149 – Armed Memorial Veterans Day

149 – Armed Memorial Veterans Day

Question of the Week

How is the Archery Team?

We are having a blast!! Come down to Reedy’s Archery and join the fun.

The Word – Armed Memorial Veterans Day

Armed Forces Day

Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace. Those who are honored on this day include people who serve the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate Armed Forces Day/Week over any period in May because of their unique training schedules.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May.  It commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

If you visit a grave for Memorial Day, it’s a great idea to bring flowers and other small gifts of your appreciation.

Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is the day we celebrate (and say thanks to) those who previously served in the military.

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.

69th New England Irregulars’ Decals

As of today, these stickers will be available today for purchase. $2 for for the 3″ or 2 for $3. $1.50 for 1.5″ or 2 for $2. All funds go back to support events for your local veterans. Helps pay for camping sites, kayak rentals and raffle prizes. Thanks for your support! – https://www.facebook.com/groups/175247576462652/

New England Center & Home for Veterans – Marine Corps Marathon

Contact Nicole Hand – Nicole.hand@nechv.org

Thanks to my sponsor Joyce Asack for supporting Veterans!

Email: joyce@asackrealestate.com

Phone: 508-942-7146

Website: asackrealestate.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AsackRealEstate/

OMR Episode 20 Toys for Tots

OMR Episode 20 Toys for Tots

The Question of the Week

This is not so much a question, but answer. Since day one I have been asked about getting the show on ITunes or Google Play. It is already on SoundCloud.  The team at Whoobazoo.com made this happen for me, and listeners couldn’t be more happy.  I also have Oscar Mike Radio on Stitcher. You can access the shows from these links:

Google Play – Oscar Mike Radio

ITunes – Oscar Mike Radio

Stitcher – Oscar Mike Radio

So listen, download, subscribe and be sure to tell your friends 😉

The Word – Toys for Tots

As I said, the more I do this the more I realize I don’t know. I had no idea that the Toys for Tots logo was made by Walt Disney. I had no idea that the Boston Area Toys for Tots did so much. Vinny, who is an older Marine, showed me around and was pretty proud of what they were doing. He should be. Many kids are getting toys this year because of work he and his team do.

Jack Daniels working hard sorting toys.

Jack Daniels working hard sorting toys.

It was cool seeing the Jack Daniels people working to sort toys.

Vinny leading the way

They had been coming here for the last 5 years and had already committed to coming back in 2017. I enjoyed getting to talk to Mrs. Kay. I could have spent hours listening to her times in the Marine Corps.

I hope if you get a chance to support or volunteer for Toys for Tots nationwide that you will leap at the opportunity. This is an organization that has helped kids for over 60 years.





Unit Shout Out – Boston Bruins Fans

Since 1999 the Boston Bruins have been doing collections for Toys for Tots. I was told me that Boston Bruins fans are the most generous when it comes to supporting Toys for Tots. If you have ever taken in a Bruins game you know that it is not an inexpensive night out. Hats off to Bruins fans for supporting the Boston Toys for Tots drive with your generous donations.

Marines & Boston Bruins

OMR Episode 17: South Shore News and Views – WVBF AM 1530

OMR Episode 17: South Shore News and Views – WVBF AM 1530

South Shore News and Views is broadcast from WVBF AM 1530 Home Town Talk Radio in Taunton, MA. It is a show that talks about people and what they do in what is called the “South Shore” of Massachusetts.

I met up with the hosts in June of the this year and they asked me to come on show and guest host. I had a lot of fun and they have had me come back to host several times.

Last month I was a guest talking about motorcycling in New England and I was asked to come back talk about Veterans Advocacy.

Yours truly with Bob and Jack

Yours truly with Bob and Jack from October 2016.

So I asked if we could do Oscar Mike Radio “Live” and they said sure come on down. I had a blast. Bob and Murray kind of let me do my thing, and asked great questions. Many people listened and I am glad the word went out. Here is how the show went.
Question of the Week
I asked Bob the question about marijuana becoming legalized in more states across the U.S.,  and what affect that may have on young people looking to join the military. I liked how Bob described the affect of drugs on the brain. He also reminded me that even though it is legal in some states, it is illegal on a federal level.
The Word
I talked about Veterans Advocacy and the need to communicate with all generations about the military. Oscar Mike Radio is a way to try and do that across many different demographics.
POG and GRUNT Complaint Department
They were upset about how boot camp recruits can now qualify with an ACOG Scope instead of iron sights. A scope? A scope is used to learn how to shoot a rifle in boot camp instead of the way it has been done for 200+ years. They were not happy, but they are happy!!!!
Unit Shout Out

English and Scottish Soccer Team wearing Poppy Armbands


I wanted to shout out to English and Scottish Football teams choosing to wear the poppy armband in honor of Remembrance Day in defiance of FIFA rules. Remebrance Day is similar to Veterans Day here. Why am I shouting out to them? In an day and age where some people think it is cool to protest the national anthem. These countries chose to honor those who came before them.

Upcoming Events

Plug Sweats4Vets – Talk about Episode 18 and Mark Vital. Brockton MA Veterans Day Parade. I will be riding with the 1st Lt Brian McPhillips Metro South Detachment 1115

OMR Episode 16: November Veterans Events

OMR Episode 16: November Veterans Events

I consider November Veterans Month. There is Veterans Day and the Marine Corps Birthday. I wanted to highlight some events that are happening in this area and nationwide.

There is no question of the week, or anything from The POG & GRUNT Complaint Department. This week is all about Veterans Events for the month of November.


Guardian Overwatch – North Carolina Military Appreciation Concert

Veteran Appreciation Concert - November 10th Fort Bragg, NC

Veteran Appreciation Concert – November 10th Fort Bragg, NC

Episode 5 – Guardian Overwatch (Click on the link to check it out) was about Guardian Overwatch. Guardian Overwatch helps and supports active duty military and veterans. I got to know Brandon and his team when they helped a family in Texas.

November 10th, 2016 Guardian Overwatch will be putting on a rock concert at Fort Bragg, NC. You can get more details at the Guardian Overwatch NC Facebook Page. This kind of event is important because volunteers put it on and all proceeds allow Guardian Overwatch to stay on mission.

22Kill Benefit Night

Saturday, November 19 at 9 PM - 12 AM at the CabbyShack

Saturday, November 19 at 9 PM – 12 AM at the CabbyShack

I learned about 22Kill.com from a fellow MA Patriot Guard Rider. 22KILL is a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support and empowerment. This event will be held Saturday, November 19th 9 PM-12AM at the CabbyShack in Plymouth, MA 02360.

Please come out and show your support and help raise awareness. They will be having raffle and local band Shattered-Rocks New England will be performing.

Pets for Vets Boston Chapter – Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour - Nov 11th@ Night Shift Brewing in Everett.

Yappy Hour – Nov 11th@ Night Shift Brewing in Everett.

One of my colleagues works with Pets for Vets. They provide pets as therapy animals for veterans. They have chapters nationwide.

Pets for Vets Boston MA is excited to have our first event! We will be hosting a Yappy Hour to celebrate Veteran’s Day!
Please join us on Nov 11 from 4-8pm @ Night Shift Brewing in Everett. Bring your family & friends (furry ones included!) and join us.
For more details, please visit our Pets for Vets Boston – Facebook Page.

Comedy for a Cause – Benefit for Homes for Our Troops

Homes for Troops - November 17th Knights of Columbus Pembroke, MA.

Homes for Troops – November 17th Knights of Columbus Pembroke, MA.

The event is called Comedy for a Cause for Homes for Our Troops. (Comedy for a Cause  A Benefit for Homes for our Troops)  The event is on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 48 Schoosett St., Pembroke, MA. Tickets cost $25.00.  Cash bar is available and you can bring your own food.  There is no reserved seating. In addition to the comedy show, you can honor a veteran in your life by purchasing a blue or gold star that will be displayed at the event.

Old Colony YMCA – Free Admission for Veterans November 6th -12th

Vets are free Nov 6-12

Vets are free Nov 6-12

With heartfelt thanks and gratitude on Veteran’s day and everyday, Old Colony Y would like to extend an invitation to active, reservist & veteran members of our armed services and their families to use our YMCA facility free, November 6th – 12th.
Stop by our WELCOME CENTER to learn more!

14th Annual Leave No One Behind Gala - Seaport World Trade Center - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

14th Annual Leave No One Behind Gala – Seaport World Trade Center – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2016 New England Center and Home for Veterans – 2016 Leave No One Behind Website

For the past 13 years Leave No One Behind has been the signature fundraising event to support the many programs and services at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV). We anticipate more than 700 guests in attendance. All proceeds will benefit NECHV’s capital needs, clinical support services, and the onsite Veterans Training School.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to help provide support to the nation’s leading provider of services to Veterans in need. This is also an evening to honor and appreciate the military service and sacrifice of those who serve and have served.