Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Community Service Event Flyers

Friday, 6 September, volunteers needed to build a rain shelter for Eberwhite Elementary School in Ann Arbor.
Saturday, 7 September, volunteers needed to unfurl the flag at halftime for the University of Michigan vs. West Point football game in Ann Arbor. Soldiers participating in the flag unfurling will receive two free tickets to the game (one for you and a guest). Your guest will also be able to stand beside you as you unfurl the flag.
NOTE: Uniform is OCPs. Soldiers will be responsible for their own transportation and parking. Soldiers who volunteer for the flag unfurling will receive two game tickets  at check-in on location.
Prohibited Items
All bags (including purses, fanny packs, etc.) All bottles (including all types of water bottles) Alcoholic beverages Aerosol and spray cans Animals (except service animals for persons with a disability) Apparel or signage displaying profane or abusive language Containers of any kind (including coolers, thermoses, cups, cans, flasks) Flags and flagpoles Food of any kind Irritants Projectiles (including footballs, Frisbees and beach balls) Seat cushions containing any type of metal or those with pockets, storage slots, seat backs, arm rests, or attachments of any kind Strollers Video camera, tripods and selfie sticks Umbrellas Weapons.

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 1:56 AM dee brag <> wrote:

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 1:42 AM dee brag <> wrote:

My name is Doreia Bragg-Rogers. I am a combat Veteran and currently the Public Affairs Officer for 272 RSG Brigade of the Michigan Army National Guard. You are receiving this email based on your community involvement. Attached are upcoming events and a list of contacts also involved in community outreach programs.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and please pass this information along.

Doreia Bragg-Rogers
(313) 655-9570

Thursday, Sept. 12 Soldier's Angels Mobile Food Distribution (American Legion Joe Louis Post 375)
12 pm - 2 pm (10 am for Volunteers)
19486 Sherwood-Detroit
Soldier's Angels Mobile Food Distribution will also be held on October 10th and November 14th
Registration required to receive food distribution

Saturday, Sept 21 Military Veteran All Stars (Marygrove Liberal Arts Theater) (cost $29)
7:00 PM
8425 W. McNichols-Detroit
Proceeds go to No Veteran Left Behind

Saturday, October 12 Making Strides Cancer Walk (Hart Plaza)
8 am to 12 pm
1 Hart Plaza-Detroit
Registration required

Thursday, October 17 Women Stand Down (Detroit Lightguard Armory)
8 am – 5 pm
4400 E. 8 Mile Rd-Detroit
Friday, October 18 Trunk or Treat (The Children's Center)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (2:30 pm for Volunteers)
90 W. Alexandrine St-Detroit
Registration required

Saturday, November 2 Female Veteran Stand Down (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
10 am – 2 pm
19000 Hubbard Dr-Dearborn
Registration required

Friday, November 8 Veterans Appreciation Ceremony (Detroit VA Medical Center)
11:30 am - 3 pm
4646 John R St-Detroit

Saturday, November 16 Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment Conference
11 am - 4 pm
26000 Evergreen Rd-Southfield
Registration required

Sunday, November 17 Girls on the Run (
Time TBD
Location TBD

Friday, December 13 GoodFellows 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (Volunteers)
Location PENDING
Advance registration required to receive GoodFellows packages
Volunteer registration required
 Saturday, December 14 Wreaths Across America (Clinton Groves Cemetery)
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
21189 Cass Ave-Clinton Township

LeDene Lewis – Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre (
John Pelletier – Folds of Honor (
Charles Staples – Detroit Police Department (
Lisa McClendon – Detroit Police Department (
William Browning – VA Hospital, Chief of Volunteer & Community Relations (
Camille Randle – VA Hospital, Voluntary Service Specialist (
Lisa Olney – VA Hospital, Public Affairs Officer (
Alysse Mengason – VA Hospital, Public Affairs Officer (
Brenda Finney – VA Hospital, Women's Health Event Coordinator (
Alexis Harrison-Derriso – VA Hospital, Program Support Assistance (
Tyrone Chatman – Michigan Veterans Foundation, Executive Director & CEO (
Lenore Bolthouse – Yankee Air Museum Rosies, Event Coordinator (
Cody Snell – U.S Army Recruiter (
Derek Gallegos – National Guard Recruiting & Retention NCO (
Raven Saddler – National Guard Recruiting & Retention NCO (
Richard Estes – National Guard Recruiter (
Joseph Frederick – National Guard Wayne State ROTC/RRNCO (
Nicholas Rivera – National Guard Wayne State ROTC (
Brian Webb – Dept of Health & Human Services, Community Practices & Innovation Sec (
Chaka McDonald – Oakland Community Health Network, Veteran & Military Families Navigator (
Chris Brown – Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Veteran Navigator (
Emily Ferstle Angus – Mission Continues, City Impact Manager (
Jamie McMillen – Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries-Volunteer Coordinator (
Chris Economeas – Detroit Pistons, Community & Social Responsibility Manager (
Chelsey Oeffler – Detroit Pistons, Community & Social Responsibility Coordinator (
Lora Underwood – National Kidney Foundation, Program Coordinator (
Gregory Spight – American Legion, Commander (
Tara Revyn – Mission BBQ, Catering Specialist/Community Ambassador (
Lisa Whitmore-Davis – AARP (
Geoffrey Devereaux – No Veteran Left Behind (
Stephanie Shannon – Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment, Founder & CEO (
Earnett Nolden – Women Veteran Interactive (
Monique Baker-McCormick – Wayne County Commissioner, District 6 (
Stacie Clayton – Office of Council President Brenda Jones, Director of Special Projects (

Monday, August 5, 2019

Video Chat with Your Doctor, Low-Carb Diets, Fibromyalgia Challenges, and more

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The Doctor Can See You Now

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Connect with your doctor online

The next time you need to see the doctor, fire up your smartphone or computer. The VA Video Connect app gives you direct, real-time access to your health care team using a secure video connection. Find out if you can use this app for your next appointment. Learn more.
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Medical Records Anywhere, Anytime

You can get your VA health information whenever and wherever you have an Internet connection and a My HealtheVet Premium account. Having access to information from your VA health record can help you manage your health, avoid medical errors, and save time. Learn more.
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Images and X-rays Available Online

Veterans can view and download many of their medical images and reports online. The VA Medical Images and Reports feature is a way to access your information online, instead of traveling to a VA facility to pick up copies of images and reports in-person. Learn more.
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Lowdown on Low-Carb Diets

Whether you want to slim down for summer or better manage your health, a low-carbohydrate diet may help. The specific amount of carbohydrates you eat depends on your needs and the diet you choose. Ask a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist about the right plan for you. Learn more.
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Everyday Challenges of Fibromyalgia

If you live with fibromyalgia, you know that it's tough. It's a disorder that affects millions of people across the U.S. As a presumptive illness for Gulf War Veterans, VA has tips to help you better manage it. From bone pain to tender points, know the signs of fibromyalgia. Learn more.
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Don't Wait for Symptoms to Appear

From vaccinations to getting your blood pressure checked, to a mental health evaluation for PTSD, and exams for different types of cancer, screenings can mean living a healthier life. Are you up to date with health screenings and immunizations? Learn what screenings you need.
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Day to Day with COPD

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has its challenges. But there are ways you can live healthier and manage your breathing better. Find out how you can better manage your COPD symptoms with simple lifestyle changes. Learn more.

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