Military Assistance to Maui Swells to 700 as Recovery Teams Aid in Identifying Remains

Wildfire recovery efforts in and around Lahaina, Maui

The military’s mission of aiding first responders on the Hawaiian island of Maui continues to grow, now involving nearly 700 Defense Department personnel and 157 Coast Guardsmen, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. In contrast, a week ago, the U.S. military had around 400 service members providing aid to the island after fires swept […]

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Extending Tuition Assistance to National Guard Family Members

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visits Michigan National Guard soldiers in Latvia.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill to give tuition assistance benefits to spouses and dependents of National Guard members Saturday. House Bill 4199 expands eligibility for tuition assistance to National Guard members’ family members and increases the funding cap from $10 million to $15 million. The Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance for service members attending any public […]