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Membership Caravan - January 15th

Barnett

This year's Membership Caravan will be headed up by Past National  Commander Dale Barnett and Past National Auxiliary President Sharon Conaster.  On Sunday January 15th the caravan will be coming through the First Division.  The first stop will be at  8:00AM, Howard H. Rode post 888, 9th District followed by an11:30AM  stop at Wayne-Wright post 1052, 2nd District and finishing up the day at 5:00PM at Broadview-Hillside post 626, 5th District . This is a Legion Family Event.  Members for the Legion, Legion Auxiliary and SAL are invited to take part in the Caravan.  Bring in your membership cards renewals to turn in.

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50th Year Anniversary

In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and the Tribute to Veterans who served and died there, American Legion Gladstone Post 777 gave a framed presentation of the Chicago Tribune headline and Article of the 1st Welcome home Viet Nam Veterans parade and celebration. It was the a Day that so many Vietnam Vets for the 1st time felt welcomed for serving their Country. It is displayed in the lobby of Chicago Police District 16.  Pictured left to right.  Legionnaire Post 777 Gene Spanos, 016 District Police Commander William Looney, Post 777 Commander John Malone and Illinois District 9 Commander Robert J Fuggiti.

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Service Officer Training

Service Officer Training Program. Saturday March 11th. 2017. This program is open to the Auxiliary and S.A.L. Time - 8:AM to 4:PM. Place - Franklin Park,Post #974 9757 Pacific Ave. Franklin Park Illinois.$10.00 per person to cover the cost of food. Pancake breakfast with scrambled eggs and sausage. Lunch Menue to be determined. (Cash Bar )   Any questions please conact  Anthony J. Siciliano at 312-623-4216.

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Veteran's Warning from Camp Lejeune

Did you serve at Camp Lejeune sometime between 1953 - 1987?  It was found that the water source at the base was contaminated with industrial solvents that are linked with certain health conditions.    Based on the Veterans Administration review of current medical science findings, VA Secretary McDonald intends to propose creation of a presumption of service connection for the folling conditoin:  Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma Scleroderma, Parkinson's Disease or Aplastic Anemia/Myelodysplastic Sydromes  [more info]

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Agent Orange VA Benefits Expanded

American Legion's Dispatch - Agent Orande VA benefits expanded -  The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH). 

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Veterans Upward Bound

Roosevelt University partners with the Department of Education to develop “Veterans Upward Bound” program.   In order to find success in today’s society, many veterans are required to enhance their skills. As a result, further education is often the key to starting a second career. Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free-of-charge program (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) that helps veterans, who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, to prepare for enrollment at the college of their choice.

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Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card

Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced.  We are writing to inform you about an exciting new program being rolled out by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. After Veterans Day, November 11th 2014, we will begin issuing the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card. Our goal is create a network of businesses throughout Cook County that offer discounts and incentives to active duty military and veterans, and encourage businesses to offer these discounts year-round. 

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Cook County Recorder urge all veterans to record their DD-214 military discharge records

As we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, I would like our veterans and their families to consider the security of one of the most important documents they possess, their DD-214 military discharge records.
One year ago this Flag Day, my office celebrated the opening of our Veterans Services Office. This was a very proud moment for me, because my family has a proud history of serving this nation. My father and husband have served - as well as my brother and sister - and my son presently serves this great nation as a Captain in the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Mail to:
American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
4531 S. Woodlawn  Ave.,
Chicago, IL  60653

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