VA Patients, Get your free Flue Shot at Walgreens - During flu season, protecting your health with a flu shot is easier than ever — and as close as your local VA or neighborhood Walgreens! VA and Walgreens care about your health and are partnering to offer enrolled Veteran patients easy access to flu shots.
VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system. During the program, which runs from today through March 31, 2019, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 8,200 locations in addition to their local VA health care facilities. No appointment is required; simply go to any Walgreens, tell the pharmacist you receive care at a VA facility and show your Veterans Identification Card and another form of photo ID.
William Cetera, husband of Past 1st Division President Diane Cetera, passed away on September 20, 2018. Visitation is Saturday, September 29, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Funeral at 3:00 pm at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home 7861 S. 88th Ave. Justice, Illinois 60458.
The First Division Leadership Seminar sechelued for November 3rd - To: All Post Commanders, Sr. Vice, Jr. Vice, Adjutants, Service Officers; District Officers; and SAL Officers of the 1st Division. Hosted by The Great 8th District The seminar will be held the Marrs-Meyer Post 991; 11001 S. Depot St.; Worth, IL. 60482. Phone# 708-448-7006. Cost will be $10.00 ea. to cover donuts and lunch. Make checks payable to The Great 8th District, and mail to: William Winters, Evergreen Park Post 854, 9701 South Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park, IL. 60805. Now that we are into the 2018-2019 Membership Year, and as we look to the future of our Post it becomes a top priority to search out, train and support dedicated Legionnaires and SAL Members to become the “Leaders of Tomorrow” within the 1st Division's Districts and Posts .[more info]
Looking for a Service Officer – The American Legion is looking for a Service officer in the Chicago area. Description: Assist Veterans/dependents in applying for available federal benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office by initiating or reopening claims. Previous Experience is helpful, but not necessary [More Info]
Medicare Card Scam - Just a heads upthat there is a scam going around involving the new Medicare Cards coming out in April.
Pass it along. It might come in handy to know Medicare will never call you on the phone.
It is true that the new cards will be sent out from now to April 2019. Medicare has also warned on scams. They do not charge for cards or want your personal information over the phone.
This change is coming up. DO NOT give out information over the phone.
Medicare Cards without Social Security Numbers Coming ..
American Legion's Dispatch - Agent Orande VA benefits expanded - The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange through regular and repeated contact with contaminated C-123 aircraft that had been used in Vietnam as part of Operation Ranch Hand (ORH).
Cook County Military & Veterans Discount Program is announced. We are writing to inform you about an exciting program by the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs. Back in 2014 we will began issuing the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card. Our goal is create a network of businesses throughout Cook County that offer discounts and incentives to active duty military and veterans, and encourage businesses to offer these discounts year-round.