September Hoosier Veteran E-Newsletter

The Hoosier Veteran 

September 2019

Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs

IVH resident makes high-flying splash at Indiana State Fair

WEST LAFAYETTE – For Indiana Veterans Home (IVH) resident Gary Anderson, his art is his passion. The retired Navy veteran’s dedication is leading him on new adventures across Indiana where his artwork is part of a larger multimedia collection centered on four characters in a story series titled The Ladies Flying Club.

Anderson first entered The Ladies Flying Club in the IVH Craft Fair hosted by the Elks Club, earning several blue ribbons. He went on to win first place in the Open Division of the Multimedia Artwork category at this year’s Tippecanoe County Fair. He later received Honorable Mention in the same category at the 2019 Indiana State Fair. 

To read the full story, click here.


Events Calendar

Sept. 7 - INNG Got Your 6 Suicide Awareness

Sept. 7-8 - Grissom Air & Space Expo 

Sept. 11 - 9.11 Memorial 5K 

                Never Forget Ride

                9.11 Candlelight Rembrance

Sept. 18 - Women Veteran Health Social & Networking event

Sept. 20 - POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony

For more information about these events, click here.







H&R Block scholarships 

H&R Block offers full  scholarships for military spouses and disabled veterans to take the Income Tax Course. Visit H&R Block to discover options in your area. 

Tuition & Fee Exemption

Guidance regarding this State aid program is available on the IDVA website located at You must apply using ScholarTrack.

Please note: Out-of-state and private colleges and universities do not qualify.  



Phone (317) 232-3910

Fax (317) 232-7721

302 W. Washington St. Ste E-120

Indianapolis, IN 46204



YMCA offers services for veterans, families 

INDIANAPOLIS - The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers military veteran and Title 10 memberships, a competitive 5K run series, several job fairs, yoga and walking groups and other fitness and wellness-related courses and workshops for all age groups.

The organization also recently opened the first and only full-service Y facility hosting a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Clinic inside its building. It is located in Pike Township at the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA 5315 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis. 

To read the full story, click here.

HEA 1010


Governor signs HEA 1010 into law

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1010 into law in August. This law exempts military retirement income and survivor's benefits from state income tax. The deduction begins in 2019 at 25 percent.

To review the bill, click here.

G. Owens

Welcome Gabrielle!

Please join us in welcoming Gabrielle Owens, General Counsel to the IDVA! As general counsel, Gabrielle will provide legal advice, as well as leadership in departmental policy, audit and legislative functions. Most recently, she served in the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and has over 20 years' experience in practicing law. Gabrielle is the daughter of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. 

To reach the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Federal):

Indianapolis Regional Office - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

(800) 827-1000

575 N. Pennsylvania Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

For healthcare related assistance:

Roudebush VA Medical Center

(317) 554-0000

1481 W. 10th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Since its establishment in 1945, the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA) has remained focused on aiding and assisting Hoosier veterans and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.