Nominations Needed for Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Nominations Needed for Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Over the course of American history, hundreds of thousands of men and women have served their country with honor and pride during times of war and peace. The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Inc. (IMVHOF) recognizes Hoosier veterans for their accomplishments and shares their stories of sacrifice with the people of Indiana. IMVHOF is in its inaugural year and looks forward to inducting its first class of Hoosier heroes at their 2014 Annual Banquet held on or about Veteran’s Day. Inductees will receive the prestigious Hall of Fame Medallion of Honor. Do you know an Indiana hero who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Download the Nomination Packet and submit your nomination by September 1st. 2014 Induction Banquet IMVHOF will induct its first class of...

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How to Obtain your DD Form 214 and More

How to Obtain your DD Form 214 and More

If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). They are the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other records several ways: Use the eVetRecs system to create your request Mail or Fax a Standard Form SF-180 Learn more about requesting military service records Military personnel records are primarily administrative records and can contain information such...

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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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