Basecamp Guests: David Menegon, Javi Castro, Marie Delus, Ryan Hegg, Kevin Fitzpatrick & Brian Andersson

March 29th, 2017 by
 Episode Excerpt:

 “We know a lot about WW2 and we have an awareness of the Civil War because we have living WW2 veterans and the Civil War we can walk and see the battlefields and the cemeteries. WW1 is just over the horizon and almost forgotten, In terms of its importance it is the war that kicked off the American Century and represented a seismic shift in the way the world ran. Before it was a world dominated by monarchies and after that the decline of the colonial powers and the rise of representative government on a wide scale. It gave rise to these concepts and ideas that are very much important today. Large scale humanitarian efforts we see today first started in WW1.

-Ryan Hegg

Topics Covered
-Overview of each guest veterans involvement in NYC public life
-Overview of historical commemoration efforts in NYC and nationally
-Upcoming Father Duffy Square NYC event

Air Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Panelists:

David Menegon, US Army veteran and Manhattan Community Board 8
Javi Castro, NY State Guard veteran and Coro Fellow
Marie Delus, US Marine veteran and Mayor’s Office
Ryan Hegg, UWVC and WWI Commission
Kevin Fitzpatrick, US Marine veteran and WWI Commission
Brian Andersson Former NYC Commissioner and Community Outreach, Woodlawn Cemetery

 

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

 

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Live Recording During Vietnam Veterans Day

March 25th, 2017 by
Context of the Episode:
Every year the UWVC honors those who served in Vietnam, remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and carries on the legacy of our Vietnam veterans by offering services and information to veterans of all eras. The event begins with the reading of the names of the 1,741 New Yorkers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War, as well as those who died in Iraq, Afghanistan and other post-9/11 operations. It is followed by a wreath laying at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, with tribute to Gold Star Families. Featuring NY City and State proclamations, speakers, musical performances, and salute from our Post 9-11 veterans. It concludes with a veterans resource expo where Vietnam-era and older generations will learn about opportunities to upgrade their benefits (or to apply for new benefits) that reflect their changing needs as they age. During the expo fair we had a live recording of Basecamp!

Panelists:

Vince McGowan, President
Emily Toro, Gold Star Mother
Jim Flaherty, Meadowbrook
Ken Smith, Veteran Advocate
Blue Star Families Chapter President
Dr. Ayse Aytaman, VA
Ryan Hegg, UWVC
Tami Morkan, UWVC

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

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Basecamp Guests: Gabe Stefania, Kelly Bryan, Don Makay, Michelle Dellafave, Bill Morris

March 15th, 2017 by
Snippet of the Episode:
 “We were asked to go with Bob [Hope] in 1969 – we were in a large jet that was especially equipped so the entire crew, the musicians, the props everything was on this special military jet. We traveled to several bases in Europe as well as our home base in Bangkok,Thailand; we went to Korea, Guam and back through Alaska. It was very top secret. Not much was known about where we were going…. To watch Bob a true patriot work and wherever we went or whatever platoon, he knew he did his homework he had lines that the guys would get hysterical about… It was such a blessing to be there.”
Michelle Dellafave
Topics Covered
-Overview of Vietnam Veterans Day
-History Behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
-Experiences performing with Bob Hope in Vietnam for active duty
-The role of the 69th Infantry Regiment’s involvement in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
-UWVC’s Vietnam Veterans Day event

Air Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Panelists:

Gabe Stefania, Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
Kelly Bryan, UWVC
Don Makay, 69th Infantry Regiment
Michelle Dellafave, former Bob Hope performer
Bill Morris, Vietnam Veteran

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show hosted by UWVC President Dan McSweeney where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm.

 

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Basecamp – Guests: Mark Otto and Michelle Rosenfeld

March 1st, 2017 by
Episode Excerpt:

“PTS is a topic that comes up often. The spectrum of what veterans need in this generation is a lot broader than it used to be. Of course you are going to have people that need to handle their PTS and there are non-profits that are playing such a relevant role such as HeadStrong. On the other end of the spectrum, you have veterans that finish up their service, come to New York or go back home and wind up going to top grad schools, get top executive positions, start their own business, or become very successful contractors. The spectrum of needs is much broader these days than it used to be. I learned this from Doug McGowan our Chairman and friend he made the point that Post Tramatic Stress isn’t a disorder it’s a natural reaction. His term is Post Traumatic Strength – if you handle it correctly and have the right support then that stress you have undergone is going to be a muscle, a source of strength for you and it really depends on how you handle it, which is why it’s good that people are so open about it opposed to 20 or 30 or 40 years ago.”

-Dan McSweeney

Topics Covered

  • Issues of PTS that are prevalent in the Veterans community
  • Life as Post 9/11 vets and millennial veterans
  • Military background of Mark Otto and life as a veteran
  • Anecdotes of the Panama Invasion and Desert Storm

Listen to the most recent episode of Basecamp, the UWVC radio show where we take an in-depth look at veterans issues. It airs live on WPAT AM930 every other Wednesday at 6:00pm. The show is hosted by Ralph Romeo with UWVC President Dan McSweeney as moderator.

Air Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Panelists:

Mark Otto, UWVC
Michelle Slonim, UWVC

 

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