Our VETERANS category provides users with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues affecting veterans throughout the UP.
Iron Mountain’s Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center has opened a $12M addition to its Community Living Center, adding 12,300 square feet to the center and renovating nearly 4,000 square feet of the existing facility.
Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency Implements the Community Outreach and Regional Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Initiative
The Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency has implemented the Community Outreach and Regional Engagement (C.O.R.E.) Initiative, which vastly expands Michigan’s veteran outreach capabilities and allows veterans to more efficiently be connected to benefits available to them.
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may get their flu shots at scheduled drive-up flu shot clinics at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical in Iron Mountain and at its seven community-based VA clinics.
Marquette has been selected as one of the 30 projected “Together with Veterans” hub sites, a program intended to connect veterans with one another in rural areas to reduce the number of suicides.
In a recent paper, David Haynes and Jesse Sherman took a look at some of the challenges faced by veterans in rural America and in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, particularly the Veteran Affairs’ efforts to provide veterans with easy access to quality health care.