Veterans Day is not only a time to honor those who have served in the military: For American businesses, it's also a time to back up that appreciation with a freebie.
With more beds and railroad tracks serving Camp Atterbury, the facility will be able to train some of the largest groups of soldiers since World War II. Now Camp Atterbury has to market itself across the nation to make the most of the new facilities.
State figures show that about 1 percent of contracts have gone to Veterans Business Enterprises, while Gov. Mike Pence set a 3-percent goal when the push started last summer.
The Indianapolis-based American Legion, the nation's largest veterans service group, called Monday for the resignations of U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths.
Although Federal Aviation Administration officials rejected the states’ proposal to become an official drone test site, both states are examining what each one has to offer in regards to drone development.
Indiana House Bill 1242, authored by Rep. Martin Carbaugh, R-Fort Wayne, would ban an employer from refusing to hire anyone because of his or her status as a veteran of the U.S. military.
House Bill 1242 would make it illegal to refuse a person employment based on military veteran status.
Indiana House Bill 1242 says employers could be charged with unlawful employment practices if they refuse to hire applicants because of their military service.
The layoffs at the end of September will come as the base transitions from a mobilization site for U.S. troops to a mission focusing more on training.
The $85 billion in across-the-board federal cuts are set to kick off on Friday, but will fall into place gradually over several months. The Obama administration has pulled back on its earlier warnings of long lines developing quickly at airports and teacher layoffs affecting classrooms.