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This Veterans Day, we pause to remember those who serve

Today — and every Veterans Day — we honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. Nov. 11 is a day dedicated to remembering those who have protected our way of life in the past and thanking those who continue to protect our way of life now. But we must do more than just thank our Michigan service members…

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One-of-a-kind care for Michigan veterans

All of Michigan’s 680,000 veterans deserve easy access to information and benefits. That’s why Rep. Jim Stamas joined Gov. Rick Snyder today to help announce the launch of the all-inclusive Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center. Key information regarding health benefits, housing assistance and job opportunities is all instantly available on the website, along with an extensive directory of…

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Honoring those who protect our communities and our country

Last week, the Michigan House commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony. During the event, the House also honored the Michigan first responders killed in the line of duty during the last 365 days, as well as Jackson Prison Guard George W. Haight. Haight, who was poisoned by an inmate while…

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#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….

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We must do more than just say ‘thank you’

On behalf of Michigan House Republicans, we’d like to thank all Michigan veterans for sacrificing so much for our state and country.  As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, it’s important for everyone to honor those who gave their lives serving our country in the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard,…

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#FF: A salute to Michigan’s veterans

Rep. Nancy Jenkins is the sponsor of House Bill 5529, part of a legislative package to better connect Michigan veterans with their benefits Welcome to the newest edition of #FollowFriday! Earlier this month, House Bills 5529-5535 were introduced. The purpose of the seven-bill package was two-fold — to inform veterans about their benefits and to…

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Spotlighting our veterans during Military Appreciation Month

State Rep. Jim Stamas recently sent the Michigan state flag to the servicemen and women of the National Guard’s 1460th Transportation Company. The 1460th Transportation Company is based out of Midland but is currently deployed in Afghanistan.  May is Military Appreciation Month, recognizing those on active duty in all branches of the service, appreciating the…