IDVA December Newsletter

Happy Holidays To

You & Your Family

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Looking to Volunteer?  

The Veterans Resource Hub has a dedicated section to look at organizations or search for a place you would like to volunteer at


Remembering Those Who Are Away From Home For The Holidays

A compiled list of various organizations is provided by Operation: We Are Here. This can be done year round in support of the  




In The Community

Beginning January 2019, our newsletters will have a dedicated section for the County Veteran Service Officers in your area and highlight a military memorial site or organization in that same county. 



Discounts and Savings


Christmas Trees for Veterans in Need

If you or someone you know needs a FREE Christmas tree that includes a stand, lights & ornaments - please contact Indy Veterans at 317-732-7800. There are a limited number and will be distributed on a first come basis.
*Special Thanks to Fold of Honor, Avalanche Food Group, Twin Peaks & Home Depot*

Find other discounts or specials through the Veterans Resource Hub

Hoosier History Highlights

French Legion Award Recipients

Honoring Distinguished 
World War II Veterans


On November 5th & 6th, two Hoosier Veterans were honored by their hometown, government officials and France. The French Legion of Honor, was bestowed upon Mr. Daniel Levernier and Mr. Harry Wolfe bGuillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France. They were recognized for their heroic acts during WWII that established France's liberation. IDVA had the pleasure of presenting a letter from Governor Holcomb prior to letters from the Vice President and the pinning of their medal, France's most distinguished and highest honor.

You can read more about their amazing life stories and heroic actions by clicking their pictures above. 


IDVA has the honor to assist with the Native American Affairs Director, Melissa Williams, for the upcoming ceremony at the Hendrick’s County 4-H Fairgrounds on November 3rd to honor Native American Veterans. Mr. Jerry Campbell, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, and Mr. Ralph Wilson, an equally decorated Korean War veteran, expressed how honored they were to receive the Distinguished Hoosier Award from the Office of Governor Holcomb. Also provided for this event was a proclamation for November being recognized as Native American Heritage month.  Mr. Jim Brown spoke to those in attendance and participated in presenting the awards, along with Senator Walker and Matt Weesaw. The ceremony concluded with every veteran present receiving a Native American Challenge Coin. In speaking with veterans after the ceremony concluded, each one conveyed to how important and impactful the recognition ceremony had been for them. It also meant a lot for the agencies and representatives that attended to be there showing their support.

New Year
New You!


The spring semester will be starting soon! If you are wanting to go to college and don't know where to start, the links below will help guide you in the right direction.

Do you know if you qualify for education benefits? Post 911 GI Bill® can be used towards approved on-the- job training, apprenticeships, or non-college degree programs, college, and many other options.  You can read more about recent changes and how to apply.



Looking For A New Career?



The DAV-RecruitMilitary Indianapolis Job Fair will be having their event at Lucas Oil Stadium. Please register beforehand through RecruitMilitary.
Companies are hiring ON THE SPOT to veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard & Reserve Members, and spouses!



Winter Job Fairs With WorkOne


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