Soldiers at Camp Al Asad (Air Force) and Camp Taji/Cooke (Army) will
be able to see and talk with family members in private 30-minute
"See Your Soldier" sessions hosted by U of I Extension offices in 15
communities. There is no charge to participate.
register online at
www.seeyoursoldier.uiuc.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 to
be eligible for a time slot, and reservations will be made on a
first-come, first-served basis.
The live audio and video linkages are being offered in
collaboration with the Freedom Calls Foundation, which provides the
videoconferencing equipment and satellite connection in Iraq.
When a family has registered, the military will alert the service
member about the opportunity to visit with friends and family, and
the time and date of the Internet transmission. If the soldier's
duty schedule can accommodate the visit, family members will be
assigned a time for their 30-minute session.
The program is limited to military personnel stationed at camps
Al Asad and Taji/Cooke.
Locations of the January 2008 "See Your Soldier" videoconferences
County Unit, 1650 Commerce Drive
Carbondale Extension Center, 148 E. Pleasant Hill Road, Suite
Extension Center, 801 Country Fair Drive, Suite D
Community College, One College Park
Northwest Regional Extension Office, 4550 Kennedy Drive, Suite 1
East Peoria, East
Peoria Extension Center, 727 Sabrina Drive
County Extension Unit, 100 S. U.S. Highway 45
Extension Center, 480 S. Deer Road
County Extension Center, 100 E. Knox St.
Southern Regional Extension Office, 4202 Williamson Place, Suite
County Extension Unit, Becker Professional Suites, 850 Thompson
Extension Center, 417 Ware Ave, Suite 102
Springfield Extension Center, Illinois State Fairgrounds,
St. Charles, Kane
County Unit, 535 S. Randall Road
County Extension Unit, 7775B Illinois Route 47
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|Who: Family of
military personnel stationed at camps Al Asad and Taji/Cooke
available for "See Your Soldier" video visits with
troops in Iraq
When: Jan. 8 and
Where: 15 video
conference sites in Illinois: Bourbonnais, Carbondale,
Champaign, Decatur, East Moline, East Peoria, Grayslake,
Macomb, Morrison, Mount Vernon, Princeton, Rockford,
Springfield, St. Charles and Yorkville
opportunity to see and talk with family members in a
private, 30-minute "See Your Soldier" session
How: The program
is free, but participants must preregister online at
www.seeyoursoldier.uiuc.edu by Dec. 17.
To start the process of requesting a visit, a family member must
submit information through the "See Your Soldier" site,
www.seeyoursoldier.uiuc.edu, by the Dec. 17 deadline. Visitors
to the online site will be able to indicate their preferred location
for the video visit and must follow all instructions.
Because Extension offices throughout the state will be sharing
limited satellite time and facilities, scheduling of "See Your
Soldier" visits is being coordinated through the statewide online
site rather than through local offices. Local Extension offices will
be able to provide logistical information once the visits are
scheduled, but local staff members will not be able to schedule the
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this
program, please contact the host Extension office.
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