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Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while doing his favorite activity, riding a motorcycle, Mike Clark is the first to attend. “I get to bring attention to and show support to POWs and veterans,” Clark, of Indianapolis, said. “And when I get a chance […]

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Vets could get a leg up for jobs under bill headed to governor

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow employers to give veterans preference when hiring for jobs passed the House and Senate on Monday. The bill underwent minor changes that gave the preference to more veterans including former members of the Indiana National Guard and Air National Guard. “Our hardworking Hoosier veterans […]

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Story & video: National Guard opens new headquarters building in Indy

Indiana National Guard unveils new headquarters facility from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana National Guard is opening the doors to a new joint force headquarters in Indianapolis. The facility is meant to provide workspace to more than 900 civilian and military personnel. Adjutant General R. Martin Umbarger said that […]

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Long-time National Guard leader to retire next spring

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Adjutant General Martin Umbarger will retire in May after 45 years of service with the Indiana National Guard. “There comes a time in everyone’s life and career to pass the ‘colors of leadership’ onto the next generation,” Umbarger said in a public letter to soldiers and others. “This is […]

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State sends 5,000 books home with state fair attendees

INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials and the Indiana National Guard gave away more than 5,000 new and donated children’s book to Hoosier families through the course of the Indiana State Fair. The Department of Education hosted the giveaway in cooperation with the guard’s Books and Boots program. “Through the Hoosier Family of Readers, the department […]

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Zoeller wants to improve veteran benefits

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several state lawmakers and military members joined Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Tuesday to discuss a legislative proposal on increasing consumer protections for military service members. As proposed, the Indiana Service Member Civil Relief Act would provide state remedies for violations of the federal Service Member’s Civil Relief Act […]

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Pence leads hundreds on ride through Southern Indiana; four riders crash in Scott County

Gov. Pence revs his engine for 10th annual motorcycle ride from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence led hundreds of bikers through Southern Indiana on Friday to raise awareness for motorcycle safety and money for the Indiana National Guard. “For their service, our Hoosier heroes of the Indiana National […]

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State government to reopen Tuesday; Pence declares emergency

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has signed an executive order declaring a state emergency in 29 counties – a number that could increase – because of snow and cold temperatures. However, the governor said state government operations will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The General Assembly planned to return at 3:30 […]

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Pence sends National Guard to help on snowy highways

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has directed the Indiana National Guard to provide assistance to drivers who have problems on the roads and highways because of snow falling across much of Indiana. Nearly 200 guard members will provide 48 highway assistance teams. They groups have been deployed across the state to […]

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Ritz proposes veterans-to-teacher scholarship program

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Veterans could receive scholarships and college credits for their military experience if they pursue K-12 teaching under a proposal backed by state Superintendent Glenda Ritz and Sen. Susan Glick of LaGrange. The proposal – which would expand the Combat to College program that Glick pushed into law earlier this […]

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