Trump opens membership eligibility for The American Legion

LANSING, Mich — July 31, 2019 — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bipartisan bill expanding eligibility for membership in the biggest and most politically influential veterans service organization in the U.S., prompting celebration in Michigan, home to the 11th largest population of veterans in the country. Prior to the “LEGION Act,” if veterans wanted to join … Read more

Whitetails Unlimited donates to the William F. Weine American Legion Post 65 in Alpena Junior Shooting Sports Program

The William F. Weine American Legion Post 65 Junior Air Rifle Team is especially grateful to Whitetails Unlimited for a significant donation to the new Junior Air Rifle Team.  The new shooting sports program which began in March, 2019 is a gun safety education and marksmanship program that encompasses the basic elements of safety, education, … Read more

The Commanders Group of Michigan Seeks Nominations for Michigan Veteran of the Year for 2018-2019

(LANSING, MICH) – The Commanders Group of Michigan is made up of 12 Congressionally Chartered Veteran Service Organizations in the state.  Each year they seek nominations for veterans who are active in the community and advocating for veterans.  “Veterans are a committed group of people when it comes to helping their fellow veterans in need.  … 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