Posts Tagged “Vets”

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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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

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Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year

Veterans Services to be offered in High Risk Communities in Chicago & Suburbs next year By Dr. Jerry Field The first of a series of Veteran information sessions on benefits and services was held at the Harold Washington Library, on Columbus Day October 8 at 6 pm. The series is designed to bring Veterans information…

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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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Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Curda appointed Director of the Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs By Jerry Field, Veteran Correspondent Retired Brigadier General Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D. was appointed as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) by Governor Rauner on June 5, 2018. He is responsible for nearly 1300 employees of the IDVA and manages a…

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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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