Archive For The “Veterans Column” Category

One of America’ oldest WWII veterans turns 102

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One of America’ oldest WWII veterans turns 102

One of America’ oldest WWII veterans turns 102 One of America’s Oldest WWII Veterans, Sidney Walton, Turning 102, to be Honored in Miami Beach! Pit Crew to Update Sidney’s “National No Regrets Tour” Vehicle Wrap from “101” to “102.”  Live! Starlite Hotel, 750 Ocean Dr, 8:00 am, Thurs, Feb 11.  Invited guests include Mayor Dan Gelber of Miami Beach Sidney Walton, 101,…

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Military News: VAW-124 welcomes new commending officer in change of Command Ceremony

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Military News: VAW-124 welcomes new commending officer in change of Command Ceremony

Military News: VAW-124 welcomes new commending officer in change of Command Ceremony By Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs The “Bear Aces” of Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 124 stationed aboard Naval Station Norfolk held a change of command ceremony, Dec. 3, to mark a transition of command leadership. During the change of command…

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Naval Aviators team with U.S. Coast Guard to safeguard Mariners

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Naval Aviators team with U.S. Coast Guard to safeguard Mariners

Naval Aviators team with U.S. Coast Guard to safeguard Mariners On Wednesday, June 24 as a five-person crew aboard VAW-124’s E-2C Hawkeye were manning the skies above Hampton Roads they heard a potential Search and Rescue (SAR) distress call announced on the Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and took action. By Jennifer Cragg Commander, Naval Air…

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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 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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Orland Park native exemplifies “We Build, We Fight” legacy of Navy Seabees

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Orland Park native exemplifies “We Build, We Fight” legacy of Navy Seabees

Orland Park native exemplifies “We Build, We Fight” legacy of Navy Seabees By Alvin Plexico Navy Office of Community Outreach “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for more than 75 years. Commander Michael Meno, a 1991 Carl Sandburg High School graduate and…

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Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio

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Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio

Oak Lawn Navy Recruit helps honors WWII Merchant Marine in San Antonio By Burrell Parmer Navy Recruiting District San Antonio  Lt. j.g. Kathleen Spyrnal of Oak Lawn, Ill., an Officer Programs operations officer assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio (NRD), had the honor of meeting WWII Merchant Marine Ray Denison during an Alamo Honor…

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Chicago Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

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Chicago Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

Chicago Native Trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter By Jerry Jimenez Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class, Navy Office of Community Outreach Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training command, instructors at advanced technical schools…

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