Posts Tagged “veterans”

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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Veterans activities throughout Chicagoland

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Veterans activities throughout Chicagoland

Veterans activities throughout Chicagoland By Jerry Field Black History Month We are a nation of change makers, a nation of those who stand for equality and freedom. And each February during Black History Month, we honor the black Americans who came before us and still serve now, standing for their dreams and rights, and making…

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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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Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research

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Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research

Recent articles about Veterans and Military Health Research By Jerry Field Suburbanchicagoland.com    Veteran and Military Reporter Cook, Lake, DuPage and Kane, plus many other Illinois counties have a Veteran Assistance Program (VAP). If you need assistance bring your DD 214 to any of VAP near you. There is no doubt that many of our Veterans…

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Veterans News: Local active duty veterans get assignments

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Veterans News: Local active duty veterans get assignments

Veterans News: Local active duty veterans get assignments Local veterans given assignments in the U.S. Navy:  

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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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Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

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Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support

Send in the Civilians … The Marines need a little support By Jerry Field For decades I’ve heard the phrase in time of war and peace, we need “toys for tots” “how about a Bike Parade” to raise money for follow Veterans or all branches of service. When there is a crisis, Military or civilian,…

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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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Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

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Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11

Lyons Township Democrats salute all American Veterans on November 11 On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes. But when you wake up the next day, Nov. 12, remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans – and it will be every day of their lives….

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