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Memorial Day Celebrations In Detroit

Memorial Day is a day of celebration for the men and women who died valiantly serving our country. Check this list for the best area events commemorating this holiday.

05/13/2013 Sets Event To Gather Electronics, Goodies For Troops Overseas

DETROIT — After a successful inaugural venture in December 2011 that resulted in multiple shipments of boxes containing iPods and other asked-for items to soldiers from Michigan based in Afghanistan,, a networking group for […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/02/2012


Projects Aim To Help Michigan National Guard Members

Two projects led by a Michigan State University professor aim to help Michigan National Guard members and their families in the transition from active duty to civilian life.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2012

Meet Emma! A beautiful 10-year-old Labrador, Emma is an energetic and friendly 65 pound furball. Gentle and playful, Emma would play outside all day if you let her! She would do best with an active family that could keep up with her. The adoption fee includes sterilization, age-appropriate vaccinations and much more. For more information, please visit or call the MHS Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care at (248) 852-7420 and provide the pet ID number, 714238. Photo by Heidi Waeschle-Gabel.

Pets For Patriots Pairs Soldiers With New Best Friend

The partnership gives servicemen and women the opportunity to help save animal lives by receiving up to 75 percent off the adoption fee, and a lifetime 10 percent discount on veterinary care from MHS veterinary centers.

CBS Detroit–05/05/2012

Senior Airman Magee is in the midst of taping a group shot

Soldiers Record Thousands Of Holiday Video Greetings For Family Back Home

The Atlanta based Digital Video and Imagery Distribution Systems (DVIDS) hub hosts thousands of holiday greetings for 2011, helping a holiday tradition to reach service members’ loved ones back home.

CBS 62–12/17/2011

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Detroit Ceremony Honors Past, Present, Future Veterans

As the MLK High School marching band played, young ROTC members saluted, and everyone remembered the service and sacrifice of American veterans.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/11/2011

Michigan National Guard Deployments Rise In 2011

Roughly 2,000 Michigan-based Guard members were deployed in 2011 — the largest contingent deployed from the state since 2005.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/22/2011

Lansing based National Guard returns Sunday from deployment in Afghanistan. (Getty Images)

National Guard Unit Returns From War In Afghanistan

During their deployment to Afghanistan, the soldiers were involved in the ongoing effort to help Afghan soldiers assume control of their own facilities and soldiers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2011

Soldiers and their families are addressed before the 645th Regional Support deployment. (WWJ Photo)

Families Gather To Send Off Their Soldiers

It was a soldiers send off party in Berkley for the 645th Regional Support group out of Southfield getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2011


Senate Blocks Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Republicans blocked a last-ditch effort in the Senate to lift the military’s ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a major blow to gay rights groups.