Scott Balsiger founded Veterans News Network due to his close affiliation with the Military and the American Legion. Scott enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Macdonough DDG39 and the USS Hunley AS31. After transitioning back to civilian life Scott joined the Blackduck American Legion were his father, William Balsiger, held the position of Commander for two terms. His Grandfather, Roy Balsiger was also a past Commander of the Legion. The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Fleet Reserve Association are organizations that Scott is a member of.
The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Fleet Reserve Association are organizations that Scott is a member of. Scott felt there was a need to keep alive the stories of America’s Veterans, telling the story of how they often made the ultimate sacrifice to our country. Veterans News Network has now written over 1700 Hero stories and is broadcast in over 500 Veteran clubs across America. Our programming provides entertainment and news that Veterans enjoy everyday.
Veterans News Network is dedicated to connecting active and retired military with organizations and businesses who provide resources and services for Veterans.
Duty – Just as our veterans answered their nation’s call of duty, we believe it is our duty to preserve their stories for future generations.
Honor – We believe that our veterans deserve to be honored by all those they liberated and protected.
Sacrifice – Our veterans have sacrificed so much to secure our liberties and safety, and deserve to be remembered for those sacrifices.
Preservation – The veterans who have served us in so many ways deserve to have their actions preserved and immortalized, that they may not be forgotten, and that others may not have to repeat their heroic actions
Educate and raise awareness among the general public about the veterans who have served on their behalf by promoting the values of duty, honor, sacrifice and patriotism.
Scott is also on the board of directors of Vans For Veterans, a 501c3 non profit (http://vans4vets.org/
Vans For Veterans is committed to providing mobility vans free of charge to Veterans Clubs across the nation. 100% of all donations go directly to V4V, and all staff and board members are volunteers. The need for these mobility vehicles and services is increasing drastically with all of the wounded Veterans returning home and the rapid aging of older Vets.
Many clubs do not have a properly fitted vehicle to take service members to the VA hospital, or any of their necessary medical appointments.
From The President
If you have explored this site already you may have some idea of the work The Veterans News Network is doing and how they are honoring Veterans who served in conflicts such as World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the ever increasing nationwide broadcast programming that VNN offers, we hope to give back to our veterans the honor and gratitude that they so quietly deserve.
To this end, VNN has taken it upon itself to honor the sacrifices of those who have fought to protect the freedoms we enjoy today. Our programs are designed to preserve and perpetuate the legacies of our nation’s heroes to the younger generations who will soon take on the responsibility of safeguarding the freedom for which they fought so long ago.
Thank you again for all your support. We encourage you to join us in this important and urgent cause, while remembering those who served.