Happy 383rd birthday to the US National Guard

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The official birth date of the Army National Guard as a reserve component of the Army is December 13, 1636. On this date, the Massachusetts colonial legislature directed that the colony’s existing militia companies be organized into three regiments. This date is recognized based upon the Department of Defense’s practice of adopting the dates of initial authorizing legislation for organized units as the birthdates of the active and reserve components of the armed services. Happy 383rd birthday Read more [...]

VA extends benefits to offshore Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans January 1st

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) begins deciding Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 claims, Jan. 1, 2020, extending the presumption of herbicide exposure that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Read more [...]

Helping Veterans in need can be a Family Affair

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Quilted blankets were placed in the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) SGT Simone A. Robinson Military Women Veteran’s Center meditation room. Twenty of her hand-knitted hats were given to homeless female Veterans at an NWVU stand down, and the remaining hand-knitted items will be provided, by the United Relief Foundation, to other Women Warriors in need. Read more [...]

Support NWVU on GivingTuesday

PLEASE SUPPORT MILITARY WOMEN VETERANS on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019. ★Making A Difference ★ Providing A Service ★Telling Our Stories ★ Preserving Our Legacy Please help support the only Community Military Women Veteran’s Center in Illinois, as we expand our programs for peer-to-peer support for women with (invisible wounds - PTSD, MST, TBI), health care prevention and awareness, emergency services, case management, referrals, computer lab assistance, art therapy, crafts, food, clothing and more…. Read more [...]

“Homemade” screening on Nov 11th

A special upcoming event at Facets Cinematheque that you may be of interest to the Veteran community in Chicago. “Homemade” is going to be screened on Nov 11th. There will also be a panel discussion after the show featuring Adam Sorensen, the subject of the film, director Jason Maris and Nick Etten, former Navy Seal, Government advisor for Acreage Holdings, and founder Cannabis for vets. Read more [...]