Erika Hoover photo
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Today has been declared Women Veterans Recognition Day in Michigan by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. In a news release, the governor says Michigan has almost 44-thousand living women veterans, and they’re being honored today, along with the women who served before them.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is launching a three-year initiative called She Is a Veteran to help these women tell their stories and get the benefits and services they need.

Erika Hoover of She Is a Veteran served in the Navy. She talked about the program with WKAR’s Scott Pohl.

Grand Rapids veterans home

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a new $49 million Grand Rapids Home for Veterans will be "cutting edge."

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WKAR Photo.

There’s a new resource in Michigan to support veterans who enter the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenses. 


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Two students from the Michigan State University College of Music are composing classical music in honor of military veterans.

Michigan Capitol
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The state of Michigan has announced its final round of "mobility" grants to spur ways to help transport seniors, people with disabilities and veterans with autonomous vehicles and other technology.

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A federal health agency says contaminated drinking water might have caused cancer and other chronic disease among veterans and families who lived at a former northern Michigan military base.

Information on employment opportunities, housing, Veterans Affairs benefits and more will be available for military veterans during a free forum in Southfield, north of Detroit.

Memorial Day in Holt
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Under a blazing hot sun, hundreds turned out in Holt to remember US service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

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Michigan legislators say veterans affiliated with a private club or fraternal organization should be permitted to drink at whatever location they please.

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Michigan's first county veteran fund was approved by lawmakers in the state House on Wednesday.

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State auditors say Michigan could do a better job of identifying veterans who might be eligible for federal benefits.


The state might change its mind about putting a new veterans’ home in Detroit. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports the Legislature passed a bill Wednesday that lets the state put the home in a different location.

Facebook page of Holiday Bar

A western Michigan bar has apologized for asking a veteran and his service dog to leave the establishment.

 Lt. Will Milzarski
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's cancellation of his student loans.

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War.