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Past Commanders Luncheon

1st.Division Past Commander's Luncheon coming up April 22rd. 2018.   1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Location for the luncheon will be at Crystal Sky Banquets, 941- 47th street, McCook, IL.  Cocktails from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm.  $25.00 per person.  Please make your reservations and make your check payable to the American Legion, First Division, Cook County Council, PO Box 280, Riverside, Illinois 60546

 

 

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Department - By-Laws Changes

These are proposed changed to the Department of Illinois Constitution and By-laws  - Resolution #1, dated 2017 – Change Economic Commission to Veterans Employment Education Commission, Requires the name change only, page 20 in current Constitution & By-Laws book as stated above.

Resolution #7 originally dated 2015, approved by the DEC 2017, “To dissolve Districts with less than 1000 members” This will be added to the Constitution & By-Laws book under Article VIII

Resolution #7 dated 2017 – “Leadership Ad-Hoc to Official Committee”  Adopted as a full committee to be listed under Internal Affairs Commission  Legion Leadership – 5 members, 1 each Division  [more info]

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Commander's Request

My Brothers and Sisters of The FIGHTING FIRST DIVISION. Just an FYI we have a lot of hard work a head of us. I'm sure you are aware that the 1st. Division is in LAST PLACE that's #5 out of 5. The positive too that is we can only GO UP! And we will! The goal is to be in 1st.place before the final close of books. 

District Officers, Commanders, Sr.V.C. Jr.V.C.and Adjutants it's time to make your move and get your Membership Teams in place to get out there and work with the Posts in your Districts. Together We Can Do This .

My Brothers and Sisters I had the BEST Christmas of all. I was given a second chance at life.  I was fortunate to survive a Heart Attack. The Doctors tell me that I actually flat lined for 7 seconds. That said, I want to take this opportunity Thank You for your Prayers, Cards, Emails and Phone Calls! 

Thank You So Much!! God Bless Each And Every One of You!! 

Stay Healthy,Stay Positive and Don't get caught up in any Stinken Thinken Mentally

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Now Hiring

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]

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Join our list

It's easy to join our mailing list.   Just send your Email address by text messaege:  Text FIRSTDIVISION to 22828 to get started.  First Division Contact Information T;(224) 800-1177 - E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [Flyer]

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Agent Orange VA Benefits Expanded

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). 

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Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card

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. 

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Cook County Recorder urge all veterans to record their DD-214 military discharge records

As we celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, I would like our veterans and their families to consider the security of one of the most important documents they possess, their DD-214 military discharge records.
One year ago this Flag Day, my office celebrated the opening of our Veterans Services Office. This was a very proud moment for me, because my family has a proud history of serving this nation. My father and husband have served - as well as my brother and sister - and my son presently serves this great nation as a Captain in the United States Army.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Mail to:
American Legion, First Division
Cook County Council
4531 S. Woodlawn  Ave.,
Chicago, IL  60653

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Jr. Vice - Gigi Callaway 
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