Patriotism/Military

Published May 7, 2020

METRO DETROIT — In April 1945, a couple months after the Battle of the Bulge, Mike Aleo’s battalion was ready to cross the Rhine River, when it received orders to pull out and go west to Royon, France.  

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Published April 16, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After months of anticipation that F-35s could be brought to Macomb County, an official decision was recently announced. For the second time in three years, Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township was passed over to house the aircraft.

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Published April 3, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP/DETROIT — In regard to confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan, Detroit has been hardest hit. With 2,858 cases and 101 deaths reported as of April 2, more than any other area in the state, a need has emerged to convert Detroit’s TCF Center into a coronavirus alternate care site. For that to happen, on March 31 and April 1, a team of 10 citizen airmen from the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township joined approximately 20 other Michigan National Guard members to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in creating a federal medical station at the TCF Center in Detroit.

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Published March 24, 2020

MACOMB COUNTY — When 25 new U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Feb. 28 at the Macomb Intermediate School District Educational Service Center building, students from local high schools took notice.

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Published March 20, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A situation that began with local ties has now resulted in a federal act being advanced.It was announced March 5 that the House Foreign Affairs Committee had advanced the No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act.

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Published March 18, 2020

FARMINGTON — A new banner program to honor and recognize local veterans and active-duty military members plans to make its way to Farmington this spring.

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Published March 6, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Several Eastpointe-area reenactors sold and traded their historically accurate clothing and equipment at a sale at the old one-room Eastpointe Schoolhouse Feb. 29.

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Published March 6, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After collecting comments from several stakeholders, an impact statement was recently published that will affect the future of Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

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Published March 4, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Knowing that he wanted to be challenged by doing something different, 2010 Dakota High School graduate Christopher Stefanides joined the Navy.

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Published February 17, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Local students recently ramped up their efforts to send Valentine’s Day cards to veterans.

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Published February 12, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Elizabeth Popovich is once again on a mission to help Michigan military personnel.

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Published February 11, 2020

ROYAL OAK — The American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253, located in the heart of the city in an unassuming building near Main Street and 12 Mile Road, is celebrating its centennial this year.

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Published January 20, 2020

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP — An updated agreement between Macomb County and Selfridge Air National Guard Base is now official.

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Published January 17, 2020

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — With the recent increase in tensions in the Middle East, some may be curious as to how a local military unit is responding.

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Published January 2, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Robert Haffner said it’s always on his mind how lucky he is.

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Published December 26, 2019

WARREN — When serving in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War, there were many missions for Marc Cammon and his U.S. Army comrades.

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Published December 25, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The price of freedom is paid with the blood of those who serve. Our safety and security come at a cost also measured in distance and time away from loved ones. Those who step forward to serve in the military pay the bill for the rest of us.

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Published December 23, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The basketball players were excited to wear camouflage for their game, but there was a bigger reason behind the fashionable look.

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Published December 17, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Marion “Joe” Wisniewski, 100, a longtime Warren resident who now lives at American House Sterling Meadows, said his mother, a widow, tried to keep him out of the war when he was drafted in 1943 at age 24.

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Published December 5, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Michigan’s congressional delegation members continue advocating for the F-35 mission at Selfridge.

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