Veterans Corner | Rick Schilling

Illinois Joining Forces is a joint Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Department of Military Affairs effort designed to better serve veterans, service members and their families throughout the state.

IJF will bring together, under a common umbrella, a field force of public, non-profit, and volunteer organizations in order to continually foster increased awareness of available resources and better partnership and collaboration between participating organizations.

Illinois Joining Forces will establish a state-wide public and private organizational network that will identify, collaborate, and marshal available resources and services in order to create efficient access and delivery of these programs to the State’s military and veteran communities.

It’s that time of year again for our state conventions. The American Legion meeting is July 8-12, and the VFW convention is June 11-14. Both events will be held in Springfield.

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