS James Lucas who is on deployment with the 376th AEW at Transit Center Manas in the Kyryz Republic. Unlike most airmen, CMS Lucas has been on a one year tour instead of a 4-6 month deployment. One of the many projects this Command Chief has worked on, has been the development of an NCO School Language Lab which is attended by both US and Kyrgyz military members. CMS Lucas, a 28 year veteran, provides us with a wonderful visit and we will follow-up with an article about the language school posted in our blog.
(3:25pm) Our third visit for today is with an exceptional young soldier who is serving in the Tactical Operations Center on deployment with the HHC 1-63 AR, 2-1 AAB in Iraq. PFC Travis Amstutz was able to take time in the late afternoon of a long day on duty to chat with us about many aspects of serving in today's Army. From Basic Training through to this deployment, PFC Amstutz has remained dedicated to his mission and to the importance of looking after his battle buddies. You will not want to miss a minute of this visit.
We would like to express our appreciation to some folks without whom the visits this week would not be possible. Our deepest appreciation goes to Army CPT Selina Tolonen, Air Force TSgt Tammie Moore and SFC Christopher Roberts.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL & MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!
SEPTEMBER 11TH TRIBUTE ON
7:30AM - 9AM CENTRAL
As we all know, the 10th anniversary of September 11th will be here this coming Sunday. There are numerous tributes and memorials taking place all over our country and it does an American heart good to see these taking place. We will also have a tribute here on Stardust Radio starting at 7:30am Central on the morning of Sunday, September 11, 2011. We will follow the timeline of events that took place on that tragic day and we will honor the thousands of victims and Heroes who were lost, along with our continued prayers of comfort for their families. We will also honor all of the men and women who answered the call of duty as result of this attack and the need to protect our country and freedom.
Sadly, we know that more injured Veterans who are waiting on slow claims will also be needing help for utilities, groceries, and some for help with rent. We are talking about Veterans who served one to four tours in Iraq and/or Afghanistan and came home with serious, life changing injuries, but whose claims still have not cleared the VA.
Until these claims are settled on a timely basis and until our Vets who are trying to recover from amputations and worse are able to focus on healing without worrying about keeping a roof over their heads, we must be ready to help. Veterans For Change is great about locating organizations and churches to help, talking to landlords to work out payments, etc. But each week, there is still help needed to see that 4 - 6 injured Vets have shelter, food and power. Please help whenever you can. THANK YOU!
And a reminder to all - Will you please contact your elected officials and ask them to expedite the claims of the wounded from your state so they do not suffer the additional stress of worrying about losing their homes while they also try to heal?
VETERANS FOR CHANGE
Provides Assistance to Vets Weekly Who Have Qualified For Assistance
The Following Is A Sample Of Vets Who Need Their Help Every Week
A New List Will Come Out For Next Monday, But
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We (VFC) do make every effort possible to connect with local organizations, charities, social service programs and when a claim is stalled for what ever reason we do our best to either provide a better VSO or contact their Senators and Congressmen to put pressure in the right places to expedite claims.
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