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    Michigan National Guard member from Midland supports Flint water assistance mission

    Michigan National Guard member from Midland supports Flint water assistance mission

    Photo By Sgt. Eric Bandy | Staff Sgt. Cory Beekman, a member of the Howell-based, 1460thTransportation Company,...... read more read more

    LANSING, MI, UNITED STATES

    03.08.2016

    Story by Angela Simpson 

    Michigan National Guard

    LANSING, Mich. - Staff Sgt. Cory Beekman, a member of the Howell-based, 1460th Transportation Company, receives a Michigan Active State Service Ribbon from Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard, during an awards ceremony held Jan. 25, 2016 at the Saginaw Michigan Army National Guard armory

    Beekman was one of more than 270 Michigan Guard members who stepped forward to serve their state by distributing drinking water and related supplies to residents of Flint after elevated lead levels were detected in the municipal water system.

    Beekman served with 11 other Guard members on MING, Task Force Flint, Team 1. He was awarded the Michigan Active State Service Ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster, and the Michigan Legion of Merit medal for his service.

    Pursuant to the Michigan National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters Regulation 600-8-22, the MASSR is awarded to any officer, warrant officer or enlisted Soldier who has served honorably for a minimum period of three days on active state service in support to civilian authorities during periods of disaster or emergency under proclamation of the governor of Michigan. A bronze oak leaf cluster represents nine days or more of active state service.

    The Michigan Legion of Merit medal may be awarded to personnel who, while serving in any capacity, have distinguished themselves by meritorious performance, achievement or humane service which is oriented toward benefiting the state and its residents. The nominee’s character of service must exceed prescribed standards, expectations, and have accomplishments made with distinction, clearly placing the individual above his or her peers. Mission commanders nominate and present the MI-LM.

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    Date Taken: 03.08.2016
    Date Posted: 03.08.2016 14:10
    Story ID: 191577
    Location: LANSING, MI, US 
    Hometown: HOWELL, MI, US
    Hometown: LANSING, MI, US
    Hometown: MIDLAND, MI, US
    Hometown: SAGINAW, MI, US

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