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Reporting In, Sir: Housing for veterans showcased

Reporting In, Sir: Housing for veterans showcased By Jerry Field, Army Veteran A housing option now available, another forthcoming Two major housing projects for Veterans were in the spotlight this week. The expansion of the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House at 1933 West Polk Chicago offers affordable rooms for friends and family members of […]

REPORTING IN, SIR: Veterans Choice cards will help with long waits

By Jerry Field Our Thanks for Military.com for some National News Stars and Stripes reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to issue a ‘Veteran’s Choice Card.’ The new card will buy care from non-VA care providers for veterans if they face long waits for VA care — defined initially as more than 30 […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR:  Veteran fights for his freedom

REPORTING IN, SIR:  Veteran fights for his freedom  By Jerry Field IN THE NEWS:                   James C. Darby fought for freedom in the Navy, president and leader of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (formerly the GLBVA and secretary of the Mayor’s (Chicago) Veterans Advisory Council of the City of Chicago. The Navy Veteran is […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR: helping veterans assimilate back into our workforce

REPORTING IN, SIR: helping veterans assimilate back into our workforce By Jerry Field The Illinois Joining Forces will host a 2 day Military Immersion Training to learn first-hand about Military culture and procedures.  Partnering with the Illinois National Guard, the two day event will offer a full experience to include barracks stay, morning physical fitness […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR: Should veterans own their own businesses?

REPORTING IN, SIR: Should veterans own their own businesses?   By Jerry Field   The decision to work for someone or open your own business is about the third most asked question addressed at job fairs and Veteran’s meetings. This is a difficult decision at best. In running a career opportunity session at some Veteran’s […]

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Reporting In Sir! Getting the most from your GI Bill benefits

Reporting In Sir! Getting the most from your GI Bill benefits By Jerry Field The individual educational institution for military tuition is governed by the institution. However, most state and public colleges will offer all military students “in-district tuition”.  The ordinance reads “There is no state statue or policy governing tuition rates for non-resident military […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR: Veteran issues and events coming up

REPORTING IN, SIR: Veteran issues and events coming up By Jerry Field IN THE NEWS:  Sgt. Bowe Bregdahl will be in the news for weeks to come. Speciation, conjecture, and other forms of guessing as to what the situation really is will prevail. Until the military court is assembled and the official hearing begins, it’s […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR: In the news: Let’s sort it out before judging VA and Bergdahl cases

REPORTING IN, SIR: In the news: Let’s sort it out before judging VA and Bergdahl cases  By Jerry Field, Army Veteran It’s not easy to come to a conclusion before the facts are verified.  In reviewing the VA situation in Phoenix, there still has not been a definitive assessment as who was responsible. General Shinseki, Secretary […]

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Congressman Foster praises shakeup at VA

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Congressman Foster praises shakeup at VA

Congressman Foster praises shakeup at VA Foster Statement on the Resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. “Like many others, I was outraged and dismayed by the findings in the VA Inspector General’s […]

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REPORTING IN, SIR: The current VA controversy

REPORTING IN, SIR: The current VA controversy By Jerry Field, Army Veteran IN THE NEWS: The critics and oftentimes the grandstanding media grabbers are constantly addressing the effect without a word about the cause. George Mulvaney, a Marine, of the Marine Coordinating Council shed some light of the current VA hospital situation on the cause. […]

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