Warning – iPhone VA Benefits App

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Email regarding an iPhone App targeting Veterans. In the brief description it contains misinformation about the VBA claims process and seems to imply Veterans should self-diagnose. It states the VA will not get Service Treatment Records for the Veteran, and VA will not review your medical records when making a decision. Please get the word out to Veterans to be cautious and realize they can get accurate information about the claims process on VA Web sites. Continue reading

NWVU Launches the Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center on July 25

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The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the only Women Veteran’s Center for women veterans in Illinois, will not be attended by Secretary of VA Robert McDonald. His regrets were sent citing a prior commitment. There was no offer to send a representative and this is not his first decline to meet with the National Women Veterans United. … Continue reading

July 4th Celebration Naval Station Great Lakes

Naval Station Great Lakes 4th of July Celebration 2015. Enjoy two full days of “fire-cracking” festival fun at one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the area! “One of the Top Three Festivals in the World” Voted by the International Festivals and Events Association in 2011. The MWR Department would like to extend an invitation to you, your family, friends and neighbors to be a part of the Naval Station Great Lakes’ July 4th Celebration on Ross Field on Fri., July 3rd from 4-11 p.m. and Sat., July 4th from 3-10 p.m. Join us as we celebrate our freedom and patriotism at the Naval Station Great Lakes at this FREE, fun-for-all-ages “open to the public,” Celebration! Continue reading

Take a stand on the State cuts for services rally

COMRADES, FAMILY & FRIENDS, IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STAND ON THE STATE CUTS FOR SERVICES. It is double jargon of legislation that “thanks our servicemembers and veterans” and then cut benefits that impact our communities and our families! It’s time to stand up with legislators who are defending our community services and the community capital grant funds that have been interrupted for community veteran projects. That means we need to be front and center for the rallies being held across the state. Continue reading