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  • Wish For Our Heroes and Caliber Collision surprise veteran with car

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –  A Hoosier veteran and her family won’t have to worry about car problems anymore thanks to a surprise from Wish For Our Heroes and Caliber Collision. Haley is an Army Reserve Officer who works full time. Her husband Brady, stays at home with their three kids. The two youngest are twins with special needs.  They’re a busy family who struggle with getting from place to place because the car they had kept breaking down on them.  Brady […]

  • DPAA using Isotopes as a way to identify remains of U.S. Service Members

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., –  More than 81,000 Americans are still unaccounted for in global conflicts. More than 1,700 of those are Hoosiers.  The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency believes out of those 81,000, 39,000 are recoverable. We sat down exclusively with the head of the DPAA who told us it’s a race against time and degrading DNA to identify any remains recovered. However, the agency is constantly working to find new ways to do so. “So isotopes is a relatively mature science, […]

  • History Flight working to recover remains of service members killed during Battle of Tarawa in WWII

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Friday, September 20th was National POW/MIA Recognition day. The day brings awareness to the fact that more than 81,000 service members are still unaccounted for in global conflicts. It also honors those who were prisoners of war (POW), as well as their families. More than 72,000 of the unaccounted are from World War II. 1,511 Hoosiers are among those who are still unaccounted for from World War II. The 76-hour Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 was deadly […]

  • DPAA Director gives update on remains repatriated from North Korea last July

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Friday, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced there are now fewer than 82,000 service members still unaccounted for from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Iraq and other conflicts. Indiana still has 1,736 service members unaccounted for. The announcement came on National POW/MIA Recognition day, September 20th, which honors service members who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. You […]

  • Wish For Our Heroes is looking for volunteers out at IMS during the Brickyard

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. –  Wish For Our Heroes, a nonprofit that helps veterans and active duty military members during their times of need, is asking for help. The group is looking for volunteers out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Brickyard weekend, Sept. 6-8. Volunteers are needed to help set up and man the merchandise tent, the dunk tank and numerous other activities.  Wish For Our Heroes is being allowed by IMS to set up fundraising activities in the midway. […]

  • Hoosier Veteran gifted spa to help with rare nerve disorder

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A Hoosier hero received a life changing gift on Sunday at the Indiana State Fair. Staff Sgt. Justin Law, 32, joined the Indiana National Guard in 2005 and did a tour in Iraq in 2007. Law medically retired in 2015 after a rare nerve disorder left him in a wheelchair. Staff Sgt. Law frequently volunteers for Wish For Our Heroes and thought he was coming to the fair to help the group and Carefree Spas answer questions about […]

  • 181st Intelligence Wing seeks new morale patch design

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The 181st Intelligence Wing is looking for a new design of their logo/morale patch.  They’re asking Hoosiers for their ideas. The 181st is one of the leading intelligence organizations in the Air National Guard. They’re based at Hulman Field Air National Guard base in Terre Haute. Designs can be submitted through the group’s Facebook page by messaging them here.  Designs will be accepted up to August 30th. The 181st will then vote on the designs, determining […]

  • HVAF of Indiana needs donations for Hoosier veterans

    Indianapolis, Ind. –  HVAF of Indiana, a local non-profit that helps homeless veterans and works to prevent veteran homelessness is in need of donations.  HVAF is asking for donations for their pantry.  They need the following items: Men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes) Ankle socks White t-shirts (all sizes) Canned meat Canned fruit Peanut butter & jelly Saltine crackers Spaghetti sauce Ramen noodles Instant sides You can drop your donations off at HVAF at 964 North Pennsylvania Street.  If it’s more […]

  • WWII Army Nurse Nodia Jump shares her story of service

    CARMEL, Ind. – It’s 1943 and the United States is in the midst of it’s second year in World War II. Thousands of men and women were already serving both in the Pacific and Europe. Nodia Jump became one those who chose to serve. “Well I just thought it was the thing to do,” said Nodia Jump who was inspired by her own father. “My dad was a veteran, World War I,” said Jump. Before she left to serve her […]

  • Wish For Our Heroes is looking for volunteers out at IMS Race Weekend

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. –  Wish For Our Heroes, a nonprofit that helps veterans and active duty military members during their times of need, is asking for help. The group is looking for volunteers out at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway race weekend. Volunteers are needed to help set up and man the merchandise tent, the dunk tank and numerous other activities.  Wish For Our Heroes is being allowed by IMS to set up fundraising activities in the midway. All the money raised […]

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