Thursday, February 26, 2015

#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/26 to 3/5

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!

"Free Tickets for Vets" WHO WE ARE - Veteran Tickets Foundation AKA Vet Tix (CFC# 44909) is a nationally recognized 501c3 Veterans Support Organization whose mission is to "give something to those who gave." Vet Tix teams up with major sports teams, leagues, promoters, organizations, companies, venues and everyday event ticket holders to provide free (and discounted) tickets to the more than 26 million active Military, Veterans and their families. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE AND THERE ARE NO OBLIGATIONS ON YOUR PART WHAT WE DO – We support our Active Duty Military, Veterans and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing FREE event tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities. Vet Tix is proud to have already given out over one million event tickets across all 50 States, plus Washington, DC, to all currently serving Military, Veterans and their families. WHY WE DO THIS – When our Active Military and Veterans go to an event for FREE we want them to feel a collective "Thank You" from all of us to all of them. See our "Saying Thanks" page to read what these tickets mean to our Troops past & present. http://www.vettix.org/feedback.php WHO IS ELIGIBLE AND HOW TO GET VERIFIED - Vet Tix believes that every person who honorably served our great country should be thanked for their service. Visit the sign up link below for full details Currently Serving Military, Honorably Discharged Veterans, PNOC of KIA Use this link to sign up http://www.vettix.org/ref/167415 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Am I only allowed to request 1 (one) ticket? Answer: NO, unless we only have 1 ticket… It's the goal of Veteran Tickets Foundation for you to enjoy the event with your family and friends. Do I have to pay for the tickets? Answer: NO, tickets will always be FREE…All you pay for is the cost of delivery for your tickets. Do I have to wear a uniform? Answer: NO, 99.9% of the time. Only when some organizations are having a "Military recognition" event, we will inform you of this in advance in our event description. We strive to have NO uniforms required. Can my spouse use the service while I'm deployed? Answer: Yes, just give your spouse your account information and you are set. When setting up your account, you can also add other email addresses for event notification. Is your organization listed on the Department of Defense (DoD) websitewww.OurMilitary.mil? Answer: Yes - http://www.ourmilitary.mil/comprehensive-list-of-community-support-groups/

EVENTS!

"Friday, February 27, 2015" Suits for Soldiers is hosting a Detroit Pistons night out at the Palace of Auburn Hills, starting at 6:30PM. Join them in the luxurious Penthouse Club 300 as they play the New York Knicks. Tickets are $65 which includes the Penthouse Club, all you can eat food, pop, beer, etc. Tickets must be purchased in advance at their website.

"Friday, February 27, 2015" American House, 17255 Common Rd, Roseville, is hosting a Mac & Cheese Cook Off as a fund raiser for Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154, from 6 to 8PM. For $45 get all the mac & cheese you can eat. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, February 28, 2015" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting a series of Fly-Zone Family Days starting February 28 and running through the month of May! Each month, students ages 10-18 (and parents, too!) can come to Yankee Air Museum and enjoy the new Fly Zone attraction! Fly Zone is an aerial challenge course for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Additional Information: ? Sign in at 9:30 a.m. ? Program begins at 10:00 a.m. ? Pre-registration required online ? Two family members allowed as observers ? Students and observers should provide own lunch PLUS on February 28 only, there will be a UAS GIVEAWAY to one lucky winner-- AND each registrant will receive two free General Admission tickets to the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show on August 29-30! This is a great family event not to be missed--ONLY at the Yankee Air Museum!

"Wednesday, March 4, 2015" The Detroit Red Wings, along with Patriots Hockey, is having special discount tickets to their hockey game, with prices from $30 to $50, at the Joe in downtown Detroit, 7PM. $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to Semper Fi Fund to help veterans in need. Bring your ticket stub back on March 29th for free admission to the Patriots will face off against the Detroit Engineers. To order tickets online vist the Red Wings site (promo code Hockey), call Jamie at 313-471-7138, or see flyer

"Friday, March 6, 2015 (UPDATE)" The SVA Chapter at Lawrence Tech University is hosting their 3rd annual Dinner & Fundraiser. Item moved to April 18!.

"Saturday, March 7, 2015" Fort Dearborn Am Legion Post 384 will host a Chili Cookoff starting at 2PM. Cash bar and lots of other items. Located on Telegraph in Dearborn. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, March 7, 2015 (UPDATE)" The Navy Operational Support Center Detroit is hosting its Centennial Celebration starting at 1PM at Selfridge, Hangar Bldg 1425. Ceremony includes a parade of colors, guest speaker, etc. This is a free event. See flyer for more info. New guess speaker will by US Senator Gary Peters.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. February 26th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
  1. February 26th, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Bruce VFW Post 1146 St. Clair Shores.  "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNER and OTHER DINNERS".  Every Friday until April 3, 2015.  Senior & Children's Menu.  Extras and Sides Available.  Carry Outs available.  "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC".  Invite your Family & Friends.  Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road on the water side.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 Shelby Twp. – "FISH FRY".  Beer Battered Cod Dinner or Butterfly Shrimp Dinner with choice of French Fries or Homemade Chips, Cole Slaw and Dinner Roll for $8.  VFW 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson Street in Shelby Twp. 48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 6802 Richmond – "ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY".  NEW LOW PRICE!  Adults are $10.  Children 5-12 $5.  Children 4 and Under Free.  Carry Outs available.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 6802 is located at 34339 32 Mile Road in Richmond 48062.  Phone (586) 727-1436.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "FISH FRY".  Includes Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert for $8.  Carry Outs available.  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
 
11.  February 27th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "BURGER & FRIES for $5.50".  Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Tell your Family & Friends.  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
 
  1. February 27th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

Friday, February 20, 2015

The American legion Consolidated Post Reports (2014-2015)-- CPR

Please Fill Out Your Consolidated Post Report

The 2014-5 TAL CPR is now available on the post portal for mylegion.org. This on-line version now has a drop down box that the post may add up to 1024 characters of events that are not covered in the CPR or to add comments on what they are doing in the community.
 
The CPR is also available on the National website at http://www.legion.org/publications . It is a fill able form which can also be used by the post but has to downloaded and mailed to the department.
 
Lastly, the hard copy CPR forms are suppose to be delivered to National by the printer on Monday, Feb 22nd. As soon as they are received, we will mail to the departments next week.
 
 
 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

#Veteran Events & Announcements 2/12 to 2/19

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, one of which is our first golf outing!  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!

"Women Marines Need Your Help!" The Women Marines Association Motor City Chapter is working to not only send our troops a card but to break the Guinness World Record for the most cards sent from a single location. To do this we need to collect at least 3000 cards. Participation is easy. Simply write out a card thanking our troops for their service, put it into a stamped envelope and add your return address. We will add the addressee. You can bring the card(s) to the Romeo Masonic Temple "Gray's Block Romeo Village Opera House on Feb 7 and on Feb 14th. On Feb 14th we will start the stamp cancellations and attempt to break the record. The Romeo Post Office will be on hand at the Temple to hand cancel each and every card with a special cancellation that says "From Romeo with Love" The Post Office will also have on hand cards and stamps for purchase on both the 7th and 14th at the Romeo Masonic Temple. Schools, churches and businesses are invited to participate. If you are unable to attend you can box up your collected cards and either drop off at Romeo Post Office or mail them in a separate envelope to WMA Motor City, PO Box 590, Romeo, MI 48065

EVENTS!

"Saturday, February 14, 2015" Fort Dearborn Am Legion Post 364 is hosting a Valentine Dance starting at 7PM and running till very late! Cash bar and flowers for the ladies. The post is located on Telegraph in Dearborn. See flyer for more information.

"Sunday, February 22, 2015 (NEW)" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is hosting "97 Bravo, US Army Counterintelligence in Vietnam" at the museum, 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe, starting at 2PM. Guess speaker is John Swatosh, on the VC hit list! Admission by donation. See flyer for more info.

"Friday, February 27, 2015" Suits for Soldiers is hosting a Detroit Pistons night out at the Palace of Auburn Hills, starting at 6:30PM. Join them in the luxurious Penthouse Club 300 as they play the New York Knicks. Tickets are $65 which includes the Penthouse Club, all you can eat food, pop, beer, etc. Tickets must be purchased in advance at their website.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. February 12th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
  1. February 12th, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
 
7.      February 13th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "BURGER & FRIES for $5.50".  Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Tell your Family & Friends.  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
 
  1. February 13th, Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "Burger & Fries for $5.50".  Karaoke from 9 p.m. to Midnight.  $.75 for 12 oz. Draft Beer.  $1.75 for 22 oz. Draft Beer.  VFW 9507 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.  Phone (248) 543-2557.
 
  1. February 13th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
 
10.  February 13th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
 
11.  February 14th, Saturday "VALENTINE'S DAY".
 
  1. February 15th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
13.  February 15th, Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint Feb 14th 2015

 

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American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint

February 14th, 2015

 

LANSING (FEB 6, 2015) - The American Legion Department of Michigan will be holding a Veteran Affairs Benefit Center Saturday February 14th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507. The center will occur during the Departments annual Winter Meeting and the benefit center is open to the public. The center is open to all veterans, spouses, active-duty, or families who have questions about the benefits they have earned. Accredited Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to answer questions, file claims, and/or note concerns members of the community have about their VA care. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

"Since the Phoenix VA scandal broke, veterans have had concerns and many questions about their benefits and filed claims", said Gary Easterling, the Michigan Legion Veteran Services Director, "We want to give veterans in the an opportunity to speak one on one with a veteran service officer; as we like to say 'Don't Face the VA Alone'".

 

Veterans are encouraged to use an accredited veteran service officer to help file a claim with the Veterans Administration. Accredited service officers are trained to make sure the application is completed right and thoroughly to help the veteran receive all of the benefits he or she is entitled to.

 

The American Legion has been assisting veterans receive the benefits they have earned since 1920 in the State of Michigan. The Michigan American Legion Veteran Service office has an average of $10 million a month in VA benefits awarded to Michigan Veterans.

 

The American Legion is the largest war-time era veteran service organization with over 82,000 members in the State of Michigan.

 

For more information about this event contact Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director for The American Legion Department of Michigan. Email info@michiganlegion.org.

 

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American Legion Department of Michigan

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Monday, February 9, 2015

FritoLay #Job opening on Thursday, February 12th

The Motown East Zone has openings for 2 part-time detailer positions.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 9:00 AM Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will close once we have 30 applicants for detailer positions.  All applicants must apply on line at www.fritolayemployment.com.  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48313 to access available positions and follow 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.


Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status


 

 

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 Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status

Recommendation Made by VA Employee, 2013 SAVE Award Winner

 

Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy.

The Prescription Tracker was recommended by VA employee Kenneth Siehr, a winner of the President's 2013 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE) Award. Siehr's idea focused on the use of technology as a way to save money and improve the services VA provides to its patients.

"Our nation's Veterans deserve a first-class pharmacy and quality customer service as a part of the exceptional health care available from VA," said Siehr, the National Director for Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacies. "It is an honor to be part of serving Veterans and to have been recognized for an idea that enhances our services to them."

 More than 57,000 Veterans are currently using the service through My HealtheVet, an online feature that allows Veterans to partner with their health care team. The number is expected to grow as VA starts to educate Veterans about the new feature.  Later this month, the tracking feature will include images of the medication that dispensed. Over the next year, a secure messaging alert will be added so that Veterans know when a medication was placed in the mail.

 "VA prescription refill online is an excellent example of how one employee looked at the process of VA prescription tracking through the eyes of our Veterans and came up with an idea that better serves Veterans," said Interim Under Secretary for Health, Carolyn M. Clancy. "This idea is both innovative and transformative, and it is certainly one, when put into action, improves customer service for America's Veterans."

  

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Friday, February 6, 2015

American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint Feb 14th 2015

 

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American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint

February 14th, 2015

 

LANSING (FEB 6, 2015) - The American Legion Department of Michigan will be holding a Veteran Affairs Benefit Center Saturday February 14th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507. The center will occur during the Departments annual Winter Meeting and the benefit center is open to the public. The center is open to all veterans, spouses, active-duty, or families who have questions about the benefits they have earned. Accredited Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to answer questions, file claims, and/or note concerns members of the community have about their VA care. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

"Since the Phoenix VA scandal broke, veterans have had concerns and many questions about their benefits and filed claims", said Gary Easterling, the Michigan Legion Veteran Services Director, "We want to give veterans in the an opportunity to speak one on one with a veteran service officer; as we like to say 'Don't Face the VA Alone'".

 

Veterans are encouraged to use an accredited veteran service officer to help file a claim with the Veterans Administration. Accredited service officers are trained to make sure the application is completed right and thoroughly to help the veteran receive all of the benefits he or she is entitled to.

 

The American Legion has been assisting veterans receive the benefits they have earned since 1920 in the State of Michigan. The Michigan American Legion Veteran Service office has an average of $10 million a month in VA benefits awarded to Michigan Veterans.

 

The American Legion is the largest war-time era veteran service organization with over 82,000 members in the State of Michigan.

 

For more information about this event contact Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director for The American Legion Department of Michigan. Email info@michiganlegion.org.

 

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mark@michiganlegion.org

(517) 371-4720 ext 16
American Legion Department of Michigan

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#Veterans Events & Announcements 2/5 to 2/12

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 9 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!

"Attention Riders!" The MI Freedom Center at the Delta Terminal at Metro, and the center at the Troy MEPS, has served over 137,000 veterans, dependants, new enlistees, & retirees since opening in 2011. We would request when working on your 2015 ride calendar don't forget Northville High School on May 16th (Armed Forces Day). Meet in the parking lot at 10AM so that a grand entrance can be made of all the riders attending! This event will help provide funds for the Freedom Center so they can continue serving veterans passing thru Metro. For more information contact Chuck at 586-362-5560. Hope to see you there!

"Women Marines Need Your Help!" The Women Marines Association Motor City Chapter is working to not only send our troops a card but to break the Guinness World Record for the most cards sent from a single location. To do this we need to collect at least 3000 cards. Participation is easy. Simply write out a card thanking our troops for their service, put it into a stamped envelope and add your return address. We will add the addressee. You can bring the card(s) to the Romeo Masonic Temple "Gray's Block Romeo Village Opera House on Feb 7 and on Feb 14th. On Feb 14th we will start the stamp cancellations and attempt to break the record. The Romeo Post Office will be on hand at the Temple to hand cancel each and every card with a special cancellation that says "From Romeo with Love" The Post Office will also have on hand cards and stamps for purchase on both the 7th and 14th at the Romeo Masonic Temple. Schools, churches and businesses are invited to participate. If you are unable to attend you can box up your collected cards and either drop off at Romeo Post Office or mail them in a separate envelope to WMA Motor City, PO Box 590, Romeo, MI 48065

EVENTS!

"Saturday, February 7, 2015 (UPDATE)" The Detroit VA John Dingell Hospital is hosting an OEF/OIF/OND Welcome Home Event & Hiring Fair at the hospital, 4646 John R, Detroit, from 8:30AM till 1PM. Over 75 employers will be present, plus there will be free medical exams, benefit info, etc. For more info call Mike at 734-222-7135 or see flyer. New info: Here are a few pieces of essential information for our volunteers: · Time: Workshops begin at 8:30A in Auditorium; Hiring Fair begins at 10A in Atrium; patient Registration and Medical Exams begin at 8A at designated clinics · Location: Detroit VA Medical Center at 4646 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201 · Parking: If you are a VA Medical Center employee, please use the red parking structure. All other volunteers, please use the blue parking structure. · Volunteer Schedule: 2 shifts 7A – 11:00A and 10:30A – 2:30P o Morning volunteers should plan to arrive between 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. - assist with set-up, decorating, registration for job seekers and employers, escorting participants to workshops. o Afternoon volunteers should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. - assist with checking-in job seekers and employers, directing participants, collecting surveys and breakdown. o If you have not identified your volunteer shift, please contact Jolene Delgado at 313-756-1000, ext. 63332. · Volunteer & Employer Sign-in: Voluntary Service, first office on left as you enter the hospital from the Blue Parking garage

"Saturday, February 7, 2015" The Student Veterans at Wayne State are hosting a Winter Extravaganza Bowling day at Garden Bowl at the Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward, Detroit, from 12 to 4PM. 5 person teams, 3 games, $25 per person. Pizza & drinks provided along with a cash bar. Register at wsusvo.org. For more information contact them at studentvetsorg@wayne.edu or see flyer.

"Saturday, February 7, 2015 (NEW)" Fraser VFW Post 6691 is hosting a Cancer Steak Out & Dance at their post, 17075 Anita, Fraser, from 6 till 9PM. Dinner, dancing, drinks, raffles, and more, and come dressed in your Mardi Gras best, all for $20. For tickets call Stacy at 586-216-9995. See flyer for more info.

"Sunday, February 8, 2015" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is hosting "Revisiting Rosie the Riveter" as part of its Arsenal of Democracy. The guess speaker is Professor Charles Hyde. Starts at 2PM at the museum, located at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. Admission is by donation. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, February 14, 2015" Fort Dearborn Am Legion Post 364 is hosting a Valentine Dance starting at 7PM and running till very late! Cash bar and flowers for the ladies. The post is located on Telegraph in Dearborn. See flyer for more information.

And from our frien
  1. February 5th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
  1. February 5th, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
 
  1. February 6th, Friday 3:00 p.m. to Midnight – VFW 9507 Madison Heights – "Burger & Fries for $5.50".  Karaoke from 9 p.m. to Midnight.  $.75 for 12 oz. Draft Beer.  $1.75 for 22 oz. Draft Beer.  VFW 9507 is located at 630 E. 11 Mile Road in Madison Heights 48071.  Phone (248) 543-2557.
 
  1. February 6th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
 
9.      February 6th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
 
10.  February 8th, Sunday 10:00 a.m. – "DISTRICT 5 MEETING at Post 2269 Wixom".  ALL Post Commanders should attend.  ALL Posts must be represented at ALL District Meetings.  Make arrangements.  ALL Post Members are always encouraged to attend District 5 Meetings to learn.  Post 2269 Wixom is located at 2652 Loon Lake Road in Wixom 48393.
 
  1. February 8th, Sunday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
 
12.  February 8th, Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint, Michigan February 14th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

American Legion to hold VA Benefits Center in Flint

February 14th, 2015

 

LANSING (FEB 6, 2015) – The American Legion Department of Michigan will be holding a Veteran Affairs Benefit Center Saturday February 14th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507. The center will occur during the Departments annual Winter Meeting and the benefit center is open to the public. The center is open to all veterans, spouses, active-duty, or families who have questions about the benefits they have earned.  Accredited Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to answer questions, file claims, and/or note concerns members of the community have about their VA care.  Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

"Since the Phoenix VA scandal broke, veterans have had concerns and many questions about their benefits and filed claims", said Gary Easterling, the Michigan Legion Veteran Services Director, "We want to give veterans in the an opportunity to speak one on one with a veteran service officer; as we like to say 'Don't Face the VA Alone'".

 

Veterans are encouraged to use an accredited veteran service officer to help file a claim with the Veterans Administration.  Accredited service officers are trained to make sure the application is completed right and thoroughly to help the veteran receive all of the benefits he or she is entitled to.

 

The American Legion has been assisting veterans receive the benefits they have earned since 1920 in the State of Michigan.  The Michigan American Legion Veteran Service office has an average of $10 million a month in VA benefits awarded to Michigan Veterans.

 

The American Legion is the largest war-time era veteran service organization with over 82,000 members in the State of Michigan. 

 

For more information about this event contact Mark Sutton, Public Relations Director for The American Legion Department of Michigan.  Email info@michiganlegion.org, office: 517-371-4720 ext 16, cell phone 248-390-5481

 

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Mark Sutton
Public Relations Director
The American Legion
Department of Michigan
(517) 371-4720 Ext 16

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Livingston launches new initiative to hire more military veterans

Livingston International launches initiative to hire military #veterans


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attention Business Editors

February 4, 2015

DETROIT- Livingston International, a leading North American customs broker and trade compliance company, is launching an initiative to hire more military veterans in its U.S. offices.


Noting that their military service provides veterans with valuable skills such as adaptability, mission-focus and a strong work ethic, Livingston announces its commitment to veterans at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Hiring our Heroes" job fair on Saturday, February 7 at the John A. Dingell VA Medical Center.


"We are proud to sponsor the 'Hiring our Heroes' job fair, and provide employment opportunities for veterans through our new hiring initiative," said Matt Goodman, President, Global Trade Management. "At Livingston we recognize the contributions and sacrifice that veterans have made on behalf of our country. Our goal for this initiative is to support them as they transition out of military service and into civilian life."


Goodman, who served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. National Guard, said the job opportunities provided by Livingston not only help veterans transition into a promising civilian career, but also benefit Livingston by adding more veterans to the company's roster of employees dedicated to providing the best possible service to their clients.

"Military veterans demonstrate a passion for service and the ability to adapt on the fly. Their experience and training provides them with skills that set them up for success.  As a growing company, we're excited to offer the opportunities that will benefit both veterans and our business," said Steve Preston, CEO of Livingston International. "We look forward to welcoming more veterans to the Livingston team."

About Livingston

North America's number one company focused on customs brokerage and trade compliance, Livingston International also offers trade consulting, global trade management and international freight forwarding.  Livingston employs over 3,200 staff at 125 key border points, sea ports, airports and other strategic locations across North America, Europe and Asia.  www.livingstonintl.com


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Pat Stanghieri                                                   Kate Shepherd

Livingston International                                      PCI

1-800-387-7582 ext. 3292                                   312-558-1770 ext. 148

pstanghieri@livingstonintl.com                           kshepherd@pcipr.com

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

#JOBS Open Positions - Lowes 320 Marketplace Blvd, Lansing, MI 48917

Hello,

 

I am sending this email to ensure you are aware of the current open positions with Lowe's on the west side of Lansing.

 

We are located at

320 Marketplace Blvd

Lansing, MI 48917

 

Interested applicants can apply at

www.lowes.com/careers

Search via the zip code 48917

 

Ensure any contacts you send the apply are aware that they will need to enter their email address and they will need to complete the People Answers Assessment to be considered for interview.  The assessment is emailed to them after they apply.

 

The following are the current seasonal (temporary) positions we have open

Job ID

Job Posting Title

Department

Location #

Type

Number of Jobs

815636BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0704 - Cashiers (Front)

0777

Seasonal

5

815635BR

Loader Store Seasonal Employee

0707 - Loaders (Front)

0777

Seasonal

2

815634BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0604 - Day Stocking

0777

Seasonal

3

815632BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0011 - Building Materials

0777

Seasonal

3

815630BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0102 - Outside Lawn & Garden

0777

Seasonal

4

815628BR

Loader Store Seasonal Employee

0712 - Loaders (Lawn & Garden)

0777

Seasonal

2

815627BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0091 - Paint

0777

Seasonal

2

815624BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0111 - Tool World

0777

Seasonal

1

815623BR

Store Seasonal Employee

0103 - Inside Lawn & Garden

0777

Seasonal

2

 

The following full time position has been posted.

Job ID

Job Posting Title

Department

Location #

Type

815622BR

Electrical Pro

0031 - Electrical & Lighting

0777

Full Time

 

 


 

 

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