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Featured Upcoming Events

Agent Orange Town Hall

Saturday, March 7

Hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters 776, 669, and 299. Discussion on how Agent Orange has affected veterans, their families and children. All veterans are encouraged to attend and share their experiences. Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m.


"Last Days in Vietnam" Screening Event

Tuesday, May 12

“Last Days in Vietnam” 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.

Public Screening doors open at 6:00 p.m. at CityView Celebration, 701 12th Street, Moline.


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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Letters Home
to Hero Street

Sunday, March 1 at 6:00pm.
Friday, March 6 at 7:00pm.
Sunday, March 8 at 3:30pm.


Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm.

Not Yet Begun
to Fight

Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00pm.

Fiery Trial

Thursday, January 1 at 9:00pm.


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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:

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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.
Learn 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. 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
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.

Collaborative Partners


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

DES Employment Group

Edward Jones

Family Resources

Fontaine Consulting

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

John Deere QC Military
Resource Group

JTM Concepts

Management Resource Association

MAVA Hero Street Chapter 4

Midwest Military Outreach, Inc.

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
Sergeant Audie Murphy Club


Scott County Veterans Affairs

Soldiers Veterans Families Resources
of the Quad Cities (SVFR)

Spirited Life Coaching Services

Tri City Building and Construction
Trades Council

Trimble Funeral Home
and Crematory

Trinity College of Nursing
and Health Sciences

True North Family Chiropractic


United States Coast Guard
MSD Rock Island

University of Iowa Quad Cites MBA-PM

Upper Iowa University

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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