Posts Tagged “military service”

Oswego Navy Recruit works on guided missile destroyer

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Oswego Navy Recruit works on guided missile destroyer

Oswego Navy Recruit works on guided missile destroyer U.S. Navy Seaman Melissa Van Barriger, from Oswego, Illinois, uses a controller to operate a sliding pad eye onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO 193) in the South China Sea, March 3, 2019. The John…

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Orland Park native supports “Silent Service” at Pearl Harbor Sub Training Center

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Orland Park native supports “Silent Service” at Pearl Harbor Sub Training Center

Orland Park native supports “Silent Service” at Pearl Harbor Sub Training Center By Erica R. Gardner Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rusty Pang An Orland Park, Illinois, native and 2007 Carl Sandburg High School graduate is serving at the U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center…

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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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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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A few thoughts and best wishes for the New Year

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A few thoughts and best wishes for the New Year

A few thoughts and best wishes for the New Year By Jerry Field There may be a time when we need to combine both to address several serious situations within the Veteran community. Suicide rates run about 20 persons per week nationwide; the homeless population is increasing; unemployment among Veterans is way above the national…

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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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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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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran As a veteran serving during the Vietnam War, I didn’t feel I was receiving the benefits that so many often brag are being given to veterans. I did receive the G.I. Bill back in the 1970s but, since then, there hasn’t been much. Until now, as more…

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Remembering at Memorial Day

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Remembering at Memorial Day

Remembering at Memorial Day Memorial Day is an important time to remember the sacrifices of veterans in your family like your dad or your mom. But remembering requires a little work. Getting them to share their stories and documenting them in journals for later years is so important to do By Ray Hanania Like many people,…

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