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      Alternative Veterans Solutions is open for business

      Ribbon cutting at Alternative Veterans Solutions in Flint.

      Everyday soliders return from war and frequently have a difficult and challenging time readjusting to their civilian lives.

      Now, a local organization is hoping to make that transition a littler more user friendly.

      With one snip of the scissors, Tredale Kennedy's dream of a one-stop-shop for veteran's becomes a reality.

      "This is one of the most exciting moments of my life", says Tredale Kennedy, CEO of Alternative Veterans Solutions

      After three years of planning, Alternative Veterans Solutions is open for business.

      "What it is going to do is," says Kennedy "it's going to help veterans and their families find out what benefits are available to them."

      "Instead of going here for education, there for comp and pen, there for health, if you can bring it all together an filter it through one post and send them out it's gotta work" says Thomas Yonan from Mott Community College's Student Veteran Association.

      The facility located in the former Great Lakes Tech Center on Saginaw is equiped with everything from pool tables, to counselors, and possibly one day a place vets can call home.

      "We have submitted a bid to have an apartment building right here on this site with 75 units", says Kenndey.

      Organizers say they hope to have final approval to build in May; and fulfill their mission of helping their bretheren and ensuring no solider is left behind, on the battlefield or in life.