The Veterans News Hour, March 23, 2020

The Veterans News Hour with David C. Cory and Richard Hurley
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The Veterans News Hour
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Guests, Julia Conner and Michael Malone of the Texas Veterans Commission

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Richard Hurley

Guests, Julia Conner and Michael Malone of the Texas Veterans Commission

Guest, Julia Conner

Guest Name: 
Julia Conner
Guest Occupation: 
Multimedia Specialist for the Texas Veterans Commission
Guest Biography: 

Julia Conner

Multimedia Specialist

Communications and Outreach

Texas Veterans Commission

Julia has worked at Texas Veterans Commission for 4 years.  Her main focus is on producing “The Voice of Texas Veterans” Radio Show.

She previously worked for Townsquare Media as a Radio Morning Show personality.

Julia worked for the III Corps Public Affairs Office on Fort Hood from Sept 2009- September 2012. She was the Manager of the Fort Hood Radio Station, and also produced video pieces for the Weekly Fort Hood Television Program.

Julia was News Director and co-owner of several radio stations in Killeen. KIIZ, KIXS and Lone Star 105.5.

While Julia has worked in radio over the past few decades, she also anchored the evening news at KTPX TV in Odessa- Midland, Texas, and she was Killeen Bureau Chief for KXXV TV in Waco Texas. 

Julia graduated from American Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree In Communications Technology.


Guest, Michael Malone

Guest Name: 
Michael Malone
Guest Occupation: 
Texas Veterans Commission Policy and Program Specialist
Guest Biography: 

Michael Malone   -   Biography
Born: Dayton, Ohio
Entered Military Service: US Navy, May 1984. Completed two Western Pacific deployments aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and separated from service during the 1988 reduction-in-force of March 1988 as a Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer Second Class.
Reenlisted US Navy March 1991. Served at the following assignments: USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Naval Station Annapolis, USS John Young (DD 973) one of the first Naval ships sent in response to 9-11 to the Gulf, and Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE (HSC 3). Completing two Mediterranean deployments, a Baltic Cruise, and two additional Western Pacific deployments.
While assigned at Naval Station Annapolis, I converted from Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer First Class to Navy Counselor (Fleet) Petty Officer First Class. (basically changed my MOS from being a welder to being a Career Counselor/Planner)
Transferred to inactive Naval Reserve May 2007, and was officially Retired from Naval service April 2017.
Following service:
Member of IUPAT 88 (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 88) as a Glazer Journeyman and Foreman. Hired as a local glazing companies certified welder, 2007 – 2010.
Certified welder, performing flux-core arc welding to Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles at Bagram, Afghanistan from October 2010 until October 2011 for Force Protection Industries.
Hired by Texas Veterans Commission February 2012 to work at the Austin Outpatient Clinic as a VSR-I.
May 2013, transferred to the Cedar Park CBOC to operate the facility as a single-counselor office.
September 2015 became the Supervisor of the Austin Outpatient Clinic (VSR-V), which until recently was the largest VA outpatient clinic in the United States.
March 2018 became the TVC Policy and Program Specialist working at the Austin TVC Headquarters office.

The Veterans News Hour

The Veterans News Hour with David C. Cory and Richard Hurley
David C. Cory and Richard Hurley of Veterans News & Talk Radio

News and talk show about military veterans issues, including VA benefits and all related topics.

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