Program Center: Construction Update

Volunteers at Camp Liberty have been hard at work on the Program Center.  The underfloor plumbing and electrical work was completed and approved by the building inspectors a few weeks ago.  Last week, the interior was compacted in preparation for laying the concrete floor.  The Thermal Star Radiant Floor Insulation and the Pex tubing that will provide the radiant floor heat were installed.  

On Saturday June 20th, a volunteer crew from Elitecrete, lead by owner John Brish, laid the interior concrete floor.  This Monday, a volunteer carpentry crew led by David Behnke, Program Manager for the Jackson County Habitat for Humanity chapter started on the rough framing work.   Framing will continue for about another week, before roofing, siding and interior work commence.

Please check out photos of all the construction progress being made HERE.

Meet “The Gunny” – R.Lee Ermery

“Stand to maggots… Gunny’s on deck!”… That’s right TV’s Gunny R. Lee Ermery will be on hand at the Firing Line’s FREE event for families and kids: Saturday, June 27th from 0900 to 1700 hours, (9am – 5pm for civilians.)

There will be 100 T-Shirts for sale, first come first served, and $10 from each shirt goes to Camp Liberty. Visit with Gunny if you have the guts, and see the Camp Liberty trailer and Action Track Chairs on display. Please see the flyer attached below and spread the word. We do need a couple of volunteers to man the display and hand out literature during the event. Please contact Richard Briggs either by email ( or phone (810-908-1901) if you would like to volunteer or have any questions pertaining to the event.

When: Saturday June 27th, 9 AM – 5 PM

Where: Shuttle Service will be provided from The Old Metropolitan Dealership 32000 Ford Rd, Garden City, MI 48135.  Handicap parking is available at  The Firing Line (33000 Ford Rd, Westland MI, 48185)

Meet The Gunny Flyer

Riley Archery Range: Grand Opening Event

Come join Camp Liberty at the Grand Opening of the the Riley Archery Range!  Riley Archery Range offers “uniquely designed open air (indoor/outdoor) community archery range offers eight shooting lanes with shooting distances of 10 – 30 yards, providing programs and shooting opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, allowing both bows and crossbows.

The Grand Opening will include Live Shooting Demos, Giveaways, Food and a Ribbon cutting Ceremony!

Where: 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington, Hills MI 48336 in Heritage Park

When:  Monday July 13th, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Riley Archery Range Grand Opening Flyer

Michigan International Speedway: Quicken Loans 400

Attention all Veterans.  Registration for the Quickens Loans 400 race at the Michigan International Speedway of Sunday June 14, 2015 is currently closed for new requests.  If would like to be put on a waiting list or be included in the registration for tickets for the fall Michigan International Speedway race (if provided), please fill out the registration form for you and your family.

Quicken Loans 400 – Veterans Registration Form

9th Annual “Tips-Up For The Troops”

Don’t miss the free 2015 Tips-Up for the Troops Bass Tournament and Brain Injury Family & Friends Awareness event!  The day will feature a family style reunion for all our friends and supporters.  It is an enormous opportunity to say “Thank you” to Veterans and learn about Invisible Wounds.  While the troops are tackling the bass on the lake, attendees can enjoy the Entertainment, Volleyball Tournament, Classic Car Show, Family Fun Walk and the Eisenhower Center’s All American BBQ.   Please see the attached flyers which include a timeline of the days events and individual and sponsor registration forms.

When: June 13, 20152015 Tips-Up Flyer

Where: Kensington Metro Park East Park Pavillion, Milford, MI

2015 Tips-Up Sponsor Form

2015 Tips-Up Registration Form

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