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.
The White House has tallied the impact of automatic cuts to the federal budget set to take effect this week. Indiana will lose at least $100 million in support for the military, education, child care, seniors and services for other populations.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told veterans Wednesday in Indianapolis that he's already started planning how to change veterans' services to help them find jobs during a Romney administration.
The Indiana National Guard has opened a new $27 million training facility in Franklin that is the largest of its 65 armories around the state.
There is a connection between military service and civic engagement for some groups of veterans, but the overall relationship is not that robust.
The decision on military budget cuts could have a big impact on the Indianapolis operations of Rolls-Royce Corp., the city’s second-largest manufacturer behind Eli Lilly and Co.
Indiana economic-development officials are in the beginning stages of forming a marketing initiative—dubbed the Indiana Center for Complex Operations, or ICCO—to market the state’s budding defense sector.
Twenty for-profit colleges—led by Carmel-based ITT Educational Services—reaped $521 million in U.S. taxpayer funds in 2010 by recruiting armed-services members and veterans through misleading marketing, according to a Congressional report released Thursday.
Like Donner, we find ourselves advocating lies and abetting coverups of our good soldiers’; true identities, rather than celebrating the unique talents of every American willing to serve