Posts Tagged “Military”

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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Deadline Nears To Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall

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Deadline Nears To Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall

Deadline Nears To Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall Last day to add a veteran’s name to Orland Park’s granite memorial is Oct. 15 to be read aloud during Veterans Day ceremony The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, inviting area families to add their veterans’ names to the…

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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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Lyons Mayor Getty given tour of President’s helicopter, “Marine One”

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Lyons Mayor Getty given tour of President’s helicopter, “Marine One”

Lyons Mayor Getty given tour of President’s helicopter, “Marine One” Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty was given a tour of the President’s Helicopter Unit, Marine One at Midway Airport on Saturday (Oct. 26, 2019). The tour invited was extended to thank the Mayor for his strong support of the Military and its veterans. “Mayor Getty was…

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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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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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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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Elmhurst native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

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Elmhurst native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Elmhurst native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region By Theodore Quintana Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class , Navy Office of Community Outreach Lt.j.g. Jack Daniels, a native of Elmhurst, Illinois, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “Working with other nations is always new and different,” said Daniels. “There…

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Burbank native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

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Burbank native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Burbank native joins multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region By Theodore Quintana Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class , Navy Office of Community Outreach Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Anderson, a native of Burbank, Illinois, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations. “During BALTOPS, I am going to be doing a…

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Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership

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Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership

Lockport enlistee serving in Pacific Naval Partnership Steelworker Constructionman Joseph Synowiec, a Lockport, Ill. native, is participating in Pacific Partnership, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission in the Indo-Pacific region. As a member of the Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) team, Synowiec is one of more than 500 U.S. service members,…

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Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam

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Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam

Saluting Our Veterans: Elmhurst native trains in Guam Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class J.D. Byers, right, from Mansfield, Texas, lowers Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Nathan Swartz, from Elmhurst, Ill., to a Mark VI patrol boat attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 2 from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the “Island…

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