Author: Jessica Selissen

Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes: Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors

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US Central Command Commander Releases Statement Regarding Afghanistan Evacuation, Kabul Airport

The U.S. Central Command Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, released a statement on Tuesday regarding the evacuation process at the Kabul International Airport. He says he had the opportunity to evaluate the on-going situation and had the chance to engage with U.S. military leaders that are providing security at the airport. “I saw firsthand our defensive lay down…

Mecosta Co. Sheriff’s Office Installs Flag Retirement Box

New flag disposal box installed at 225 S. Stewart St. Big Rapids, MI

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday they have installed a flag retirement box – at no cost to the county. The box is located at the sheriff’s office, 225 S. Stewart St. in Big Rapids. The sheriff’s office says the flags should be folded respectfully before being place in the box. Members of AMVETS Post 1941 will be…

Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes: The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund

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20-Year-Old Korean War Soldier Accounted For Last Year

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Friday that the remains of a soldier that was killed during the Korean War was accounted for on May 19, 2020. The DPAA says the soldiers family just recently received their full briefing on his identification and that is why public notification had been delayed. 20-year-old Army Sgt. William Edward Cavender from Leslie…

Northern Michigan Hometown Heroes: VETLIFE

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19-Year-Old Korean War Soldier From Flint Accounted For

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Wednesday that the remains of a soldier that was killed during the Korean War has been accounted for. 19-year-old Army Cpl. Dale W. Wright from Flint will be laid to rest in Holly, Michigan. Wright was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On December 2, 1950…

USS Oklahoma Soldier Accounted For From World War II

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Friday that the remains of a sailor that was killed during World War II has been accounted for. 22-year-old Navy Radioman Third Class Irvin F. Rice from Detroit will be laid to rest October 2, 2021 in Berkley, Michigan. Rice was assigned to battleship USS Oklahoma. On December 7, 1941 USS Oklahoma was…

Northern Strike Returns to Northern Michigan

Northern Strike is one of the Department of Defense’s largest reserve component readiness exercises and is scheduled to take place July 31 to August 14. 5,100 participants from various states and countries will converge at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center for training focused on expeditionary skills, command and control, sustainment and joint integrated fires. The NADWC  is made up of…

Check It Out: Two Peregrine Falcons Banded At International Bridge

Two Peregrine Falcon chicks, a male and a female, were banded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources team on June 10. The color-coded bands allow scientists to track the movements, reproductive behavior and population growth of the falcons. ”The mother bird refused to leave the nest this year,” said Karl Hansen, bridge engineer for the International Bridge Administration. ”That…