ManPower 2 HorsePower

May 20, 2014
Hosted by Gary Ray

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Episode Description

As many Veterans and their families know all too well, the transition from service to civilian life has many obstacles. A large amount of combat Veterans have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and tasks like sitting in a classroom that civilians take for granted are difficult. Manpower to Horsepower is a hands-on program that teaches Veterans motorsport management. Sue Roberson CEO/President for Manpower to Horsepower Salisbury, North Carolina We started this business in 2009 to just start giving back to our Veterans by building a 2 seat race car that the Veterans could ride around the track in. That was a great success which led us to thinking that maybe we could through our race shop teach some of them to weld and fabricate and help them get jobs. I talked to the Veterans Administration about my idea which lead them to sending me to the community colleges to start a program. We have now been able for the past four years have a Motorsports program that is strictly for Veterans and is taught at our race shop. We not only teach at the shop but as long as they maintain a good GPA in school they go to the track with the race cars and are the pit crew for our super late model dirt cars. Because we race World of Outlaw and Lucas Oil Series we are going to 19 states and 67 cities in the US so that we can spread the word about this program to as many Veterans that are interested. We have recently been given the go ahead for our new school in Kansas City and have also partnered with CRI Counter Terrorism Training in Las Vegas, Warriors in the Workplace, and the Tug McGraw Foundation so that we are able to offer more jobs for our Veterans . Both mine and my husband’s families are very military oriented so this is a very near and dear cause for us.

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It has been said that we are only a generation away from forgetting our history. Disabled American Veterans struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices. Their stories provides a vital part of history that has contributed to our American tradition.

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Gary Ray

"Gary Ray's" background includes hosting / co-hosting radio talk shows for more than 15 years on a number of subjects. His background also includes more than 19 years in the Insurance industry, nine years as an Internet Marketer and consultant. Gary is co-founder and co-developer and involved in the implementation of the Worldwide Racing Network. For seven years he worked closely with NASCAR and Turner Sports Interactive with the NASCAR Touring series.

"Gary Ray" joined Armed Forces Radio Network in 2008 as the Public Relations Director and provided Marketing and radio interviews. In February 2011 he was promoted to President. In September 2012 he resigned his position to continue his passion on the next level.

Gary continues helping our veterans and their families rebuild their lives. He believes by working together, our military men and women who return home are heroes to their families and communities. His resources provide a lifeline of aid and support not only for our veterans but also the families of our fallen heroes.

"Gary Ray" is developing one of the most powerful Radio Networks in the country called "American Heroes Network" powered by VoiceAmerica. You will hear firsthand the personal accounts of heroes whose unselfish actions have contributed to the traditions and values that represent the soul of America.

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