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The American Legion: Let Court Decide on Bergdahl

The American Legion: Let Court Decide on Bergdahl INDIANAPOLIS (March 25, 2015) – The leader of the nation's largest veterans service organization reiterated his concerns about the circumstances leading to the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl but is reserving judgment about his guilt or innocence until the legal process concludes. "From the beginning, The American Legion has expressed its strong concerns about negotiating deals with terrorists. While we do not believe in leaving any U.S. military personnel behind, we also don't want to recklessly endanger Americans by creating incentives for future kidnappings and other terrorist acts," American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said. "As aU.S.citizen and soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is entitled to due process. A judge or a jury of his peers should decide his guilt or innocence. This is a process that the Taliban and other like-minded terrorist groups refuse to extend to anyone under their control. If …

#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/26 to 4/9

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 8 new items.  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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"40th Anniversary of Fall of Saigon" Detroit Public Television (Channel 56) will be running at 9PM on April 28th a special on this historic event. There will also be public showing at a number of places in the tri-county area. For information on where these scre…

Concerned about veterans homelessness, American Legion takes to the streets of L.A.

Concerned about veterans homelessness, American Legion takes to the streets of L.A.
WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015) – The American Legion is taking to the streets of Los Angeles to lend a helping hand to that city's population of homeless veterans.A team of Legion experts from the nation's capital is in the City of Angels this week, holding a March 23 town hall meeting for veterans, meeting with Department of Veterans Affairs staff at the local VA hospital and regional office, and reaching out to the city's homeless veterans – reportedly one of the largest in America."We are eager to see if VA is back on track with its West Los Angeles campus, and will eventually make more living quarters and services available to homeless veterans," said Verna Jones, executive director of The American Legion in Washington, D.C. "But that will take time and these men and women on the streets, who served our country honorably, need immediate assistance."VA came under fire …

#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/19 to 4/2

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 5 new items.  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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs" The B2B network, which works with veterans on a large number of items, is hosting a large number of job fairs around the state of Michigan for the next several weeks. See attached flyer for a complete listing & locations. Go to …

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm comments on former Phoenix VAMC Director keeping her bonus

"Sharon Helman is apparently a person without shame," said Michael D. Helm, national commander of The American Legion. "She presided over a scandalous system in Phoenix, linked to the deaths of many patients, yet she fought to recover a bonus that never should have been hers in the first place. Instead of chasing after money, Helman ought to be chasing down every family who lost loved ones on her watch – and apologizing to them for her dereliction of duty."

Attorney General Consumer Alert - IRS Scams & Tax-Related ID Theft

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IRS Scams & Tax-Related ID Theft
March is a peek month for IRS tax scams.  The attached alert provides tips on how to avoid common scams currently targeting Michigan consumers and what to do if the IRS notifies you, after you file your taxes, that a return has already been filed in your name.  "IRS Scams & Tax-Related Theft" is also available on the Attorney General's website under "Consumer Alerts."STATE OF MICHIGAN
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#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/12 to 3/28

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 6 new items.  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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs" The B2B network, which works with veterans on a large number of items, is hosting a large number of job fairs around the state of Michigan for the next several weeks.  "Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program The Buddy-to-Buddy Program i…

Frito Lay Job posting for Route Sales Reps - Southgate, Michigan

The Motown East Zone has openings for 4 full-time Route Sales Associate positions in the Southgate location.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 10:00 AM Monday, March 16, 2015 and will close once we have 60 applicants.   All applicants must apply on line at www.fritolayemployment.com.  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48195 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 Brian Tokarz at 586-276-4106 or 734-374-8377.

Commander Helm response to emails sent by VA employee at Roudebush VAMC

"The American Legion takes health care for veterans very seriously," said Michael D. Helm, the organization's national commander. "It is essential that VA fosters a proper organizational culture, and that its workers do not take their responsibilities lightly. Mental health concerns affect the lives of veterans every day, and sometimes end their lives. We expect Secretary McDonald to act appropriately in this matter. Veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD should not be held up to ridicule." Here is a link to yesterday's Indianapolis Star story on the emails: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/09/va-managers-email-mocks-veteran-suicides/24602495/