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

VETERANS ID CARD.  VA has announced that the process is open to veterans with honorable service.  The ID card provides proof of military service and may be acdce[pted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD Form 214.  To apply and request a VIC, vetterans must visit, and click on "Apply for Printede Veteran ID Card" on the bottom left of the page and sign in or create an account.  Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at

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"

THE HERO CARD  (Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort)


CARD DETAILS & BENEFITS: (updated as of January 1, 2017)


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 room during your birthday month (you can reserve your birthday stay two months prior to your birthday month - "based on availability")

  • Two complimentary Auruora Buffets during your birthday month.  (Need to swipe at the promotional kiosk to receive a voucher)

  • Special discounted hotel rates ($89 room rates - Sun - Thur)

  • Dining Dollars awarded twwice per month.  Amount is based on Players Club level.  If a Hero Card member doesn't falled into one of the tiers - they will automatically receive $10 for dining twice a month.  (NOTE:  Dinning Dollars will only be accepted at Aurora Buffet, Legends Diner, Sinnikaung STeak and Chop House, Isabella's and the Waterlilly Lounge).

  • $20 Premium Play bi-weekly (twice a month).

  • 50% off one concert ticket purchase (must purchase at the box office/casino).

  • 20% off at the Soaring Eagle Spa.

  • 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.   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!