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"vermont national guard" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

Jocko Podcast

09:00 min | Last month

"vermont national guard" Discussed on Jocko Podcast

"Guard Brigade, commander and now I've got an active duty. Marine battalion task organized the my brigade and I have an active duty army battalion. When I got, there was two six nine armor before I had a five or six got there. I'm thinking man. What are these active duty? Battalion commanders going to think of a National Guard Brigade Commander? They showed me nothing but respect and I think that's the way you gotta do it. You have to. Personally. I think. If you're going to work with anybody in the military, you have to come come from the perspective of these guys are professional. They know their business until they give you a reason, feel differently. And I feel that way about trust to. And a lot of people don't understand the first, but you know in order to create trust in an organization I think you have to trust your followers first before they will trust you. And the question I like to ask people. Is this say? Have you ever worked for somebody that didn't trust you? And people. Will say yeah, you know there's there's been occasion where I worked for. Somebody didn't trust me. I said we're you able to trust that person. And the answer is always know. How could you trust somebody who doesn't trust you? So if I'm a leader and I don't trust my subordinates. If I just come in with attitude, I'm not going to trust you until you prove I trust you. How are they going to trust me because you cannot trust somebody who doesn't trust you, so you have to trust others I but again those those tank commanders from all three Marine battalions all to army, towns, active duty units that worked with me, showed nothing but respect and trust of me and thank God. I never did anything to. To do anything that caused them not to trust me, so I I'm just I'm just so thankful that I had such professionals to work with over there, and then of course, the battalion commanders from the National Guard units that were with me. National Guard battalion from Vermont who never worked with before those task organized to me from Utah with the Field Artillery unit that was task organized to to My Brigade and everybody just came together. And again I think because it was so violent. Their people just knew the hey. We gotta do our jobs. You know and it's funny. After coming back and continuing in the army. In. Now wartime environment. It's funny how? That to changes a little bit when you're in a peacetime setting. I've heard you tell a story about One of your one of your marines LD guys and really just an. I would love for you to be able to share that story I think you know the one I'm talking. Yeah, yeah, absolutely this happened on September nineteenth thousand five. And I actually Earlier that morning we had one of our soldiers killed. he was a driver of Bradley. Fighting Vehicle. Id went up underneath the driver's compartment of his Bradley and he was killed. And later on that day. We had a patrol under the command of a lieutenant from the Vermont National Guard. who who's conducting a patrol down the to me area of Ramadi and you may recall. There was a railroad bridge down there, and we had an outpost that that railroad bridge that didn't exist before we got there the brigade that was there before it's just an an have the what it took to get down there, and and put that out post in, but we put the outpost in, and then we had a secure that area to keep the lines of communication operational, so we could rotate troops in out. Get logist down there Q, r f down there whenever we had to. A Quick Reaction Force, and so anyway we have this lieutenant from the Vermont National. Guard patrolling that area and four up armored Humvees and he began to get insurgent fire from a round by the railroad bed, and so he ordered his platoon, which was four up our vs start maneuvering toward that insurgent position. So, they could close with them. Destroy them, and as he was maneuvering in his vehicle. Subsurface ID detonated. That had probably been there maybe about a year on the ground I. Don't know you know. Some of these ideas have been planted there for months. and. IDEA detonates and instantly kills lieutenant and the two soldiers who were in that up armored Humvee with them. And, some three KIA instantly and. Whenever. We would have a tax like this. We would try to whenever we could send our. Came down to do a post blast analysis to determine the type of tactics the type of ordinance. The type of procedures the insurgents for using when they conducted these attacks, and we really did that to try to prevent these attacks from happening again in the future. And so Gunnery Sergeant Michael Burkhardt was the. Gunnery sergeant, who led to other marines down to that site, and it was chaotic down there. You know, but our guys were providing security to gun gets down there with the. is to fellow Marines, and he sees the destroyed up armored Humvee and near the up armored Humvee. He sees this crater, a couple of feet deep by four feet in diameter. Just made an assumption that that's where the idea had been placed, so he jumps down in the crater. Take a closer look and as soon as he was in the crater, he realized. he wasn't a good place because he saw to one hundred fifty two millimeter artillery shells, and the ground from read that nation cord running into knows of those shells, so he took us k bar knife cut the red chord believed. He neutralized the ID. He didn't see third artillery shell in the crater behind him. The the vices, those insurgents us. There were scenario base stations which were high-power cordless phones. They use them a lot in Africa like in villages to get telephone reception within their village, so it's it's a very high powered. Cordless phone base and they would. They would strap that base to the artillery shell, and then use a cordless phone about a kilometer away. They usually had about a kilometer distance. They would hit the button on that that nation device to cause the idea to explode. An insurgent was obviously out there. The distance watching hit the button on that that nation device. Artillery Shell blows up and back. A Burkhardt knocks about fifteen feet into the air land unconscious on the ground like a rag doll. Our soldiers go immediately up. Tomb believed the wounds were very very severe. They called them a Medevac helicopter and They start tending to his wounds as pants for soaked with blood. They cut his pants off. He's unconscious. After a couple of minutes actually regains consciousness. He's laying there on his back. And he asked the soldiers if he has his legs because he has no feeling from the waist down, he thought he had both legs blown off, but the soldiers assure to me. How does legs? The reason he was concerned about his legs and he told me that this himself. Is His dad served three tours in Vietnam on his dad's third tour. In Vietnam, his dad was shot in the back by a sniper. Ghani Burkhard had grow up as a young boy with the pain of seeing his father confined to a wheelchair because his dad was paralyzed from the waist down. Ghani's worst nightmare was going back home to the states because his dad was still alive and his dad seeing him. So confined to a wheelchair. That's why he was concerned about his legs. But anyway, they said No. You got your legs few minutes go by the tending to him. He gets a tingling sensation his legs. He tells the soldiers wants to try to stand up and the soldiers couldn't believe this. and. He stands up, and after only just getting blown up ten minutes earlier, and we embed reporter from the Omaha World Herald on the ground with them that day. Goni Burkhardt stands up and the Medevac chopper lands on the ground behind them, and the soldiers go to Goni Burkhart kgo gunny. We got the stretcher haired land a stretcher, so we could carry you to the chopper. And burkhart raises his left hand into the air throws a one finger, salute, ethin- surgeons, and he says the soldiers I'm not gonNA. Lie I'm not going. Have you carry me to that chapter on the stretcher? I'm going to walk there under my own power because I don't want. The insurgents have the pleasure of seeing be being carried to the helicopter and he throws them the finger. And the report or takes the picture at that exact second, so there's Burkhardt. Finger in the air. The Fi- isn't groin.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

04:04 min | 2 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"Karen thanks for the call and Colonel Gates. I wanted to get back to you and ask you. You're sort of the future planning here. I understand there's been some of that going on this week. These food distribution sites going to continue into June and July August. How long the feature and we'll the guard remain involved. And is this partnership with the Food Bank and with FEMA GOING TO CONTINUE. What what kind of shape and are there? Any dates set. People ought to know that two sure. Thanks for the question so there still a little unknown on how far out that we could go. We we have to operate under orders whether those are stayed active duty orders where the state treasury is funding the pay allowances of our airmen and soldiers or we're on a federal order which many of us are on right now which is Paying allowances from the US Treasury. And there's a very involved process to get the permissions to be on federal orders Generally you can have the appropriation available but you have to have the authorization to spend that money and that comes to a presidential directive. We actually found out this morning from the Regional FEMA administrator Mr Webster Down in Massachusetts that it looks like the president will sign a presidential memo out to at least mid August now. What that means for the Vermont. National Guard is the authority to bring or to keep soldiers and airmen on orders would be extended out to that now. Our Current Authority goes to the twenty fourth of June And because Some soldiers and airmen earned leave or big. It's our version of vacation. I each month. They cruise some time. That actually has to be used before the probation expires so in actuality the under current authorization the Vermont. National Guard could Continue to support the The Vermont Food Bank into probably the eighteenth or nineteenth of June. This extension perhaps going out to mid August freeze up our timeline considerably It's my my crystal ball is cloudy. Everybody else's right now. We just don't know how long this food distribution will go The Vermont National Guard is is ready to support as long as an effort is required but John Sale is. Give me your end of this of this question. Is the Food Bank? Will the Food Bank be ready to continue this? This project Well into the summer. Yeah my understanding the famous Carl Gate and the The the decision on whether the guard. We'll stay on this mission. I think is is the governor's decision So we okay. Let me let me just quickly. Because we're almost out of time. But how do how do folks find out where the next food distribution sites are in their area? They go to t foodbank dot. Org and you can click on Get help and it will show you where you can wear the next week. Distributions are dates and times and locations. Do you have those? Stop your head right now. That's okay if you don't I do if you need him real quick. Okay sure go ahead journal so on Monday. June first we're GONNA be at the Rutland southern Vermont Regional Airport on Tuesday. We'll be at the northeast Kingdom International Airport. That's right Yup. On Wednesday we'll be at the hartness state airport in North Springfield North Springfield on Thursday. We'LL BE EDWARD NAP. State Airport there in Derry and then on Friday will be a delay mates.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

02:20 min | 2 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"We're back into one of the start this half hour with a little bit of a traffic advisory it turns out that route fifteen through while county by Valley Union. High School are is very heavy traffic. This morning There's a food distribution center popped up there The Vermont National Guard. Food Bank of joining to distribute food to folks who need it and it's drawing a lot of traffic so if you are not going there to get food and you don't need to. You don't have to be traveling through that area. Best to avoid route fifteen near the Loyal Valley Union high school this morning so just a word to the wise and folks that might want US sales in time on their travels today so anyway. One of bring in my next guest meg. Hansen is a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor here in Vermont and and we're having a little communication issue with MS Hanson or hoping to get back on the line in just a moment but We are trying to organize here on the Graham show from time to time. They sort of series of meet the candidates Shows here where we just bring in candidates for Either of Vermont's top to state offices Governor Lieutenant Governor and ask them Why they're running what they hope to accomplish in the in the job that they get it and etc etc and so this is we We Well we we've had. We've had a couple of days now but Mega Manson is back on the line with US and make Hansen. I really appreciate you joining me this morning. Thank you for having me on your show days. Glad to do it so tell us a little bit about yourself your professional background in your I. I will dare to ask you how old you are and And Have you run for office before this kind of stuff right okay so And happy to share my story with with your listeners. I was born in India left when I was seven months old. I'm a naturalized United States citizen. Who has a an Indian heritage of which I'm very proud? I moved to the Upper Valley region in southern Vermont. Ten years ago to attend Dartmouth College..

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

06:00 min | 2 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"Let's see Berlin last Friday Middlebury Today. And and by the way it looks like we're hearing reports of traffic jams around the middle recite today. I don't know if there is bad as they were on Berlin on Friday. I hope not Shane Tell me a little bit about the Any other events along these lines coming up their list of other sites. We're expecting. Yeah from from what I understand You folks that are in need and looking for distribution sites and dates can go on the Vermont Food Bank website and they are constantly updating with more information as the sites are coming online. So folks are are looking to find a spot near them. And when that's going to be coming I would. I would highly suggest checking that out on the Internet if you if you have the ability to do that. Yeah that's That is a let's see. Actually I think there's a there is a list here It looks like we are talking about the May twenty first ten. Am TO TWO PM at the Thetford Academy down in the Connecticut River Valley and Once again Vermont National Guard will be at that Thetford Academy tomorrow from This may twenty first from ten. Am to two PM Academy road in Thetford and they're going to be distributing the nonperishable perishable food boxes along with produce chicken dairy products provided by the agroup. Anyone is welcome to come and pick up. Food may twenty second. That's Friday so these are happening this week folks Loyal Union High School. That's right in our circulation area Once again ten. Am TO TWO PM. National Guard will be at Lowell Union high school Distributing non perishable food boxes. So it's pretty much the same drill wherever they go May Twenty Sixth. So that would be. Let's see Friday's twenty second. Three four five day I could glued. And let's see Tuesday is going to be at the location to be announced to be determined So keep your ears peeled for that May Twenty seven th which is Wednesday Bradley Bradley were union high. School will be taking care of some food needs in southern Vermont and in the on May twenty eighth Next week also Vermont. National Guard will be at the Franklin County airport in Swanton in it will be distributing food there so they are getting around the state all locations all the way from Swanson to Brattleboro and And this obviously he's going to be is a very important service for a lot of rumors who are genuinely in tough straights right now. A lot of folks who have lost their employment of lost their ability to make an income and and yet have also sometimes struggled to connect with With the state in terms of getting some unemployment insurance support And and even some of these payments that are promised but not all out there yet from the for folks who had been working in the so called GIG economy or for kind of working for themselves not in the traditional unemployment insurance system. But these things are supposed to be coming in some cases they haven't been in. Meanwhile people are struggling out there. And so it's important to to know where to go and this is of course he can go to the food bank website and check out these these distribution sites and times and locations et Cetera. Several coming up just in the next week in a week or week and a half and so what well worth checking out that that website and You have some other interesting and fun more fun. Frankly things happening here. One of which is a Some coaching on cooking local food including locally caught fish. Tell me but you have an event coming up on that. What's what's that GONNA be about. Yeah so tomorrow we are going to be on. Facebook live with The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and We've been doing a couple of these episodes where we're highlighting a wild game piece. So we've done trout and wild. Turkey and tomorrow we're going to do some Pan Fish Tacos and we're paying that as well with Some wild edibles that you can find this time of the year and it's been a lot of fun what we're showing you. Is You know how to identify those wild edibles where to look for And where to go fishing and just some simple ways to cook it up. The best part to me is that you know it's me and another person with our cameras and our phones just kind of put up wherever minds on top of my fridge and we're both all amateur cooks and just Kinda showing folks How Fun and easy? It is with the proper knowledge and making sure that you know to go out and really and enjoy a wild meal as well so you. You'RE GONNA be cooking tomorrow night so Corey Hart from Vermont. Fish and wildlife will be cooking some fish and then we're going to We're GONNA have another woman on Cheryl. Who's going to be showing us how to cook some stinging nettle as well and It's always a lot of fun at last about an hour. It's GONNA start at five. Pm and you can find that on the rooted in Vermont. Facebook page and it's just rooted in Vermont And also on the Vermont Fish Wildlife. Facebook pages one excellent. Hey she she nevada. At a time I gotta go but I really appreciate you taking some time with us. Thank you so much. Yeah thanks for having. I appreciate a feed. Rogers sustainable jobs on. Stay with us. Folks we'll be back after a break for some. Cbs News.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

15:32 min | 2 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"This together. It's the Dave Ramsey show. Wd We're back and we're gonNA talk with Shane. Rogers this next twenty five minutes or so here on the day Graham. Show on WD FM and am. He is with the remote stainless sustainable jobs fund. Which is has organized a rooted in Vermont Promotion about Local foods in our state Before we proceed with all of that I want to make a couple of announcements one. Is that Stay tuned after eleven o'clock this morning we're going to be going to another edition of Governor. Fill. Scott's regular news conferences. He brings in other top state officials and together they make various announcements related to the states response to the covid nineteen crisis and what's being opened. What rules might be being relaxed at this stage of the game and so on and so forth and so always interesting and informative events with the governor and his folks that See to occur Monday Wednesday and Friday at eleven. Am We're carrying them all live here on Wd FM and am? And I should add to that by the way that Bill Sarah's commonsense radio program which normally airs between eleven and twelve in the morning I will not be heard bills got a day off in out of respect for the governor and the state officials who are going to be making various announcements related to the covid nineteen crisis and the other thing I wanted to mention was that Got a follow up email whether it was a it was a correspondent who sent a note in during that first segment from Middlebury talking about today's event a food food distribution program down there And I followed up with the note saying that According to facebook postings in the area the folks there are already seeing big traffic jams around the food distribution site. A lot of folks are are lamenting. What occurred in Berlin last Friday when There were thousands of cars people lined up to get food from free distribution site. Remember folks if you don't really need it It's not just a matter of. Hey Free Food. Let's go down and get ourselves You know a bargain or whatever this is for people who actually need it and if there's that much need out there are economies maybe bigger trouble than we thought If if there is if there are folks that just looking for a Freebie. That's a different story and unless you want to sit in a traffic jam all day and force others. Who actually need to be there. Also the traffic jam. Please stay away. If you don't have a genuine need. Please stay away. That's my advice alright. Well let's bring in Shane. Rogers the with the sustainable jobs fund and rooted in Vermont. And I believe he's on the telephone this morning. Good Morning Shane. Hey Dave thanks for having me glad to do it. And so tell us a first off about The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. And and then let's zero in on the rooted in Vermont program and So start with a section A. Of The question. Please sure so. The Vermont sustainable jobs. Fund is a nonprofit that really works throughout Vermont on various different sectors and the sector that I I work in specifically is on Vermont. Food system and Vs J. F. is the backbone organization for the Vermont Farm to plate network and the Vermont. Farm to plate network is Total of about three hundred organizations and businesses and agencies that are working towards Beaumont food system plan so they're working on everything from distribution and aggregation to food access to Land Access and everything in between and I am specifically working on a program and a project that we call rooted in Vermont and lower doing with rooted in Vermont is. We're really trying to celebrate. How offer monitors have been doing local food things for generations right so think everything from hunting and fishing to forge in gardening and really also getting down to just making sure that people feel good about picking up that block of Cabinet Shudder from the grocery store when they go out? Because as we're seeing right now especially Vermont is positioned pretty well to have a resilient food system where our farmers are working really hard. You know to feed their communities and All the support that we can give us consumers to not only make sure that Our small farms. Continue to exist after this by To really shore up Some of those cracks that we're starting to see in the food system now that This pandemic yeah you know I tell you I I had a couple of folks on. I think it was the week before last from the University of Vermont College About Agriculture and Life Sciences We had this Cease to society segment every Thursday. Second Hour. Which is now going on summer vacation. But we're hoping we'll be back in the fall and These folks from the University of Colorado Culture in life sciences. We're talking about local foods in Vermont and I asked them to tell me How Close Vermont was to if it had a goal of imagining itself as an island in able to sustain itself on food grown either within the state or within you know maybe fifty miles of our borders or whatever New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Quebec. How close were we to actually being able to feed ourselves and the answer was Quite a ways away You know we're we're not not even close to halfway there but what what's your read of that. Do you think that's true or do you think that we're closer than Than maybe that estimate Told us I think that's a pretty keen assessment of it to be honest You Know Vermont is A really ahead of the curve from a lot of states throughout the country on their localized food system by Also the fact is that we live in a northern state. We have really long winters and Sure we could probably feed ourselves caloric Lee Right I. I saw a news article where someone said that if we wanted to plant potatoes throughout the whole entire state You know we could get enough calories For every single vermonter if we converted more farmland. Bhai who wants to eat potatoes day in and day out. You know that would not be a fun diet or a good diet to have more realistically what we're looking at is really a regional food system. So that includes you know all our New England states in New York as well and really identifying what that looks like to be able to feed US regionally. And even when you're looking at You know the goal one of the goals that have been set by a couple of organizations throughout this area is really trying to get to feeding fifty percent and providing fifty percent of our food by Two thousand sixty so the reality is. I don't think we're GONNA be able to feed ourselves especially if folks you know what oranges and Avocados and coffee and all that other stuff that goes with it by. Our farmers are working really hard to be able to provide a lot of good stuff that we need spring. Greens and of course Are Maple Syrup topper pancakes and some of the beer and wine? That's been being produced as well. I we talk about the the the crucial problem of coffee. Right right how are you going into morning? I think a lot of reminders are heavily reliant on coffee in the morning myself included and We I'm not. I'm not picturing that people growing much coffee in Vermont roasting it. Yes but not Not Growing it here in the Green Mountains Unless and until we have some really severe climate change. Yikes let's not even go there But I think the I think that You Know I. It's obviously it's a good thing to think about Supporting our local our local farmers to the extent you know they are providing some of our dietary needs and so on and and obviously I think a lot of people in Vermont sense that the agricultural economy here is very important in terms of keeping people employed and working and and keeping some of our our where you know or financial wherewithal within the state's borders so there are many positive aspects of it but I also want to keep in perspective that And not not get people you know. Sort of overestimating The role of local food. We're going to need to be importing food and and Related items into Vermont for a for a long long time to come and and So let's hope that the supply chains Of whatever type remain as open as they can because we we rely on them we. That's the nature of our of our our current society. In the way we feed ourselves and and all of that sort of thing. But you have you you. You have some some interesting stuff going on. And and one of the one of the issues with the local food movement in Vermont. Right now is we had this concern really As of a month ago or so and I think it's still continues to some extent about farmers markets in the state those are key lynchpin of kind of the local foods scene here And while they've started up This season seasoning are looking a lot different than they did. Last season is that fair. Yeah that's a fair assessment. And there was a lot of work happening. You know within the state and With different organizations that are involved with the farmers markets to make sure that our farmers have outlet to reach consumers. I think one of Best Parts about is just the mass amount of farmers markets that people can pop into and you know folks rely on that to be able to connect with people throughout their area To not only sell their goods but on the other side you know to pick up those farm fresh good so it's been I think what we're seeing is. How adaptable our farms? And our farmers markets have been you know we had to. Everybody had to kind of take a step back and reassess what that would look like. And we're seeing a model that I think should be able to carry us through the summer and for as long as this will last and people are doing a really good job at making sure that everybody a stained safe while still being able to provide that local food. One of the things that you all are are it. Looks like an involved in is the effort by the Vermont. Food Bank State over Mont Abby Group Vermont National Guard to provide boxes of chicken produce dairy products and non perishable food distributions held throughout the state I gather that event in Berlin last Friday was one of these in the one today in Middlebury. Is that right? Yeah and I will say that. We're not directly involved with that. But you know the Vermont. Food Bank and Those different groups are involved with the Vermont. Him To play network by. They're really doing an awesome job at at making sure that Vermont. Who are in need are able to get that food and I think really one of the biggest things that shows that There's a lot of cracks in our food system right. And we're seeing that more and more and It's really driving home. The point that There's work that we still need to do to be able to shore that up because folks shouldn't be having to go hungry especially when something like this hits and there's so much uncertainty and it's it's been inspiring to me to see not only these organizations and agencies stepped up but also just communities in general i. I don't know where where you live gave. But in my area I just seen an outpouring of support on Front Porch Forum and on different social media Of people really wanting to make sure that their neighbors are provided for. And they're taking care and I really think that's the Vermont Way and that's part of the reason why we're seeing so much success in that's right we're not just all out For for ourselves. But rather we're looking out for each other too which is pretty inspiring if you ask me if you look at the pictures from the particularly the died. The Times Argus had from the event in Berlin on on Friday I I guess I have to ask was the that looks like a lot of need when you see all those cars lined up there around the airport in stretching out onto the interstate and neighboring roads and so on of people lined up to get food Tells me that this economic crash we're experiencing is real. It's huge it's it's put people Way Too often into pretty desperate situations Do think that that those pictures accurately reflect a a huge boom in need out there or do you think the a significant percentage of the folks in that line on Friday were there be just because they heard hater something here for free. I really think that it reflects the need I know UV Came out with a study when this all I hit and they saw Food Insecurity had risen by a third since the pandemic started. And it really paints a picture for me at least that a lot of folks in our state you know are living in one paycheck away from a crisis and I think that's a shame in and of itself and while there's a lot of great work happening on the ground whether that's through our state agencies or whether it's through these organizations or businesses that are stepping up Really like you said I. It's it's an indictment on one the economy that is making it possible for something. Hit like this people to experience that much I wouldn't I wouldn't think that many people lining up just to pull a Freebie right and of course we would encourage people not to not to do that because there are people that truly struggling out there. Yeah that's that's what I was saying at the beginning of this half hour and we were talking about it with Steve Pappas of the Times Argus In the first half hour this morning. Same kind of a conversation Shane. We've been talking a little bit about these food distribution sites around the state. Let's see Berlin last Friday Middlebury Today. And and by the way it looks like we're hearing reports of traffic jams around the middle recite today. I don't know if there is bad as they were on.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

11:40 min | 3 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"There's probably a spiritual or psychological benefit that as well so but lots of lots of asks here which are absolutely I think especially right now making a lot of uncertainty and stress for many people and gardening. Something we can enjoy and feel like we're in control of and you know growing your own food off. It helps you to feel more secure knowing where your food is coming from. And it's an easy close to home activity that people can do during the quarantine and gardens great a lot of beauty and meaning and and sense of purpose in our lives. Yeah I actually. I think I read that. Gardening is like the most popular hobby in America. Is that do you? Do you have any any Data on that or whatever. Yeah there's National Gardening survey that came out a number of years ago that talked about the popularity of gardening and how it is one of the number one hobbies that people mentioned and you know that occurs in all different forums so you know some people are into Veggie Gardens and other people love their flower gardens and Perennial Garden so there's so many different aspects gardening that people can get involved with and You know that's one of the things that are a master course offers the people as we have classes in all the different types of gardening and It's it's pretty comprehensive and a great way to get started if you're looking to learn more about how to the thing is I think it's kind of cool about it as it's really scalable in terms of how much time and energy and et Cetera. You're going to you're going to devote to it You know some people are are happy with a couple of buckets. Tomatoes growing in other people want to get out there and build massive race beds in there. You're Hartson and devote every evening to In the summertime to working in the garden and I'm sure there are many many gradations in between that's another aspect of it is the kind of scale ability evidence pretty pretty cool absolutely. There's all different forms of of gardening. And I think you know if you're just starting out starting small is the way to go. And and then you know doing more and more as you as you learn more and as you access more resources. Yeah and I'm also curious In terms of the The course on master gardening Folks are interested in in reaching out and signing up What are they what do they do? Read halverson yeah so they can reach out to us Our website has more information up in. The course it's you damn dot edu slash expansion slash master gardener and we have a list of folks that are interested are sign up typically starts in November every year and We usually have about a hundred hundred fifteen students per class and We also have master composter in the fall and the sign up for a master. Composter is typically in August. I see okay and What tell me a little bit about the if somebody's a a non Gardner let's say and it's thinking take up gardening as a hobby of beat all the benefits that we were just talking about getting outside and doing growing some of my own vegetables and etc sounds appealing I was just wondering the maybe the first stage isn't a master gardener class because it sounds like you already. You already want to be a journey person. Garter I think a sort of analogize here to the trades before you go for a Master Gardner designation either more basic classes. I guess that'd be one way to put the question. Yes I mentioned before we offer handgun classes in the summertime so you could take some of those classes if you want to learn more about the program or just you know start learning some basic information we also have A number of resources about vegetable gardening on our website. We have a new section called gardening during Cova Nineteen. That's focused on vegetable gardening and getting started with vegetable gardening. If you're a beginner so that's a great way to get involved and then Gordon is working on a victory garden project right now that he can tell you more about and He's going to helping gardeners to start garden. Gordon let's go there. I I actually wanted to ask you about the Victory Garden Project. What is that in house? It just gives a sense of what tell us about it. Sure well Gardens is term that most people know whether participated or grown one in the past. And that's because of a long tradition in this country reaching back to World War through World War One into progressive education moving to the nine so a victory gardens have a very positive connotations for most people and generally speaking. They emerge in times of crisis and Unfortunately that is a time that we were in right now and I realize it's not that topic but it's important when we talk about gardening to understand where our food comes from and that right now we're having a real Not only a pandemic in terms of the corona virus but we're starting to have an economic crisis and the food prices this associate it with that The latest statistics. Actually I was listening to the news on your segment on the hat on the half hour and You know we're now up to over thirty million people who have just lost their job in Vermont digger about how the Vermont National Guard. One hundred twelve thousand ready to eat meals in Rutland A couple of days ago Vermont foodbanks is that one in four Vermont or are now struggling with hungry so not not all of it. See it but there's this mendes amount of hunger out there right now and it is increasing and victory gardens are way people can take some control over that problem and some of their own food. So that's why we have just started. As part of the VM Master Gardener Just started people Mont Victory Gardens Project. I'm to help people Who are suffering or impacted by Food Insecurity. Who wants to grow more of their own food or to help community members who want to grow more food into unity for people in in where they live with me food whether they're donating to a food bank or Chelsea or something like that so It's a brand new project to help people who are impacted by food security to produce some of their own food while it certainly sounds timely and be a very important thing and I. I could us to both of you for for working on this. I mean obviously. We are in a very tough time right now. I'm wondering overall Brett Halverson you if you could tell us how are people? How is gardening different? This spring given the current virus paid them Iq than it has been in previous springs. Why definitely seen a lot of Increased interest in closing. We've received many inquiries or our health line about gardening author how to get started growing gardens for other people who are in. Need you seen an up tick and volunteers reactivating. Because they're interested in helping the community Through gardening in some way and then Just a lot more students in the master Gardener Class this spring than we've ever had before and request for master gardeners to come out and teach classes about vegetables are Nathan beginners. So we're definitely seeing a lot of interest I think like I said people are at home looking for something to do outside. They're looking for the the exercise and the and the meaning in their lives and And they're looking to you. Know create some more security for themselves around growing their own food and knowing where it comes from so So it's really great to see the uptake an interest and and we really want to let everyone in. Vermont. Know that we're here to help and Help you find the information that you need. We have lost the free reliable research based resources to help people get started and Like I said we have these two courses that we offer every year we have the summertime classes and We also have master gardeners around the state that are willing to help so we WANNA be here as a resource for people. Yeah and and I'm just wondering do you? Steal the sense that if if for maters suddenly decided on mass to To really get serious about about gardening. And you know Steph it up and in a way that's much much greater than it has been in recent times I'm wondering could we? How close could we come to replacing a and let's assume at the same time they're really? We really do. Start to see given the economic dislocation of the Cobra nineteen crisis. We really do. Start to see you know empty produce sections in supermarkets. Could we actually grow our way? Out of that problem I you know the problem of hunger in America is a huge problem even before the cove in nineteen crisis and it would require a show. All of this sounds discuss that being said we really work. Victory Gardens are a way that people can produce a significant amount of their own food and the staff that a lot of people will read about that at the height of the Victory Garden Movement with nineteen forty three nineteen forty four. There were an estimated twenty million home garden in the United States. And that's in a period. Where only about thirty five million household going extremely high proportion of people were growing their own food and it's further estimated that between nine and ten million fun. A FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. Were running these arms. Which was roughly equivalent to forty percent of all the food investable data American eighth that year so realities. Yes for monsters Americans. Vermont really set their mind to lot of it's got involved in it. We could really produce a significant amount of the food that we eat your in Vermont. Well that's That is fascinating. And I think it's something that folks Folks ought to be thinking about it. If if you aren't currently inactive Gardner me maybe this is something to think about taking up as a way to away to use some of the. I'm because as as we all know in the current economic situation a lot of us have more time than than we are used to having so that is That's one way to Put put it to good use and certainly Certainly something worth thinking about if folks want to reach out And learn more from the two of you and you're in the UVM extension the bread halverson. What's what's the best way to What's the best way to To get a hold of yeah everyone can reach out..

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

11:14 min | 8 months ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"On Wd FM and am we. We are continuing to our second hour of the program. This morning and I'm glad to say we have with us. Wilson Ring He is Longtime reporter with the associated. Press based in Montpellier charge of the bureau there these days and he also is a bestselling author at least in Waterbury and His his he has a book out. What about Murphy? The Dog Adventures there of and We're told that it is the hottest selling item this holiday season over at the bridge side. Books Br here in In in Waterbury. And so. That's pretty exciting. GotTa say What what does the refreshing on the title of the book? Wilson Ring Catching Murphy catch simple catching Murphy. And and Wilson Ring was very involved in the efforts to get this way. We're dog back into its proper for life and eventually successful after after what was it more than a year right fifty nine days. But WHO's counting. WHO's counting well ring by the way? Thank you very so much for joining minutes morning. Merry Christmas to you America Christmas to you. Thanks for having me day these this is always fun. Yep and the we're we're we're happy to say that We have Wilson in part because not only is a bestselling at least in Waterbury author But he also The as as I mentioned the chief of the Bureau and the Associated Press in Montpellier in every year this time of year the AP produces a list of the top ten Vermont stories of the year and The It's it's quite a project I used to do it when I worked at the AP and we have to sort of come up with nominations. For what the story's might be Maybe pick twenty or thirty and then and then send them out to our member editors and broadcasters around the state folks who are Who use the service and And then Wade and have them fill out Occasionally you'll get requests where people will say. Hey you forgot. To including Gruden the nomination lists the following thing So you maybe put out another drafter. They've it's quite an involved process with all. I'm saying because they can take a couple of weeks to get all of the ballots drafted up and out to are the member editors and broadcasters and then back and tabulated and In one of the one of the sort of nightmare scenarios that I used to have in those days was it's it's December and you think to yourself okay. I'm coming up with a list of the top ten stories of the year. But what if something really giant why it happens on December twenty third after. We've all got all the ballots back then when we do And so sure enough. I never never really came to pass when I was the years. I was doing it that that happened. That December tend to be fairly quiet news month around Vermont but boy this year is an exception to that rule with two big stories. Is this month. And so we'll talk about trying to weave them into the into the list here and Give them the spots they deserve. And so on. But Wilson Ring as things stood sale at the end of November or. Whenever wasn't he started this project? This year What ended up being the top story on this list? Well I think we should mention that. The the BURLINGTON in police social media imbroglio. I don't know what word you want to use to describe it. That happened completely after the ballots were counted so. I'm sure that that would've been high on the list if we would have got it sooner but how high. I don't know but it is certainly worth mentioning that one left. Everyone's heads scratching everyone's scratching their heads. I think certainly did me. And so that would have been included on the list and without a doubt it would have come in. But who knows where the other one was on the list. The after the seventies story about the problems with the corrections department that was did come out before Ballots went out and that did make the top ten here but I think if I would have come out a little later or the ballots would have gone out a little later it would have been it would have come in higher than than it did because The first story was one thing but then we learned more afterwards so that delayed it a little bit are I think kept it down from what it was is all that being said The top ten story as voted by the members of the Associated Press and this was open to any employee the of any AP member in Vermont. was the arrival of the F. Thirty five's at for the Vermont. Air National Guard at the BURLINGTON International Airport and South Burlington. Obviously this is something that had been discussed for a long time. There's been a lot of opposition a lot of concerns about how noisy the planes are some. I'm felt they would be say they would be unsafe. Because they're new and untested weapons systems And some feared that working the kinks out of the planes. It's over a residential area that has well residential urban area that has greater Burlington could be a problem but the first two arrived in September September since then three more have arrived They are noisy but everyone knew they were going to be noisy are they. noisier than the F. Sixteens. I don't know I've heard them fly over. I couldn't tell the difference But they are there and They will be there with Vermont. National Guard barring who knows what for are probably thirty years anyway which is how long they had the after F. sixteens story number one Okay that and and that's an interesting one because Since their arrival has been there been there really hasn't been a lot more stories about them have there. I'm not not really Now that they're here it's you you've gotta wait and see. We've asked about no as complaints after they return. Turn or they arrived. I should say after fighter jets returned but it was hard to compare apples to apples. You know because they would get noise complaints from the F.. Sixteens the National National Guard would and it was hard to figure out if the if if it was different if they were the same ones or or how they would have compared to each other and they only have a few so far by the time all of them arrived there will be twenty by mid year. Twenty twenty And then they will be flying regularly and then we'll see how they're settled how they settle in it it's it's a happening thing. And I've seen other other stories have have a similar trajectory over the over the years where. There's an awful lot of controversy up to the moment when something happens and then something happens happens and it becomes just sort of part of the fabric and and people go on with their lives and And that's the way things often break but Certainly certainly a lot of heated debate about those planes up to their arrival and maybe It will continue depending on sort of how they how how well they work. And how well How well the fit in with the with the community after all Number two story of the year looks like on the list. Here was the the Catholic Church trying to come up with some sort of a I don't know final reckoning or something On all its problems with sexual abuse of kids and What would happen to hear? That was a very close second in the balloting that one different ballad could have swapped opt out one for the F thirty five's and been the top story but I think we'd been waiting for this people who watch these things the news people and those who are interested for a long time. I mean there have been Abuse allegations surrounding the church for a long time. We know they've settled a lot of lawsuits. They had to sell well. The the diocese had to sell a lot of property to pay some of those settlements And so the diocese I think to its credit set Out to look and to try to produce as comprehensive a report as possible and They found that since So they had. I don't know how many people were involved all did half a dozen anyway They've found since nineteen fifty they found credible and substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of minors honors against forty priests since nineteen fifty all but one of those allegations secured occurred Prior to two thousand and none of the individuals also involved are still in ministry Most of the people are dead. And those who aren't Most of them are quite elderly so And more is going to happen. I mean on this topic. You might recall that. The Attorney General's office launched an investigation of its own after after the Reports came out about abuse at the Saint Joseph's orphanage in Burlington. A couple summers ago so that report that I think was supposed supposed to be focused on the orphanage but when people come forward I'm sure they'll be they'll tell the investigators in that case more than about just things happening at the orphanage yeah number three top story in the year. US Senator Bernie Sanders the Vermont Independent. WHO's making the second run for? The Democratic presidential nomination suffered suffered a heart attack while campaigning in the Vata came back to Vermont for several weeks of recuperation before he returned to the campaign trail and The the heart attack doesn't really seem to have phased them did it. Would we know about this. No it doesn't seem to have faced him. That's Bernie though you know burning. It's Bernie's repressive Russell. I think it's hard to keep him down And I think that was a shock to burning literally and figuratively having a heart attack and his campaign And Berney be came back to Vermont for a few days and Nar couple of weeks actually after the heart attack to recover his And and He's back out on the road and appears to be as a as Bernie as ever back on it is it does not seem to have slowed down. Yeah and Certainly a lot of folks These days The great medical care available in in our country in the world these days People survive heart attacks. It used to be Something that and it still is a is a fatal event for for some folks but many many people Have Heart trouble and then come back from it and And liver another you know for decades more so that's You know I and obviously we all we all love wished the best of health to the Bernie Sanders and and Anybody else similar circumstances You WanNa you WANNA see people recover from something like that and March on so there you go that's But boy it reminds me of the nineteen sixty seven red sox. There was that famous poem. MM-HMM I think Ken Coleman route sided about how they they sounded attack and came battling back and they call them the cardiac kids so If I recall Dave you could recite recite.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"It turned into more of like spring spring into more town family fun day i see and this is a course right around. I guess yesterday was no two days ago. Now was the anniversary of tropical scam iranian. I remember more town got wacked. Oh yeah so it was <hes> in two thousand sixteen. I think when the the <hes> office was finally finished mud town office so that's they celebrated atmore fast easy and what kinds of activities happen it more fast <hes>. We normally have a car show. We do not this year <hes> so we've decided to do touch a truck. It's it's ninety percent families that come because everything's free there's no entry with more take donations and so we thought touch a truck would be an easy addition in and and the kids do love that they know what trucks do you have going in. You know you signed up yeah. There's the there'll be a race car to fire trucks town trucks six the vermont national guard is coming with their climbing wall so i'm hoping that they bring some sort of awesome vehicle play on and the <hes> <hes> that's typically younger kids who get into touch truck thing or is. It are teenagers doing that now. I don't think so i think my ten year old might this might be liked his last leg last week touch okay but that is i've seen that happening before it varies festivals and so on and when you see four a six year old is crawling around on it on these vehicles. It's a and you could just you get a get wind of the joy that they're experienced. It is kind of fun to watch and <hes> so that's that's pretty cool. What about what about food vendors and so we have <hes> we have just a couple of food vendors this year we have a hot dog vendor and then we also have our fire department will do their corn roast and they're going to do <hes> pulled pork and coleslaw as well <hes> come over for that. We have <hes> but we also have someone doing a coffee cart uh-huh and <hes> cheesecake cart ice cream and for food. That's about it but we also have a craft beer tent. Okay okay okay yeah. It's it's p._t._o. Sponsored it's one of their big fundraisers come in you know they raise for all the programs at the school so in the parents that come with kids what's better than having a beer tent is you gotta have a cold beer and so what what's the <hes> <hes> what what's the craft beer is coming by. Sam otter creek is he did it last year. They'll be back again this year but lawson's has also joined them that share okay. That's that's some pretty stiff competition autocratic and both of them early beers but <hes> i do have a taste for that sipa sunshine pretty darn good and the the <hes> <hes> any any other rides or activities some old fashioned kids games. You know like sack races and three legged races. There's also also <hes> craft vendors. <hes> the there's a few town committees that will have boosts with information and then we have entertainment.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

15:50 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"From radio vermont it's the dave graham show on w._d. It's your show about the people places and the issues that matter the most to you now. Here's your host dave graham good morning. Vermont did is thursday august eighth. Two thousand nineteen and we are so glad to have you listening listening to our program this morning. We're gonna have an interesting show. I think i'm going to hand it off to a guest host <hes> the first half hour of the program this morning our our good friend. Jack lyons the summer internet w._d. E._v. He's been doing a really excellent job here and we decided just to hand him the controls for the next half hour or so he's going to be <hes>. I'll i'll let him introduces guest and <hes> we'll have a good conversation. <hes> there and then later on i'll be coming back in taking over the mike in and i'll be interviewing colonel david smith of the vermont national guard <hes> he's going to be i think talking with us to try to allay some of the concerns we heard about last week <hes> interview you about the f thirty five coming to the vermont national guard base at the burlington international airport and <hes> he <hes> the guard it has wanted a chance to reply some of the criticisms raised about noise about <hes> the possibility that some of these planes may be <hes> armed with nuclear weapons et cetera and <hes> so we'll be hearing from colonel smith in part of this hour <hes> later on believe. We're going to be opening the phones and letting some listeners weigh in on whatever topics are on your mind out there folks course. You're always welcome to call the program. <hes> so nice is easier to take the calls and others because we just have an open phone line etcetera two four four one seven seven seven is the local number here in waterbury one eight seven seven to nine one eight a two five five and with that. I'm gonna hand it off to my good friend. Jack lyons a student at notre dame university. He's from south burlington and he is doing an excellent the job force here as a summer intern w._d. Take it away jack. Well thanks dave our first guest. Today is jeff tieman. He's the president and ceo of the vermont association of hospitals and health systems there in advocacy advocacy group dedicated to representing the state's nonprofit hospitals and we're going to talk to him today about the future of rural hospitals in vermont jeff are you there. I am all right good morning. Good morning. Thanks for having me on so i guess no problem so i i guess our first question would be <hes> can rural hospitals in vermont survive over the for over the coming decades and what some of the changes that take place be to enable able that so i think i it's a great question and it really important one for our state and important jack. I think to acknowledge right off the top. That vermont is really entirely rural. <hes> we think of rural areas and less rural areas or urban areas like burlington but it's really hard in a small state like ours to even separate that out even the teaching hospital in burlington serves rural populations and is actively involved in coordinating care for people in rural areas throughout the state so and all or other hospitals are doing that as well so i think it's important to understand that that we really are <hes> a rural state and <hes> that rural hospitals and all of dr hospitals across the state are vital in their communities <hes> not just as caregivers but also as a big employers often the largest employer in community and as community builders in the work. They're doing <hes> in what we call community benefit and health reform to try to reduce the cost of care and make it better for the patient all of that said real hospitals face big challenges as you probably know <hes> not just here in vermont but across the country we've seen rural royal hospital closures <hes> throughout the country in the past several years <hes> and there's a lot of reasons that happens but certainly cause for concern and the reason reason that we have our our i carefully on this. You know there's even a a task force that was created by the legislature to look into the future of real healthcare in vermont where represented on that task force as are all of the other major stakeholders in our state so this is a conversation that's well underway sure and you mentioned that all hospitals in vermont are auroral hospitals just because our state is in very populated but <hes> what is what is the difference in the challenges that are seen at a small hospital like copley hospital in mooresville bill and the challenges that are seen at medical center in burlington yeah so another good question and when we looked into when we did some research into what can can happen with small rural hospitals understand <hes> particularly in other parts of the country 'cause we haven't had as many closures here in vermont or new england thankfully but in trying to understand dan what can what can precipitate financial problems or or even something as severe as closure. There's a lot of factors that are unique to two smaller. Rural hospitals goes up rating in smaller communities for example <hes> they tend to have <hes> a lot more people on medicare and medicaid and we know that those public payers there's <hes> for hospitals just do not reimbursed at the same level and so hospitals literally receive less income to take care of those patients and that becomes a part of the financial mantra problem. These hospitals are often <hes> typically operating on razor thin margins. That's certainly true here in vermont either either razor thin margins or or as we have right now many with negative margins they face declining volume as population shifts to the city and and in vermont. We have <hes> <hes> an aging population. I think we're second or third in the nation <hes> as far as <hes> the the age of our population <hes> and then i think we're all hospitals are also managing aging the challenges <hes> that are not necessarily unique to rural areas but but can be even more difficult to manage in those places like opioid addiction and and reaching reaching out beyond the hospital walls to to make sure people are healthy. You spoke about razor thin margins at hospitals and i think that <hes> segues well into the conversation about rate rate hikes. <hes> a lot of the hospitals are feeling some pressure from the green mountain care board not to increase their rates a lot but at the same time they're dealing with those razor thin margins you just talk about <hes> how that how that <hes> bargaining works between the green mountain care board in hospitals sure i think i i would point out as you as you did at the top of the show so that we are a nonprofit system so i think we just need to always remember that when we talk about margins those are not profit margins but those are the margins funds that enabled the hospital to do things like reinvest facilities and equipment make sure they're always providing the most modern cutting edge care <hes> and that and that they are also also as i said <hes> available to the community that said i think i think jack that are hospitals are proposing budgets to the green mountain care board for twenty twenty the they are proposing the budgets they need to continue meeting patient need and and to continue serving their communities in an effective way while also making sure they are financially healthy and sustainable for the long term so that they can always be there for those communities so the the process with the green mountain care board is for those hospitals for all of our hospitals to to present their proposed budget for next year and to have a dialogue with green mountain care board about why the rates they've asked ask for are necessary to do what i just said to make sure they continue to serve patients effectively be there for their communities and know that there's a sustainable plan for the future sure so. I think you're going to hear that dialogue. Take place with the green mountain care board and and hopefully our hospitals will be able to convey kind of the full set of of challenges changes that they face <hes> from the reimbursement issues. I mentioned with medicare and medicaid <hes> to significant workforce challenges across our state <hes> that make <hes> healthcare both a little more expensive and and challenging to deliver because we don't always have the right people in the right places and can't fill so many open in slots <hes> and also at the same time well hospitals are managing those challenges. They're trying very hard to to stay focused on health reform here you're in vermont which is really to make healthcare better for the patient by focusing on wellness instead of illness and trying to move from a system that now pays for the number of procedures and office visits and and and all of that to assist him that really pays for quality outcomes and and wellness and so i think in trying to do all of those things at once <hes> and keep rates low is is the constant challenge and i think our hospitals have struck the best possible balance they can and you'll not that play out during the budget hearing later this month how much as we're looking forward to these these budget hearings. How much of a dialogue is that. I mean is is there a certain number that <hes> you know the green mountain care board is is not going to allow or is there a certain number that the hospital's not going to go the low. You know what how does that dialogue walk work well. The the agreement and care boy does set in their what they call budget guidance <hes> set a rate for the growth of net patient revenue <hes> and and the hospitals then propose what they think they need for their for their coming budget and those differences or if there is a difference between what the green mountain care board expect and and what <hes> what the hospital <hes> is proposing than than that does become a discussion as part of the hearing so that the hospital hospital has an opportunity to explain the factors that are involved <hes> and to try to persuade the green mountain care boy that the budget they're proposing the one that's really needed <hes> <hes> to to ensure the future of their organization and <hes> and and be able to serve patients the way they want to and what is when we're talking about rate increases. What is a significant rate increase well. I think you know i would probably rather than try to get into numbers. I think we should all acknowledge. That healthcare is expensive. <hes> there's there's no two ways about that and whether we're talking about insurance premiums or <hes> <hes> rate increases that that hospitals <hes> are looking at or we're talking about the cost of pharmaceuticals and supplies all of the stakeholders in our system have a role to play <hes> in in trying to make the system or affordable and i think vermont <hes> yes we are encountering rate increases. <hes> <hes> that you know premiums are expensive for people and that is a challenge. We're all trying to manage together. I think in vermont we're doing that in a way that's <hes> <hes> incredibly compelling and may not produce all the results we want tomorrow but is definitely the direction that the country <hes> that both parties believe we need to move in to to really again focus on keeping people well <hes> addressing the social determinants of health like housing and food security and other things that keep people healthy in the first place and then doing a better job jack on also managing chronic conditions once people are sick. There's a lot of technology and <hes> new patient physician outreach. That's made possible by the work. We're doing here. <hes> to keep people healthier theory prevent emergency room visits all of those things eventually reduced costs while also just making life better for the patients we serve so <hes> you spoken about a wellness as opposed to treating wellness as opposed to illness and more sustainable long-term care provided by hospitals. I <hes> <hes> spoke yesterday with senator richard westman <hes> we try to get him off of the segment. Unfortunately he had a prior commitment but i got some good background information from him. He's a message board member at copley hospital and mooresville and he's also <hes> as a senator on the health and welfare committee and <hes> he spoke about some the things copley hospital has done recently to <hes> to to promote what you're saying that uh a stable long-term wellness care <hes> he talked about community health initiatives serves and also they've <hes> they've now started doing orthopedic surgery. They invested you know in the short term some money on on getting the infrastructure to do orthopedic surgery and they're hoping that by by offering that they can they can <hes> you know bring more patients in the door and help them do that and and stay open. What other initiatives have you seen throughout the state <hes> like that that are focusing on sustainable long term care and how essential are these two to keeping serving rural hospitals open so i think you're seeing a lot of initiatives from one like the one like those you just described to <hes> across our are hospitals. You're seeing a huge focus on expense management and always doing everything possible to to minimize expenses to join purchasing coalitions nations that can bring down the cost of supplies equipment..

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"We're asking six thousand residents of winter skin south Burlington feeling Williston live in his own considered onto the defenders of the project talk about the economic impact of the positive economic impact in the Burlington area of the Vermont National Guard the Air National Guard and they talk a lot about the <hes> the idea that and if these new weapons systems as they come out are are not allowed somehow to to come and use the airport in Burlington that eventually the maybe maybe not maybe strike eventually fairly soon the Air National Guard in the National Guard by extension would sort of start to wither away the and become much less of a player in the county in Vermont Economies <hes>. What do you say that well not a single authority has said that anything will happen to the Air National Guard anytime soon so we're talking about eleven hundred jobs only four hundred which are full time and the most of the seven hundred jobs? Hey I believe less than five thousand dollars. There's year so it's not a huge boost to economy. You could say that Oh they pay two million dollars. A year toward fire prevention costs but if you look at the fire prevention is doing when they practiced flames those planes when they crash they use this these P._f.. A._S. substances insist that are polluting all the water for farms right around the airport testing positive for the clean up for all that will far exceed whatever theoretical benefit of firefighting fighting the guard is doing now. The guard is not going to go away. We're simply asking for another mission. That's more humane that doesn't actually harm the very people old guard is supposed to protect we want them to remain true to mission which is protect our monitor's but not only not protecting our monitor's but they're actually harming thermometers. That doesn't make sense. There's too many human needs where they bow fighter plane which is a twentieth century concept anyway or fighter bomber. <hes> can't do anything to protect the <unk> actual threats that we have which in the twenty first century are nuclear weapons incoming missiles terrorism and cyber attacks. I mean there might the great plain if we're defending ourselves Pearl Harbor from the Japanese fireplace but no Chinese Russian slater planes are going to come here and it's GonNa be missiles and terrorists and cyber br attacks none of which yes thirty five defend us against and which sucks so much money out of our defense that we can't do properly defend ourselves awesome those real threats so I the only reason for this thing or is it really sad. He's sexy looking airplane. I had my room full of fighter fighter plane models. When I was a kid I loved him sexy as all get out? This is a beautiful looking playing but at a trillion and a half dollars when he can't actually address twenty-first-century essentially stress unbelievable anybody would want to hear the one thing you do hear from the defenders of this project bring these fighter jets to <hes> the Burlington International Airport and the Vermont National Guard base that I mean the thought goes basically like this this and by the way I should say listeners. If you want to help me out here in defending this project <hes> <hes> I'm not an expert by any any means <hes> but I'm sure there are some listeners out there who know a lot more about this than I do two four four hundred two four four one seven seven seven is the local number here in our waterbury very studio. The toll free number is one eight seven seven.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

06:03 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV

"It's the Dave Ramsey show w. g. e. and we are back for the final segment of the day Graham show on this Wednesday morning July the thirty first two thousand and nineteen and try to reach out to our next guest year <hes> <hes> Dr John Lewis Royer or ruler. We gotta get a pronunciation from him before we get on the Air I hope <hes> and we're having a little trouble making that connection right now and <hes> so I would say that if anybody with Physicians for social responsibility or the any of the groups Exeter Planning on participating in the in the demonstration of coming on Sunday about the F thirty five <hes> in coming into the BURLINGTON international airport the fighter the jets due to base there just a little over a month starting in September. They're going to bring in the first couple gathering ended be continuing to deploy the planes over the next this year or so has been a lot of discussion around this concerns about noise coming from a louder fighter jet coming in and out of the Vermont National Guard Airbase Ace in the Burlington International Airport recently there been some concerns voiced by critics of this idea <hes> because there's fears that these the planes may be armed with <hes> nuclear warheads and that the that that shouldn't be doing that in a heavily populated area like Jitney County <hes> we also reached out to the Vermont Air National Guard our National Guard spokesperson haven't unheard back <hes> one of the Miro Weinberger the Mira Burlington <hes> to talk to us on the air. He's a supporter of bringing the F thirty five fighter jets. It's to the airport and we're told that the mayor's away this week so we're sort of striking out on getting defenders on I was thinking about what we might do is have these critics on right now and then and then <hes> we are <hes> I I believe we may actually have the the good doctor on the air and <hes> wanted to find out <hes> first off the do I haven't read as a doctor John Ritter John Hi how you doing good I appreciate it. I'm glad we were able to make the connection you are. I I was just saying I wanNA finish this one thought with our share with our listeners that you are I gather a critic of the idea of bringing his thirty five fighter jets to the BURLINGTON Arlington International Airport <hes> there are many critics out there but they're also defenders of this plan and and <hes> we reached out to a couple of folks over the last couple of days to see see if they could join us striking out so far and getting getting supporters to join us for this next segment of the program but <hes> <hes> we're not going to give up. We're we're GONNA maybe perhaps in the early next week after your demonstration that you're gonNa tell us about <hes> see we can get some reaction from from folks who are in favor of this idea of bringing these fighter jets to the to the Vermont Air National Guard base. I should explain that we try to and I've done this many times. I was on the program before we do try to respect a full range of points of view here on the day grab show on W._d.. F._M. and A._M.. And and <hes> <hes> Dr Ruhr are you are a critic. Tell us your your plan for Sunday and why you're exercised enough about this to participate in this demonstration demonstration well. I'm a retired emergency physician and that she's finished my career join occupational medicine protecting people from environmental at work hazards and and whe- when I see this playing here it's just so wrong for this place at so many levels that it's hard to hard to comprehend we much longer show just to go over overall the facts and details about why things and come so it's pretty hard to to defend but what I wanted to talk about today was an opportunity Sunday for people to let their voices be heard because when it comes down to for me now is this is a matter of democracy <hes> been working on this issue for a long time and and people have spoken local councils of towns that mostly affected by this plane of the people themselves and <hes> referendum referendum and Burlington. They've all said that they either don't want this plane here. They weren't delayed until we know more about it. Safety record and the politicians have simply refuse to listen so our events Sunday is a fun rally basically to say that the people themselves have to defend their space <hes> the the name of noticed people for Peace and security and Guardians of the planet and the environment here. The politicians are too beholden to moneyed interests <music>. This is a money maker for a lot of people suffer. E Five is the most expensive weapons systems in history so there's so much money at so many levels it's very hard for people who are behold the money interest to speak against it whereas the people that are actually affected by coming here that are in danger of it who will be harmed by it are are very much against it. We're not being heard so this is a rally invite everyone to come out to this event this Sunday between four and six. Here's some great music just to be with one another to let our voices be heard that the powers that be in where's it happening. It's happening at a field or open space across awesome. The airport where South Burlington used to have affordable housing the F._A.. Determined that with the F. Sixteens here it was too noisy is considered a fifth for residential use. People shouldn't live in such space so the F._A._A.. Paid people <hes> to eliminate two hundred it houses in the area around the airport so we face that people used to live that won't and it's important to note that with yes thirty five coming which.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on This is War

This is War

13:22 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on This is War

"If you decide to take a you feel pretty pretty invincible in the tank. That's a nice comfort to have especially when you're in a war zone and where you know you see Humvees getting blown up and people dying as a result of I._A._D.'s or AK fire whatnot you know being in Humvee. It was the sense of security being inside added this giant chariot basically we'd get random riflefire that would paying off the tank or off the bridge near we were because one of our observation posts was actually on an overpass over top of the highway. Another one was in the median. Those are the two tanks would occupy hi <hes> for our four observation posted. Our unit was responsible for you know I was in the tank. We took an R._p._G.. To the side of the tank one day we're in the tank were in the Turret. We would go with a modified crew sitting out on the observation posts we would run with a three-man crew. Were typically. You have a four. The tank is seventy tonnes <hes>. It's a very well armored vehicle right so you get somebody that that shoots at you even within R._P._G.. It was loud. It made an explosion Kinda rocked the tank a little bit but honestly there was like we kind of looked at each other and we're like what was that that sound like an r._p._G.. Didn't do any damage to the tank and actually hit one of our ballistic plates <hes> on the side of the tank to covered the tracks and so that it literally put a little scratching the paint and so we're like okay we just got shot shot at and so then we start to traverse the turnaround looking to see where the hell it came from but we never able to find the source of I can't say we were scared about it. We were we were just like holy. Shit we just got shot at and now we gotta find out where the Hell it came from but we can never find the source. The soldiers were intentionally exposed. There was no effort a camouflaged because the object was to intimidate anyone who might try. I'm berry an I._D.. Or sabotage the road in some other way sure it made them vulnerable to attack but the attacks our life life and death bets that the insurgency were forced to make the price for a failed harassment might be high but the cost for successful one was nothing even though they had three hundred sixty degree field of view as hunt set himself. You can't can't look all around at the same time it just wasn't possible to catch everything so they had this. They call that mobile wrench. It was <hes> that was their observation posts and that's that's what they're call. Sign was in it would be this M._e._d._A.. Those sitting out there responding funding to broke down vehicles or you know vehicles that were too too heavily damaged via I._D.. Or whatever <hes> to be able to get back to the FOB on under under their own power so they would respond out in tow vehicle back to back to the FOB so <hes> these guys were in their observation posts area which was by the soccer field that was below our our observation posts the tank manned and <hes> the commander and I were were Kinda. Send their talking keeping an eye out for things and <hes> we heard just one single round and said that was a gunshot we look around. We're trying to figure it out. We call it up. He was the governor on there. He was also mechanic and a <hes> a sniper shot him. I'm thirty yards out in front of our tank but down a hill jumped out of a vehicle lined up shot him under the arm just under above where his ballistic vest stopped and where his you know the the one that went over his arm started burden so this was a guy who was also Vermont National Guard Guy and the round went in and proved to be fatal and we we. I think we took that pretty hard knowing that we were up above them. The you always play that in your mind that there I should've been looking over there in reality <hes>. Could we have seen that guy. Yes we.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on This is War

This is War

10:41 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on This is War

"Lots of people also talk about how it leaves career options open for you while you pursue a military one but Andrew Hunt wasn't thinking that far or that deeply I was an honor student. I was seventeen eighteen years old. I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to go to college or what but I knew that <hes> the military be good way to fund that <hes> my father was was good with it. My mother on the other hand was very concerned about my choice. She had some pretty pretty big reservations about signing off on me joining and was adamant on speaking with the recruiter his big emphasis of course at the time it was at the Vermont National Guard hadn't been deployed since the Korean conflict. The first sergeant in the unit hunt would be joining was a family friend whose own son already was enlisted plus the appeal the National Guard holds for graduating high schoolers can't be overstated it checks off the what are you doing after graduating box without committing them to a definite track both college and the military remain on the table while you get an extra year or two to really get a sense of what you WanNa do of course that's a twentieth century perspective of the National Guard not long after hunt joined. There was a significant change in what was entailed in in a national guard enlistment. I was sitting in my pre law class in my senior year. We were notified about the plane striking the tower. Turn on the T._v.. And we're watching it and actually watched the second plane hit the towers. I had gone to the first half Alpha basic training in the summer of two thousand one in between my junior and senior year I immediately got on the phone to the National Guard armory just to make sure that there was nothing that we need to do and I was told that you know everybody was just kinda hanging out at the armory waiting there was no need for me to go there. They would call me if if they needed me. I don't know if we really realized that the time near the future impact it would have but we knew that it was not a good outlook as far as something was going to be taken place as hunt graduated and went to finish basic training. It's still was an odd time. The war in Afghanistan Afghanistan was underway but didn't yet seem intractable and we were only hearing the first rumblings about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and basic training hunt was learning everything he needed to know to engage in twentieth century tank warfare including how to identify by Chinese and Russian tanks. It's important to remember that what would become the war on terror was still taking shape but in the meanwhile the apparatus that is the U._S.. National Guard was still functioning as it always had hung earliest orders were to prepare for a peacekeeping mission to Bosnia but when those orders were cancelled he began to suspect something bigger was up ahead. It was like okay so we're going to Bosnia in Iraq just kind of had started up <hes> and then when those orders were stood down. It was kind reality. Check like Oh okay so there's some potential for us to be going elsewhere. It was kind of just a Oh crap moment like okay. This is kind of getting real now but it was still not as real because we didn't know what was coming down the pike back in the summer of two thousand four. We were there for our one weekend a month the readiness N._C._O.. Was Up kind of addressing the company advising were preparing for deployment and he said but I'M GONNA call off listen names and if I call you off I need you to stand off to the side of formation. My name was one of thirteen that was called and we were notified that the company was deploying to Kuwait and that the thirteen of US had been chosen to deploy with a different battalion alien from northern Vermont and that <hes> we we should just basically standby and prepare for orders coming down from from up north. That was a even more of an Oh crap moment because you know if these guys were going to Kuwait you know knowing that Kuwait was kind of the was the safe zone <hes> we have feeling that either Afghanistan Iraq was in line for us. Those guys actually deployed in November of two thousand four to Kuwait and then I didn't get the call to report for orders to Iraq until until December of two thousand and four what separated Hunt and the other twelve soldiers from the rest remains a mystery. It wasn't all tankers. There are other M._O._S.'s mixed in but in the end it didn't really matter he was twenty one years old and working as a police police officer a job he had for about three weeks before he got the news that he'd be deploying for a year unlike many of those who came after him hunt had an enlisted in the military specifically to fight and so there were mixed emotions. It's a combination of apprehension engine and excitement that really just melds into resolve. The idea is whether you want to go or not is immaterial. You have a job to do and people who are counting on you to do it yeah so we we deployed from the United States and went to Kuwait I we landed and can't bearing <hes> late June of two thousand and five to <hes> Iraq in early July two thousand and five where we were stationed at <hes> camp are Ramadi for the next twelve months we were flown in by helicopter. It would have been cool if it had been daylight and we were not scared out of our minds I think one thirty all of us kind of packed in there the cargo ebbing guys throwing up in the plane because of the the combat maneuvers that they do when they're flying over Iraq we were there for maybe a week or so and then they they put us all on Chinooks. It was nighttime when we got loaded on and so we couldn't see much we we were looking at the windows. All we could see was you know just house lights and whatnot and there's like a door gun around the back and it's kind of like okay. This is real. You know we're these guys have live ammo were flying into an actual combat zone. We have no idea what to expect. No ended up landing in this base in the nighttime and really did not have any sort of Barings as to where we were the basic like anything like that would hunt would come to discover was at the base was pretty much as he would have expected except maybe even a little dusty or as a tanker his assignment was going to be providing overwatch which was equal parts boring and critical replacing the regular army was less tense than he would have expected given that there was some parody issues between the branches in retrospect he said had they probably were so happy to be heading home that they didn't care what company relieved them. We were in an old <hes> Iraqi Republican Guard barracks that we were actually living in and my bunk was near the window. I just happened to be kind of looking outside. We weren't under the attack at the time there was no no incoming fire the time when I happen to be looking out and I actually saw rocket <hes> come into the base and strike <hes> somebody outside of our Chow Hall there was a guy there and then there wasn't a guy there so I you know I I knew what had happened. Although you know there's nothing that I was going to be able to do and I was in the Baruch so we sheltered in place and and it was you know pretty terrifying knowing that we weren't really safe on our own base seeing this guy who was walking away from the Chow Hall and ends up dying as a result of rocket fire just because he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. You're in a quote unquote non-hostile area while you're in the base but these guys with with the incoming fire you just. Never knew from that point on. I really was kind of nervous. I mean obviously I had to leave the building because I had to go to the bathroom and I had to go take a shower and eat chow and whatnot I mean it was just a reality that anything can happen anytime and there's nothing you could really do while you're on the base to protect yourself but we did could get over our fears. You know I can remember guys that I was in the unit with that were sunbathing on top of the roof at one point <hes> and then we also had like a pickup softball game that we played outside so it wasn't like for the year that we were hair just would run to the tanks and then roll out and then run back into the barracks. It was just always reality. It was always there which is kind of a you know. It's a crazy thing you know to to have that in your mind all the time and you never know if you're going to just from walking outside if you're going to be your last moment living under the constant threat of attack is one of the more difficult things to imagine and not just because there's no rhyme or reason to the assault but because they are both sporadic and relentless seeing the after-effects recovering the dead and wounded. That's something that stays with you but it more makes you angry than afraid in Iraq in the summer. You don't forget that it's hot but you get used to it. You can't get used to rocket attacks and mortar attacks that way. They're still loud and elicit a physical reaction action would you can get used to ignoring the concern for your own safety recognizing that you won't be ready when the last piece of ordinance you encounter goes off you just focus on the job at hand so day to day the unit that I was in. We were put with a cavalry unit out of Pennsylvania. Our mission was to man to observation posts along M._S. are mobile to ensure safe travel for the convoys that would go up through as well as the citizens that traveled along the hundreds and thousands thousands of cars that drone on that highway everyday it was hard because you know being an tank you're so used to the training of tank on tank or going out and patrolling and whatnot so this was kind of a different mission than what we were expecting all along long kind of rotated through the different positions on the tank but the days that I was the gun around the tank you look through the site you can only spin around so many times and there's only so much you can look at one time a lot of times what we would do is that the governor would actually come out of the governor seat and the governor in the tank commander would ball all kind of have their heads up out of the hatch or they'd be looking through periscopes and that way you can get a broad view of what's going on rather than the <hes> narrow perspective of looking to the gunner site it was hard to I guess be engaged. Although there you know we were in a pretty the active spot so the insurgency like to keep us on our toes around there you know with I._A._D.'s with random pop shots going off at at the tanks <hes> or the Humvees also a v. i.. D.'s and you know R._p._G.'s so it was <hes> knowing that anything can happen at any time but it was easy to get complacent. If you allow that to happen is worth noting that especially at this stage in the Iraq war there weren't many safer places to be in that country than inside in American tank that said it is also one of the more frustrating places to be no matter how expose the tank God getting three hundred sixty degree view is just impossible in that you can't look everywhere at once there is no level of vigilance that can account for the fact that there is always way more to look at than you ever can possibly see as haunt would come to discover even if you find a way to stave off complacency..

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

Zero Blog Thirty

04:01 min | 1 year ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty

"And if you're a young boot young soldier, you're just not going to know any better. You just think like, oh, I have this much money. I can pay for anything. So you would think if you are a Colonel in the Air National Guard, Vermont that you would know better than defy your f sixteen down for a little bit of a bootie, call, Catherine. Would you like to tell us a little bit about this story? I would love to. So the commander of the Vermont national guard Air National Guard was quietly forced out of his job after taking an f sixteen fighting falcon to a booty call in Washington DC. We'll booty call. Yeah. So just after years of taking command of the Burlington based one fiftieth fighter wing often shut out to the coat factory. Shoutout to Burlington coat. Factory ads for my coach from. That's why they should've known when they try to expensive haircut yesterday that I couldn't afford it. Burlington based one fifty fighter wing. Colonel thomas. Jackson took an f sixteen flight to Washington DC for a work trip that doubled as a romantic rendezvous view view with unarmed. Colonel who worked at the Pentagon Jackman was scheduled to attend a conference at Andrews Air Force base. Which is like all right. Okay. While the guard says pie, but the guard says pilots do not typically use their planes to attend conferences. But Jackman as wing commander had the ultimate authority. And I just wanna pause and say, can you imagine being at the level where it's like, oh, should I take like transportation or should I just fly f sixteen but pilots do that shit all the time? A meaning that they have to get their hours in like, I know pie. I'm no pilot varies specifically who had to get he was in the command element, and they still have to fly a certain amount of hours a month. Right, right. He was stationed in San Diego in would take his helicopter up to Oakland because he was a raiders fan. So on Saturday. He would take the whole. Crew. They would go up to Oakland. They would do the different maintenance and shit like that they would watch the game go to the game. Could you could buy stub or seeking tickets cheap is shit in Oakland? And then they would fly back to San Diego. That's just what they do. But I think it's because because if you're going to get his dick what that people got upset. Yeah. I think absolute weird part, but he got caught with a string of emails between him and unnamed Colonel for their romantic relationship as allows several interviews with guard members who knew about it. So like, not only did he was he like sending all these emails on his work Email, but he was open about it. And that made me think like, can you imagine being at the level where you feel untouchable? You can be like. Yeah. Taking my S sixteen down to bang. This other Colonel like who are you? Well, the high rank Colonel. But I mean, this is what happened. This is what happens though, especially when you get to that rank if there's no one else, obviously, he's not there's people that outrank him. But when there's no one else around consistently or in your daily job that outranked shoe, you kind of start to feel yourself a little bit. And I just think back when I was I don't know random outpost in Iraq. And there was only Mike commander who outranked me out there. So I remember me and the other lieutenants we were kind of act in a way that we probably wouldn't act it if there were a bunch of other majors colonels walking around, and I think it's just the nature here. I captain cons undisciplined in. Unbelievable. Unreal. Well, but I can understand how he would act like this. But I definitely think it's a very cool move. I don't know how much those people actually knew they could just be saying that they have what this reminds me of is airman O'Malley in our the longtime stolley Colonel Nathan are as film a few good mitt brick may bring in the airman O'Malley from the airfield at Andrews Air Force base. They said what was he going to testify that? They absolutely do. Nothing about it. That might have been what happened here. What this reminds me of is a little bit of parenting too..

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on KCBS All News

KCBS All News

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on KCBS All News

"To live under the flightpath of vermont national guard f thirty five fighter jets which may be based at the city's airport pam coulter cbs news it is 605 at the bay area's news station kcbs we have partly cloudy skies in the forecast tonight with temperatures dropping into the '30s good evening i'm jennifer hodges here's what's happening san francisco police are searching for former raider and forty nine er linebacker alden smith in connection with a reported domestic violence incident san francisco police sergeant michael andrey csak says officers were called to a home on bush street near union square last night but but hurt you're you're able to make contact with the victim and determined that uh she had sustained bombed life chris threatening injuries in a domestic violence incident while she identified the suspect as alden smith who is a professional football player here the bay area alden smith has not played in the nfl since two thousand fifteen following several runins with the law the chair of the congressional task force on gun violence prevention has been touring his north bay district this weekend kcbs as general lane reports teachers students and parents grilled mike thompson at valeo high school it was just the latest in a series of town hall meetings for congressman mike thompson that can be emotional like when this elementary school teacher and father look back on sandy hook that really affecting law teaching hossam as firemen hands and i know there's unharmed basically my last moments will be being bodyguard to my students in his last tragedy brought home why got my boys off at school that might be a lasting that a see him many voters ask thompson why he isn't doing more on gun control and he found himself having to remind them that he already has a failing grade from the national rifle association and in recent weeks has racked up two hundred won signatures toward bringing an expanded background check bill to a vote were wasn't considered when the original background truck brutal when underplays the down sorta come this far is actually quite a lot the original background check took seven years in the six votes routes and my proposal to offer for five and a half years no votes to bring it to the floor thompson would need two hundred eighteen signatures general aim kcbs no more guns at.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The news traffic weather and business reports this is wbz news radio ten boston knowing wbz news time six eighteen to sixty seven degrees in boston here's what revolving in the wbz news them severe weather luggage through massachusetts and new hampshire leaving about three thousand people without power we have some trees bloated jeep steamship authority says the capital of a highspeed very they hit a jetty and high at us harbor earlier this vaughn this took a metal pole and jews sailboats as boise's leading into the harbour senate majority leader mitch mcconnell delays the vote on the gop healthcare bill until after the july port congressional recess and other days of acid ucits national guard soldiers charged with he'd conduct john donning of high at us facing a charge that he improperly touched a female subordinate while they were in formation at the eat them alam firing range in jericho vermont he appeared in court today the vermont national guard says downing of the other soldiers were there for training and the guard is also investigating authorities locked down an alabama military post after reports of a possible active shooter pentagon reporter barbara star says emergency responders a went to the scene at redstone arsenal alabama uh the the basis telling us that uh the fbi and alcohol tobacco and firearms officials are responding to this situation local affiliate coverage is sowing the us pictures of of the lockdown of emergency vehicles responding more than thirty thousand employees work at the redstone arsenal a north carolina man headed to prison for a botched terror plot to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of isis justice no john sullivan of morgan who was arrested in 2015 sentenced in federal court he pleaded guilty late last year did with charge of attempting to commit an act of terror he admitted to frequent contacts online with isis members in syria applied to buy a semi automatic rifle to kill hundreds of people at a concert or nightclub the.

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"vermont national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"vermont national guard" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"News traffic weather and business reports is wbz news radio ten thirty boston wbz news time four he t seventy six degree in boston i brought fritz and here's what revolving in the wbz news room some pretty severe weather is moving across massachusetts and right now if sitting hearts of the vera back valley getting drenched of course stay with us love the very latest coming up with traffic and weather together on the pery in washington senate majority leader mitch mcconnell delays avoidable gop healthcare bill works toward getting enough republicans were to advance the measure meanwhile gop senators are headed to the white house there talking with the president about the future of the bill a massachusetts national guard soldier charged with lewd conduct john doubting of hyannis facing a charge that he improperly touched a female subordinate while they were informed asian at the even alan firing range in jericho vermont he appeared in court today the vermont national guard says downing and the other soldiers were there for training the guard is also conducting its own investigation of the incident authorities locked down and alabama military post after reports of a possible active shooter pentagon reporter barbara stars says emergency responders are on the scene at the redstone arsenal at alabama uh the the basis telling us that uh the fbi and alcohol tobacco argonne firearms officials are responding to this situation local affiliate coverage is showing us pictures of the of the lockdown of emergency vehicles responding more than thirty thousand employees worker the redstone it's home to army missile defense programs and other military officers a north carolina man headed to prison for a.

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