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Featured Upcoming Events

Military Workforce Symposium

WQPT's Military Workforce Symposium is an opportunity for all members of the military community including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veterans, Retired Military and Military spouses to learn about education, training and employment within our community. The event includes Active Job Fair, education, resource booths and workshops for: Building your Resume; Continued and Technical Education Opportunities and Resources; Information on Volunteering and Building a Network. Friday, November 7 starting at 10:00am - Western Illinois University—Quad Cities campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. NO COST TO ATTEND. Learn more

Calendar

Would you like to have your veteran related events posted on our calendar? Simply contact us for information.

Featured WQPT Program

Featured Program  

Service: When Women Come Marching Home

This program portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care.

From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. The documentary is told through their voices as they speak from their kitchens, bedrooms, grocery stores and therapy sessions. Their pictures and videos shot in Iraq and Afghanistan speak volumes.

Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00pm.

Veteran Resources

Veterans Coming Home

Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment. Public media tells stories that help communities understand the veteran experience. And through Veterans Coming Home, public media connects veterans to resources and services for a successful transition to civilian life.

Resources for Veterans:

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Health Resources

Getting help is a good thing. Find select county, state and federal resources for taking action, from getting service connected to managing benefits. Learn more

Family Resources

Reintegrating to family life can be extremely challenging. Get tools that can help veterans, spouses and kids navigate the rough spots.
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Educational Resources

There are numerous educational incentives and resources for veterans seeking degrees or job training. Access a GI Bill comparison tool or get connected with student veterans groups and other useful educational resources. Learn more

Job Resources

Find tools for translating military experience to civilian job skills and other resources for transitioning to the civilian workplace or for helping employers understand veterans.
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Hooah! Quad Cities
 
Veteran's Crisis Line
 
Military Families
 
USO
 
Jason's Box
 
Stories of Service
 

About Embracing Our Military

Led by WQPT–Quad Cities PBS, the Embracing Our Military initiative raises awareness of important issues to the military community. Embracing Our Military is an on-going community based dialog through 2015. Look for special events and monthly programming that supports and educates the region about this important topic to citizens in our region. In cooperation with numerous community partners, we will continue to be a welcoming place for our military members, veterans and their families.

Initiative Goals: 1) increase the number of veterans connecting with local resources and 2) raise the visibility of the military community at the Rock Island Arsenal in the greater Quad Cities area. Through on-air programming, events, and collaborations with like-minded organizations WQPT is hoping to create a region-wide dialogue about the essential contributions the military and veterans population make toward the prosperity of its community. Started in November 2013, the initiative will continue through December 2015.

Embracing Our Military Collaborative Partners

Sponsors
Sponsors
Sponsors

Embracing Our Military
Supporting Partners

Adonai Community Support Services

American Legion Davenport Post #26

American Red Cross
of the Quad Cities Area

Association of the United States Army
Rock Island Chapter

Bi-State Regional Planning Commission

Black Hawk College Veterans Center

Bridging the Gap for
Homeless Veterans

City of East Moline

Community Health Care Inc.

Dahl Ford

Edward Jones

Family Resources

Give An Hour—Tanja Duffey

Hola! America

Home Base Iowa

HJ Press and Associates

Illinois Procurement Technical
Assistance Center

IowaWORKS

Iowa Representative Linda Miller

Jewish Federation
of the Quad Cities

Management Resource Association

MAVA Hero Street Chapter 4

Midwest Military Outreach, Inc.

National Defense Industrial Association Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Operation Life Preserver

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Peach Blossoms: Western Illinois
University's Veterans Club

Michel Pontarelli, Certified Career Coach

Putnam Museum

Quad City International Airport

Rhythm City Casino

Rivermont Collegiate

Rock Island Arsenal
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

SCORE

Scott County Veterans Affairs

Soldiers Veterans Families Resources
of the Quad Cities (SVFR)

Tri City Building and Construction
Trades Council

Trimble Funeral Home
and Crematory

United States Coast Guard
MSD Rock Island

University of Iowa Quad Cites MBA-PM

Women in Defense
Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Michael, Susan & Emma Wahlmann

Wordsy Woman

     

Get Involved

You can be a part of this community effort to supportive of active duty, retired military, veterans and their families in our region. To become a supportive, collaborative, media or financial partner, please contact Jamie Lange at 309/764-2400 or e-mail: jl-lange2@wiu.edu.

 

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