2016 Jesse Brown VAMC Annual Community Mental Health Summit, Aug. 30, 2016


SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Annual Community Mental Health Summit, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, :30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, The 2016 Mental Health Summit is a full-day event focused on the causes and prevention of Veteran suicide, to include keynote speakers, a Veterans’ panel, networking events, and breakout groups on various related topics. Continue reading

White Sox National Day of Remembrance ticket offer


The White Sox have dedicated this game to all those that serve and protect our Country. On this special day, the White Sox would like to offer specially priced tickets to all past and present members of the military, law enforcement, and fire protection, their families, supporters and friends. White Sox vs. Royals Sunday, September 11, 2016 – 1:10 P.M. Continue reading

City Hall Press Conference Photos on May 24, 2016


A group of concerned veterans attended a Press Conference on Tuesday May 24, at City Hall. We were there to express the concerns of veterans in Chicago and Illinois and to call on those running for elective office to have a well thought out, comprehensive program for the veteran community which we represent. We call on veterans themselves to stand up and be counted; vote for those candidates with a veterans program that supports and benefits our community. Continue reading

CBS 2 News Story “VA Crisis Hotline Puts Suicidal Chicago Vet On Hold”


Every day 22 veterans kill themselves, and every day some of them reach out for help. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, that help wasn’t there when they needed it most. Dr. Bruce E. Parry on CBS 2 Chicago News talks about the problems of the VA Crisis Hotline. Continue reading

New monument honoring first black U.S. Marines is unveiled at Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C — More than 1,000 people gathered here Friday morning to honor the first African-Americans admitted to a still-segregated Marine Corps during World War II. The first phase of the National Montford Point Marine Memorial was unveiled about 75 years after the first black Marines began training here to fight for their country. The crowd included dozens of original Montford Point Marines, many of whom donned Congressional Gold Medals — the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress, which were awarded in 2012. Continue reading

Vietnam Wall scaled replica comes to Soldier Field June 2016

The United States Marine Corps invites you visit the wall when it visits Chicago, Illinois at Soldier’s Field from June 23-26, 2016. The event opens at 2pm on Thursday, June 23rd and is open 24/7 through Sunday, June 26th at 3pm. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 24th at 10am. Continue reading