June Hoosier Veteran

June 2019 E-Newsletter

The Hoosier Veteran News and Information

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs


Wreaths Across America ride

Register for US Military Vets MC IN8 WAA ride 11 a.m. Sat., June 22 at American Legion Post #70 in Shelbyville. Call Glendel Coble for more information (765) 250-9444. 
Conference Center

VSO training

Annual veteran service officer training conference is June 10 to 12 at the R. Martin Umbarger Conference Center located at County Road 500 East Edinburgh, IN 46124.
Did you know

Tuition & Fee Exemption

The Indiana legislature has modified the tuition and fee exemption program. Beginning July 1, the following changes may effect a student's eligibility to be approved for Tuition and Fee Exemption.

Effective July 1, 2019:

  • The veteran parent must have resided in Indiana for 5 years prior to the student first applying for Tuition and Fee Exemption as the Child of a Disabled veteran or Child of a Purple Heart Recipient
  • The student must be less than 32 years of age when first applying for the benefit 
  • If the student is adopted, the adoption must have taken place prior to their 18th birthday

Women Veterans' Conference 2019

Join us from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., July 12 at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. Guest speaker Rebecca Mills will share her experiences. Register at https://inwomenveteranconrf.app.rsvpify.com/.
Mayors picnic

Mayors' Veterans' Appreciation Day

This event is a motorcycle ride, picnic, fish fry and classic car, truck and motorcycle show free to Marion County veterans, military members and their families 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 20 at the Marion County Fairgrounds located at 7300 E Troy Ave Indianapolis.   
Helping Heroes
Helping Heroes Freedom Ride
Do you love live music, food trucks, door prizes and a police-escorted motorcycle ride benefiting homeless veterans? Then you'll love Helping Heroes Freedom Ride 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., July 27 at the Marion County Fairgrounds 7300 E Troy Ave Indianapolis.