Posts Tagged “Military”

Photo, Military Profile: Chicagoan aboard the USS Sergipo Gonzalez

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Photo, Military Profile: Chicagoan aboard the USS Sergipo Gonzalez

Photo, Military Profile: Chicagoan aboard the USS Sergipo Gonzalez Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Sergio Medina, from Chicago, Ill., sends signals to the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). Gonzalez is underway conducting composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with Carrier Strike…

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Pritzker names Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia to head Veterans Affairs

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Pritzker names Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia to head Veterans Affairs

Pritzker names Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia to head Veterans Affairs Governor JB Pritzker announced a new appointment to lead the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, nominating Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia to head the agency. “The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has faced numerous challenges, and it’s a priority for my administration to ensure that our…

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Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away

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Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away

Benefits and Services: attend a session or help is just an email away By Jerry Field   Jesse Brown Health Care System-Environmental Management Service  Veterans Hiring Fair! Jesse Brown VA 820 S. Damen Ave., Kizer Conference Center, 2nd Floor Damen Bldg. Chicago, IL. Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time:  9:00 a. m. to 2:00 p.m. VETERANS…

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Gov. Pritzker Names Col. Richard Neely to Lead Illinois National Guard

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Gov. Pritzker Names Col. Richard Neely to Lead Illinois National Guard

Gov. Pritzker Names Col. Richard Neely to Lead Illinois National Guard Governor JB Pritzker has named Illinois Air National Guard Col. Richard R. Neely of Springfield, Ill., as the 40th Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard replacing Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes, who is retiring from the military after more than…

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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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Thank a Veteran this week and every week

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Thank a Veteran this week and every week

Thank a Veteran this week and every week Thank a Veteran this week and every week along with our Constitution that gives us the right to vote and enjoy freedom By Jerry Field All this week there are many events you can attend for Veterans week. Most are free in almost every community in the…

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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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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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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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Village of Orland Park Vets Collect for Current Military

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Village of Orland Park Vets Collect for Current Military

Village of Orland Park Vets Collect for Current Military The Village of Orland Park Veterans’ Commission will collect items for current military on Saturday, July 22. The care package collection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orland Park Veterans Center, 15045 West Avenue. “We’re happy to be able to collect…

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Treat the Police same way we treat veterans

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Treat the Police same way we treat veterans

Treat the Police same way we treat veterans Veterans are saluted and cheered at every event and holiday in America, and yet most people don’t think twice about the Police Officer who also puts his (and her) life on the line everyday in some of the toughest and most violent places on earth, right here…

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Troopathon to send care packages to our troops overseas

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Troopathon to send care packages to our troops overseas

Troopathon to send care packages to our troops overseas 10th Annual Fundraiser Partners Join Pro-Troop Movie Stars, Athletes, Musicians, Radio and TV Personalities Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots organization, announces their 10th star-studded live fundraiser that sends care packages to American troops deployed in war zones overseas.Troopathon is proud to partner with NewsMaxTV, Wounded Warriors and Rogers Family Coffee to…

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