This year, HVAF of Indiana hosted its 23rd Annual Meeting. Highlights of last year’s accomplishments included the work of our employment specialists who worked with 247 veterans, and assisted 225 veterans obtain gainful employment Brigadier General Ronald A. Westfall who serves as the Director of Joint Staff of the Indiana National Guard spoke of his military experiences as well as the challenges returning veterans face. The first award HVAF presented included the Louise Loyd Distinguished Volunteer Service Award which went to Rebecca O’Connor who has been a regular volunteer since 2010 and has donated over 500 hours of her time to HVAF each year. Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery received the Richard J. Schwartz, II Distinguished Leadership Award. They are the first disabled-veteran-owned distillery in the United States, and they have used this platform to host Operation ALPHA, a Veterans Day event that raised $13,000 for HVAF last year. Their leadership in the Operation ALPHA event has equipped HVAF to serve many more veterans. The C. Russell Cox Excellence in Professional Services Award went to Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. They have helped many HVAF clients work through and overcome legal barriers, which in turn has helped the clients gain employment and move into permanent housing. This year’s recipient displayed commitment by coming in and being the leading provider of legal services to HVAF clients.