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Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away

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Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away

Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away By Jerry Field   Jesse Brown Health Care System-Environmental Management Service  Veterans Hiring Fair! Jesse Brown VA 820 S. Damen Ave., Kizer Conference Center, 2nd Floor Damen Bldg. Chicago, IL. Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time:  9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p.m. VETERANS…

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Veterans News and Views

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Veterans News and Views

Veterans News and Views By Jerry Field Send your Veterans news and comments by email to jerrychicago710@gmail.com Dear Veterans and Stakeholders: This week is the quarterly webcast hosted by Paul R. Lawrence, Ph.D., Under Secretary for Benefits, on January 31 at 2 p.m. ET. During the webcast, Dr. Lawrence will discuss the Veterans Benefits Administration’s progress…

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Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research

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Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research

Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research By Jerry Field Suburbanchicagoland.com    Veteran and Military Reporter Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane, plus many other Illinois counties have a Veteran Assistance Program (VAP). If you need assistance bring your DD 214 to any of VAP near you. There is no doubt that many of our Veterans…

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Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans

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Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans

Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans By Jerry Field send new and events to Jerrychicago710@gmail.com There have been discussions and few actions taken on the increasing problems of post-Vietnam Veterans, specifically addressing the high degree of suicide and other related illnesses, mental, physical and social. The solutions are not easy and a proper…

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Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

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Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support By Jerry Field For decades I’ve heard the phrase in time of war and peace, we need “toys for tots” “how about a Bike Parade” to raise money for follow Veterans or all branches of service. When there is a crisis, Military or civilian,…

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Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available

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Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available

Benefits and services for Veterans and Military are readily available By Jerry Field The Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) operates 49 offices in Illinois offering 27 services for Veterans including five Veteran programs in cooperation with the Secretary of State. All services are available online at www.illinois.gov/veterans. All public libraries in Illinois, Veterans Administration…

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Chicago Park District to host Veterans Events

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Chicago Park District to host Veterans Events

Chicago Park District to host Veterans Events The Chicago Park District, Military Program and Events Department will hold series events for Veterans and Military starting with a Veterans Dinner Dance on Saturday December 1st at the Columbus Refectory, inside Humboldt Park, time not announced. All Chicago Park District events will require proof of Military service….

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Veterans honored during special two week commemoration

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Veterans honored during special two week commemoration

Veterans honored during special two week commemoration Extending the usual weekend of November 11thto honor Veterans and Military successfully turned two weeks filled with music, parades and events. Every part of Illinois celebrated with events allowing Veterans and military to participate. In an unusual celebration of Veterans Day, the City of Chicago moved is annual…

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An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday

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An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday

An Extended Veterans week comes to an end Sunday and Monday By Jerry Field What started about two years ago has flourished into a 10 day celebration honoring Veterans. During an unofficial meeting with several City of Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois Veterans, the participants noted the many excellent Veterans Day programs jammed into…

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Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online

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Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online

Women and men Health Information available at VA Hospitals and Online By Jerry Field It’s not a new service and offers a wealth of information on dozens of subjects. It’s been mostly in print and available at VA hospitals. The service is www.health.mil. Known as the official website of the Military Health Systems and Defense…

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Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans

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Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans

Better Dental Plan Rests in Hands of Veterans By Jerry Field The Veterans Administration Dental Plan for Veterans is far less comprehensive than other medical services offered by the VA. Preventive medical plans are excellent covering, hearing, vision and general health benefits. Support services are excellent. Dental Plan lags slightly behind, but that could be…

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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year By Dr. Jerry Field The first of a series of Veteran information sessions on benefits and services was held at the Harold Washington Library, on Columbus Day October 8 at 6 pm. The series is designed to bring Veterans information…

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