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PBS WWII history documentary being shown in Traverse City this weekend

Photo courtesy: PBS

Photo courtesy: PBS

History that was largely forgotten is now resurfacing in the form of a documentary on PBS.

Heroes on Deck focuses on the history of World War II aircraft carriers found at the bottom of Lake Michigan and the pilots that trained on them.

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is planning to pre-screen the film before it airs on PBS. Continue reading

Documentary on police militarization airs Monday on CMU Public Television

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A documentary focused on the militarization of police is airing Monday night on CMU Public Television.

The film is called Peace Officer. It follows a former sheriff in Utah as he investigates a SWAT team that killed his son-in-law. Continue reading

Two week multi-branch military training operation occurring in Northern Michigan

National Guard LogoDuring the first two weeks of April over a thousand soldiers from various military branches will descend on Northern Michigan for a joint training exercise.

Sergeant Jeremie Mead is the community relations specialist for Camp Grayling, where multiple parts of the exercise will take place.
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Camp Grayling to hold thousands of soldiers for training exercises

A Michigan Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter photo by Staff Sgt. Helen Miller, U.S. Army.

A Michigan Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter photo by Staff Sgt. Helen Miller, U.S. Army.

Training exercises for the National Guard, Marines and Air Force are underway this week in Grayling and Alpena.

Northern Strike is a training exercise held by the Michigan National Guard. This will be it’s 4th year. Continue reading

New veteran assistance coalition forms in mid-Michigan

veterans 11-13-13Mid-Michigan area veterans and their families will soon have a new support network to turn to.

The Great Lakes Bay Veteran’s Coalition aims to provide assistance to members of the military, veterans, and their families. Continue reading

State attorney general’s office unveils law guides for vets and military personnel

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette introduces new legal guides for veterans and military families Thursday in Detroit.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette introduces new legal guides for veterans and military families Thursday in Detroit.

Michigan veterans and active duty military families now have new resources to help handle legal issues. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette released two new legal guides Thursday.
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