Operation HerStory

Operation HerStory is teaming up with Honor Flight Chicago (HFC), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) to create the first all-women senior veterans flight from Illinois to Washington, D.C., in the Fall of 2020. This one-day trip will give the veterans the opportunity to visit the war memorials built in their honor, including the Women in Military Service For America Memorial and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, while enjoying camaraderie and fellowship with other women veterans. Read more [...]

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

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 [...]