Military Services Archives | HVAF
July 8, 2013

HVAF Case Manager featured in Indy Star story

HVAF Case Manager Abby Hardin escorted soldiers through the deserts of the Middle East. She guarded ammunition and bombs. She handled lethal weapons. But finding a job was a new battle. On Sunday, July 7, Indianapolis Star reporter Laura Newberry interviewed Abby for a story […]
August 27, 2013

Mentor from past leads veteran to become positive influence

Paul D. Shafer, president of the Packer Collegiate Institute, once said that there is no greater influence for a person than the life of another person worth emulation. James S., 52, U.S. Army veteran, saw this positive influence in the men in uniform who used to visit […]
September 16, 2013

NFL star motivates homeless veterans

It’s not every day that you have a former first round draft pick and three-time NFL Pro-Bowler greet veterans at HVAF of Indiana. On Wednesday, Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts, shared his on and off-the-field life lessons to more than […]
September 26, 2013

Stand Down helps veterans stand up

Ralph McClury receives items at Stand Down Making his way through crowds of veterans lined up for free haircuts, legal assistance and employment advice, Ralph McClury, a former HVAF client, received services and goods he needed.Ralph McClury, a 59-year-old Army veteran and former HVAF client, […]
April 15, 2014

Woodrow Hairl, WWII veteran & HVAF client, takes first flight

A wave of patriotism and respect washed over the veterans who returned to the Indianapolis International Airport after their Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., April 5. Woodrow Wilson Hairl, 87, was a part of the group of 70 World War II veterans who flew […]
April 21, 2014

Veterans at HVAF find strength in running

Matt T. was 23 years old when he entered the U.S. Army for the opportunity it provided him to attend college. After leaving the military, Matt worked as Deputy Assessor at the Washington Township Assessor’s Office in Indianapolis. It was after accepting a job transfer […]
June 2, 2014

HVAF in the news

In the news: HVAF receives national news coverage Military Times recently featured HVAF Case Managers Rachel Brown and Gretchen Hiller and their work with homeless veterans in Shelbyville. Click over to the article to read about how HVAF is helping veterans do more with less. […]
November 12, 2014

HVAF participates in annual Veterans Day Parade

HVAF board members, staff and clients participated in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Indianapolis to honor Hoosier veterans. Active and retired members of the armed forces were thanked for their service as they walked through the streets of Indianapolis. View our Veterans Day slideshow.
November 1, 2015

Veteran Success Story

James Ballard James Ballard grew up in upstate New York on his parents’ dairy farm surrounded by 25,000 apple trees and 5,000 hogs. His family raised chickens and sold the eggs to the local grocery store and markets in the area. After living on the farm […]