As the holiday season approaches, families and communities will keep servicemen and women serving overseas in their thoughts. For several years, Charter has facilitated a way for service members who won’t be home for the holidays to work their way into their families’ living room celebrations with its “US Soldier Holiday Greetings.”

Charter is making available soldiers’ holiday greetings featuring 44 men and women from throughout Michigan who are serving our country and cannot make it home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The greetings will be available on Charter’s On Demand service, Channel 1, from now through Jan. 20.

“Seeing and hearing a loved one who is far away during the holidays, even if it’s only for a few minutes on video, is a wonderful gift,” said Joe Boullion, Charter’s vice president and general manager for Michigan. “Having access to a greeting On Demand makes it easier for families and friends of our soldiers to view anytime. And there will be those who watch simply because they are uplifted by these true patriots serving our country.”

US Soldier Holiday Greetings are available On Demand at no extra charge to all Charter digital customers throughout Michigan. Customers should go to Charter On Demand (channel 1), then select “I Want More,” then “Local.”

Because “US Soldier Holiday Greetings” is available On Demand, customers can watch it as many times as they wish, rewind and fast-forward through the program to search for the greetings they want to see, or sit back and enjoy watching greetings from Michigan soldiers stationed throughout the world. Each greeting is listed with the soldier’s name, rank, military branch and hometown.

Service members involved in this year’s Michigan program are: Tech. Sgt. Brian Falls, Monroe; Tech. Sgt.. Eduardo Bazan, Allegan; 1st Lt. Robert Vandenberg, Holland; Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas Gohm, Saginaw; Petty Officer Daniel Luke, Coopersville; Petty Officer Lisa VanHarn, Allegan; Petty Officer Suzanne Vaught, Carlton; Spc.  Dylan Lambert, Rockford; Tech Sgt. Sean Devine, Rockford; Army Civilian, Emily Lafountain, Allendale; Airman Corban Stewart, Millington;  Airman Charles Sweeney, Wayland; Airman Michelle Perez, Manistee;    Airman Eric Formolo, Sault Ste. Marie; Petty Officer Michelle Faulkner, Dexter; Lt. J.G. Michael Borja, Saginaw; Capt. Brandon Stoker, Midland; Tech. Sgt. Andrew Curtis, Grand Haven; Airman Stacey Beem, AuGres; Senior Airman Michael Wolfgram, Saginaw; Sgt. Joe Jusino, Ravenna; Lance Cpl. Brian Buchan, Traverse City; PFC Airrick Washington, Saginaw; Lt. Cmdr. Donna Bradley, Monroe; Master Sgt. John Kiehl, Caro; Spc. Ursula Hernandez, Saginaw; Spc. Mindy Bode, Cadillac; Maj. Janine Taylor,  Ionia; Capt. Ken Middaugh, Holland; Maj. Gen. Jerry Cannon, Fife Lake; Capt. Shannon Ruby, Lake City; Sgt. Janeen Codden, Manistee; Sgt. 1st Class Glant West III, Davison; Spc. Kyle Morsink, Hudsonville; Sgt. Maj. Paul Donald, Saginaw; Chief Master Sgt. Erick Hays, Traverse City; Tina Gscheidle, Bergland; Stephanie Lundberg, Pentwater; Dean Warner, St. Ignace; Chief Warrant Officer Erica Teichman, Marquette; Lt. Gale White, Ludington; Army Civilian, Laura Rozelle, Traverse City; Staff Sgt. Chad Callahan; and Service Civilian Juan Maldonado, Traverse City.                

For more information regarding this holiday program, or information on Charter, call 1-888-GET CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) or go to

Charter is the fourth largest cable operator in the United States and Michigan’s second largest.


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