Archive For The “Veterans Column” Category

Town of Cicero commemorates sacrifice of veteran who died at Pearl Harbor

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Town of Cicero commemorates sacrifice of veteran who died at Pearl Harbor

Town of Cicero commemorates sacrifice of veteran who died at Pearl Harbor The Town of Cicero placed a Wreath at the Memorial Stone set up to honor the service of Cicero resident Joseph Philip Steffan, 32, who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 while serving on the U.S.S. Arizona,…

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NAS Whiting Field Milestone: 35,000th Helicopter Pilot winged

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NAS Whiting Field Milestone: 35,000th Helicopter Pilot winged

NAS Whiting Field Milestone: 35,000th Helicopter Pilot winged Northlake Naval Aviator Lt. Robert Woods among recipients of Gold Wings at Whiting Unit and will be reassigned to fly the MH-60R with the Airwolves of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Forty, Jacksonville, Fla. By Lt. Kaila Millis Naval Air Station Whiting Field Training Air Wing (TRAWING) 5 celebrated a…

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Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week

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Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week

Illinois Joining Forces to Host Veteran’s Resource Fair as Part of Chicago Warrior Week From September 14-21, Illinois Joining Forces (IJF), will join other state-wide and regional Veteran Service Organizations for the first annual Chicago Warrior Week, a week-long series of events designed for veterans that will highlight the programs and resources available to help…

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Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans

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Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans

Underwood Works to Improve Access to Quality Health Care for Veterans Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced The ACE Veterans Act which expands veterans’ access to contraceptives, includes an option for full-year supply. The Post-9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act would improve suicide prevention for post-9/11 veterans Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced the ACE Veterans Act and…

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Chicago Native Takes Marines to the Fight aboard U.S. Navy Warship

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Chicago Native Takes Marines to the Fight aboard U.S. Navy Warship

Chicago Native Takes Marines to the Fight aboard U.S. Navy Warship By William Lovelady Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandra Gueta, a native of Chicago, always wanted to join the military. Now, seven years later, Gueta serves aboard one of the Navy’s amphibious ships at Naval…

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Berwyn native participates in Navy Joint-Service training mission

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Berwyn native participates in Navy Joint-Service training mission

Berwyn native participates in Navy Joint-Service training mission By Joint Hometown News Service Cmdr. Tracy Joy, a 1986 Immaculate Heart Of Mary High School graduate in Westchester and native of Berwyn, Illinois, is a nurse corps officer in the Naval Reserve. She is with the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Great Lakes One, Illinois, that participated…

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