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Featured Upcoming Events

"Last Days in Vietnam" Public Screening Event

Tuesday, May 12

“Last Days in Vietnam” Public Screening Event featuring local Vietnam Veteran and Author Bill Albracht. American Experience's "Last Days in Vietnam" was nominated for a 2015 Academy Award® for Documentary Feature. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. Watch unlikely heroes attempt to save as many South Vietnamese as possible at the Vietnam War's end.

Featured Keynote Speaker: William Albracht is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran and retired Secret Service officer. Over a White House career spanning 25 years, he served on the protection details of four American Presidents and of numerous foreign dignitaries. Following his retirement, Albracht managed Executive Security Operations for the Ford Motor Company before returning to his hometown to open a security consulting business.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
CityView Celebrations at Trimble Pointe
701 12th Street, Moline

Doors open at 6:00pm. Refreshments served. No RSVP required.

Veteran preferred parking is available on site. Shuttle service will be provided by Trimble Funeral Home before and after the event from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 7:15-8:00 p.m. from a location to be designated.

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Featured WQPT Programs

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A Wing and
a Prayer

Monday, April 6 | 10:00PM

Tracing The Steps
of General Stilwel

Wednesday, April 8 | 800PM

Eisenhower's
Secret War

Monday, April 13 | 10:00PM

Eisenhower's
Secret War

Monday, April 20 | 10:00PM

 
 

Watch Online

Featured Program  

Frontline: Rules of Engagement

The untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq and how it forced the U.S. Military to confront the rules of war in a way it never had to before. (This Frontline report received a 2009 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form.)

Watch now

 

Veteran Resources

Military Workforce Symposium

Resources are available from WQPT's Military Workforce Symposium held in November including career building, volunteering and resources for human resource professionals.
Learn more

 
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:

Resources   Resources

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.
Learn more

     
Resources   Resources

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.
Learn more

 
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.

Financial Partners

Lutheran Social Services
of Illinois

National Defense Industrial Association Iowa/Illinois

Women in Defense
Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Association of the United States Army CBS4 QC Online Hooah! Quad Cities Jason's Box Mediacom WILL WLLR WOC 1420 WVIK QC Theatre Workshop USO Veterans Funeral Care Moline Public Library Veterans History Project

Collaborative Partners

Sponsors
Sponsors
Sponsors

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

(The) Berta Law Firm

Bi-State Regional Planning Commission

Black Hawk College Veterans Center

Bridging the Gap for
Homeless Veterans

Chugach

City of East Moline

Community Health Care Inc.

Cobham

Dahl Ford

DES Employment Group

Edward Jones

Family Resources

Fluor

Fontaine Consulting

Give An Hour—Tanja Duffey

Hancock Management

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

John Deere QC Military
Resource Group

JTM Concepts

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Management Resource Association

MAVA Hero Street Chapter 4

Midwest Military Outreach

Midwest Writing Center

Military Cost Cutters

National Defense Industrial Association Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Operation Life Preserver

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Peach Blossoms: Western Illinois
University's Veterans Club

Pendulum Resources

Michel Pontarelli
Certified Career Coach

Putnam Museum

Quad City International Airport

QC Millwright #2158

Risha's Gifts & Accessories-
Celebrating Home

Rhythm City Casino

Rivermont Collegiate

Rock Island Arsenal
Development Group

Rock Island Arsenal
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

SCORE

Scott County Veterans Affairs

Sentel

Soldiers Veterans Families Resources
of the Quad Cities (SVFR)

Spirited Life Coaching Services

TEKsystems

Tri City Building and Construction
Trades Council

Trimble Funeral Home
and Crematory

Trinity College of Nursing
and Health Sciences

True North Family Chiropractic

Tyson

United States Coast Guard
MSD Rock Island

University of Dubuque
VET Center

University of Iowa
Quad Cites MBA-PM

Upper Iowa University

Vectrus

Jennifer Vondracek:
Mindfulness and Yoga Trainer

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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