Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 and Auxiliary Unit 186 held a fundraiser for the Coast Guard Station Portage families.

HANCOCK, MICH – The Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 and Auxiliary held a fundraiser for the Coast Guard Station Portage families who are not receiving pay during the government shutdown.  The collection was held on January 19, 2019 from 1pm to 4 pm at the post home.  The event was organized just a few days before … Read more

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund receives $100,000 donation to help veterans pay utility bills

Consumers Energy gift part of ongoing collaboration with state agency LANSING, Mich. – A $100,000 donation from Consumers Energy to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) will help potentially hundreds of military veterans pay their heating bills in Michigan this winter. The gift is the largest single donation in the 73-year history of the trust … Read more

The Michigan Veteran Facility Authority Takes Shape

By Mark Sutton, Public Relations/Legislative Director LANSING (JAN 15)- The Michigan Veterans Facility Authority had their first meeting for 2019 today, under the new legislative authority given from Senate Bill 1080 during lame duck.  The legislation changed the role of The Adjutant General (TAG) designee on the board.  The TAG’s designee is no longer the … Read more

The 100th Legislative Session in Michigan Begins

LANSING (JAN. 14) – The 100th legislative session in Michigan opened last week. The new class of Senators and Representatives were sworn in and began working. Before leaving on Thursday afternoon, the Senate named their committees for the new session but introduced no new legislation.  The House has not announced their committee structure yet but … Read more

Frankenmuth American Legion Post 150 Honors One of their own.

By Christiane Keilhofer The Frankenmuth American Legion Post 150 honored Mr. Chester Geno, a WWII veteran with recognition for his military. Pictured are Post Chaplain James Miller, United States Army National Guard, Ralph Haubenstricker, Richard Kirchner, Post Commander John Warnick, and Paul DeSander.   Front row, Chester Geno.  The presentation took place at Independence Village, with … Read more

2019 U.P. Winter Tour Starts January 20 in Newberry

The 2019 Annual Commander’s Winter U.P. Tour begins at the Newberry American Legion Post ( 7964 STATE HWY M 123) on Sunday, January 20.   Department Commander Striggow will be accompanied by Department President Williamson and Detachment Commander LaMunyon for the week-long event.  Take the opportunity to meet the department commander. What are tours meant to … Read more

Another Veteran Passes, and Memories and History Are Lost Forever

By Clyde Sinclair, Scouting Chairman, Department of Michigan About four years ago I came across the Library of Congress’ “Veterans History Project” and thought it would be a great idea if I would interview my uncle who lived in the Detroit area.  Uncle Jack enlisted into the Army upon his graduation from Midland High School, … Read more