August Newsletter

August 2019 E-Newsletter

Hoosier Veteran News and Information

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs booth location.


Military Heroes Day at the Indiana State Fair

Join us on Mon., Aug. 5 at the Indiana State Fair as we celebrate Chevrolet Military Day! Current and former military members and their families receive free admission with a valid ID presented at the gate. Enjoy the Fair from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and stop by the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs booth located next to the Pepsi Coliseum. Visit the Indiana State Fair for more information. 

Operation Arts

Indiana State Parks is hosting Operation Arts beginning at 10 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 17 at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. Veterans and current service members are invited to participate in free arts activities with their family and friends at this one-day event. Lunch is provided. RSVP online or call 317.232.1268.

Grissom Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo 2019

Mark your calendars for the Grissom Air Reserve Base Air and Space Expo on Sept. 7 and 8. See the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform over the skies of north-central Indiana. Visit the website, Grissom Air Reserve Base for more information.

Kid Fishin' Mission

Veteran volunteers are needed to catch fish with children on Chevrolet Military Day from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 5. at the Indiana State Fair Cement DNR pond. All equipment provided. Contact Jeff Piper at 317.946.8365 to sign up.

Discounted Fever Tickets

Discounted tickets are available to attend the Indiana Fever game at 7 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Buy online at Fever Groups and use promo code MILITARYAPPRECIATION2019.


Military Veteran Stand Down with a Heart 2019

Stand Down With a Heart is 12 to 4 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 2 at the Indiana National Armory located at 2391 IN-2 in Laporte. Bring a DD214 or valid veteran or military ID to receive services. Contact Jill Powers at 574.400.5487 for more information. 

Second Annual Veterans' Seminar and Resource Fair
Congressman Larry Bucshon hosts a seminar and resource fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tues., Aug. 27 at Vincennes University Green Activities Center located at 120 W. Harrison Street in Vincennes. Contact Allie Johnston at  812.465.6484 for more information.

Never Forget 9/11 Ride

Harley Owners Group Indianapolis Chapter No. 1 Never Forget 9/11 Ride kicks off with registration at 4:30 p.m. and a ceremony at 7:45 p.m. Riders meet at Harley Davidson of Indianapolis located at 12400 Reynolds Drive in Fishers. Police will escort to the 9/11 Memorial downtown. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans
Blue Water Navy veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for conditions related to Agent Orange. To file a claim, visit or go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office located at 575 N. Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis and a VA employee will assist you.