veterans http://wkar.org en State trust fund helps Michigan combat veterans http://wkar.org/post/state-trust-fund-helps-michigan-combat-veterans <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The <a href="https://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,4569,7-126-2362_66822---,00.html">Michigan Veterans Trust Fund </a>helps combat-era veterans weather economic emergencies. The fund operates within the <a href="http://www.michiganveterans.com/">Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency</a>.</span> <span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The director of the Agency, Jeff Barnes, recently appointed U.S. Marine veteran Lindell Holm to run the trust fund. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:42 +0000 Mark Bashore & Scott Pohl 52313 at http://wkar.org State trust fund helps Michigan combat veterans 'Storming the Hill' to stem veteran suicides http://wkar.org/post/storming-hill-stem-veteran-suicides <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">All this week, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been in Washington D.C. to lobby for <a href="http://media.iava.org/IAVACampaigntoCombatSuicideWhitePaper.pdf">legislation </a>aimed at reducing the numbers of veteran suicides.</span> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:58:23 +0000 Scott Pohl 51284 at http://wkar.org 'Storming the Hill' to stem veteran suicides New mental health resource serves Michigan vets http://wkar.org/post/new-mental-health-resource-serves-michigan-vets <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a new mental health resource for military personnel and their families, and Michigan is at the forefront of the effort. It’s called <a href="http://starproviders.org/states/michigan">Star Behavioral Health Providers</a>. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:26 +0000 Current State 46861 at http://wkar.org New mental health resource serves Michigan vets Ann Arbor, Lansing make top ten list for hiring veterans http://wkar.org/post/ann-arbor-lansing-make-top-ten-list-hiring-veterans <p></p><p></p><p>On this Veterans’ Day, there’s some good news to report for people transitioning from the military back into civilian life. A recent <a href="https://www.usaa.com/inet/pages/enterprise_bestplaces2013_landing_mkt?adID=VURL_bestplaces">national survey</a> ranks Ann Arbor and Lansing among the top 10 best medium-sized cities in the nation for hiring veterans. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:35:27 +0000 Current State 45111 at http://wkar.org Ann Arbor, Lansing make top ten list for hiring veterans Veterans struggle to access services in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/veterans-struggle-access-services-michigan <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States has deployed nearly two million military personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan. &nbsp;As operations wind down, thousands of troops are returning home, and many with profound physical and psychological wounds. </span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:56:36 +0000 Current State 39853 at http://wkar.org Veterans struggle to access services in Michigan Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan http://wkar.org/post/director-new-state-veterans-affairs-agency-shares-plan <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Data show that Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans are not connecting with important services that state and federal agencies offer involving employment, health and education.</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Current State 34058 at http://wkar.org Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson vows more initiatives to help Michigan veterans http://wkar.org/post/secretary-state-ruth-johnson-vows-more-initiatives-help-michigan-veterans <p></p><p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.15538567590214403" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan Secretary of State <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1640_9105---,00.html">Ruth Johnson</a> announced a series of new initiatives to help Michigan's nearly 700,000 military veterans today. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:17:37 +0000 Kevin Lavery 30725 at http://wkar.org Pacific Theatre | The War: Michigan Voices http://wkar.org/post/pacific-theatre-war-michigan-voices <p><strong>Watch it online now. </strong>Oral histories from Michigan veterans who served in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:36:19 +0000 26790 at http://wkar.org Pacific Theatre | The War: Michigan Voices European Theatre | The War: Michigan Voices http://wkar.org/post/european-theatre-war-michigan-voices <p><strong>Watch it online now.</strong> Oral histories from Michigan veterans who served in the European theatre during World War II. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:12:10 +0000 26789 at http://wkar.org European Theatre | The War: Michigan Voices The War: Michigan Voices http://wkar.org/post/war-michigan-voices <p><strong>Watch it online now</strong>. Michigan veterans of World War II recall their experiences in the European and Pacific theatres. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 12199 at http://wkar.org The War: Michigan Voices State Legislature Gives Green Light to Veterans Courts http://wkar.org/post/state-legislature-gives-green-light-veterans-courts <p>Military veterans in Michigan could soon have a network of courts to deal specifically with issues affecting them.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:25:27 +0000 Jake Neher 23753 at http://wkar.org State Legislature Gives Green Light to Veterans Courts Veterans Would Qualify for Residential Tuition Rates Under Bills http://wkar.org/post/veterans-would-qualify-residential-tuition-rates-under-bills <p>Some state lawmakers want to give returning veterans a break on tuition at public universities and community colleges if they settle in Michigan.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 22:36:20 +0000 Rick Pluta 17080 at http://wkar.org Veterans Would Qualify for Residential Tuition Rates Under Bills reWorking Michigan: Unemployed Veterans Need Help Transitioning to Civilian Careers http://wkar.org/post/reworking-michigan-unemployed-veterans-need-help-transitioning-civilian-careers <p>The military is a unique sub-culture of American life: it speaks in acronyms, it has its own justice system, and it places great responsibility on its members.&nbsp; Yet despite their high level of training, thousands of veterans who leave the military struggle to find a job.&nbsp; A new initiative in mid-Michigan is designed to&nbsp;bring warriors to the workplace.&nbsp; Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 13096 at http://wkar.org reWorking Michigan: Unemployed Veterans Need Help Transitioning to Civilian Careers