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Please Join Us for a Retirement Party
Honoring
American Legion Department of Illinois Adjutant


Terry L. Woodburn

October 25, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Dr. Bloomington, Illinois

  Afternoon Social
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Appetizers & Host Bar
Evening Banquet
Cocktails 5:30 pm Cash bar
Dinner 7:00 pm $40 per person

Everyone Welcome

Kindly RSVP before October 17, 2014

See flyer for housing, menu, and RSVP info




In My Brother's Shoes
a Short Film

Dear American Legion,

I am reaching out about my new short film to screen soon. "In My Brother's Shoes" stars Danny McCarthy and was shot in Chicago and Rome in Spring 2014.

It tells the story of a Chicago man who honors his fallen Marine brother by wearing his Marine desert boots on a pilgrimage to Rome, where he is inspired to move on through the diverse people he meets.

Here is the link to our trailer:  In My Brother's Shoes - Trailer 2014
or you can view it below

More info at:
Our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/inmybrothersshoes?ref=hl
Website: www.inmybrothersshoes.com

Info on the Auditorium Theatre's website: http://www.auditoriumtheatre.org/pages/home/performances-events/performances.php?event_id=550
We appreciate your helping us spread the word.

Thank you, & kind regards,



Lucia Mauro










LOOKING FOR A GREAT JOB WITH EXCELLENT WAGES
AND BENEFITS???

Smithfield Farmland in Monmouth, IL is looking for Motivated Employees with Good Worth Ethic to join our Team!!

Production rates range from $14.95 - $18.40 upon qualification.

Visit www.FarmlandFoods.com/careers to learn more and apply.


Outstanding Benefit Package including:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Prescription Drug Program
Advancement Opportunities
36 Hour Weekly Guarantee
Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Program
Company Paid and Supplemental Life Insurance
Bonus Opportunities
  401K Program
Employee Assistant Program
10 Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation





Pre-Placement background check, physical and drug screening required.

Smithfield Farmland, Corp. is an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.





 

Career Opportunities

Current Available Jobs



 
Job will be posted thru    
     
September 24 Senior Manager Train Operations
 
     
September 30 Candidate Engineer
 
     


Current Available Internships

  Intern: Accounting Assoc
Intern: Asst Elec. Engineer
  Intern: Asst Elec. Engineer Intern: Asst Mechanical Engineer
  Intern EEO Diversity Intern Tech Training Assoc
  Intern: Infrastructure Asset Mgt Intern Law
  Intern Mechanical Database Support Intern: Network Svcs Support Assoc
  Intern: Programmer Assoc  


If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to:

E-mail: jobs@metrarr.com

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661





The Legionnaire Insurance Trust is pleased to announce that online enrollment is now available for the LegionCare No Cost Accidental Death benefit. Please be sure to help spread the word about this one-of-a-kind benefit offered exclusively to Legionnaires. LegionCare provides all Legionnaires with:

  • $5,000 in Accidental Death Coverage for covered accidents that occur if you are traveling on official Legion business.

  • $1,000 for all other covered accidents.

  • 24/7 protection that covers Legionnaires at home, at work and while they are travelling away from home available for all Legionnaires in your Department.

To learn more or to sign up, please visit http://www.thelit.com/no-cost-legioncare.




Retirement Planner: Special Extra Earnings For Military Service

Source: Social Security Administration

Since 1957, if you had military service earnings for active duty (including active duty for training), you paid Social Security taxes on those earnings. Since 1988, inactive duty service in the Armed Forces reserves (such as weekend drills) has also been covered by Social Security.

Under certain circumstances, special extra earnings for your military service from 1957 through 2001 can be credited to your record for Social Security purposes. These extra earnings credits may help you qualify for Social Security or increase the amount of your Social Security benefit.

Special extra earnings credits are granted for periods of active duty or active duty for training. Special extra earnings credits are not granted for inactive duty training.

If your active military service occurred

From 1957 through 1967, we will add the extra credits to your record when you apply for Social Security benefits.
From 1968 through 2001, you do not need to do anything to receive these extra credits. The credits were automatically added to your record.
After 2001, there are no special extra earnings credits for military service.

Note: In January 2002, Public Law 107-117, the Defense Appropriations Act, stopped the special extra earnings that have been credited to military service personnel. Military service in calendar year 2002 and future years no longer qualifies for these special extra earnings credits

How You Get Credit For Special Extra Earnings

The information that follows applies only to active duty military service earnings from 1957 through 2001. Here's how the special extra earnings are credited on your record:
Service in 1957 Through 1977

You are credited with $300 in additional earnings for each calendar quarter in which you received active duty basic pay. Service in 1978 through 2001

For every $300 in active duty basic pay, you are credited with an additional $100 in earnings up to a maximum of $1,200 a year. If you enlisted after September 7, 1980, and didn't complete at least 24 months of active duty or your full tour, you may not be able to receive the additional earnings.

Check with Social Security for details.



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