Detroit's Metro Airport Welcomes Military Travelers

Aug 11, 2015
Jerry Malec

More than 30 million travelers pass through Detroit Metropolitan Airport each year. Many are current or former members of the Armed Services. Sensing a need to support their unique travel needs, some Delta Air Lines employees got together and created a special place for them in 2010. That eventually blossomed into the current Freedom Center in the McNamara Terminal.

The former director of the Calhoun County Veterans Affairs office has been ordered to stand trial in circuit court on new charges. Scott Losey, 45, of Portage, is now charged with three high-court misdemeanors and three misdemeanors for money and gifts he solicited from veterans and family members seeking help with disability claims between 2010 and 2015. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Helping Michigan Vets on Campus

May 12, 2015
Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Military veterans moving from the front line to the classroom can get help from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But while there’s a myriad of benefits for them, the process of getting them can be intimidating. Fortunately, student veterans in southern Michigan have direct access to an expert from the VA right on campus.

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)

The former head of the Calhoun County veterans affairs office was arraigned Monday morning on two charges of embezzlement by a public official. Scott Losey, 45, of Portage, appeared before Calhoun County District Judge John Hallacy to face allegations he solicited money and gifts from veterans or their families seeking help with disability claims. (Battle Creek Enquirer)