Active members of IJF benefit from the following:
Recognition for going above and beyond your organizational profile by participating in a state-wide cause that demonstrates your commitment to the overall mission of improving the quality of life of all service members, veterans, and their families;
Direct engagement with public (from federal to local) and private entities that are aligned with your interests, thus creating synergies and opportunities for partnered effort;
Access to a real-time forum designed to allow collaboration, while reducing friction and closing gaps, in order to advance projects/efforts/programs of mutual interest;
A steady presence on the IJF proactive web-based platform, with an active profile and network that will allow your organization to increase outreach efforts to a larger community and broader population through active referrals and searches for services and support from military members, veterans, and their families;
Participation in a multi-layered state-wide network which provides an opportunity to share and broaden each other’s network and support system(s); and
When desired, active participation in the policy process that affects the Illinois military and veteran community via Working Group discussions and resultant policy recommendations for possible inclusion in the annual Illinois Discharged Service Member Task Force report.
Download and Begin Filling Out the New Member Form (click to download)
As you are exploring IJF membership and completing the New Member Form, you will need to complete each of the following tasks:
Download and Sign the IJF Memorandum of Understanding
While all members commit to basic IJF guiding principles, organizational commitments vary depending on organization type. IJF membership memoranda of understanding (MOU) are tailored for three different types of organizations that have dedicated programs for members of the military, veterans and families:
Signed New Member Forms and membership MOU’s can be emailed together to email@example.com or mailed to
Create an Online Profile on the IJF Website (www.IllinoisJoiningForces.org/user/register)
Once we have received your completed New Member Form and Signed MOU, we will publish your Online Profile and you will be an active member of the IJF network.