DES MOINES, IOWA (November 22, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 22, 2019 to honor fallen Marine Corps Reserve Private Channing R Whitaker.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 18, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA), will be hosting a Day of Giving event at Schnucks Fresh Foods, 858 Middle Road, Bettendorf, Iowa, Sunday, on November 24, 2019, 6–8PM. The event requires pre-registration and is not open to the general public.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (November 5, 2019) — An alumnus who used his ROTC experience at Monmouth College as a springboard to become a Brigadier General in the Army will be the featured speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony on campus on November 11.

GRUNDY COUNTY, IOWA (September 27, 2019) — Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend and Home Base Iowa Program Manager Jason Kemp announced that Grundy County has become the 96th Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. 

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 20, 2019) — Ridgecrest Village proudly presents their sponsorship of the 50th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. The flight is set for takeoff on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from the Quad Cities Municipal Airport and head to Washington DC. Upon arrival, the veterans and guardians will be taken to different memorials where their service has been honored.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10 and LULAC Youth Council 600 will honor Quad-Cities men and women who have served in the military or served the community as first-responders. This is held during the Closing Ceremony of National Hispanic Heritage Month annual wreath-laying for each military branch and first-responders on the Mississippi River.

FORT McCOY, WISCONSIN (September 10, 2019) — A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, October 5, 8:30AM-12:30PM, at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members/guests are eligible to attend to receive updated information about retiree entitlement-programs.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 10, 2019) — On September 12, approx 100 Veterans, including 2 WWII  and 13 Korean veterans, will travel to Washington DC to visit the monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. This is the 11th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities that area Hy-Vee stores have sponsored.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 3, 2019) — As part of the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army’s 20th Annual Military Charity Golf Tournament, a ceremonial signing of a Statement of Employer Support for National Guard and Reserve Soldiers will be held at 7PM, Thursday, September 12, at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course, 290th Street, Long Grove, Iowa.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (August 8, 2019) — The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation has launched Project: Food and Fellowship, a grant program to aid Iowa-based family-readiness coordinators, child- and youth-program coordinators, and military-community volunteers in creating and hosting social gatherings for active duty, reservists, veterans, Gold Star families, and all military families.

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