Thursday, May 28, 2015

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/28 to 6/11

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 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!

"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs" See attached for a complete listing of the B2B job fairs in Michigan for the month of May.

"Founding of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)" A film documentary about the founding of the VVA is being finished up and will soon be released on a DVD. Cost of the DVD will be $15 each, less if ordered in quanties. A trailer for the movie can be seen at their official website. For pre-release ordering see flyer.

EVENTS!

"Thursday, May 28, 2015" Oakland County Veteran Services will be at the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen, Southfield, from 10AM till 2PM to assist Oakland County veterans in filing a claim with the VA. This will be by appointment only! For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Oakland County Veterans Service office at 248-858-0785 or see attached flyer.

"Tuesday, June 2, 2015" Detroit Goodwill Industries is hosting their Operation Good Jobs Career Fair at their HQ located at 3111 Grand River, Detroit, from 9AM till 1PM. Bring your resume! For more info call them at 313-557-8607 or see flyer.

"Wednesday, June 3, 2015 " The Yankee Air Museum is hosting another in their history series, in the General Purpose Room Willow Run Airport, stating at 7:30PM. This month's speaker will be discussing the history of Willow Run during World War II. Admission is free.

"Friday, June 5, 2015" The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, along with General Motors, is hosting a gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, on Jefferson, starting at 6PM. Featured speaker will be GM Chair Mary Barra. Proceeds to benefit the Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund. For ticket info and more complete details see flyer.

"Friday, June 5, 2015 (NEW)" The Dove Fund, which builds schools, hospitals, etc., in Vietnam, mostly with Vietnam Veterans, is hosting its 15th annual golf outing at the South Toledo Golf Club, 3915 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, with a 11:30AM shotgun start. Price includes 18 holes, prime rib dinner, awards. For complete info see their website or attached flyer.

"Saturday, June 6, 2015" The Michigan War Dog Memorial will be holding a funeral for Cody, a certified service dog and honorary member of AMVETS post 2006 at Noon. The cemetery is located at 25805 Milford Rd, S Lyon. For other details contact them at 248-685-8307.

--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Job posting for Part Time Detailer - Pontiac Area

The Motown East Zone has openings for 2 part time detailer positions in the Pontiac area.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 7:15 AM Friday, May 29, 2015 and will close once we have 15 applicants.   All applicants must apply on line at www.fritolayemployment.com.  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48328 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.


Job posting for Full Time Merchandisers for Sterling Heights area

 

The Motown East Zone has openings for 2 full time merchandiser positions in the Sterling Heights area.  The online applicant system will be turned on at 7:15 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015 and will close once we have 30 applicants.   All applicants must apply on line at www.fritolayemployment.com.  Advise your client group to enter zip code 48328 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.

 

 


Assistance for Homeless Veterans - John Dingell VA Medical Center - Room B1290, first floor, red area


Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan

Presents:
Assistance for Homeless Veterans –
Removing barriers to housing
Child support, expungements, tickets, etc.
When:   June 12 , and July 10, 2015     9:00am – Noon

Where:  Room B1290, first floor, red area

Meeting limited to 15 Veterans per date-
More dates to be scheduled

Contact Veterans Justice Outreach Program for reservations 313-576-1000 Extension 65537 





The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

First Look at 2014 Motorcyclist Fatalities: Deaths Dip, but Concerns Noted

http://www.ghsa.org/html/files/pubs/spotlights/motorcycles_2014.pdf

 

 

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May 20, 2015

Contact: Kara Macek, 202-789-0942
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Motorcyclist Fatalities Projected to Drop for 2nd Straight Year

Preliminary data show a decrease, but fatality rates continue to outpace
those of other motor vehicles

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists gather in Washington D.C. for the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" this Memorial Day Weekend, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is projecting that motorcyclist fatalities decreased for the second straight year in 2014, based on preliminary state data. However, this latest Spotlight on Highway Safety report also notes that there is much more work to do: motorcyclist fatalities are 26 percent higher than a decade ago, while other motor vehicle fatalities are 28 percent lower.

 

GHSA has produced motorcyclist fatality trend reports annually since 2010, which provide an early look at current data and developing issues. Adjusting the numbers to account for underreporting, GHSA projects the final motorcyclist fatality total for 2014 will be 4,584 - approximately 1.8 percent less than the 4,668 recorded in 2013. This will be the second straight year in which this number has decreased, and only the third decrease since 1997.

 

All 50 states and the District of Columbia provided preliminary motorcyclist fatality counts for the first nine months of 2014. Compared with the first nine months of 2013, motorcyclist fatalities decreased in 27 states, increased in 19 states, and remained the same in four states plus the District of Columbia. The report was authored by Dr. Allan Willams, former chief scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

 

While the projected decline in motorcyclist fatalities is good news, the report points out that motorcycle safety progress lags behind that of other motor vehicles. For example, in 2013, the rate of motorcyclist fatalities per registered vehicle was about the same as in 1997, whereas during that time period the rate of fatalities per passenger vehicle dropped 66 percent. Safety improvements to passenger vehicles, such as structural improvements to vehicle design, increases in seat belt use, electronic stability controls and policies such as graduated driver licensing, account for a large portion of the decline in passenger vehicles but do not impact motorcyclists.

 

There is little evidence that risk factors for motorcyclists have been reduced in recent years, and fluctuations in motorcyclist fatalities are likely to have more to do with economic factors and weather patterns affecting exposure.

 

"We are glad to see a continued decrease in motorcyclist fatalities, but the number of motorcyclist deaths on our roadways is still unacceptable," said Kendell Poole, GHSA Chairman and Director of the Tennessee Office of Highway Safety. "While we support technology advances such as antilock brake systems and traction control, state laws and behavioral changes are critical to saving more motorcyclist lives."

 

Poole emphasized the importance of all states adopting universal helmet laws and notes, "By far, helmets are the single most effective way to prevent serious injury and death in the event of a motorcycle crash."

 

Currently, only 19 states and D.C. require all riders be helmeted. Another 28 mandate helmet use by riders younger than age 18 or 21, and three have no requirement. According to a 2014 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study, the use rate of helmets in universal law states was 89 percent, compared with 48 percent in all other states.

 

In addition to increasing helmet use, the report also recommends that states focus on motorcycle safety programs that:

 

  • Reduce alcohol impairment. In 2013, 28 percent of fatally injured riders had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit of .08.
  • Reduce speeding. According to the most recent data, 34 percent of riders involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared with 21 percent for passenger vehicle drivers.
  • Ensure motorcyclists are properly licensed. In 2013, 25 percent of motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes did not have a valid motorcycle license, compared to 13 percent of passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes.
  • Encourage all drivers to share the road with motorcyclists. According to NHTSA, when motorcycles crash with other vehicles, the other driver is often at fault. Many states conduct "share the road" campaigns to increase awareness of motorcyclists.

 

States conduct much of their motorcycle safety programming through federal safety grants administered by NHTSA. Currently, Congress restricts state programs by permitting them to address only motorcyclist training and programs that encourage drivers to share the road with motorcyclists. GHSA has been a strong advocate for broadening these parameters to give states more flexibility to fund effective approaches to addressing motorcyclist safety, such as efforts to increase helmet use and reduce drunk riding.

 

All 2014 data in the report are preliminary. The report presents data through September 2014. State-by-state data and image files are available from GHSA.

 

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#Veteran #LegionRiders

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Statement by American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm on House Agreement to Continue Denver VA Construction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE
 
Statement by American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm on House Agreement to Continue Denver VA Construction:
 
 INDIANAPOLIS (May 21,2015) -   "While I agree with VA Secretary Bob McDonald that the cost overruns and construction delays that have plagued the Denver Replacement Medical Center in Aurora are inexcusable, I am glad to see that the House is not compounding the fiasco by allowing yet another construction delay. Veterans there have waited far too long already to get the facility that they deserve.
 
It is time to move forward.  The House deserves credit for passing a measure today that will allow work to continue for the next few weeks. We call on the Senate to act in kind. Most importantly, lawmakers and the VA need to come to reach a long-term agreement so that the problems of the past do not resurface. The American Legion has a simple message for both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Congress: Do your job."
 
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___________________________________
John Raughter
Media & Communications, National Headquarters
Phone 317.630.1253 ::  Fax 317.630.1368
 
 
 

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/21 to 6/4

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!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs" See attached for a complete listing of the B2B job fairs in Michigan for the month of May.

"Founding of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)" A film documentary about the founding of the VVA is being finished up and will soon be released on a DVD. Cost of the DVD will be $15 each, less if ordered in quanties. A trailer for the movie can be seen at their official website. For pre-release ordering see flyer.

EVENTS!

"Wednesday thru Monday, May 20 thru 25, 2015 (UPDATE)" The Wall that Heals will be in Clinton Township Civic Center for six days. A number of events are planned. Volunteers are needed to help guard the wall. For complete information see the offical website. Updated info: Pat Daniels is looking for riders to escort the wall to city hall. For more info call Pat at 586-246-0876 of see flyer.

"Thursday, May 21, 2015" Oakland Community College Student Veterans Association (SVA) is hosting a fund raiser Volleyball Game and is looking for players. Admission to the game will be free. The game will take place at VFW 1370, 800 Cesar Chavez Dr, Pontiac, starting at 5PM. See flyer on how to get your team in and for other information.

"Monday, May 25, 2015" The City of Franklin invites all to Historic Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Rd between 13 & 14 Mile at 11AM, for a special tribute to all veterans, but especially to the 255 buried at the cemetery. For more info see flyer.

"Monday, May 25, 2015" The City of Royal Oak is already gearing up for their annual Memorial Day Parade and they are looking for groups to participate. See attached form to join the parade!

"Monday, May 25, 2015" Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander's Wins for Warriors, along with Opportunity Detroit, is hosting a 9K run to support the Wins for Warriors program, at Comerica Park. For complete information see their website, or attached flyer.

"Thursday, May 28, 2015" Oakland County Veteran Services will be at the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen, Southfield, from 10AM till 2PM to assist Oakland County veterans in filing a claim with the VA. This will be by appointment only! For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Oakland County Veterans Service office at 248-858-0785 or see attached flyer.

"Tuesday, June 2, 2015" Detroit Goodwill Industries is hosting their Operation Good Jobs Career Fair at their HQ located at 3111 Grand River, Detroit, from 9AM till 1PM. Bring your resume! For more info call them at 313-557-8607 or see flyer.

"Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting another in their history series, in the General Purpose Room Willow Run Airport, stating at 7:30PM. This month's speaker will be discussing the history of Willow Run during World War II. Admission is free.

--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

Thursday, May 14, 2015

JOB OPENINGS - Frito Lay Part Time Warehouse Positions - Southgate Michigan

Good morning,

 

We are opening our website www.fritolayemployment.com to fill some part time warehouse positions. Please have your interested candidates go to the site to apply. We cannot take applications or resumes at a local office it must be done online.

 

These positions are in Southgate and will be second or third shift.

 

The job portal will be opening this Saturday, May 16th at 7 a.m. and remain open for one week.

 

 

Vicky Misisian

Zone HR Admin

12862 Reeck Rd

Southgate, MI 48195

Phone: 734-374-8378

Fax: 734-287-2300

 



#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/14 to 5/21 2015

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are many! 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!

"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs" See attached for a complete listing of the B2B job fairs in Michigan for the month of May.

"Founding of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)" A film documentary about the founding of the VVA is being finished up and will soon be released on a DVD. Cost of the DVD will be $15 each, less if ordered in quanties. A trailer for the movie can be seen at their official website. For pre-release ordering see flyer.

EVENTS!

"Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015" Registration is currently open for the 6th Annual Charity Fishing Tournament for Michigan Veterans. In 2015 the fleet includes 63 Captains and their boats, and will deliver another memorable experience for 300 Michigan Veterans. Those who receive "boarding priority" are WWII and Korean War Vets, Purple Heart recipients, veterans disabled, POWs, and then any Veteran of any branch of service. In addition to the Big Lake boat fishing, the Pier/Shore Divisions include opportunities for Veterans to fish from land. Interested parties can learn more and register at www.tightlinesfortroops.com There is no cost to veterans for the event; though transportation and lodging would be the responsibility of the attendee.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" The Detroit Wolverine Chapter 67 of the Women's Army Corps of Veterans Association is holding its 73rd anniversary luncheon with the theme of "A Military Blast of the Past, Present, & Future." The lunch will be held at the Karas House, 23632 Plymouth Rd, Redford, starting at Noon and lasting till 4. Guest speaker is Major General Gwendolyn Bingham from TACOM. For more information and tickets call Barbara at 248-358-0432 or see flyer.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" Oakland County Parks, adaptive recreation, is hosting learning wheelchair LaCrosse at Canfiled Alkali Arena in Dearborn Hgts, from 9AM till 3PM. Learn the basics of Lacrosse: chair mobility, stick skills, general information, drills and scrimmage. Equipment provided. Deadline to register is May 1. Download the registration form here. Sponsored by Oakland County Parks in cooperation with the City of Novi, Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports, Paralympic Sport Oakland County and Paralyzed Veterans of America Michigan. Canfield Alkali Arena, 2100 Kinlock Road in Dearborn Heights. For more information see their website.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" WC LAX Inc is presenting the Romeo Bulldogs vs the Cousino Patriots LaCross Game at Cousino High School, Romeo, starting at 5PM. Admission is just $3 for students & veterans, $5 for all others, kids under 6 free. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" The Northville Mustangs HS Baseball Team is proudly hosting the 6th annual Armed Forces Day at their school with festivities starting at 11AM. There will be the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, military vehicles, booths, etc. They will also be accepting donations for the Metro Airport Freedom Center, which has had over 145,000 people pass thru its doors in the past 3-1/2 years. See flyer for more information & what items they need donated.

"Sunday, May 17, 2015" The City of Birmingham Hometown Parade Committee is working on this years' parade in downtown Birmingham, and they are looking for veterans and group to join in, which will start at 1PM. For more information see attached letter.

"Sunday, May 17, 2015" American Legion Fort Dearborn Post 364 is hosting its 12th annual Bobby V Golf Outing at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S Telegraph, Dearborn, with a 10AM shotgun start, followed by a dinner at 3PM. All proceeds benefit Am Legion Baseball. For entry form and more information see attached flyer.

"Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (NEW)" The Detroit City Council Military & Veterans Affairs Task Force is inviting all for the reading of the proclamation of Detroit as a "Purple Heart City." This event will be held at Detroit City Hall, 2 Woodward, Detroit, starting at 8AM in the Henderson Auditorium on the 13th floor. For more information call 313-224-1245 or see flyer.

"Wednesday, May 20, 2015" The Ann Arbor VA Hospital is hosting its 5th annual Walk & Roll 2K walk to benefit the veteran homeless community. The walk will start at the Community Living Center Garden at the hospital, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, at 11AM. A listing of items needed to help the homeless can be found on the attached flyer along with other information, or call Kim at 734-845-3045.

"Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (NEW)" The Detroit VA Hospital is hosting its 5th annual Walk & Roll 2K walk to benefit the veteran homeless community. The walk will start at the Yellow Flag pole at the hospital, 4646 John R, Detroit, at 11AM. A listing of items needed to help the homeless can be found on the attached flyer along with other information.

"Wednesday thru Monday, May 20 thru 25, 2015 (UPDATE)" The Wall that Heals will be in Clinton Township Civic Center for six days. A number of events are planned. Volunteers are needed to help guard the wall. For complete information see the official website. Updated info: Pat Daniels is looking for riders to escort the wall to city hall. For more info call Pat at 586-246-0876 of see flyer.

"Thursday, May 21, 2015 (NEW)" Oakland Community College Student Veterans Association (SVA) is hosting a fund raiser Volleyball Game and is looking for players. Admission to the game will be free. The game will take place at VFW 1370, 800 Cesar Chavez Dr, Pontiac, starting at 5PM. See flyer on how to get your team in and for other information.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. May 14th, Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 2645 Southfield – "CLASSIC CAR SHOW".  Come see the Classic Cars from the 50's & 60's.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.  This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so invite your Family & Friends.  VFW 2645 is located at 24222 W. Nine Mile Road in Southfield 48033.
 
  1. May 14th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Pho.ne 248-698-8302.
 
  1. May 14th, 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. May 15th, Friday 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. – VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "STEAK OUT".  Includes New York Strip Steak, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Salad, Rolls and Dessert for $12 per person.  This is "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC", so invite your Family & Friends.  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.
 
  1. May 15th, Friday 8:30 p.m. – VFW 2269 Wixom – "COMEDY SHOW".  Zach Denlinger, Jeff Thibodeau, Greg Shur, Matt M. Jennings, Chris Bulter, and Jane as aka CC Dynamite will do funny comedic puppet acts.  Special guest comedian James Draper Rock Island, Illinois.  Only $8 when you reserve ahead of time by e-mailing artactivity@hotmail.com, or $10 at the door.   Post 2269 is located at 2652 Loon Lake Road in Wixom 48393.  Phone (248) 624-9742.
 
  1. May 15th, 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.
 
11.  May 15th, 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.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

TEAM RWB Ann Arbor WOD with Warriors – 21 Guns Memorial Weekend Workout

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


WOD with Warriors – 21 Guns Memorial Weekend Workout

 

American military veterans advocate Team Red, White & Blue (TRWB) is partnering with Wolverine Strength and Conditioning (WSC) to hold a free WOD (workout of the day) for members of the Ann Arbor and veterans community Memorial Day Weekend (May 24).

 

Wolverine Strength & Conditioning hosts many free events for people of all skill levels throughout the year connecting people with their community through physical and social activity. On May 24, Wolverine Strength & Conditioning is working with Team RWB to enrich the lives of veterans. WOD with Warriors is a great opportunity to remember and observe Memorial Day in a respectful and meaningful way.

 

Anyone new to CrossFit can attend the May 24 event for free. Workouts will take place at 10am and noon, with a BBQ following each class. They fill up quickly so we encourage you to come early.

 

WOD with Warriors brings the CrossFit community, which we love, together with an even bigger community of veterans, which we are honored to welcome this Memorial Day weekend.

 

Event Website Map: http://teamrwb.org/get-involved/wodwithwarriors

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/344054109138612/

 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

"Team Red, White, & Blue (TRWB) is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their platform is simple and it's to "enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity."  It doesn't matter if you're a veteran, active military, or civilian. TRWB is for everyone in an effort to improve communication between Communities and their Veterans." - http://www.teamrwb.org/in-the-media/wod-for-warriors-memorial-day-event

 

Wolverine Strength & Conditioning opened Nov. 1 2013 and has grown into the premier gym to start and develop CrossFit athletes. We treat our current and new members like family, developing a community that cares about each other.

 

STAFF:

 

Wolverine Strength & Conditioning Team:  www.a2xfit.com

•             Thomas Reesbeck, Owner/Coach   (201-248-2742)

•             Chris Arcure, Owner/Coach

•             Mike O'Brien, Head Coach / Manager

•             Nick Pattaro, Coach

•             John Loudermilk, Coach

 

Team RWB Team:

•             Matt Spivey

•             Matt Blankenship

•             Ryan Taylor

•             Brian Logan

•             Chris Ciccone

•             Jason Lewis

 

TIMELINE

                10AM WOD with Warriors – Memorial Day May 24 CrossFit Workout (Free Class)

                                10Am SHARP START

                                Warm up the body

                                Demonstrate the Movements

                                Prepare the Class

                                Coach & Review every athlete

                                Start the WOD (Workout of the Day)

                                                "21 Guns"

21 minute AMRAP (As many rounds as possible)

400 meter run

21 pushups

21 box jumps

15 burpees

9 pull-ups

                                Cheer everyone on!

                                Cool down together

                                Celebrate Fitness

                BBQ

                Noon WOD with Warriors – Memorial Day CrossFit Workout  (Free Class)

                                Repeat Above

                BBQ

Go America!

 

For more information, visit www.a2xfit.com or email info@a2xfit.com or call 734-222-9600



Contact: Thomas Reesbeck (Owner)

Wolverine Strength & Conditioning

680 State Circle

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

tomr@a2xfit.com


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

To Reach The Next Generation of Veterans The American Legion Teams Up With New Military Media Brand, We Are The Mighty


                
 
 
 
 
MADE IN HOLLYWOOD BY VETERANS
To Reach The Next Generation of Veterans The American Legion Teams Up With New Military Media Brand, We Are The Mighty
 
Los Angeles, CA (May 12, 2015) – With more American Legion Posts than Starbucks in the United States, The American Legion's National Commander, Mike Helm, recently emphasized the importance of engaging today's new generation of tech savvy veterans who use digital media to create and share content relevant to their lives. 
 
In an effort to reach the younger post-9/11 generation, The American Legion is partnering with We Are The Mighty (WATM), the first media and lifestyle brand for, by, and about the military community. From this partnership comes Our Post, a digital series sharing the unexpected stories and encounters from various American Legion posts across the United States. "We think these stories will resonate with young veterans and get them interested in wanting to know more about The Legion and wanting to be part of its future," said Helm.
 
Hosted by Marine Corps veteran and actor Johnny Jenkinson, Our Post starts at historic American Legion Post 43 in Los Angeles and travels across the country to tell the compelling stories and experiences of Legion members while breaking down outdated stereotypes. Viewers young and old, veteran and civilian, will relate to the human side of the many fascinating, funny and authentic people who make The American Legion one of the country's most respected institutions.
 
"We have a unique opportunity to capture their attention with great stories about the many Legion families whose rich history and service has shaped the fabric of our country," Helm commented. Our Post will premiere May 4 on We Are The Mighty. http://legion.wearethemighty.com/
 
About We Are The Mighty (WATM)
We Are The Mighty (WATM) is the military community's first media and lifestyle brand, serving more than 130 million active duty personnel, veterans and their families as well as the broader public who want to know more  about them. WATM showcases the talent, accomplishments and interests of this large and connected group with authentic and relevant content of all genres that entertains, informs and celebrates military life.
WATM's mission is to empower our military community with content and experiences that have a positive impact, broaden awareness and eliminate stereotypes and misperceptions. Over 80 percent of WATM's staff has served in the military and the Company is committed to employing veterans and supporting their businesses and organizations.
 
To find out more about WATM, go to http://www.wearethemighty.com.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram
 
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Friday, May 8, 2015

LIVINGSTON COUNTY VETERANS TREATMENT FOUNDATION -FUNDRAISING Event May 16, 2015

LIVINGSTON COUNTY VETERANS
TREATMENT FOUNDATION

2000 Grand River Annex, Suite 200
Brighton, MI 48114
(810) 227-7777       
                                       

May 7, 2015

Livingston County Veterans Treatment Foundation can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. Without these donations, serving those in our area would not be possible.  

The Veterans’ Court program is funded by State Grants.  Since the Livingston County’s Veterans’ Treatment Court program started after the 2015 fiscal year grant application deadline, the program has no funds to help with the participants involved.  These funds go for treatment that may not be covered by their VA benefits, classes, assistance with housing, transportation and so on.

Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we write to ask you to consider a donation to our cause. All donations are tax deductible and can be made to the Livingston County Veterans’ Treatment Foundation and mailed to the address above. 

Thank you in advance for your generosity.                  
                                                                       


Sincerely,


Livingston County Veterans’ Foundation

Thursday, May 7, 2015

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/7 to 5/21

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 4 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" See attached for a complete listing of the B2B job fairs in Michigan for the month of May.

"Founding of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)" A film documentary about the founding of the VVA is being finished up and will soon be released on a DVD. Cost of the DVD will be $15 each, less if ordered in quanties. A trailer for the movie can be seen at their official website. For pre-release ordering see flyer.

EVENTS!

"Friday, May 8, 2015" Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan is presenting assistance to homeless veterans on child support, expungements, tickets, etc., from 9AM till Noon at the VA Hospital in Detroit. You must make a reservation by calling 313-576-1000, ext 65537. See flyer for more info.

"Friday, May 8, 2015" The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial Command is hosting a memorial service at Memorial Park, 13 Mile & Woodward, starting at 4:30PM to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE day. The highlight will be a flyover by Yankee Lady, a B-17 from the Yankee Air Museum. Gates open at 4:30. For a timetable of all events visit their website.

"Friday, May 8, 2015" The International Armed Forces Council is holding its 56th annual International Armed Forces Night Dining-Out at the American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E Maple, Troy, starting at 6:30PM. Guest speaker this year is Major General Gwendolyn Bingham. For more info visit their website or see attached flyer.

"Saturday, May 9, 2015" Camp Liberty is holding a major tree planting and habitat project day on Saturday, May 9th at Camp Liberty starting from 9:00am to 5:00pm. (More on Camp Liberty can be found at the bottom of this release.) The address for the GPS is 13400 Austin Road, Brooklyn, MI on the north side of Austin Road. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. Please bring gloves, shovels, and wear your work boots and clothes. For more information please contact Rick Briggs at (810) 908-1901 or rbriggs@camp-liberty.org.

"Saturday, May 9, 2015" American Legion Fort Dearborn Post 364 is hosting their annual Brian Smith Memorial Fundraiser at their post, 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn, starting at 5PM, ending at 9PM. They will be having a Live Veteran Auction, a drag-queen bingo, dinner, wine tasting, etc. For lots more information call them at 313-562-9090 or see attached flyer.

"Tuesday, May 12, 2015" The City of Southfield Human Services Department, along with Training & Treatment Innovations, are hosting on the first Tuesday of each month, 1PM till 3PM, coordination & assistance to veterans & their families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. You do not need to be a Southfield resident to get assistance. For assistance contact the city at 248-796-4546 or see flyer.

"Wednesday, May 13, 2015" Meridian Health Services & Oakland County Community Mental Health, are hosting a Veterans & Substance Use Disorders seminar at the Oakland County Resource & Crisis Center, 1200 N Telegraph. Bldg 32 East, Pontiac, from 6:30PM till 8PM. For more information call 248-599-8999 or see flyer.

"Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015" Registration is currently open for the 6th Annual Charity Fishing Tournament for Michigan Veterans. In 2015 the fleet includes 63 Captains and their boats, and will deliver another memorable experience for 300 Michigan Veterans. Those who receive "boarding priority" are WWII and Korean War Vets, Purple Heart recipients, veterans disabled, POWs, and then any Veteran of any branch of service. In addition to the Big Lake boat fishing, the Pier/Shore Divisions include opportunities for Veterans to fish from land. Interested parties can learn more and register at www.tightlinesfortroops.com There is no cost to veterans for the event; though transportation and lodging would be the responsibility of the attendee.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" The Michigan DAV is hosting its 1st annual Golf Outing at Golden Hawk Golf Club, 6861 Meisner Lane, Casco Twp, with a 10AM shotgun start. 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner buffet, prizes, etc. Cost is $79 per golfer. See entry form for more info.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" The Detroit Wolverine Chapter 67 of the Women's Army Corps of Veterans Association is holding its 73rd anniversary luncheon with the theme of "A Military Blast of the Past, Present, & Future." The lunch will be held at the Karas House, 23632 Plymouth Rd, Redford, starting at Noon and lasting till 4. Guest speaker is Major General Gwendolyn Bingham from TACOM. For more information and tickets call Barbara at 248-358-0432 or see flyer.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" Oakland County Parks, adaptive recreation, is hosting learning wheelchair LaCrosse at Canfiled Alkali Arena in Dearborn Hgts, from 9AM till 3PM. Learn the basics of Lacrosse: chair mobility, stick skills, general information, drills and scrimmage. Equipment provided. Deadline to register is May 1. Download the registration form here. Sponsored by Oakland County Parks in cooperation with the City of Novi, Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports, Paralympic Sport Oakland County and Paralyzed Veterans of America Michigan. Canfield Alkali Arena, 2100 Kinlock Road in Dearborn Heights. For more information see their website.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" WC LAX Inc is presenting the Romeo Bulldogs vs the Cousino Patriots LaCross Game at Cousino High School, Romeo, starting at 5PM. Admission is just $3 for students & veterans, $5 for all others, kids under 6 free. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, May 16, 2015" The Northville Mustangs HS Baseball Team is proudly hosting the 6th annual Armed Forces Day at their school with festivities starting at 11AM. There will be the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, military vehicles, booths, etc. They will also be accepting donations for the Metro Airport Freedom Center, which has had over 145,000 people pass thru its doors in the past 3-1/2 years. See flyer for more information & what items they need donated.

"Sunday, May 17, 2015" The City of Birmingham Hometown Parade Committee is working on this years' parade in downtown Birmingham, and they are looking for veterans and group to join in, which will start at 1PM. For more information see attached letter.

"Sunday, May 17, 2015" American Legion Fort Dearborn Post 364 is hosting its 12th annual Bobby V Golf Outing at the Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S Telegraph, Dearborn, with a 10AM shotgun start, followed by a dinner at 3PM. All proceeds benefit Am Legion Baseball. For entry form and more information see attached flyer.

"Wednesday, May 20, 2015" The Ann Arbor VA Hospital is hosting its 5th annual Walk & Roll 2K walk to benefit the veteran homeless community. The walk will start at the Community Living Center Garden at the hospital, 2215 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, at 11AM. A listing of items needed to help the homeless can be found on the attached flyer along with other information, or call Kim at 734-845-3045.

"Wednesday thru Monday, May 20 thru 25, 2015" The Wall that Heals will be in Clinton Township Civic Center for six days. A number of events are planned. Volunteers are needed to help guard the wall. For complete information see the offical website.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. May 7th, 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. May 7th, 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. May 8th, Friday – "BUDDY POPPY DAY".  ALL Posts should be distributing Buddy Poppies for their Post Relief Fund.
 
8.      May 8th, 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. May 8th, 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.  May 8th, 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.
 
  1. May 9th, Saturday – "BUDDY POPPY DAY".  ALL Posts should be distributing Buddy Poppies for their Post Relief Fund.
 
12.  May 10th, Sunday – "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY".
 
13.  May 10th, Sunday - "ACIVITIES & HOSPITAL REPORTS DUE AT DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN V.F.W. in LANSING "either" ELECTRONICALLY or by U.S. MAIL".
 
  1. May 10th, Mother's Day Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH".  Includes Eggs and Omelets to Order, Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Homemade Gravy, Biscuits, Bacon, Sausage, and Potatoes.  $10 per person.  $6 for Kids between 4 & 10 years.  Great Mother's Day Brunch! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Invite your Family & Friends.  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
 
  1. May 10th, 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.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org