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Nebraska Legionnaire elected American Legion National Commander

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Nebraska Legionnaire elected American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm was elected national commander of the 2.4 million-member American Legion on Aug. 28, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C., during the 96th national convention of the nation’s largest veterans organization.         A U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam War, he served with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C., and earned his Ranger tab in 1972. He has been a member of Jack Helt American Legion Post 313 at Lebanon, Neb., since 1972.  Born in McCook, Neb., he grew up in Norcatur, Kansas, where he currently resides. He is a retired U.S. Postal Service rural mail carrier with more than 33 years of service.         Helm served as commander of the Department of Nebraska from 1987 to 1988 and as a national vice commander from 2003 to 2004. He also served as the national commander’s representative to the National Legislative Commission, the chairman of the National Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitatio…

Veteran Events & Announcements 8/28 to 9/4

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 4 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!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Thursday, September 11, 2014" Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund in South Lyon. Flyer. "Saturday, September 13, 2014" MI DAV in Casco Twp. Flyer."Sunday, September 14, 2014" Macomb Homeless Coalition in Macomb. Flyer."…

American Legion honors Oliver North with National PR Award

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American Legion honors Oliver North with National PR Award

CHARLOTTE (Aug. 26, 2014) – The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization honored Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret),  with its highest public relations award during its 96th national convention here today.
        Host of Fox News' "War Stories" and author of several books about military men and women at war, North was presented the National Commander's Public Relations Award for "raising public awareness about the honorable nature of military service and the sacrifices made by America's heroes."
        The citation read, "As a career Marine Corps officer, you excelled as a platoon commander in Vietnam, where you earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with combat "V", two Purple Hearts, and a Combat Action Ribbon. As host of the documentary series "War Stories with Oliver North" you provided riveting reports…

Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

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Obama to Legion: VA making progress, but work remains

Addressing the 96th Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the president pledges to "do right" by veterans, their families.CHARLOTTE (Aug. 26, 2014) -- Speaking to thousands of veterans attending The American Legion's 96th Annual National Convention, President Barack Obama said progress has been made in correcting issues that became a scandal that has rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs since late April.
        But the president told a packed hall in the Charlotte, N.C., Convention Center that much more work remains to restore veterans' trust in their health-care system.
        "The misconduct we've seen at too many facilities – with long wait times, veterans denied care, and folks cooking the books – is outrageous and inexcusable," Obama said. "As soon as it was disclosed, I got before the American people, and I said we would not tolerate it. And w…

VA Presents Facts Omitted from Recent Article on Enrollment System

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Caring for our nation's Veterans is the highest honor and privilege for the men and women who serve them at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our mission is to provide timely access to earned health care and benefits for millions of Veterans. That is a responsibility that we do not take lightly.Over the past several months, it has become clear that we have fallen short when it comes to timely access to care. Today, we are working hard with Veterans Service Organizations, Congress and others to take corrective actions, accelerate access and begin to rebuild trust with the Veterans who entrust us with their care. A third of VA's employees are Veterans themselves and they come to work each day focused on making a difference.It is important that we openly and willingly discuss our mistakes and how we intend to improve. As we acknowledge areas where more work is needed, we also need to set the record straight when our work is unfairly mischaracterized.One such story alleged …

Veteran Events & Announcements 8/14 to 8/21

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. Removed 2 old ones and just added 1! To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Saturday, August 16, 2014" Garden City AM Legion in Dearborn Hgts. Flyer"Sunday, August 17, 2014" MI Women Marine Association at Selfridge. Flyer"Monday, August 18, 2014" Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund in South Lyon…

Legacy Run leaves Indianapolis Aug. 17

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Legacy Run leaves Indianapolis Aug. 17
More than 600 participants have signed up for the motorcycle ride that raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.
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Vet Events & Announcements 8/7 to 8/14

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 12 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. Removed 2 old ones and just 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: "Friday, August 8, 2014" Marine Corps League at Selfridge. Flyer"Saturday, August 16, 2014" Garden City AM Legion in Dearborn Hgts. Flyer"Sunday, August 17, 2014" MI Women Marine Association at Selfridge…

Sales Associate Position - Seeking Veteran in Michigan

Sales Associate Company OverviewSetco Automotive was incorporated in 1982 and is a multi-national public company.  We have 1000+ employees worldwide.  We are the largest producer of commercial vehicle clutches in India with a large market share in the medium and heavy duty vehicles.  We have quality certifications of TS 16949, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.  We supply to Fortune 500 marquee customers.  We are the owners of the Lipe brand of clutches, and this entry level position requires some knowledge of truck parts.  Lipe clutch is an upgrade to all the OEM style clutches with the best performance, customer service and warranty terms in the industry.
We are looking for competitive, self-motivated individuals who have the drive to succeed and contribute to our next level of growth. This is a great entry-level position for someone eager to develop a long-term career in sales. Sales Associate
This position is responsible for knowledge of truck parts, preferably clutch, as well…