Links of Interest to Veterans


The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization focusing on service to veterans, service members, and communities. We are orginizized into a National Headquarters and fifty-six Departments—one each for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

American Legion National Headquarters

American Legion Illinois Department

The Hines Mobile Medical Unit brings accessible health care and social work services for veterans to our local communities. The MMU does not operate on holidays and sometimes is out of service for various reasons.

Enrollment in the VA Health Care Program is required to receive services. Assistance with an application for enrollment is available at the MMU.

Hines Mobile Medical Unit

Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax

Includes DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records.

Using this Governent website can be frustrating. For this reason, it is recommended that you make use of your Veterans Assistance Commission instead of dealing with this yourself. Call the VAC and tell them what you want to do so they can advise you what to bring to the VAC office.

   — Official Government Website

Veterans Service Records

Honorably discharged Veterans and Veterans discharged under honorable conditions are eligible to shop all online military exchanges. Fill out the secure form to check your eligibility today.  —  Official Website

Note: Shopping at base exchanges or PXs is not part of this program.

Veterans Online Shopping Registration

Official Facebook page of Minooka American Legion Post 1188

Post 1188 Facebook