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Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Life hasn’t been easy for Enester Amerson, a 60-year-old retired engineer from Chicago who is a U.S. veteran from the Vietnam war. Since then, he’s battled depression and life’s obstacles until he found refuge at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton, Illinois. “From 2012 to 2014, I had three different jobs and I […]

Veterans in America: A Community in Crisis

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Veterans in America: A Community in Crisis

Enester Amerson has a warm smile and kind brown eyes. He was a high school athlete back in the day; he ran cross country and won multiple awards and trophies playing basketball. Basketball is still important to him, apparent by the Oklahoma City Thunder cap on his head. He proudly described himself as “60 years […]

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Illinois vets can earn college credit through military experience

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Illinois vets can earn college credit through military experience

Veterans in Illinois will have the opportunity to apply their military training and expertise to their college careers after leaving the service, under a program sponsored by Illinois Board of Higher Education. The goal is for veterans to be able to earn college credit from their military experience. Math, science, even physical education credits, for instance, could […]

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Life after Military Combat Hard for Returning Vets

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Life after Military Combat Hard for Returning Vets

The U.S. Army trains its soldiers on how to go to war, but not necessarily on how to come back home, so say some Chicago-area veterans. America has been at war with Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade, during which time over 2 million Americans have been deployed, according to ABC News. Many struggle […]

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