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Veterans’ Voice Radio’s goal is to help veterans and active members of the military identify and apply for local, state and federal benefits, along with programs they may qualify for. Housing, education and training for careers are just some of the various topics that are discussed during the show. Guests from numerous Veterans agencies will help vets navigate through the process of applying for and receiving benefits, and help answer any other questions veterans may have about these subjects.
Each week, we feature a Veteran’s Voice segment to start the show. It consists a veteran telling their own story about their experiences in the military.
We are looking for veterans to appear on the show, whether through call-ins or an in-studio discussion. If you are interested in this great opportunity to share your story and help fellow veterans, please contact Gregg Brasso at 781-985-1551 or at Veteransvoiceradio@gmail.com
“As a Gold Star family, I realized at an early age that veterans and their family issues carry on long after the wars have ended. After a career in high tech sales and marketing, I have spent the last 8 years helping veterans identify and apply for local, state, and federal programs and benefits they have earned. While working as an outreach specialist with the Veterans Upward Bound program at UMASS Boston, I helped veterans identify military transfer credits, GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits, and help plan an educational path that will lead to post secondary education and onto meaningful full time careers. The Veterans’ Voice radio show will address these and other veterans issues and to provide direction to benefit application.”
- Gregg Brasso
4/23/2015 – #50 – 1 Year Anniversary Show!
4/16/2015 – #49 - Recruitment Radio Night
4/9/2015 – #48 - Homeland Security Night
4/2/2015 – #47 – Suicide Awareness
3/26/2015 – #46 - Chelsea Soldiers Home Night
3/19/2015 – #45 – Wounded Warrior Project
For more Information on our VV Vet Nicholas Charbonneau visit:
3/12/2015 – #44 - Veterans Home Buyers Night
3/5/2015 – #43 – Womens Night with Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg
2/19/2015 – #42 - 2 Hour Show with Common Ground on Addiction and PTSD
2/12/2015 – #41 – Suicide Awareness
2/5/2015 – #40 – Chelsea Soldiers Home
1/29/2015 – #39 Major Topic – Massachusetts National Guard
1/22/2015 – #38 Major Topic – Veterans’ Employment/Recruitment Radio
1/15/2015 – #37 Major Topic – AmVets
1/8/2015 – #36 Major Topic – Veterans’ Inc.
1/1/2015 – #35 Major Topic – Look Back on 2014 and What’s Ahead for 2015
Listen to Charles DuQuette’s Veteran’s Story here
4/23 – 1 Year Anniversary Night
4/30 – Gold Star Night with Melida and Carlos Arredondo
Listen to LauriBeth Quinlivan’s song, A Mother’s Love is a Blessing here:
Listen to Jim O’Brien’s full veteran’s story here:
Ask the workshop facilitator – “Avoiding the black hole”
Norwood One Stop Career Center – “Ask the workshop facilitator”
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Ongoing Healing with Horses Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Program located at the BINA Farm Center, 39 Miller St, Norfolk. The Healing With Horses program uses both mounted and un-mounted equine assisted activities to assist in physical and emotional healing in a safe and peaceful environment. Healing With Horses helps participants with challenges including, but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, Amputations and other physical limitations. To register or for more information, please contact Eileen Polasky, 508-651-2462 or email email@example.com
7th Annual Women Veterans’ Conference – Women Veterans’ Network - Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT) Marlborough, MA
Hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services and the Women Veterans’ Network. Join us for this FREE ONE DAY event in honor of the women who have served past and present! ALL Women Veterans welcome: ACTIVE, RESERVE, GUARD, RETIRED, SEPERATED.
Day includes: Workshops, Massage Therapy, Accupuncture, Make Up/ Skin Workshop, ZUMBA (7:30am-8:30am),Door Prizes, FREE LUNCH, FREE PARKING, Over 50 exhibitors & more!!
This event is FREE to register, those wishing to make a donation may do so via check to: Women Veterans’ Network Trust: 600 Washington St 7th FL, Boston MA 02111.
Friday, May 15, 2015 – Historic Oval Invitation located at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT. Come watch Midgets, Sprints, TQ’s, Super Modifieds, Champ Cars, Vintage Outlaws, Stock Cars and more take to the 5/8 mile oval. This event is free for all active military and veterans. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is now offering military discounts ranging from 5%-10% (based on the event) to veterans and active military alike for their upcoming 2015 events. For a full list of events and discounts, visit http://www.thompsonspeedway.com/events
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - Fun Day of Fishing, Fresh Air, and Food – Each year the Marlboro Fish and Game Assoc. contacts the VA Hospitals throughout the state of Massachusetts and invites their residents down to our facility for a fun day of fishing, fresh air, and food at no cost to them. This annual event has been a tradition at the Marlboro Fish and Game for almost 30 years. This year the event will be held on Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday May 16th, 2015. We open up our facility to host any Veteran around the state for a fun day of outdoor activities.
Fishing poles, lures and worms, along with breakfast, lunch, snacks and soft drinks are provided to them free of charge. We feel that this is a small way for us as a community to show our Veterans the great appreciation that they deserve, and that they will never be forgotten. If the turnout is as good as it has been in the past, we would expect over 300 participants from the surrounding VA associations in Mass. This event is one that is near and dear to our hearts here at the Marlboro Fish and Game, but we could not do it without your help. Marlboro Fish & Game Assoc., Inc. 1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough, MA 01752
July through September – Massvet Music Fest 2015
For more events – Check back soon!
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Gregg Brasso participated in an ice-bucket challenge to benefit ALS, in Hull.
Friday, August 22, 2014 – Massachusetts Stand Down presented by Volunteers of America – this event is for homeless veterans. Visit voamass.org for more information.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - The 2014 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance - an exciting fundraising event that helps provide much needed services to local veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Visit www.runtohomebase.org for more information.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 – Honor Flight New England sends 63 WWII veterans to Washington D.C. for the day. Visit honorflightnewengland.org for more information on this amazing organization.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Veterans & Community Job Fair. North Shore Community College Gym: 300 Broad Street, Lynn. Hosted by North Shore Community College, Salem State University & North Shore Career Center. For more information on this event, contact Kristine Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-646-5305.
More being added – Check back soon!
4/23/2015 – ONE YEAR SHOW
Nancy Ross email@example.com (508) 663-9787 http://www.thewoundswecannotseemovie.com.
We also had three people from Zeus & 1 marine http://www.zeusand1marine.org firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zeus-1Marine/628691073904464
Also Donna Miller (781)844-9242 Donna.email@example.com) and Crystal Paige (508)409-1756) from the Old Colony Habitat for humanity.
Leyroy Ashwood from Brave for veterans http://www.brave4veterans.org Lashwoodj@aol.com and also had James and Lauribeth Quinlivan of the Mustard seed music and Sports Promotion https://www.facebook.com/LauribethQhttp://www.reverbnation.com/BACKINSESSION (781) 206-7971
Mike Kelley, Plymouth Career Center
Brian Levitre, Program Manager -Recruiting
Chuck Delaney, Bedford VA
Phone in - Gabe Nutter, SAVE Team DVS
Rob Arndt, Recruit Military
Bob Graser, VFW
Sue Katz from American Consumer Credit Counseling
Cheryl Lussier Poppe, Jennifer Decouncey and Tom Miller from the Chelsea Soldiers Home
James and Lauribeth Quinlivan of the Mustard seed music and Sports Promotion
Robert Pearson Jr, Regional Director of Wounded Warrior Project
Deb Goldberg-Mass State Treasurer
Sue Katz. American Credit Counciling
Lauri-Beth Quinlivin. Mustard Seed
Laura Piscopo. Mass Dept of Veterans Services
David stone, Vet center
Dale Kurtz, Veterans court
Chuck Delaney, South shore suicide coalition
Cheryl Poppe – Director Chelsea Soldiers Home
Staff sergeant Blake Overbay , National guard.
Recruit radio’s Mike Kelley
Jim Peecey, Massachusetts Commander of AmVets
Tom Savory, Past Commander of AmVets
Richard Turner, Services Advocate, Veterans’ Inc
Tony Forzaglia, Employment and Training Specialist, Veterans’ Inc
Emily Spencer, Founder of Heartillary Group
Mike Johns, President of the Massachusetts VSO
Ted Mulvehill, past VSO President
George Pontes, Weymouth VSO
Jim and Lauribeth Quinlivan, Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotions
Andy McCarty, Director, Veteran and Military Services at Northeastern University
Bob Grazier, VFW
Paul Spera, VFW
Coleman Nee, Secretary of Veterans’ Services
Viviana Marcotte, Director of the Women Veterans’ Network
Sue Katz, from American Consumer Credit Counseling
Mike Kelley of the Plymouth Career Center
Jim Middleton, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth
Phil Oakley, Founder and CEO of i3 LLC
General John Custer, Director of EMC’s Federal Strategic Missions and Programs
Christie Spadafora, Biotechnology Project Director at Quincy College
Kyle Riding, Chair of Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Quincy College
David Price, Director of Aviation Studies at Bridgewater State University
John Kreeft, Director of Aviation Studies at North Shore Community College
Joe DiDonato, Founder and CEO, TechBootCamps
Mike Kelley, Veterans’ Employment Representative (DVOP), Plymouth Career Center
John P. “Jake” Comer, Past National Commander, American Legion
Charles Towers, Department Commander, American Legion
Frank MacDonald, Alternate National Executive Committeeman, American Legion
James Fratolillo, Past Department Commander, American Legion
Francisco Urena, Commissioner of Veterans Services in Boston
George O’Connor, Director of Veterans Education at the Massachusetts Department of Education
Caitlyn Dean, Outreach and Administrative Support Coordinator
Sue Katz, American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC)
George McCravy and Gil Bernard, Massachusetts State Police
Francisco Urena, Commissioner of Veterans Services in for City of Boston Veterans Services
David Stone, Fall River Vet Center
Amy Bonneau, Boston Vet Center
Charlie Duquette, Mass. One-Stop Career Center
Dale Kurtz, Norfolk County VA
Peter Cook and Herb Brockert, Mentors at Veterans Treatment Court
Ken Forchielli, Hero 2 Hired
Chris King, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services
Carolyn Mason-Wholley, Women Veterans Program Manager at Dept of Veterans Affairs – VA Boston Healthcare System
Christine Tron, DAV Department of Massachusetts
Lovelle Seymore, Outreach Advisor at Veterans Upward Bound, UMASS Boston
Francisco Urena, City of Boston Veterans Services
Joe Byron, Honor Flight New England
Mark Voner and David Hanlon, Veterans Development Corporation
Stephanie Paauwe, Volunteers of America
Sue Katz, ACCS
Barry Brodsky, Veterans Upward Bound
Charlie Duquette, Mass. One-Stop Career Center
Dave Hencke, The Department of Veterans Affairs
“Congrats on the launch of Veterans’ Voice! I have no doubt that with your passion for veterans and the relationships you’ve established, the program will be a success.”
– Ray Milano
“I called in tonight and I can tell y’all are going to have a great show. Thanks for all y’all support for the troops and veterans. Great show, look forward to being more involved.”
– Patrick Arabie
“Great show. I served in Navy at end of Vietnam War. Worked with POW’s to help them recover from physical and emotional issues, will continue to listen. Thanks.”
– Ken D.
“Thank you for having us on the show. We had a wonderful time and we are so grateful that you would invite us! We would love to come back anytime you want us there! We’ll definitely be calling into your program. You and Kyle are doing such amazing work for the veterans!”
– Stephanie Paauwe from ACCS, guest in studio 5/14