Michigan veterans

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12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run
Credit WMU ROTC

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.

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7:34 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Series of state programs launched to help veterans

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Lawmakers working on more bills to help veterans living in Michigan
Lansing - Call it the year of the veteran at the State Capitol. Since Gov. Rick Snyder's launch of a new Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency in March, lawmakers have been scrambling to provide benefits and services that some say are overdue, especially with thousands returning to civilian life from fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
3:09 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

New veterans memorial dedicated in Vicksburg at Memorial Day ceremony

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Captain Drew Russell of Vicksburg, who died in Afghanistan in 2011 was among those honored
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - A gentle spring rain fell on the more than 300 people who attended the Memorial Day ceremony and dedication of the new Schoolcraft Township Veterans Memorial at the township's Vicksburg Cemetery. It was a time to remember those who have died for the country.
5:30 am
Fri March 22, 2013

WMU grad, Iraq veteran, working for veterans rights

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Ann Gaudard Weeby working to ease the backlog of veterans' disability cases.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Ten years ago Thursday, Ann Gaudard Weeby was getting ready to deploy to Iraq. Today, the former specialist is in Washington, D.C., campaigning for veterans' rights.
6:38 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Michigan veterans fight to pay in-state college tuition after serving overseas

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University of Michigan officials say residency guidelines are required of all students to qualify to pay in-state tuition
Dearborn - After Brian Stone graduated from Dearborn High School, he moved to Florida, then lived in Japan, Thailand, Russia and other countries while serving in the Navy. After four years of service, he returned to his home state last year and enrolled at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, only to learn he was classified as an out-of-state resident.