PNC Cleve Geer passed away early this Morning 1/13/19. No details about funeral yet.

AMVETS Department of Indiana relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Help with the relief efforts with the department. Things requested: Air Mattresses, Bleach, Paper towels, Work Gloves, Toilet Paper, Lysol, Disinfectant Wipes, Diapers, Baby Wipes, Formula, Large Rubbermaid and Pet Food. Your points of contact are Mike Kist and Terry Voight.

Ross Oglevie

Ross Oglevie with our AMVETS National Service Foundation, passed away this Sunday 7/16/17 afternoon. Will post service times VISITATION Sunday 7/23/17 From 1 to 3 Be All General Home 6512 Crain Hwy Bowie, Maryland 20957 Services Monday 7/24/17 at St. Elie

Veterans Town Hall - Goshen

Join us for the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) Goshen Community Town Hall. This is an opportunity for Veterans, family members, and community members to voice concerns regarding care received through the VANIHCS system. @ Goshen Public Library - 601 S 5th St, Goshen, IN 46526. Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Job Alert

Reaching for Tomorrow, a Learning for Life Program, is looking for part time Program Leaders to deliver basic life skills and character education modules in elementary, Jr. High and High school classrooms in the following towns: Indianapolis and eight surrounding counties, Noblesville/Arcadia, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Avon, Plainfield, Danville, Brownsburg, Anderson, Rushville, Richmond, Liberty, Connersville, Hagerstown, Cambridge City, Lebanon, Crawfordsville, Greenfield, Frankfort, Greenwood, Terre Haute, and Shelbyville. Interviewing will be the last week of July. You would start the position the 2nd week of August. This is a paid position and we provide flexibility to make your own schedule. Leaders are expected to set a positive example, be motivated, and self-confident. Must be 21 years old, have experience working with youth, and have automobile and insurance. Training provided. Flexible schedule, up to 30 hours a week. If you or someone you know may be interested in applying for one of these openings, complete and return this application (click the link to the left to get application) or contact Adam Cassady at 317-813-7083 or you can e-mail inquiries to RFT.H.Viergutz@gmail.com. More information can be found on our website https://247scouting.com/web_admin/BSA160/BSA160page367.php?rt=1

AMVETS at the IMS for the Indianapolis 500 Race

Commander Randy Rouse delivers American Flags to be given away at IMS at the 500 Festival this Memorial Day. Look for these flags being waived on race day and watch on ABC and remember what Memorial Day is about.

Our Most Vulnerable Veterans Need Your Voice

Yesterday, AMVETS shared its deep concerns about the President's proposed budget which calls for rounding down Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for veterans, and cutting Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits for seriously disabled service-connected veterans who are 65 and older. Today, we are asking you to not be silent on this issue, and to send the prefilled letter to your Members of Congress - or you can delete and write exactly what is on your mind. On this Memorial Day weekend, we honor our fallen - and will fight to ensure that the promises made to those they served beside are kept. Take Action Click Here

Pleural Mesothelioma

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs. For more information Click Here

Mesothelioma

Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of active duty are entitled to benefits from the federal government Click Here

Please disseminate this information to Veterans that are referred to Choice, and distribute far and wide.

All, please be aware of a VCP program scam that is currently happening. We called the FAKE number this morning, and they are redirecting Veterans because "the system is down, you are being redirected to a promotional number, where you are being offered a $100 gift card." It then goes on to ask the Veteran for a Credit Card number. Please ensure Veterans are aware of this scam, and that the VCP is 1-866 not 1-800. Thank you

The Proposed Changes to the Department By-Laws

Up for discussion of change to current by-laws Department By-Laws June 2016 - NEW!
Proposed changes 2017 - NEW!

The National Desert Storm Memorial Area 1

The National Desert Storm Memorial Area 1 Authorization Bill is being introduced in the United States Senate on November 10, 2016. Your Senators need to hear from you! In honor of all Persian Gulf Veterans, and AMVETS National Commander Harold Chapman, who has taken on this cause as his Commander's Project, please ask your Senators to co-sign the bill which will enable us to be one step closer to choosing a site for this memorial. As always, thank you for your support of American Veterans. For more information Click Here

Prevent Veteran and Servicemember Suicide

Every day 20+ Veterans and 1 Active Duty Soldier take their own lives. Burdened with the stigma associated with mental health issues and the military "shame" surrounding PTS (Post Traumatic Stress), they instead turn to suicide as their only option to relieve suffering. We're Veterans who understand the military mindset and training. While we are not a crisis center and don't provide direct clinical services or therapy, we do offer a high-touch service with connection to resources for many of the stresses faced: job loss, relationship issues, mental health needs, financial worries, housing and more. For more information Click Here

Are you in need of a hand up?

The new EMVFI program offered through IDVA is available to assist military service members and their immediate families to proactively become self-sustaining and encourage strong family bonds. For more information Click Here

Veteran Jobs

If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran looking for employment and want IDVA's assistance, please call (844) 480-0009. For more information Click Here