August 23, 2020

This week’s one hour radio broadcast with host Dale Throneberry has three guests.

  • Vice Admiral (RET) Jim Syring, President of Property and Casualty, USAA – $30 Million Military Family Relief Initiative Provides Continued Support For Military Families Impacted by COVID-19
  • Frederick Schofield – Marine and author of “A Run to Hell”
  • Doug Sterner and Dwight Zimmerman – coauthors of a new book (unpublished at this time) of Women Who Earned Combat Medals 

USAA Grant - "Run to Hell" - Women with combat medals

Hosted by Dale Throneberry

USAA Military Family Initiative

$30 million Military Family Relief Initiative

While Labor Day traditionally provides a day off in recognition of the American worker, this year it’s a reminder of the more than 30 million Americans out of work because of the COVID-19 health crisis.

And as many families struggle to pay rent, utilities and put food on the table, military families have been hit especially hard with the unemployment rate for military spouses at nearly 30% and more than 23,000 guardsmen currently deployed stateside, which adds additional stressors. To provide direct assistance, including financial relief, USAA has committed $30 million to its Military Family Relief Initiative, the largest one-time philanthropic contribution in USAA’s nearly 100-year history. Two dozen military and general aid non-profit organizations will receive support, with nearly $20 million directed to military aid societies and organizations that support all five branches of the military through grants, interest-free loans and other types of support. Another $10 million will be provided to organizations that offer career support; childcare and educational services for military children; and programs that support caregivers, families of the fallen, and wounded, ill and injured military personnel.

A few of the more than two dozen organizations receiving a financial commitment from this initiative include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Army Emergency Relief
  • Air Force Aid Society
  • Blue Star Families
  • Bunker Labs
  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • Hiring Our Heroes
  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families
  • Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Marine Frederick Schofield Run to Hell

Frederick Schofield -Marine and Author

Schofield was decorated for valor under enemy fire as a United States Marine and receives VA care for combat-connected conditions. More recently, while recovering from surgeries, he was convinced to look at his popular first edition material.

“A Run to Hell” and “The Boardwalkers” are retold with a fresh look and feel that sets these two stories afire. Strong female and male characters are contemporary. The plot lines remain as one press reviewer hailed: “compelling” and “fun.” The language and phrasing are just as a five-star reviewer lauded: “unique and original.”

For more information:

Doug Sterner Author of Military Honors

Doug Sterner

Dwight Zimmerman military author

Dwight Zimmerman

Sterner and Zimmerman to Author Book Highlighting Women Who Have Earned Combat Medals

Doug Sterner and Dwight Zimmerman are working together to highlight the stories of women who have received some of our Nation’s highest awards.

Doug’s database contains citations for at least one woman for every award except for the Air Force Cross, distinguishing themselves in surprising fashion.

Dwight is researching and covering extensively the struggle of women to gain roles in military service to our country. 

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