Body Of Soldier Who Died In Afghanistan Returned

The remains of a 29-year-old Army Reserve soldier from suburban Detroit who died in Afghanistan have arrived in Michigan in advance of his funeral Wednesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2012

Snyder Orders Flags Lowered For Combat Engineer

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan on Tuesday in honor of Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, who died after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly (Courtesy: U.S. Department of Defense)

Aunt Says Fallen Mich Soldier Loved US Army

A combat engineer from Flint who died two days after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan believed so strongly in the Army’s mission that he volunteered to serve his latest tour there, his aunt said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2012

Selfridge Air National Guard Base (Courtesy:

Michigan National Guard Airmen Deploying To Estonia

About 150 Michigan Air National Guard personnel are deploying to Estonia for a training exercise.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2012

Gov. Snyder Visiting Michigan Troops In Afghanistan

Gov. Rick Snyder is overseas visiting Michigan troops in Afghanistan and plans to travel next to see troops in Germany.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2012

Flags Lowered For Airman Killed In Afghan Attack

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan on Friday in honor of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2012

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carry their bags to waiting trucks as they prepare to board buses later in the evening to fly home to Fort Hood, Texas after being one of the last American combat units to exit from Iraq on December 15, 2011 at Camp Virginia, near Kuwait City, Kuwait.(credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Officially Ends War In Iraq

After nearly nine years, 4,500 Americans dead and 32,000 wounded, U.S. officials are formally shutting down the war in Iraq.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011

Nearly 60 Michigan Soldiers Headed To Afghanistan

The aviation battalion will stay goodbye to family and friends Saturday before heading overseas for a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2011

credit: Wahmhoff Farms

Hundreds Of Michigan Trees Sent To Troops

A Christmas tree farm northwest of Kalamazoo shipped out 700 trees on Monday as part of a national campaign.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2011

Northern Michigan Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Army Pvt. 2nd Class Jack L. Diener was a 2009 graduate of Boyne City High School and was deployed about two months ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/22/2011