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Author: Craig McKee

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Veterans face many issues when they get out of the military; first and foremost how to live and survive in the civilian world. When host Craig McKee got out of the Air Force he faced many of the same issues. In his more than twenty years as a journalist he’s covered a broad range of veteran issues, some he can relate to personally. ‘Homefront’ serves those who’ve served by focusing on veterans, their untold stories and the issues and solutions that give our veterans the honor they so deserve.
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William Shakespeare wrote about war and its impact on soldiers hundreds of years before the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For a former Army officer the words clicked in a way no other treatment has in all these years. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Stephan Wolfert to talk about the power of Shakespeare's words in helping veterans with post-traumatic stress. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
The Medical Marijuana industry is booming and veterans are seeing it as a way out from dozens of prescriptions. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with two veterans to discuss their journey and that of a physician who walked away from traditional medicine to focus on recommending medical marijuana. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Matt Louis was as lost as thousands of other service members who left the military and put on a suit and tie. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down to discuss Matt's journey and what empowered him to create a manual to help veterans transition and be successful. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Homefront host Craig McKee goes on a personal journey of discovery to reveal more about his great uncle's role as a navigator in World War II. Join him as he listens to a 102-year-old former B-17 navigator who discusses the trials and tribulations as well as his time as a prisoner of war. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
John Osborne would stay up late at night after coming home from the Vietnam war to avoid the nightmares. Turning to art he was able to focus on something other than the nightmares. He explains to Homefront host Craig McKee why many of the military pieces go unfinished. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Army veteran Earl Harris has been on and off the streets for twenty years. Homefront host Craig McKee spoke to him about life on the streets and living illegally inside a self-storage unit. Welcome House of Northern Kentucky is on a continued mission to help all homeless individuals and with their new medical outreach RV are hoping to change the tide in Northern Kentucky. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
A ban on transgender service members doesn't mean a ban on transgender veterans. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center created a support group specifically for trans veterans. As the year mark of its launch approaches Homefront host Craig McKee sat down with members of a task force created to bolster support for LGBTQ vets. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
The Purple Heart is awarded to those who are wounded or killed in combat. Homefront host Craig McKee talks with three veterans about their journey, their service and their sacrifice. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
He couldn't march but he had mechanical skills that would end up guiding his time in the Army. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with 100-year-old Earl Wills to talk about his service, a wrench that changed his military path and the woman who would win over his heart and start a 72-year marriage. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
He escorted Navy Seals to face off with Somali pirates and chased boats filled with drugs in South America. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Navy veteran Andrew Watts to talk about his time a Navy helicopter pilot and his new passion for writing military thrillers. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Since taking over as head of the Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie has made history with the amount of money he wants to spend and the number of people he wants to hire to fix Veteran Affairs facilities and operations. He sat down with Homefront host Craig McKee to discuss the issues and where he sees the future even if there's a change in administration. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Recruiting for jobs tied to cyber-security has the US Army competing head to head with a civilian force. The Army is changing some of its techniques to recruit younger members and that even includes paying soldiers to play video games. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with the Ohio recruiting battalion commander to talk about what's happening now and what the future looks like moving forward. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Since 2014 one man's vision has been to lift homeless veterans up. Now his sights are on a tiny home community wherein veterans will help lift each other up. Homefront host Craig McKee shares Warrior Homesteads journey and mission to make a difference. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Groundbreaking research is just starting to look at biological markers to indicate post traumatic stress disorder. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Kristyn Hartman whose following the first of its kind study and shares the one on one interview with lead researcher Doctor Kathleen Chard. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
The Korean War is often referred to as the 'Forgotten War' despite the very vivid memories of those who fought on the Korean Peninsula. Homefront host Craig McKee sat down with a group of area Korean War veterans and one former North Korean who escaped the North to serve alongside U.S. troops. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Earl Corell was one of thousands swept up by the draft and tossed into war. His path after he came home also mirrored what many others experienced until one day when something clicked. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Earl to talk about his journey and discovers how Mickey Mouse plays a role in honoring Vietnam era veterans. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
One Army veteran's idea is soothing children as relatives deploy. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Blake Wayman to discuss the inspiration behind 'Troop on the Stoop' and how his idea is supporting another veteran centered group tied to a soldier kidnapped and killed in the Iraq War. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
The thread of military and community service within a Navy veteran's family spawns an idea to help others. Homefront host Craig McKee sits down with Anthony Teague , co-founder of Veteran Threads, about his idea to make sure veterans have the clothing they need to be successful See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
When service members deploy their family can feel left out of the loop not knowing what their loved ones are going through in a far off foreign land. Homefront host Craig McKee highlights a support group in Clermont County started a decade ago that continues to bring together parents experiencing their first deployment and those who've experienced many more. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
A non-profit in Cincinnati focused on transitioning service members have made history by helping form a new law focused on helping veterans transition. Homefront host Craig McKee sat down with members of the non-profit to discuss their efforts, the part of their plan in a new law signed by President Trump and what's next as they plan to launch transition hubs across the country. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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