Strike Force Veterans Day


Please Veterans Strike Force as they remember and give thanks to those who served. Family and friends are invited to spend time commemorating and celebrating our veterans. The commemoration will close with a light lunch and music provided by In Full Swing, a 15 piece swing band. November 11, 2016 – 11AM – 1PM at Jesse Brown VAMC. 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