Michigan veterans’ benefits highlighted
The state of Michigan provides numerous veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits:
MICHIGAN VETERAN HOUSING PROGRAMS
There are two Michigan State Veterans Homes, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans… Read More
By Tamara Stevens, Special to Emmet County
Carl Lewis, Sr., wears his World War II commemorative jacket with pride. On the right side of the jacket’s front is an embroidered rendering of the Purple Heart, a medal given to soldiers who are wounded in battle. There’s a story that goes along with… Read More
Veterans organizations need more members
Dear fellow Veterans: HELP.
As many of you know, our military posts across the country have seen a decline in membership resulting of closer of many of them. Here in Emmet County the problem is no different; however, we have the resources to address the problem.… Read More
Web editor’s note: VA Director Jim Alton writes a monthly column providing information to area veterans and their families. To read past columns, click here.
Legislation to help veterans with PTSD through dog therapy passes House
The Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, sponsored by… Read More
Veterans Alert: VA ID cards are easily scanned, putting identity at risk
The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a warning to those who carry a veteran’s ID card, to keep them with you at all times and in your possession. The VA notes, “Anyone with a smartphone and a bar code app can scan any Department… Read More
By Tamara Stevens, Special to Emmet County All of the World War II memorials in Washington, D.C., have something in common. Each memorial bears a degree of indebtedness to Gordon Wiitanen of Petoskey. Wiitanen personally has helped raise money for every WWII memorial, he said.
“I’ve stood in grocery… Read More
By Tamara Stevens Brave Hearts Estate is appropriately named. A project of Operation Injured Soldiers (OIS), the estate opened in August 2015 as a retreat center for veterans and their families.
Located a few miles west of Pellston in central Emmet County, Brave Hearts Estate is an 8,000 square… Read More
Army to review soldier misconduct charges:
The U.S. Army will conduct an investigation in response to allegations that 22,000 soldiers diagnosed with mental health problems were discharged for misconduct. The investigation comes in response to a group of 12 senators who called for the military… Read More
Know your charities: I would like to dedicate this month’s Veterans News to talking about scams at the holidays. This is one of the busiest times of year for “scammers” and I would like to point out a few things that our senior citizens and their children can do to prevent loss of valuable assets.… Read More
Jon DuBay: Keeping U.S. Army helicopters running during the Korean War
As a helicopter electrician in South Korea, it was Army E4-P Specialist Jonathan DuBay’s responsibility to ride with the pilot on the first flight after he repaired a grounded aircraft.
“If I worked on a helicopter to fix it,… Read More
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