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Featured Upcoming Events

Women in Defense Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday, September 19

Starting at 6:30pm. The Lodge, 900 Spruce Hills Drive, Bettendorf.

The Iowa/Illinois Chapter Women in Defense, “HALLOWEEN IN SEPTEMBER MURDER AT THE LODGE”. Dinner will be buffet style. A cash bar will be available. (Costumes are optional. Cash prizes for “Best Costume” 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.) Learn more at http://widiic.org


Military Workforce Symposium
Friday, November 7

Western Illinois University—Quad Cities campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline. NO COST TO ATTEND.

WQPT’s Military Workforce Symposium is an opportunity for military members and their spouses, as well as Human Resources directors 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.
RSVP to Jl-lange2@wiu.edu


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

Featured WQPT Programs

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F.S. Key and the Song That Built America

Monday, September 15



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Monday, September 22


The Rock Island
Civil War Prison

Tuesday, September 23

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Rock Island Arsenal: Inside The Gates

Tuesday, September 23


Miller Center’s American Forum

Wednesday, September 24



Monday, September 29


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. Read more

Family Resources

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

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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. Read 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.
Read more

Hooah! Quad Cities
Veteran's Crisis Line
Military Families
Jason's Box
Stories of Service

About Embracing Our Military

Led by your regional PBS station, WQPT–Quad Cities PBS, the Embracing Our Military initiative raises awareness of important issues to the military community. It is an on-going community based dialog through 2015. Look for special events and programming each month that promotes this project. 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


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


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

Putnam Museum

Quad City International Airport

Rhythm City Casino

Rivermont Collegiate

Rock Island Arsenal
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club


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

Women in Defense
Iowa/Illinois Chapter

Michael, Susan & Emma Wahlmann


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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