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10 November 2011
One year ago today, we launched BRATCON Radio on the VoiceAmerica network. Even though we crested 19,000 listeners in September, regrettably, this will be our last broadcast, as we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Ashley Furniture Homestores provided our initial sponsorship which covered a portion of the network and related operating costs for the show and we will be eternally grateful for their support. As much as we endeavored to obtain other national advertisers, we did not gain any traction. The personal expense and capital I contributed to launch the broadcast and shore up the ongoing expenses is no longer feasible. To our loyal listeners (affectionately known as BRATHEADS), we hope we provided entertaining and informative guests, while honoring and recognizing the service of our sons and daughters of our Military, Diplomatic Corp and other government personnel that served here at home and around the globe.

If the landscape of advertising commitments should change in the future, we will be quick to re-ignite the show. In the meantime, our past shows will be available on our company website at www.bratcon.com, under the archives tab. I must give a great deal of credit to Associate Producer & Co-Host, Jeri Glass, who was instrumental in searching for, and vetting quality BRAT topics and guests as well as coordinating their appearance. She worked tirelessly to pull these shows together each week. Additionally, Cate Speer dedicated countless hours to maintain and update the website and deserves special recognition.

I am saddened by this reality and hope each of you will continue to proactively embrace your BRAT roots. It has been my honor to deliver the message each week for the past year. Please help us go out in style by tuning in this week to hear the story of a remarkable Military family. Mother, Father and Daughter; all three BRATS; Father and Daughter also served in the US Army and daughter was one of the few female combat helicopter pilots in Iraq. And what a story she has of a harrowing experience. This family has dedicated their life to the service of our country.


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Guest: Biff, Kathleen & Robin Messinger

Our celebration of Veteran’s Day. Our guests are all BRATS; Mother, Father & Daughter. Don’t miss this family story and a harrowing story involving the daughter.

A truly dedicated military family. Biff Messinger and his wife Kathleen are children of career military fathers. Biff is a retired Army Officer. Their daughter Robin, was a Army helicopter pilot and flew combat missions in 2003, near Fallugah, Iraq.

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8 August 2011

Dennis Invited to be Guest Speaker at the Albuquerque Rotary Club
We're talking about military BRATS...Born, Raised & Trained. Want to know what value BRATS bring to the workplace and their communities?

Join us at the Del Norte Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, August 24th at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel at noon, where you can hear from Dennis Campbell; Creator, Producer & Host of the worldwide Radio Broadcast.....BRATCON Radio. This weekly one hour show features BRATS from all over world. Recent guests include....Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel, Terry Serpico from the hit TV show "Army Wives," Donna Musil writer/director/producer of the Brat Documentary-"Brats Our Journey Home."

Who is Dennis Campbell? Dennis once lived in Albuquerque from December 1984 to June 1997. He is a U.S. Army Veteran from 1976-1980 and is a former Marketing Manager with Southwest Airlines, VP of Sales and Marketing at the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau and General Manager of the New Mexico State Fair. Among his many achievements and awards, his is particularly proud of the Mayoral Decree from Mayor Chavez in 1996 for his contributions to economic development in Albuquerque through tourism growth.

17 May 2011
First Scholarship Awarded
Friends of BRATCON and BRATCON just awarded their 1st Scholarship to an "active-duty" BRAT. BRATCON partnered with Luke AFB Officer's Spouses Club (in the Phoenix area) on Tuesday, May 17th to award Colleen Meredith, a high school senior at Millennium High School, in Goodyear, AZ a $1,000 scholarship.

Thanks to Deb Winchester-Yamato H.S., Japan, BJ Jordan-Berlin American H.S, Don Dillon-Wiesbaden & Madrid H.S., Dr. Drysdale- President Emeritus AOSHS, Tina Calo-President of AOSHS, Gary Westhusin - AOSHS teacher, Pat Riley Blackwell-Rochefort H.S., France, Berlin Brats Alumni Association, Karlsruhe Alumni Association and Overseas Brats for their generous support.

Left to Right: Jeri Glass, Colleen Meredith & Dennis Campbell.
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