Events/Information for Veterans
Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) is an organization sponsored by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) and Illinois Military Affairs (Illinois Army and Air Force National Guard) to provide assistance to veterans and their families. Their Website is www.illinoisjoiningforces.org and when you go there, you can find information on topics such as; Emergency Assistance, Education, Disability Benefits and other items. You can also find information on civilian support organizations and agencies specifically for each county.
VA Hines Hospital Day at DuPage County, May 31, 9am - 3pm, Auditorium, DuPage County Building, 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL. Fifteen different departments from Hines Hospital will be there to give presentations and to answer questions. Breakfast and lunch is provide, so please RSVP to: 630-407-5655. This is open to everyone.
Quad County Veteran's Stand Down - July 11, 9am - 3pm, DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187.
The following is information on Affordable Colleges Online:
The first guide highlights the financial benefits of online college for
military families and offers a list of available scholarships and tips to
succeed in school:
Online College for Military Spouses & Dependents - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/online-college-military-spouses-and-dependents/
The second guide acts as the go-to resource for getting the most out of the
GI Bill and limiting student debt. It breaks down the best ways to use the GI
Bill, things to look out for, and other scholarships and grants to supplement
the remaining cost of college.
Maximizing GI Bill Benefits & Transfer of Benefits - https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/maximize-gi-bill-benefits/