Jim Alton’s Veterans Affairs Jan. 2017 Column: Ensuring accurate discharge ratings, suicide prevention hotline info

Posted on January 1st, 2017
Advocacy group calls on Obama to pardon some post-9/11 vets The veteran service organization Vietnam Veterans of America penned an open letter to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, calling on the former to pardon all post-9/11 veterans who were discharged under less-than-honorable… Read More

Jim Alton’s September Veterans Affairs column: Supporting veterans and their families in a variety of ways

Posted on September 9th, 2016
Emmet Realtors group raises funds for local vets The Emmet Association of Realtors is kicking off its annual “11-11” campaign on Sept. 11, which culminates with a large donation each year to the Emmet County Veteran’s Affairs office on Nov. 11. Realtors, their affiliates and members of the public… Read More

Veterans Affairs monthly update from Director Jim Alton

Posted on August 11th, 2016
Web editor’s note: Each month, VA Director Jim Alton writes a column about issues affecting veterans. Following is his August 2016 column. Pheasant hunting opportunity for vets VFW Post 8530 in Gettysburg, S.D. is sponsoring a pheasant hunt for five disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients… Read More

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