veterans http://wmuk.org en How Military Familes Cope http://wmuk.org/post/how-military-familes-cope <p>Behind every deployed service-member there’s a family tending the home fires, waiting for a phone call from a son or daughter, a brother or sister, a husband or wife.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:44:37 +0000 Chris Killian 14919 at http://wmuk.org How Military Familes Cope Coming Home From the War http://wmuk.org/post/coming-home-war <p>Mike Hoss remembers a time when, in a split-second, he jumped from Michigan back into combat in Afghanistan. A bag of trash lay under the Stadium Drive overpass on US 131 as he and his wife drove past.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:21:13 +0000 Chris Killian 14872 at http://wmuk.org Coming Home From the War WSW: Help is Available for Veterans in Kalamazoo County http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-help-available-veterans-kalamazoo-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:42:50 +0000 Gordon Evans 13979 at http://wmuk.org WSW: Help is Available for Veterans in Kalamazoo County Running to Help Wounded Warriors http://wmuk.org/post/running-help-wounded-warriors <p>The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:28:41 +0000 Andrew Robins 13501 at http://wmuk.org Running to Help Wounded Warriors Bridging generations on Veteran's Day http://wmuk.org/post/bridging-generations-veterans-day <p>Veteran’s Day, the day the nation honors and remembers those who’ve served the country in the armed forces, was set on the 11th day of the 11th month. That's the moment the guns fell silent at the end of what was then known as the “Great War” in 1918. Since then, Americans have fought in many other wars and served in peacetime. Each year an event at Western Michigan University brings veterans together with young people who are just beginning their military careers.</p><p></p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:52:36 +0000 Andrew Robins 10183 at http://wmuk.org Bridging generations on Veteran's Day