Red Burning Sky – Thomas Young

February 28th, 2022|

Red Burning Sky is the latest work by Air National Guard Veteran Thomas Young. The novel was inspired by the real mission that is considered by many to be the greatest airborne rescue in history. Operation Halyard took place from August to late December 1944.  Halyard successfully rescued 432 US aircrews and 80 allied troops from behind enemy lines. Thomas had over 5,000 hours as a flight engineer in C-130 and C-5 aircraft. During his career he deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Horn of Africa. He is currently a commercial airline pilot. As part of the strategic [...]


Diplomatic Security Service – Fred Burton

February 6th, 2022|

Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Fred Burton spent most of his career focused on counter terrorism.  Among his more notable cases, he investigated the assassination of Israeli Prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was part of the investigation of the FIRST World Trade Center Bombing and was involved in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind behind that attack.  He was also part of a special team set up to locate and free western hostages in Beirut. He is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the country and last year was named among the most influential people in the [...]


Charitable Organizations You Should Support

December 6th, 2021|

Charitable organizations supporting Veterans & first responders is the topic of today’s show. Attacks on law enforcement personnel are on a record pace and the withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean Veteran support needs are reduced. In fact, the opposite may be true.  We talk with representatives of four charitable organizations that deserve your support during this season of giving. SPIKES K9 FUND – Founder & President James Hatch Military working dogs regularly spared the life of Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch. Now he is giving back by enhancing the training, care and preservation of working dogs. They provide vital equipment [...]


Special Investigations Training – Lt. Col. John Hoffman

October 2nd, 2021|

The Office of Special Investigations is an Air Force unit whose mission includes investigating felony level crimes and conducting counter intelligence operations.  They are highly trained and this show discusses a rather unique training exercise implemented by the Commander of OSI Detachment 217. While assigned duties at Davis-Monthan Air Force base, Lt. Colonel John J. Hoffman and his wife visited Tombstone, Arizona and took in a gunfight re-enactment. It struck him that it would be interesting to do crime scene training on a movie set.  He ran the idea up the chain of command and before long was undertaking Operation [...]


Listener Feedback Keeps Us Going

September 26th, 2021|

One of the joys of hosting a radio show is getting feedback. Because American Warrior Radio broadcasts on multiple days in several markets, we don't take calls on the air. Apart from the AWR fan (who happens to also be a radio host) that texts me during interviews, feedback is never immediate. There IS the Phoenix listener who calls almost every week to discuss the episode that just aired. He always has valuable insights and I look forward to our regular chats. Just a couple of weeks ago, we got a note from our Sacramento affiliate asking us to call [...]


Bone Rattle – US Marshal Marc Cameron

August 1st, 2021|

“Bone Rattle” author Marc Cameron is quite familiar with some of the scenarios presented in his latest thriller. He lived them during his long career with the US Marshals Service. Bone Rattle is the latest addition to his “Arliss Cutter” series and joins Marc’s bestselling Jericho Quinn thriller collection. Marc was also chosen to continue the very popular Tom Clancy books. Much of Marc’s career was in judicial protection but he most enjoyed his time in fugitive apprehension units. He draws his story ideas both from his experiences and travels as well as current world events like the John Clark [...]

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