Chicago to Welcome Troops Home

December 13, 2012 | Terry Howell

This Satruday, Chicago will  properly welcome home our Iraq War Veterans and show theiir continued support for our troops in Afghanistan at the ‘Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Parade. ‘ While this parade is dedicated to our Post-9/11 Veterans, the entire military community and their families are invited and encouraged to participate and be honored. The parade will start at 12:00 PM on Saturday Dec. 15, on Columbus Drive between Balbo Drive and Monroe Street in Grant Park

Learn more at: www.chicagowelcomeshometheheroes.org/

About Terry Howell

Before becoming the Managing Editor for Military.com, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.

Comments

  1. when an active duty soldier is getting ready to retire ,who pays for his trip home and any fees that are charged by the government country for which hes dployed in charge for his release to retire and return home to his family state side?

    • debra,

      "when an active duty soldier is getting ready to retire ,who pays for his trip home and any fees that are charged by the government country for which hes dployed in charge for his release to retire and return home to his family state side?"

      DOD pays for his trip home, and no fees are paid to the foreign government for anything.

      It sounds as though you are reading some blog where someone is claiming to be a soldier and needs money to get home so he can retire. LMAO, don't send him/her any monies, he's not a soldier, only someone scamming you or someone else.

  2. when an active duty soldier has been deployed to a foregn country ,who pays for his trip home? and who pays the government of the country hes been deployed in any fees or charges for that soldier to be released for retirement from that country? Why would the soldier have to pay those fees himself ?

    • debra,

      "when an active duty soldier has been deployed to a foregn country, who pays for his trip home?"

      DOD.

      "and who pays the government of the country he's been deployed in any fees or charges for that soldier to be released for retirement from that country?"

      No fees are paid to any Government.

      "Why would the soldier have to pay those fees himself?"

      What in the world are you talking about????? The soldier pays nothing, in that he is owned by the Military, and they pay to get him back home.

  3. My daughter receives a GI Bill due to her dad being a Purple Heart vet will her college education be affected by this?

  4. vicky krueger says:

    hi my name is vicky krueger and im engaged to an none active soldier and they want me to come up with 250 to have his check delivered to me and i dont have the finces to pay for them to deliever his check

    • vicky krueger,

      What is a none active soldier????? Who is they????? Just who are you supposed to give the $250.00 too????? And, you seem to be posting that your postman is in on this also?????

  5. vicky krueger says:

    thats what the postman told me i dont know why i would have to pay that