Posts Tagged “military service”

New affordable homes to be built for veterans in Yorkville

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New affordable homes to be built for veterans in Yorkville

New affordable homes to be built for veterans in Yorkville Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity has a new initiative to build 116 affordable homes for veterans on 50 acres in Yorkville, Illinois. Operation Home America will provide affordable homeownership opportunities for military veterans and their families, 34% of whom are struggling to live on 30-80% of median…

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Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

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Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall Those Wishing to Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall Must do so by May 1 The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day and invites area families to add their veterans’ names to the Village’s granite walls…

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Remembering our fathers and the past

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Remembering our fathers and the past

Remembering our fathers and the past The story about my father, a proud immigrant from Palestine who came to America in 1926 to get away from the religious hatred that plagued Christians, Muslims and Jews. He loved America. Fought to defend America enlisting right after Pearl Harbor with his brother, and taught his children to…

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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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Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away

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Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away

Chicago native serves aboard versatile U.S. Warship half-a-world away By Robert Zahn Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class, Navy Office of Community Outreach Seaman Clarkensy Smith, a native of Chicago, joined the Navy to travel and see the world. Now, one year later and half a world away, Smith serves aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, patrolling…

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Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend

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Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend

Honoring Veterans this Memorial Day weekend By Jerry Field This is one of several holidays when we can honor and salute our Veterans who defend our country’s freedom and form of government that insures that freedom. Seldom we have ventured to foreign soil and help those who need our assistance to maintain their freedom and…

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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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