11/13/2011

Tonight’s special Veteran’s Day guests:

SM Scott & MSR Martin Fawbush 8-9 PM

Identical twins, Sergeant Major Scott Fawbush and Master Sergeant (Retired) Martin Fawbush were born and raised in Louisville, KY.  Between the two they have nearly 57 years of active military service in the U.S. Army and they also have an older brother Gregg, who could not make it tonight.  He has also served 27 years.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • 1. When and why did you join the Military?
  • 2. What is your Military Occupational Specialty (job), that you perform in the Army?
  • 3. Other than your assignments in Infantry units, what other Temporary Duty assignments have you been assigned to?
  • 4.   How many times have you moved throughout your military career and what assignment did you enjoy the most.

Related Links:

Go Army (main U.S. Army web site)

Benefits to joining the Army:

Money

Education Benefits

Health Care & Vacation

Soldier & Family Services

Additional Incentives

After the Army

 

Brig. General Jim Shane 8-9 PM

Brig. Gen. Jim Shane, U.S. Army, Retired. Gen. Shane is the former Executive Director of the Governor’s Commission on Military Affairs in Kentucky.  He is now Sullivan University’s Director of Military & Veteran Affairs.  He is also Co-Chair of APSCU’s Military & Veteran’s Committee.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • 1. Why did you visit Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress regarding the Federal Government’s treatment of career colleges and vocational schools?  What kind of response did you receive?
  • 2. How are Federal regulations and legislation impacting veterans and students at career colleges?
  • 3. What is the “Gainful Employment” regulation and how is it effecting veterans and students at career colleges?
  • 4. Why do veterans often choose career colleges to further their educations and careers?
  • 5. When visiting Washington, DC, you urged members of Congress not to issue regulations that force vocational and career schools to close, or that impede these school’s ability to teach students.  What kinds of policies are currently threatening students and veterans attending career colleges?
  • 6. President Obama often promotes education as the key to job creation.  How are career colleges (like Sullivan University) preparing America’s workforce to compete?
  • 7. What should lawmakers do to ensure that career and vocational schools continue to play their critical role in our system of higher education?

Related links:

Government Printing Office (the place to look for info on veteran’s benefits or any government info)

Military Friendly Schools

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8:55p.m.   Annette Ball     (Dare to Care)

Annette Ball is the Programs Director at Dare to Care Food Bank.  Since joining the Dare to Care team 8 years ago, Annette has had many opportunities to see the direct impact her work has upon the youth of our neighborhoods.  This awareness of the need in our community has fueled her passion to help those who are not able to have their most basic needs fulfilled on a daily basis.

Dare to Care Food Bank’s mission is to lead the community to feed the hungry and conquer the cycle of need.  Last year, we distributed more than 12 million meals to nearly 200,000 individuals through our partnerships with over 300 social service agencies.  Started over 40 years ago, Dare to Care Food Bank has thrived on the generosity of our community not only through donations, but through time volunteering.  Those interested in becoming involved or donating can visit www.daretocare.org or call our office at 966-3821.  Our warehouse is located at 5803 Fern Valley Road, with office hours from 8:30-5:00.

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Dr Chrisanne Gordon, M.D. 9-10 PM

website: www.operationresurrection.com, http://whatistbi.org

Documentary: Operation Resurrection

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon is a rehabilitation physician who has been working with our returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries, the signature wound of these wars.  Dr. Gordon’s mission is to seek proper diagnosis and treatment for the nearly 400,000 returning Veterans who suffer from TBI’s by enlisting the assistance of the civilian medical community.  It is the focus of her documentary, Operation Resurrection, which will be released in early 2012.

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • 1. Dr. Gordon – Please explain to us how you came to work with Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
  • 2. Is a TBI the same thing as a concussion?
  • 3. What are the primary causes of brain injuries in our military?
  • 4. How do you diagnosis a TBI?
  • 5. What are the major signs or symptoms that you have a brain injury?
  • 6. What is the difference between a traumatic brain injury, a TBI, and post traumatic stress syndrome, PTSD?
  • 7. Can a service member suffer from both TBI and PTSD?
  • 8. How do you treat a person for a TBI successfully and does time lapse from the onset of the symptoms to treatment make a difference?
  • 9. Why do you feel that the civilian medical community should be involved in the rehabilitation of our returning Veterans?
  • 10. Are there any examples of where that is happening now; ie, the cooperation between military, Veterans Administration, and the Community?
  • 11. I understand that there are several co-morbidities, or other medical problems often associated with patients with brain injuries.  What are some of those problems?
  • 12. Does unemployment play a role in the plight of our returning heroes with brain injuries?
  • 13. What can family members and the community do to support and care for loved ones with mild traumatic brain injuries?
  • 14. What services are available currently on a local and national level to assist Veterans and their families with proper care?
  • 5.   What is your current assignment and what function do you perform there?
  • 16. How many combat deployments have you been on and where?
  • 17. What has the most challenging thing about the military for you?
  • 18. What do you think the highlight of your military career was?
  • 19. In what ways do you thing the military has helped you?
  • 20. What does veterans day mean to you?

Special links provided by Operation Ressurection:

Resources for Veterans:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
http://whatistbi.org

Speak With an NVF Counselor
1-888-777-4443

The National Veterans Foundation
http://www.nvf.org/

The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
http://coalitionforveterans.org/ciav/home/

VA Facility Locator
http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1

More Organizations that Assist Veterans:
http://veteransnetwork.net/directory.php

Related Links:

Brain Injury Directory

Government Printing Office (the place to look for info on veteran’s benefits or any government info)

PTSD Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (wikipedia)

PTSD Stress Disorder – symptom scale

Traumatic Brain Injury (wikipedia)

 

Major Retired Montgomery Granger 9-10 PM

Book: Saving Grace at Guantanamo: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior

Major Retired Montgomery Granger is a three-times mobilized, retired, 22 year veteran U.S. Army Reserve major who served nearly 2 ½ years on deployments to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Ft. Dix, New Jersey, and Iraq from 2002 to 2005. He wrote the book “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay: A Memoir of a Citizen Warrior.”

Topics to be discussed (time permitting):

  • 1. What was it like, taking care of people who wanted to kill you?
  • 2. Who were these unlawful combatant detainees in 2002?
  • 3. Should Americans be proud of the facilities and military personnel at Gitmo? Why?
  • 4. Was there torture or abuse at Gitmo?
  • 5. What was the toughest part about your deployment to Guantanamo Bay?
  • 6. Describe a typical day for you at Gitmo.
  • 7. Describe a typical day for a detainee at Gitmo.
  • 8. What problems were there at Camp X-Ray?
  • 9. Why did you write your book, “Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay,” and what’s behind the title?
  • 10. Did you force feed hunger striking detainees? What was the protocol?
  • 11. Why was the detention facility at Gitmo, and not some other place?
  • 12. What is the philosophy of the American incarceration mission?
  • 13. Why have so many detainees passed through Gitmo, and why are those who are still there not been put on trial yet?
  • 14. Why shouldn’t the Gitmo detainees be tried and kept in the United States?
  • 15. Where did you serve in Iraq, and what did you do there?
  • 16. What differences were there between detention operations in Gitmo and in Iraq?
  • 17. What are your feelings about the death of Osama bin Laden?
  • 18. What do you think the future holds in our Global War on Terror/struggle with Islamist extremists?
  • 19. How is your family, and what changes have taken place since your deployments?
  • 20. What’s next for Montgomery Granger?

Related Links:

Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (wikipedia)

Unlawful Combatants (wikipedia)

War Powers Resolution (wikipedia)

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