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Hoosier veteran finds community in local food initiative

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After returning from serving as a surgical nurse in the Air Force, veteran Sara Creech’s life didn’t get any easier. “I had a lot of problems with PTSD and reintegrating,” she said. “It was very isolating at that time.” Then after about five years at home, her husband died from […]

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Bill offers help to veterans suffering PTSD, traumatic brain injuries

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House Health and Public Safety committee passed a bill Wednesday that would create a recovery program to help Hoosier veterans suffering from brain injuries. House Bill 1615, which was authored by Rep. Dennis Zent, R-Angola, would establish the Veterans Recovery Program and Fund for five years. The […]

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Pence honors veteran competing in Paralympics

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence honored Paralympic skier Joel Hunt as a “Distinguished Hoosier” Wednesday. “I got to represent my country for a second time,” Hunt said. He joined the Army in 1998. On his third tour in Iraq he was hit by a roadside blast and suffered several injuries. He […]