The Cheboygan County Republican Party has nothing but the highest respect for all those who serve and have served in our military forces.  We have compiled a list of organizations that offer assistance to our veterans and active duty personnel.  Please feel free to contact us directly if you are a veteran in need or on behalf of a loved one or friend.  We pledge to do all we can to assist you.

God Bless our Troops and God Bless America!


Cheboygan County Department of 

Veterans Services

870 S. Main Street

Room 122

PO Box 70

Cheboygan, MI 49721

Rick Wiles, MCP0 (ret), Veterans Services Coordinator                                             

Office hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM  (closed for lunch 12:00 pm-1:00 PM)  

Veterans seen 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Call for appointment   231-627-8833 (phone)  231-627-8469 (fax)

The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services serves all Cheboygan County Veterans, whether these Veterans served our country during peace time or in an era of conflict.  Cheboygan County treats every Veteran with the utmost respect and dignity they deserve.

                                Some issues we can help with:

          • Death and Burial Benefits
          • Compensation and Pension Benefits
          • Educations Benefits
          • Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
          • GI Insurance Benefits
          • Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
          • Medical Benefits
          • Application for Commissary and Exchange Privileges
          • Correction of Military Records
          • Application for Medals
          • Review of Military Discharges


Wounded Warrior Project programs are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Under each of these program areas, Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) offers a variety of programs to meet a range of needs.

All WWP programs are free. To participate, you must have

incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on

or after September 11, 2001. Verification of service is required.


877.TEAM.WWP (832.6997)
t: 904.296.7350 | f: 904.296.7347
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256


Operation Helping Hands

Operation Helping Hands is a division of Helping Hands Ministry located in Indian River, Michigan.  Their area of service is basically northern Michigan.

Below are the various areas of service they provide: 

Care packages

Packages are sent to individual service men and women deployed overseas. These include clothing items, snacks, reading material and any specific items requested.  Sometimes they are requested by unit leaders to send items to their entire platoon or unit.

 Family support

They endeavor to help meet immediate needs of families of those who are serving as active military.


Provide education materials about our military services as well as historical materials.  They also work to coordinate activities, etc. related to holidays such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, etc.

 Veteran needs

In the past they have been involved in helping construct wheelchair ramps, provide home modifications, etc. to assist veterans.  They also work to help veterans and their families access necessary services.


Operation Helping Hands can be contacted through

Joy Fellowship Assembly of God

PO Box 1120, Indian River, MI 49749



National Headquarters--801 Eighteenth Street,NW Washington, DC  20006-3517                                     800-424-8200   TTY 800-795-4327     Website    Email --

A congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involved the special needs of our members--veterans of the arm forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

PVA uses that expertise to be the leading advocate for:

            • Quality health care for our members
            • Research and education addressing spinal cord                                    injury and dysfunction
            • Benefits available as a result of our members'                                      military service
            • Civil rights and opportunities that maximize the                                    independence of our members

Eagles Summit Ranch

Dave Roever served in Vietnam in the U.S. Navy as a Brown Water Black Beret.  Severely injured  when a grenade exploded six inches from his head he not only survived but has spent all those years since carrying a message of hope and healing to active duty military and veterans around the world.

Hundreds of our treasured defenders of freedom are left wounded and in despair.  The military has requested Dave Roever's involvement to intervene in reestablishing the hope and will of wounded warriors.  Medical intervention puts them back on their feet with artificial limbs but it cannot place them back on their feet spiritually.  Many times our heroes are institutionalized with sterile walls staring them in the face.  They become wards of the state when help to recover emotionally is not provided.

Dave Roever is determined that the mistakes of nonintervention of the Vietnam era not be repeated today.
In December 2004, Dave secured property in the beautiful Wet Mountains facing the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Westcliffe, Colorado to build a training center for military leaders and those who have been seriously wounded in the war on terror and in need of emotional reconstruction.  Thus was born EAGLES SUMMIT RANCH.  Another facility is now being developed in the state of Texas.


Post 7439 Cochran-Roberts Post
PO Box 472
Indian River, MI 49749

Meeting Location and Time
4585 S. Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749
7 PM 1st Thursday of each month

Post 3623 Mackinac Straits Post
PO Box 53
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Meeting Location and Time
450 W. State St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
7 PM 2nd Tuesday of each month


American Legion Post 159
106 S. Huron Ave.  Mackinaw City, MI 49701-9677   231-436-7421

Robert Vroman American Legion Post 122
PO Box 189 12900 South Straits Hwy. Wolverine, MI 49799


Vietnam Vets Chapter 274
7747 N. Black River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721  231-625-2902