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Governor Mike Pence signs 13 bills into law to help veterans, service members and their families

Gov Pence Veteran Bill Signing

On March 22, Governor Mike Pence signed 13 bills into state law which will help provide further assistance to veterans, service members and their families. Included in the ceremony was the signing of House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1312, which allows veteran-owned businesses to register directly with the State of Indiana instead of the federal government.  This registration allows veteran-owned businesses to receive greater consideration during the state's contracting and procurement process.  To view the complete list of veteran bills signed, please click here.   

Wakeman VA Clinic Opens at Camp Atterbury

Wakeman VA Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Governor Pence, Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr and officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs dedicated the Wakeman VA Clinic on March 30, just outside the gates of Camp Atterbury. This new clinic is a partnership between the State of Indiana and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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Women Veterans finalizing their memoirs

Female Veteran Memoir

The Indiana Women's Veteran Coordinator, Laura McKee, joined other female veterans in the latest series of their memoir project of telling their war stories.  Be on the lookout for the publication to hit bookshelves in June. Click here to learn more about the initiative. 

Agribusiness opportunities for Veterans

Homegrown By Heroes

In late February 2016, the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs joined the Indiana State Department of Agriculture in announcing the new Homegrown By Heroes program. The new program offers local producers who have served in the military the opportunity to use an exclusively-designed logo on their business signage and/or product labels. This will help consumers who wish to show their support easily identify products made by Hoosier veterans. Click here to learn more information. 

Veteran Programs

Please take a moment to review the following programs offered by IDVA.  

IDVA Flyers

Hire a Veteran
The Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs will be offering a free seminar to businesses and employers on the benefits of hiring Hoosier veterans. To learn more and register for the event, please click the image above.

Women Veterans Signup Form
Click here to register for the free Women's Veterans event on April 15. Regristrations are filling up so be sure to sign up now!

Click here to learn how IDVA is best serving Hoosier veterans.

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