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Veteran Events & Announcements 6/19 to 7/3

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I'm going on vacation for a week so no listing next week!  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 5 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx

Next email on the 3rd!  Going to lie on the beach for a week!
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. This week I added 1 new one! To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Friday, June 20, 2014" State VFW in Newaygo. Flyer."Saturday, June 21, 2014" Troy VFW in Troy. Flyer."Saturday, June 28, 2014&q…

Greatest Legislation for the Greatest Generation

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Greatest Legislation for the Greatest Generation By Daniel M. Dellinger Seventy years ago this month, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed what many historians and economists consider the greatest social legislation ever passed by the United States Congress.  As popular as the GI Bill remains today, the passage of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 was by no means a slam dunk. "Everything that glitters is not necessarily gold," leaders of four major veterans' organizations wrote in an open letter opposing the measure just months earlier. Even Roosevelt was initially opposed, telling an American Legion convention in 1933 that "no person because he wore a uniform must thereafter be placed in a special class of beneficiaries over and above other citizens." Of course, World War II clearly changed Roosevelt's thinking. Moreover, veterans did not want to be placed in a "special class;" they just wanted a shot at the American dream that they…

Veteran Events & Announcements 6/12 to 6/19

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 3 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html
You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. This week I removed one old one and added one new one! To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Friday, June 20, 2014 (NEW)" State VFW in Newaygo. Flyer."Saturday, June 21, 2014" Troy VFW in Troy. Flyer."Saturday, June 28, 2014" Chief Petty Officer Association at Selfridge. Flyer"Saturday, June …

Legion thanks Congress for swift response

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legion thanks Congress for swift response National commander urges caution about use of non-VA health-care providers beyond the delayed appointment crisis. WASHINGTON (June 12, 2014) --American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger today praised Congress for quick action this week to help veterans see physicians in a timely manner. The House and Senate both passed bills that will allow Department of Veterans Affairs patients who have been waiting unreasonable amounts of time for appointments to see non-VA providers. The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization added that such an emergency measure must only be a stop-gap remedy while the VA health-care system is realigned to better meet patient demand. The legislation came after independent reports showed that more than 57,000 veterans were waiting 90 days or more for VA appointments and another estimated 60,000 were denied appointments after requesting them. "Congress has put pol…

The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre Hosts Free Screening of D-Day 3D

Media contact: Melissa Foster, MelissaF@thehenryford.org, 313-982-6126
The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre Hosts Free Screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 for Veterans and Active Military Friday, June 6 Free screening includes pre-screening remarks by Congressman John Dingell and Senator Carl Levin
(Dearborn, MI, May 22, 2014) –In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day,The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre will host a special free screening of D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 for veterans, active military and their guests on Friday, June 6th at 1:00 pm. The free screening will include remarks by WWII veteran and U.S. Representative John Dingell and Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, prior to the start of the movie.  
Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-DAY 3D: Normandy 1944 is a Giant Screen documentary that provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history in a truly unique manner. Blending multiple cinematographic formats, including animation…

Schuette Warns Consumers of Malicious Software on Personal Devices

Contact: Joy Yearout 517-373-8060June 9, 2014
LANSING –Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today warned the public against scam artists and criminals targeting consumers' personal electronic devices through malicious software. Schuette issued a consumer alert through his Consumer Protection Division offering helpful tips to protect phones, tablets, computers, and other mobile technology from malware.              "With a single click, cybercriminals could take control of your personal device at any minute," said Schuette. "I urge Michigan citizens to protect their electronic devices from vicious software that wreaks havoc, opening the door for criminals to access your personal information." Malware is malicious software that causes personal electronic devices to repeatedly crash. Malware also includes spyware designed to monitor computers, has the potential to steal consumers' personal information, or commit other types of fraud. Scammers often create offi…

Veteran Events & Announcements 6/5 to 6/12

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 9 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. This week I removed one old one and added 3 new ones! To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place:"Saturday, June 21, 2014" Troy VFW in Troy. Flyer."Saturday, June 28, 2014" Chief Petty Officer Association at Selfridge. Flyer"Saturday, June 28, 2014 (NEW)" Westland Veterans Association in Canton. Flyer.…

American Legion to host TBI/PTSD symposium in Washington

American Legion to host TBI/PTSD symposium in WashingtonResults to be announced of Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from the conditionsWASHINGTON (June 9, 2014) -- Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and family support, are the major topics to be examined at The American Legion's symposium on TBI/PTSD in Washington on June 24.The results of The American Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from one or both conditions will be announced at the event by Dr. Jeff Greenberg, senior research director for Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), which developed and analyzed the survey that received more than 3,000 responses in February.Greenberg said TBI/PTSD survey respondents reported limited improvement in symptoms following treatment.  "I will provide more detail at the symposium," Greenberg said, "but this finding definitely indicates a need for…

VA Audit Confirms American Legion Concerns About Wait Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VA Audit Confirms American Legion Concerns About Wait Times WASHINGTON (June 9, 2014) -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger pointed to data just released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as confirmation that the problems plaguing  VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources. "The VA should be commended for conducting this audit and for additional action announced by Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson," Dellinger said. "The fact that more than 57,000 patients – a population equal to that of Ocala, Florida – have waited more than 90 days for initial appointments is disgraceful. Even worse, is that an additional 64,000 enrolled over the past 10 years have been unable to get appointments. This is not just 'gaming the system.' It's Russian Roulette and veterans are dying because of the bureaucracy." Dellinger said that Gibson's order to establish a new patient satisfaction…

Legion: Sgt Bergdahl release is good, Gitmo releases are bad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legion: Sgt Bergdahl release is good, Gitmo releases are bad INDIANAPOLS (June 2, 2014) – The leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization raised some concerns about the circumstances surrounding the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by the Taliban. “First, to Sgt. Bergdahl, I say, ‘welcome home,’” American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger said today. “Your family has waited far too long to see you and we are happy that your five year nightmare has ended. To the administration, I say The American Legion has some very serious concerns.” Dellinger, who is visiting troops in Europe this week, asked, “Has the United States changed its longheld policy of not negotiating with terrorists?  Will this provide incentives for terrorists to kidnap other Americans?  What assurances do we have that the five dangerous detainees being released from Guantanamo will not return to the battlefield?              “While Qatar will institute a travel ban…

Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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Not all Veterans are getting the timely access to the healthcare that they have earned. Systemic problems in scheduling processes have been exacerbated by leadership failures and ethical lapses. I will use all available authority to swiftly and decisively address issues of willful misconduct or mismanagement. VA’s first priority is to get all Veterans off waiting lists and into clinics while we address the underlying issues that have been impeding Veterans’ access to healthcare. The President has made clear that this is his expectation. Even as we implement these immediate actions, we will work with Veterans Service Organizations, members of Congress, academia, public and private organizations, and with all other agencies and institutions that can help us move forward. We will also continue to depend on the faithful service of VA employees and leaders who place the interests of Veterans above their own, those who serve Veterans with dignity, compassion, and dedication, and who live b…