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Press Release: THE AMERICAN LEGION ANNOUNCES THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS NATIONAL SPOKESPEOPLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE AMERICAN LEGION ANNOUNCES THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS NATIONAL SPOKESPEOPLE The Oak Ridge Boys join The American Legion's commitment to address the needs of veterans. INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2014) – The American Legion and the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, as well as education and career opportunities for those who served our nation in uniform. The American Legion is the country's largest veterans service organization, with 2.4 million members who work every day on behalf of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. The Oak Ridge Boys will participate in a national fundraising and awareness campaign to support the detection and treatment of mental health issues among veterans, 22 of whom are lost each day to suicide. As one of country music'…

Press Release - Commander: not the time to shortchange DoD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commander: not the time to shortchange DoD This week's ISIS air strikes, and the continuing need for ground forces, illustrate that defense cuts and troop reductions are unwise in a time of war. WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2014) -- American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said U.S.-led air strikes against ISIS militants in Syria this week amplify our nation's need to protect the Department of Defense from drastic budget cuts and force reductions.         "The air-strike strategy is certainly an effective way to kill the enemy and destroy its war-fighting capabilities, at least in the short term," Helm said. "But the large-scale use of high-tech missiles is expensive. Launching 1,000 Tomahawks is going to cost DoD about $1.5 billion, and the Pentagon has already said this week's air strikes are only the beginning. Also, lasting security and protection against resurgence of this army of terrorists can only be attained through complete …

Veteran Events & Announcements 9/25 to 10/2

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 6 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" The golf outing are starting to fade away, so here are the few that are left. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Saturday, September 27, 2014" Women Supporting Women Veterans in Hartland. Flyer."Sunday, September 28, 2014" Wayne County VCAT in Redford. Flyer."Veterans' Day Parade in Detroit" This parade, on November 8th downtown, has grown every year since…

Veteran Events & Announcements 9/18 to 9/25

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 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
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" The golf outing are starting to fade away, so here are the few that are left. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place: "Saturday, September 20, 2014" Pontiac VFW in Oakland Charter Twp. Flyer."Saturday, September 27, 2014" Women Supporting Women Veterans in Hartland. Flyer."Sunday, September 28, 2014" Wayne County VCAT in Redford. Flyer."Korean War Peace Medal…

Shooting Event for Combat and Disabled Veterans - this weekend in Lansing

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Dear Friend, The MSU Demmer Center, a U.S. Paralympic Training Center, is hosting a free 22 caliber practice shooting day at their center to include equipment, ammo and targets this Saturday, September 20 with the tournament being held for participants on Sunday, September 21. This is open to all combat and disabled Veterans. For more information and to register visit demmercenter.msu.eduand click on the "Sept. 20 - USA Shooting Sports for Disabled Veterans" to register.Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MSU-Demmer-Shooting-Sports-Education-and-Training-Center/454385207961459For more information contact MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Demmer Center at (517) 884-0550.The Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center4830 E. Jolly Rd.Lansing, MI 48910(517) 884-0550 tel(517) 884-0551 faxPlease do not rely to this e-mail. This is for dissemination of information only.Richard V. Briggs, Jr., Major, U.S.A.F. RetiredVeterans Program, ManagerBrain Injury Association of Mi…

2014 Fall Veterans and Service Members Pheasant Hunts

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2014 Veterans Fall Pheasant Hunts The Safari Club International's Lansing, Flint, and South East Michigan Bow Hunters Chapters, along with the Pheasants Forever Ingham & Livingston County Chapters, and numerous other sponsors and donors, are all joining forces with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Veterans Program, the Michigan Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Camp Liberty to host free Veteran & Military Service Members "Pheasant Hunts."  To Register you must contact Rick Briggs at veterans@biami.org with  all the information required below. September 26-29, 2014 (Friday-Monday):TheTails-A- Waggin'Acres hunts are for 30 Veterans and Service Members each day. It will consist of about 5 pheasants per gun in a walk-up hunt with dog work, bird cleaning and lunch. Either lead or steel shot are allowed. Check in is from 8:00am – 4:00pm; 8-10 hunters every two hours.  Chuck Connell is the contact at Tails-A-Waggin' Acres.  Contact chuck…

This Week At American Legion Post 44 in Marquette, Michigan

9/15/2014 - Monday:  Post General Membership Meeting 7p.m.

9/16 -  Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday 5-7p.m.                              Dollar Day Beer Specials
9/17 - Wednesday:  Wine Specials
9/18 - Thursday:  Bar Bingo 7-9p.m.  For the month of August we gave $225 to the next Honor Flight.  This event is open to members and guest.  So, bring a friend....have some fun, and help us raise money for a good cause.                               Thirsty Thursday:  Rail Drinks $1
9/19 - Friday:  Fish Fry- 5-7p.m.    Whitefish or Shrimp, Baked potato or French fries, coleslaw $10
Special Notes:  On 9/18/14, Pat Kline will visit Post 44.  He will be here to assist veterans with claim preparation, presentation and appeal counsel.  Pat is available to assist all veteran and veterans families.
9/19/14 POW/MIA Ceremony at Jacobetti Veterans Home 1:30p.m.
American Legion Post 44 700 W Bluff StMarquette, Michigan 49855

Veteran Events & Announcements 9/11 to 9/18

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 7 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. 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 (CANCELED)" MI DAV in Casco Twp. Flyer."Saturday, September 13, 2014 (NEW)" Richmond VFW in Riley. Flyer."Sunday, September 14, 2…

Job position Opening from Frito Lay

The Motown North Zone has openings for 1 full-time Route Sales Associate position in the Sterling Heights, Waterford, and Marysville locations.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 9:00 AM Monday, September 15, 2014 and will close once we have 15 applicants for each location.  All applicants must apply on line at www.fritolayemployment.com.  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48313(Sterling Heights), 48328 (Waterford) and Marysville (48040) to access available positions, following the prompts.  Individuals who wish to request a reasonable accommodation will find a link, as well as a phone number on the fritolayemployment website. Further information, job descriptions and process are detailed on the website.   If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Courtley at 586-276-4106.ThanksKim HebertZone Sales AdminFrito-Lay Motown North Zone6600 E. 17 Mile Rd.|Sterling HeightsP (586) 276-4110 |F (586) 276-4130


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Home Giveaway Contest for Military Families - Spread the Word!

Hello American Legion Family!!!!

I am writing on behalf of one of my clients, HomeFirst Certified Community, to share with you an exciting opportunity to show our appreciation to returning military members and their families. HomeFirst is holding a Military Family Home Giveaway contest to win a home from one of two communities: Riverbrook (located in New Haven, MI) and Springrove (located in Holly, MI). Any Military member, Veteran, or immediate family member of either is eligible to enter, and entrants are asked to include a letter sharing their story. The deadline for the contest is September 30, 2014 at 5:00pm EST.

More details can be found at: http://homefirstcertified.com/giveaway/. I hope you will be able to share this contest with your readers so that we can spread the word to as many deserving Military members as possible. Please let me know if you will be able to share the contest in a post or page on your site. Additionally, if you know other bloggers in your network that I co…

Frito Lay has Job openings for Warehouse Positions in Southgate, Michigan

Pepsico needs to fill several part time warehouse positions out of the Southgate location. 
Please have any interested candidates apply at www.fritolayemployment.com.  We cannot take applications or resumes at the local office it must be done on line. These positions may be required to work evenings and weekends. The starting salary is $15.45 an hour.

Legion welcomes overdue change to PTSD discharge guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legion welcomes overdue change to PTSD discharge guidelines The new guidelines will help veterans who left the military with undiagnosed PTSD WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2014) -- The Department of Defense issued supplemental guidelines on Sept. 3, that will help its review boards when considering petitions for discharge upgrades from veterans claiming they had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the time of separation. The guidelines, issued in a memo from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, will be used by DoD's Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records. They will help in considering whether servicemembers suffered from PTSD while on active duty, and if that condition may have contributed to their discharges under other-than-honorable conditions. American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm welcomed DoD's announcement. "As  the only veterans service organization that automatically helps veterans with discharge petitions, The…