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Monday At The VA Detroit Job Fair..

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Monday morning, activity is controlled chaos at Cobo Center.  Workers are rushing around getting things done for the start of tomorrows VA Job Fair.  24,000 jobs are currently available from the companies who will be present.  Make sure you pre-register with your resume, you just might show up and be asked for an interview.Visit the American Legion Department of Michigan booth, #10726  Over by the Mobile Vet Center.Reporting from Detroit, Mark Sutton, PR Director, Michigan Legion.

Detroit Veteran Hiring Fair Employers Have Need for IT Specialists and Engineers Nationwide

Detroit Veteran Hiring Fair Employers Have Need for IT Specialists and Engineers Nationwide
Employers Include Chrysler, Dell, Jorge Scientific and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
WASHINGTON (June 22, 2012) – The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to register public and private sector employers with open positions for its upcoming Veteran Hiring Fair, June 26-28 at Detroit’s Cobo Center. The event is free for Veterans and employers due to a sponsorship from VA for Vets, (http://vaforvets.va.gov), VA’s flagship program setting new standards in Veteran employment for the public and private sectors.
“Veterans bring many leadership qualities to the workplace.  Many also have the high-tech skills needed to excel in these cutting-edge, technical environments,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  “Employers are offering thousands of jobs in Michigan and across the country.  I strongly encourage Veterans to go to our website, speak with a coach and apply for these jobs …

VA Provides Veterans Instant Access to Records with eBenefits during Detroit VA for Vets Hiring Fair

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VA Provides Veterans Instant Access to Records with
eBenefits during Detroit VA for Vets Hiring Fair WASHINGTON (June 18, 2012)  – Veterans needing important military documents for job applications will be able to instantly obtain them while at the Detroit VA for Vets Hiring Fair through the joint Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) online portal, eBenefits.
VA will have personnel available at the hiring fair to help Veterans and Servicemembers register for a free premium eBenefits account and print documents that often accompany a federal job application, such as military discharge records and VA-generated letters, like civil service preference letters.
“Having the correct documents in hand when applying for federal careers can be the difference between getting an offer and not getting an interview,” said Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey. “eBenefits.gov ensures every Veteran and Servicemember has instant access to these important documents and can p…

Michigan Legion Boys State Opens the 75th Delegation

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Michigan Legion Boys State Opens the 75th Delegation
(MIDLAND, MI)-  Sunday June 17th, 2012 marked the 75th opening of The American Legion Department of Michigan Boys State program.  Over 260 high school juniors will spend 1 week at Northwood University in Midland, learning about the government process, by doing.  From holding political conventions, holding primaries, and campaigning for offices from city attorneys to State Governor.  Once elections are held and winners determined they will begin running their cities, counties, and state.  Lifelong friendships will be established and an interest in various careers will be established.             Mike Ginocchio spoke at the opening ceremony; he expressed the difference having Boys State on his College application made in his acceptance at Norte Dame University.  He explained that the school said that his grades were like everyone else’s who applied, so were many of his accomplishments during high school, but what s…

Linden veteran finally receives surprise Purple Heart after 59 years | MLive.com

Linden veteran finally receives surprise Purple Heart after 59 years | MLive.com:

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The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. TheAmerican Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, childwelfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Michigan Legion honors two businesses - DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Michigan Legion honors two businesses - DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press:

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The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. TheAmerican Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, childwelfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Koski named Law Officer of Year - DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press

Koski named Law Officer of Year - DailyPress.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Escanaba Information | The Daily Press:

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The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. TheAmerican Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, childwelfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Deadline extended for The Michigan Legion’s Boys State Enroll ment

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Deadline extended for The Michigan Legion’s Boys State Enroll ment
(LANSING)  (June 5, 2012)  -- The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, is inviting all members of Michigan to join them in sponsoring young men to attend The Michigan Legion’s Boys State this summer in Midland, Michigan “These young men are the future leaders of America,” said Richard Chatman, State Commander,    “We are seeking boys with outstanding qualifications in character and leadership to attend one of the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction ever designed for high school students.” High school juniors are selected in early spring by local American Legion posts to attend the program, which will be held at Northwood University from June 17th – 23rd, 2012 “It is a participatory program where each young man becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government,” said Chatman
In most cases, a sponsoring American Legion post, a local busi…

Grand Rapids American Legion post accepting donations for guardsman in need overseas | MLive.com

Grand Rapids American Legion post accepting donations for guardsman in need overseas | MLive.com:

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The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. TheAmerican Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, childwelfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.