Author: GATHER

Feature Photos of Santa Greg by Lauren Alyssa Photography We are GRATEFUL for each issue we can publish to share these incredible stories. We are honored to be able to share Santa Greg's story of service to our country and our community

By Pete Lathrop Memorable events are usually formed with a combination of adversity, novelty, and wonderment. This was true of an early fall weekend trek on the Manistee River Trail in northern Michigan. My son asked me to hike with him

By Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency The MI Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is hosting its 2nd Annual Michigan Military and Veterans Gala on November 5, 2022, in Lansing. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate service during a formal evening with (anticipated this

Written by Karen Rieser Feautre Photo by MIke Banno - Forward Exposure United States Marine Corps Veteran Carlos Castillo always sensed he had it in his heart to serve others. As with many young people, he spent a great deal of time

From Michigan State Police: LANSING, MICH.  Thirteen new Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will begin work following the graduation of the 25th Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School this afternoon at the Lansing Center in Lansingm Michigan. Motor carrier officers are armed

By Michigan Veterans Affairs Association On Sunday, August 21, 2022, the Michigan National Guard is presenting the Task Force Tribute launch event on the Capitol lawn. Task Force Tribute is a veteran-inspired journey of remembrance, honoring the 7,074 servicemembers who gave their

By Pete Lathrop Northern Michigan offers a few precious months where an outdoors person can meander through the bedrooms of whitetail deer and not be concerned. Summer is the time when prudent and responsible outdoors people work hard for the Fall

Written By Amanda Renkiewicz Photos by Air Station Traverse City On Friday, June 17, Rear Adm. Michael Johnston, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presided over a change of command ceremony at Air Station Traverse City, introducing Andrew Schanno as the

By Michigan State Police Michigan communities will soon benefit from the addition of 19 state troopers who graduated on May 27, 2022, from the 141st Trooper Recruit School, which was the department’s first recruit school for licensed police officers. During the ceremony in

By Amanda Renkiewicz   “Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.” -Rodney Frelinghuysen   Memorial Day is a time to take a moment and recognize all of the blessings