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MSU Spartan Baseball Invites YOU to Military Appreciation Day Saturday May 2, 2015

On behalf of Head Coach Jake Boss and the Spartan Baseball team, I would like to invite you to participate in the second annual Military Appreciation Day at Spartan Baseball on Saturday, May 2ndfor their game against Purdue University at McLane Baseball Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University. Game time is set for 1:05pm.We would like to invite any and all military personnel to attend the game FREE of charge. We will admit anyone in uniform and those who present Military ID for free. Also, if you plan on attending the game and would like to let me know ahead of time, we will provide tickets for you and your guests. Throughout the game, we would like to feature members of the military. If there is someone special you would like to nominate for this honor and they plan on attending the game, please send us a brief biography and we will do a tribute to them between innings. There is also the opportunity for any active or veteran service members to throw the First Pitch p…

The Oak Ridge Boys to receive The American Legion Patriot Award

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The Oak Ridge Boys to receive The American Legion Patriot Award INDIANAPOLIS (April 29 , 2015) – The nation's largest organization of wartime veterans today announced the selection of The Oak Ridge Boys as its 2015 recipients of  The American Legion Patriot Award. "By using their considerable talents to raise awareness and support for the needs of veterans and their families, The Oak Ridge Boys are an obvious choice for this prestigious honor," said The American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm. "Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall and William Lee Golden are great Americans who have entertained people worldwide with their stirring hits and amazing record of success. Their blend of gospel, country and rock make The Oak Ridge Boys true American icons." The Patriot Award is just the latest honor for the band, which was recently selected as 2015 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Oak Ridge Boys were also named as celebrity "spokes…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/30 to 5/13

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are many! Things are picking up since this event listing which has 2 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!"Rand Corporation Veteran Study" Starting the week of May 26th the Rand corporation is conducting studies on the National Guard/Reserves and on Veterans in general. You will be paid $25 to participate in these studies, plus food & …

#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/23 to 5/7

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are many! Things are picking up since this event listing which has 3 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!"Rand Corporation Veteran Study" Starting the week of May 26th the Rand corporation is conducting studies on the National Guard/Reserves and on Veterans in general. You will be paid $25 to participate in these studies, plus food & …

Consumer Fianacial Protection Bureau Takes Action Against Military Allotment Processor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 20, 2015CONTACT:Office of CommunicationsTel: (202) 435-7170CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST MILITARY ALLOTMENT PROCESSOR FOR CHARGING SERVICEMEMBERS HIDDEN FEESServicemembers Unknowingly Paid Millions in Fees to Fort Knox National Company and Military Assistance CompanyWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking action against Fort Knox National Company and its subsidiary, Military Assistance Company, for charging servicemembers millions of dollars in hidden fees. The military allotment processor did not clearly disclose various recurring fees, which could total $100 or more. Under a consent order entered into with the Bureau, Fort Knox National Company and Military Assistance Company will pay about $3.1 million in relief to harmed servicemembers."Fort Knox National Company and Military Assistance Company enrolled servicemembers without adequately disclosing their fees, and then charge…

Ocala, Fla., high school senior places first in American Legion Oratoricals

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Ocala, Fla., High School Senior Sweeps to Victory,Earns $18K Scholarship in American Legion Oratorical Contest INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2015) – A senior from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., capped a busy weekend of competition in Indianapolis by earning an $18,000 college scholarship and first place in The American Legion  High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – "A Constitutional Speech Contest." Her winning oration was titled "Our Greatest Honor." Geeta Minocha started the weekend as one of 52 state or department champions in the 78th annual contest. She advanced to the championship through three rounds of intense competition. Rowan Macwan, a high school junior from Naperville, Ill., earned a $16,000 college scholarship with a second place finish, while Emma Skahill, a senior from Earlham, Iowa, earned a $14,000 scholarship and finished third.  The scholarships account for a small portion of post-secondary scholarships that The American Legion, the nation&…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/2 to 4/16

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 7 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 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 screening will tak…