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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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Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits

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Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits

Cook County Veterans Service Office provides important benefits By Dr. Jerry Field (Ed.D) Often there is a certain amount of confusion when dealing with government and non-Military communication. The Cook County Veteran Service Office is offering a free service that is very important to all Veterans and Military. The service will record the Military identification…

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Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs By Jerry Field, Veteran Correspondent Retired Brigadier General Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D. was appointed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) by Governor Rauner on June 5, 2018. He is responsible for nearly 1300 employees of the IDVA and manages a…

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Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section

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Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section

Suburban Chicagoland launches new Veterans Info Section By Dr. Jerry Field SuburbanChicagoland.com, the web site that services Chicago communities, will expand to cover Veteran news, benefit information, services and listing of events. The website will update weekly with contact information and events for Veterans and Military. Illinois has an unusual number of excellent Veterans units…

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