Veterans Issues


 On this page, you will find many useful links and information for Veterans (and their spouses).  If you can suggest anything that is not mentioned here, please e-Mail the webmaster to have it included.  Thus, this page will continually change and update.  As always, if you need help, please contact the MPWU Veterans Director for assistance.


Like to Fish?  Like to fish on the Big Lake Michigan?  Then click here to learn about the Tight Lines for Troops Annual Charity Fishing Tournament!

June is #PTSD Awareness Month!  Please spread the word to help raise awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments.  Share in this information by sharing/tweating #PTSD in your Facebook posts when you discuss PTSD.  To discover way to connect and share, visit the National Center for PTSD website:  Also, go to EAP website for information on Post Tramautic Stress here.


The APWU National Website (Human Relations Area) has A LOT of information for Veterans and support.  Click here

Attention 100% Disabled Michigan Veterans!!!

As of November 12, 2013, Public Act #161 of 2013 now allows 100% disabled Veterans to be exempt from Property Taxes.  100% Scheduled, 100% I.U (individual unemployable) and those at 100% receiving precuniary assistance for modifications to their homestead for their handicap.  All three are eligible.  There is some talk that this is available to the unremaried spouse of a deceased 100% Veterans from the above categories.  Signed by the Governor and effective immeidately.  To view the signed bill in PDF, click here.  Contact John Smeekens if you have any questions.

A website designed to provide those who are serving, and those who have served discounts on items they may use everyday. 


The White House (on the website stated) "Joining Forces applauds Troop ID, the companies with whom it partners to offer military deals, and all companies that find ways to honor the service of our military and their family members"



Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is proud to introduce The HERO Card. Available exclusively to active duty, retired and veteran members of the U.S. military. Get Instant Access to Benefits and Discounts, including:

  • One complimentary first-class room per month

  • Special discounted hotel rates

  • All HERO card holders will receive a minimum of $10 twice each month of Dining Dollars.

  • Premium Play twice a month.

  • 50% off one concert ticket purchase & 20% off at the Spa

  • 20% off on Gift Shop/Miijim Convenience Store purchases (excludes tobacco & alcohol)

  • Eligibility for exclusive military-only offers and promotions

Simply present your military ID (CAC card or DD Form 2 card) or DD Form 214 at the Players Club beginning July 1st to get your Hero Club Card! Plus, get your card before July 31 and receive a free buffet! See Players Club for complete details.  (NOTE:  This goes for all Saganing-Eagles Landing tribe casinos in Michigan.)

Joining Forces

Joining Forces is a national initiative to engage all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.  Joining Forces creates opportunities for all Americans to step up and show their gratitude to our service members and their families. Joining Forces is committed to raising awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families. In particular, with the input of military families, Joining Forces identified three priority areas for national initiatives: employment, education, and wellness.

If there are any upcoming events for veterans that you would like listed below, please contact the webmaster have them included.
Click the below for specific information of some upcoming events specificially for Veterans!