Its official Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog reported there is only six more weeks till spring.
Our volunteer drivers have escorted eight veterans to Roudebush Hospital in Indianapolis, and no veterans to Danville, Ill. in January. I had 52 phone calls with 24 veterans visiting the office.
By the way, I have a Captel Captioned demonstration phone for those with a hearing loss in my office for demonstration. Please stop in and check it out. These phones are free to people with hearing loss. Three veterans in Montgomery County now communicate better because of this new technology.
For those veteran s who is in need of legal clinic constellation at the Veteran Health Indiana VA Medical Center at 1481 W 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. No Cost, No Appointment Needed. The subjects they cover are: Eviction/Foreclosure issues; Child support and family law; Restoring driver’s licenses; Discharge Upgrades.
Honor Flight of Greater Lafayette is looking for Veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam wars to attend Honor Flight on May 12, 2020. If you are interested in going please call (765) 357-1000 or email to or
Montgomery County is still in need of VA volunteer van drivers. You don’t need to be a veteran to drive for us. Requirements are to be 21-75 years of age, in good health, and a regular driver’s license. Please call me at (765) 361-4133 to get the paperwork started.
Women veterans are a minority among military and veteran groups, and veterans themselves are a minority. A Purdue University program empowers women veterans. This program for women’s veterans, the Focus Forward Fellowship at Purdue University in West Lafayette, is part of the university Military Families and Research Institute (MFRI). It starts with a weeklong session and continues with a year – long distance program. Students learn basic job search skills, receive guidance from a series of mentors, and are paired with a coach already working in their chose field of study. Please contact Purdue University at (765) 496-3403 or

Joe Ellis is the Montgomery County Veterans Service Officer. He puts out a newsletter for veterans each month.