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Navy Q&A yields insight into discovery of USS Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The USS Indianapolis sunk swiftly 72 years ago in the closing days of World War II, disappearing beneath the ocean in a mere 12 minutes. With the ship went all of its records, making it difficult to find the wreckage over the decades, said Dr. Richard Hulver, Naval History […]

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Solar energy will soon light up southwest Indiana

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Duke Energy and the U.S. Navy will partner to make Indiana’s power supply more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Leaders from both organizations announced plans Wednesday for 70,000 solar panels to be built on a 145-acre plot of land at the southwest Indiana base, Naval Support Activity Crane. The panels […]

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This week marked the 70th anniversary of the attack on USS Indianapolis

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— This week marked 70 years since a Japanese vessel torpedoed the USS Indianapolis during the last days of World War II, killing hundreds. “Bad things happen to good people, it was a matter of just bad luck,” said the Director of Manuscript and Visual Collections at Indiana Historical Society, Paul […]

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Military members could cancel services during deployment

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee passed a bill on Tuesday that would give active duty National Guard members more protections at home during their term. The Service Member Civil Release Act is a state extension of a federal statute that protects military members across the country. The state version would […]