Posts Tagged “veterans”

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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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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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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Veteran News & Events

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Veteran News & Events By Jerry Field jerrychicago710@gmail.com During the coming week, there are scheduled several Vietnam events. Try and attend the riverside at State street walk in Chicago. It’s an all Chicago Presentation. There are more than 31 events throughout Chicago and the suburbs.  The conflict that was not lost by our armed forces…

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Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East

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Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East

Oak Lawn native protects U.S. Navy Forces in Middle East By Erica R. Gardner Chief Mass Communication Specialist, Navy Office of Community Outreach Photo By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jackson Brown Lt. Cmdr. Erich Grawunder, an Oak Lawn, Illinois, native, joined the Navy to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. “My…

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A Comment on Past and Present Veteran Behavior

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A Comment on Past and Present Veteran Behavior

A comment on Past and Present Veteran behavior By Jerry Field  On occasion there are stories and articles that are in keeping with a special day. Memorial Day is one Day that is a special day for all Military and Veterans, and their families and friends.  Heidi Anderson of the Novo Group, Inc. in Milwaukee…

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Veterans Column: Legal Aid Network for veterans

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Veterans Column: Legal Aid Network for veterans

Veterans Column: Legal Aid Network for veterans By Jerry Field (This article is about the network which is a pro bono legal resource for Veterans, service members, and dependents in Illinois. It was written by Zach Zarnow.) In just over a year and a half, The Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) has provided civil legal…

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Veteran’s Column: being healthier

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Veteran’s Column: being healthier By Jerry Field Support of Vietnam Veterans. National Vietnam War Veterans Day 29 March 2019 – Friday – 11:00 am at the Chicago Vietnam Memorial on Wacker Drive between State and Wabash. Subject No Fee City of Chicago sticker. FREE City Vehicle Stickers for Veterans residing in Chicago. This is welcome…

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Veterans News and Information

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Veterans News and Information By Jerry Field   Forces To Flyers Program The U.S. Department of Transportation has a new program for veterans who want to be commercial pilots. The “Forces to Flyers” program is a three-year research initiative led by the Department of Transportation and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. A veteran can enter…

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Veterans News & Information

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Veterans News & Information

Veterans News & Information By  Jerry Field JESSEE BROWN VA MEDICAL CENTER HOSTS ANOTHER Veterans Town Hall meeting    820 South Damen, 2ndFL Damen Bldg. Date: Monday, March 4, 2019      Time: 10:00am to 11:00am All Veterans are invited to a Department of Veterans Affairs Town Hall discussion on Veterans Health Care. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion,…

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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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