Todays American Veteran

Today's American Veteran is presented by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes The show is hosted by Emmy nominated actor and Patriot Jack Scalia.
The Coalition supports all Veterans and is a non partisan outreach.The views expressed by our guests are their own and may not reflect those of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

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Reporting From the Front Lines... Alex Quade

War Reporter Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions. She is the only reporter, male or female, ever embedded long-term with these elite, secretive units downrange.

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Alive Day.. A song by Tom Dixon

Jack talks with Country artest Tom Dixon about his hit song Alive Day, and what it means to are men and women in uniform.

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Ketamine: The Future of Depression Treatment

Jack talks with the Mandel's on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Depression puts people at greater risk of alcohol and drug abuse, hospitalization, and suicide attempts. Now, though, a growing body of research shows there may be new hope: the anesthetic drug ketamine.

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Today's American Vet with Dale Beatty

Dale Beatty talks with Jack about the day his life changed.

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Today's American Vet with Annie Nelson

Jack Talks with Annie Nelson about her military pin pal's and how we the people can serve our Veterans.

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Today's American Veteran with Col. Eddie Ray

United States of America presented the Navy Cross to Captain Eddie S. Ray, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as Commanding Officer, Company B, First Light Armored Infantry Battalion, Task Force Shepherd, FIRST Marine Division, in the Emirate of Kuwait on 25 February 1991. During the early morning hours of G+1 of Operation Desert Storm, an Iraqi mechanized division counter-attacked elements of the FIRST Marine Division in the vicinity west of the flame and smoke engulfed Burgan Oil Fields in Southeastern Kuwait. As dense black smoke shrouded the battlefield, an Iraqi mechanized brigade engaged the FIRST Marine Division Forward Command Post security forces. During the ensuing intense ten hour battle, Captain Ray repeatedly maneuvered his Light Armored Vehicle Company in harm's way, skillfully integrating his Light Armored Infantry weapons, reinforcing TOW's, and AH-1W Attack Helicopters to decisively defeat main Iraqi counter-attacks. Leading from the front and constantly exposed to large volumes of enemy fire, Captain Ray led swift, violent attacks directly into the face of the vastly larger enemy force. These attacks shocked the enemy, destroyed 50 enemy Armored Personnel Carriers, and resulted in the capture of over 250 Iraqi soldiers.

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Assal Ravandi Afghanistan Veteran and Chair of the "Vetty's


 From Washington DC and a Veteran focused Inagural Ball  to Los Angeles he "Vetty's"  celebrate Veterans of all Nations . Jack visits with Assal Ravandi AfghanistanVeteran and "Vetty's" Chair.

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Gary Linfoot First Warfighter again EKSO exoskeleton

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Gary A. Linfoot is a retired U.S. Army officer who has the right stuff: a pilot with 5,000 flight hours and 1,200 hours of combat; a veteran of Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-08, for 20 combat deployments); a survivor of grave injuries from a helicopter crash; and a high-tech pioneer in the use of an EKSO exoskeleton for paraplegics. Rising to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5, he enlisted in 1987 as a radar operator, graduated from flight school in 1990 and went on to instruct pilots in the 7th ID and the 82nd Airborne Division. In 1997 he joined the Night Stalkers, the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), spending 13 years as an instructor pilot and flight lead. In June 2008, while conducting operations in Iraq, his helicopter crash-landed due to a mechanical failure, breaking Linwood’s back and paralyzing him below the waist. He returned to duty only three months later. His decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist badge, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal. He retired in 2010 and still serves the Night Stalkers as a simulator flight instructor. In October 2013, Linfoot became the first military recipient of an EKSO exoskeleton for home use through a grant from the Infinite Hero Foundation. By Memorial Day of 2014, Gary, with wife Mari and son Hayden as his support, had completed over 100,000 steps using the device.https://youtu.be/U2skUirLbS8