American Legion compares NSC-68 to challenges with modern day China

American Legion Director of the Media & Communications Jeff Stoffer, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the November issue of The American Legion Magazine.

He spoke about an article on the NSC-68 Report issued in 1950 that outlined the nation’s approach to the post-World War II spread of communism and how those same lessons can be applied today. He also discussed an article detailing the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as its 100th anniversary is Nov. 11. Continue reading

American Legion: Afghanistan veterans need support, understanding and healing

The recent withdrawl of U.S. troops from Afghanistan has left the country in ruins as the U.S.-supported government and army surrendered to the Taliban.

Jeffrey Stoffer, American Legion Director of Media and Communications, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss why he feels the efforts of Afghanistan and post-9-11 veterans ultimately kept America safe from terror — and where struggling veterans can turn to get help during this difficult time. Continue reading

Transferring skills from the military to the civilian workforce

Many military service personnel struggle to adjust to civilian life after they complete their time in the service. Finding a career where their skills are transferable can be difficult, but the work ethic of veterans often makes them great employees.

An article in the upcoming American Legion Magazine will discuss transferable skills and finding civilian employment after leaving the service. American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer joined the AWF Union Podcast to preview this story and another about the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. Continue reading

Protecting missions, boosting unity through military code names

Militaries around the world have used code names for missions and other activities for over a century. The reasons vary from mission secrecy to unification and mission vision.

The American Legion will highlight the history of military code naming in their June magazine. American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer joined AWF Union Podcast to preview this story and discuss treatment of military interpreters and veteran suicide. Continue reading

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier programming planned to mark 100 years

With the announcement of troops being withdrawn from Afghanistan starting Sept. 11, Veterans groups are excited to hear that the longest war in U.S. history may finally be coming to an end.

American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the withdrawal of troops. He also previewed stories to be featured in the upcoming edition of the American Legion Magazine. Continue reading

Soldiers stationed at K2 left behind after exposure to toxic sludge

America’s soldiers have been subject to some horrible working conditions throughout the year. Sometimes these exposures are avoidable, while some come with the territory and environment.

American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer told the story of a modern day Agent Orange, another about the effects of the U.S. dependency on China for medication and an operation that could have been the most deadly ever on AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

Military service members become heroes while doing everyday jobs

There are many stories of everyday labor changing the course of a war, raising troop morale or just helping to ensure the job gets done. From mail handlers to cooks, everyone plays a crucial role in the effort.

American Legion Director of Media and Communications Jeff Stoffer discussed how these service members, who served everyday roles, were able to inspire others on America’s Work Force Union Podcast. Continue reading