Nofs, Shirkey and AT&T Deliver Free Phone Cards to Michigan Active Duty Military Families

LANSING, MI—Military families from the Jackson area will stay better connected with their loved ones stationed overseas thanks to 100 free phone cards made available to the Jackson Armory by AT&T, state Sen. Mike Nofs and state Rep. Mike Shirkey announced today. The armory serves military families in Jackson as well as Branch, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties.

“Our active duty military families do so much to keep our country safe,” said Nofs, R-Battle Creek.  “I want to thank AT&T for providing these calling cards to help keep them connected even when they’re a world apart.”

Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, added: “Soldiers from across Michigan put their lives on hold and on the line every day to protect our families.  AT&T’s generous calling card donation is one small step to help keep them connected with their loved ones back at home.”

In total, 1,000 phone cards were presented to active duty members of the military and their families today at armories throughout Michigan.

“Families across the state will stay better connected with their loved ones serving our nation overseas thanks to these phone cards,” said Family Assistance Coordinator Justin Dyess from Michigan’s Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing.  “We are grateful to lawmakers and companies like AT&T for their continuing support of our armed forces.”

“For those of us at home, it’s impossible to imagine the reality faced by our troops each day. Helping them stay in touch with their families is just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for all they do,” said AT&T President Jim Murray.  “These AT&T phone cards will keep them connected no matter where overseas they’re serving, from Kuwait to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Since the onset of hostilities in the Middle East, AT&T has donated more than $6 million in prepaid phone cards to our troops.

Calling cards were presented this week to Camp Grayling as well as Michigan armories in Grand Ledge, Jackson, Ishpeming, Sault Ste. Marie, Taylor and Wyoming.