Reminder: Veteran Job Fair in Indianapolis on July 10

Reminder: Veteran Job Fair in Indianapolis on July 10

We are resharing a previous post that includes more information on the job fair happening next week. Information on the fair at the end of this article. When we come across great resources and tools for active and retired military, we have to share it! RecruitMilitary, LLC, is a company that has been helping veterans find jobs since 1998. They were chosen by The Sierra Group Foundation, an organization whose mission is to reverse the high unemployment rate for people with disabilities, as the recipient of the first annual “One More Way Award”. The award is presented to a person or company whose support results in awareness and job opportunities for people with disabilities. RecruitMilitary is the top full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the...

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D-Day Veteran Returns For One Final Mission

  NORMANDY, France – This year marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day. For the remaining survivors, some now in their 90s, this has been a time for one final reunion.  In 1944, Leslie Cruise jumped with the 82nd Airborne Division behind enemy lines the night before D-Day. Seventy years later, he and Whiskey 7, the airplane he jumped from, are back in Normandy. They both have unfinished stories. “The next thing I know guys are plop, plop. Plop all around me,” Cruise said of the bloody invasion. Cruise has returned to the D-Day drop zones around Sainte-Mere-Eglise, where he landed 70 years ago. It has taken him this long to confront a ghost from his past. Richard Vargas, a fellow paratrooper, was killed by an artillery shell as they both...

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Fallen Officers Memorial Day Observed in Kokomo, Indiana May 16th

Fallen Officers Memorial Day Observed in Kokomo, Indiana May 16th

The Kokomo Police Department shall commemorate Fallen Officers Memorial Day with a ceremony to honor those who have given the supreme sacrifice as law enforcement officers. The ceremony shall be conducted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Kokomo City Hall’s Council Chambers. The Kokomo Police Department shall pay homage to all officers with particular attention to Officer George A. Berryman and Officer Thomas W. Lannon. Officer Berryman was killed in the line of duty on November 26th, 1953 in response to the investigation of a domestic incident. You can read more about Officer Berryman by clicking here.     Officer Thomas W. Lannon died in the line of duty on August 22nd, 1877 when shot in the back at the train station by an individual whom...

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Grand Opening for Jackson Street Commons Set for May 22

Grand Opening for Jackson Street Commons Set for May 22

In the 2013 Point in Time homeless count, veterans accounted for 114 people living without a shelter. In Howard County, temporary shelters are a short-term solution to this issue, but soon disabled servicemen and women will be able to call The Jackson Street Commons their home,” said Teri Rose, the veterans advocate for the Family Service Association of Howard County. “This is only the third of its kind in Indiana because it’s permanent housing, not only a temporary solution. The shelter will include: 27 individual apartments Common kitchen Laundry room Coffee bar Communal living areas Supportive service suites Food pantry Reception area Project managers area Library with computers and books Laundry room Elevator Outdoor social area Last year over 114...

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New Statue to be Added to Howard County Veterans Memorial

New Statue to be Added to Howard County Veterans Memorial

Article by Mike Fletcher of the Kokomo Tribune Donations are being accepted to complete the project at Darrough Chapel (see below for details on how to donate) A family statue monument will soon be among the many tributes to veterans at the Howard County Veterans Memorial at Darrough Chapel Park. Jerry Paul, president of the Howard County Veterans Memorial Corp., said the monument will feature a bronze sculpture of several family members reaching out to a service member. “I want you to feel that family,” he said of his design. “I want you to feel that anguish. I want it to be as real as possible.” The veterans’ memorial, located at 600 S. Goyer Road, features the names of men and women from Howard County who died in the Civil War, Spanish-American...

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