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TACOM and Selfridge commanding generals keynote Veterans Day ceremonies at Macomb Community College

– Wednesday, November 5, 2014 12:00AM

Simultaneous events at Macomb’s South and Center campuses honor student, staff and community member veterans

Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commanding general, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, and Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, will be featured speakers at Macomb Community College’s Veterans Day ceremonies held simultaneously at the college’s South Campus in Warren and Center Campus in Clinton Township. The ceremonies will take place noon to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, with Bingham speaking at South Campus and Slocum at Center Campus.

“Every year on Veterans Day, Macomb Community College sets aside time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have stepped up to safeguard our freedoms,” said James Jacobs, president, Macomb Community College. “We value the commitment of our students, staff and community members who have served or are serving in the armed forces, and we greatly appreciate Maj. Gen. Bingham and Brig. Gen. Slocum joining us on our campuses to honor their service.”

The South Campus event will be held at the John Lewis Student Community Center (K Building), 14500 E. 12 Mile Road (corner of Hayes Road) in Warren. The Center Campus ceremony will take place in the Lorenzo Cultural Center (K Building), 44575 Garfield Road (corner of Hall Road) in Clinton Township.

The ceremonies in both locations will be followed by a viewing and discussion of the film “Lone Survivor,” which dramatizes a failed but heroic United States Navy SEAL mission to capture or kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in 2005.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( has been named a Military Friendly School for sixth consecutive year, the entire length of time Victory Media, Inc., has conducted the program to honor universities, colleges and trade schools who go above and beyond to serve veterans.  One of the nation’s leading community colleges, Macomb provides learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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