12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run

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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2:16 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Audit finds Michigan veterans department lacked accountability failed to ensure benefits

Agency says it has taken steps to address problems in report
LANSING - For nearly two decades the Michigan veterans affairs department has failed to track performance or spending by organizations receiving state grants to help vets access benefits and other assistance. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs also didn't make sure that county veterans counselors were properly trained or accredited, according to a report released Friday by the Michigan's Auditor General.
8:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

WMU named one of best schools for vets fourth year in a row

Western has largest number of veteran students of any public university if Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the fourth year in a row, Western Michigan University has been named one of the country's best institutions of higher learning for military veterans. Appropriately enough, Military Times EDGE magazine released its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 on Veterans Day.
6:50 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Holland Museum unveils exhibit to honor Medal of Honor winners

Holland one of two countries in U.S. with four Medal of Honor recipients
For the widow of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. John Essebagger, Mary (Belle) Murphy, it's important for people to know they can achieve the heights her husband and three other Holland men reached."These were just common men that were able to bring about heroics above and beyond," she said Monday after the Holland Museum officially opened a new interactive display about Holland's four Medal of Honor recipients.
7:43 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Veterans Day events in Southwest Michigan

Several events planned today to honor those who have served
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Veterans Day will be observed in several Kalamazoo area communities on Monday, Nov. 11.