Michigan veterans

VCAT Connects Veterans With Services

Dec 8, 2015
Jerry Malec / WMUK

More than 55,000 veterans in southwest Michigan have now have easier access to health, employment, and education benefits. That’s thanks to a collaboration involving local, state, and federal agencies. The Veteran Community Action Team, or V-CAT, is a project coordinated by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in Lansing.


Benjamin Busch has written about veterans issues in his memoir Dust to Dust and in publications such as Harper’s. 

Flight Honors Michigan WW2 Veterans

Nov 6, 2015
Jerry Malec

The Veterans Administration estimates that we lose about 500 veterans of World War Two every day. Many die without visiting the National World War Two Memorial in Washington D.C. Because of this the Honor Flight Network is on a mission. It’s trying to get as many Second World War vets to the nation’s capital as possible to visit the memorial built in their honor. This fall, it flew 83 veterans to Washington from southern Michigan free of charge and I went along with them.


(MPRN-Undated) A federal appeals court says a military reservist deserves for a jury to hear his case against the village of Vicksburg. 

Hundreds of thousands of Michiganians who qualify for veteran benefits aren't using them, and many vets don't know they're eligible. As a result, Michigan ranks among the bottom five states for federal spending per veteran. (Detroit News)