Southern Indiana Sharpshooters edged out Versailles American Legion 741 to 739 last week in the National Air Rifle League. With the win,
Southern Indiana Sharpshooters is in third place in their Division with a 1 - 1 record. Southern Indiana Sharpshooters was led by Lane Parks who shot a 201. The remaining contributing members were Seth Hartwick, Abby Seitz, and Jonathon Thurman. Southern Indiana Sharpshooters is from Jasper, IN, and is coached by Daniel Lawson, Brad Hartwick.
Versailles American Legion dropped to 1 - 1 on the season. They are currently in fourth place in their Division. Versailles American Legion was led by Jamie Thomas who shot a 230. The remaining contributing members were Kaitlyn Schwanholt, Courtney Grable, and Cameron Grable. Versailles American Legion is from Versailles, IN, and is coached by Steve Scoggins.
Next up Southern Indiana Sharpshooters will compete against Wildlife Achievement Chapter Izaak Walton League from Monrovia, MD. Wildlife Achievement Chapter Izaak Walton League currently has a 1 - 1 record. Versailles American Legion will compete against Lake Houston 4-H from Kingwood, TX. Lake Houston 4-H currently has a 2 - 0 record.
These two teams are competing in the Junior Rifle Club Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League. Sponsored by the Orion Scoring System, the league is a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs. The league has two parts. An 8 week round-robin regular season going on now. Followed by a single-elimination tournament, for the top eight teams who will compete for the league championship.
In each game the teams compete in what is known as a Three-Position Air Rifle match. The match is modeled after Olympic Rifle competitions but adapted to high school age athletes. Each athlete will shoots 10 shots in three different shooting positions, prone, standing, and kneeling. Each shot is worth a maximum of 10 points. The sum of points scored in the 30 shots is the athlete's total. The team score is comprised of the best four athletes from each team.
For more information on the league, including complete standings, visit http://www.orionscoringsystem.com/AirRifleLeague
Box Score: http://www.orionresults.com/team/GamePage.aspx?MatchID=1.1.688457009.1
Indiana Legion partners with MyComputerCareer to find solutions for vets effected by ITT-Tech closures
MyComputerCareer, an innovative adult I.T. career college with campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas, is partnering with the American Legion and Operation: Job Ready Vets with a new outreach program that offers financial support and educational opportunities to Indiana military veterans left stranded by the abrupt closure of ITT-Tech
INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion Department of and MyComputerCareer.edu™ today announced that the Legion has endorsed MyComputerCareer’s ITT-Tech Graduation Grant program.
MyComputerCareer’s ITT-Tech Graduation Grant program was announced in mid-September following the abrupt closure of over 130 ITT Technical Institute campuses nationwide, a shutdown that abandoned over 40,000 students, over 6,000 of whom are American military veterans. Under MyComputerCareer’s new grant program, any former ITT-Tech student who enrolls in and completes MyComputerCareer’s foundational I.T. Systems Administrator (ITSA)program will receive a post-graduation loan repayment grant of up to 37% of the cost of the ITSA tuition.
“Given its long-standing support for veterans and the excellent pathway its I.T. Certification courses provide servicemen and women looking to transition into civilian life, we heartily endorse MyComputerCareer’s ITT-Tech Graduation Grant program,” said Hugh Dagley, Adjutant of The American Legion, Department of Indiana. “Not only can veterans take the ITSA program online from anywhere in the state, but MyComputerCareer has a campus right here in Indianapolis, which makes it even more attractive to us and American Legion members in the area.”
According to MyComputerCareer’s Founder and CEO Tony Galati, the ITSA course is an excellent path for any veteran interested in pursuing a career in I.T. Security, Network Administration and/or Helpdesk positions, whether as a manager or administrator.
“Since our launch over eight years ago, we have helped countless veterans across the country gain the know-how to earn valuable Information Technology certifications critical for landing high-paying I.T. jobs,” Galati said. “Through our sponsorship of the POW-MIA Freedom Car we have developed a close relationship with The American Legion, and we are quite humbled to receive this endorsement.”
Operation: Job Ready Vets and MyComputerCareer also Partner in Indiana
In addition to the Indiana Legion’s endorsement of the ITT-Tech Graduation Grant program, MyComputerCareer will also be working closely with American Legion partner, Operation: Job Ready Vets (OJRV), to conduct an outreach program to military veterans in the Hoosier state and beyond.
“We love the quality of training provided by MyComputerCareer, as well as its dedication to serving our former servicemen and women,” said Gene Anderson, CEO of Operation: Job Ready Vets. “MyComputerCareer’s Lifetime Job Placement services fall right in line with our focus at OJRV, and we look forward to working with them to help provide additional support for Indiana veterans.”
While completing the rigorous full-time 7-month or part-time 10-month ITSA program, students can earn up to 10 I.T. Certifications, specifically
The next ITSA course will start at the Indianapolis campus on Friday, October 21. Conversely, Tuesday, October 18 is the next start date for MyComputerCareer’s live online version of its ITSA course, available throughout the United States. Another online class will start approximately six weeks later.
For specific details about enrollment opportunities with MyComputerCareer.edu, former ITT Tech students should call 866-606-6922 or visit MyComputerCareer.edu/ITT-Tech-Students.
Based in Holly Springs, North Carolina, MyComputerCareer, Inc. is an innovative adult technical school with courses taught online and at its seven campuses in Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. Students who complete MyComputerCareer’s rigorous Information Technology courses may earn up to 14 highly valuable I.T. Certifications in areas ranging from Operating Systems to Computer Networks and Cyber Security, certificates often required even for those with four-year college degrees. In addition, these courses form the foundation for students interested in obtaining an Associate’s degree from MyComputerCareer.
ContactsThe American Legion, Indiana Department Contact:
John Crosby, 317-630-1264
Operation: Job Ready Vets Contact:
Gene Anderson, 317-677-3064
Bruce Ackerman, 919-278-7946
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David Politis, 801-556-8184
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th. St.
Indianapolis, Ind. 46202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2016
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center to hold Veteran Town Hall Meeting in Lawrence, Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind. –The Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center is holding a Veteran Town Hall meeting at the Lawrence Readiness Training Center, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Indiana 46216, on 26 October 2016. The meeting will begin at 6 PM. Veterans, Veteran Families, community supporters and the public are welcome to attend.
The INDY VA and The Indiana National Guard have successfully partnered to open a VA Health Clinic at Camp Atterbury. This cooperative venture has proven to be of great value to Veterans in south central Indiana. The success of this effort has inspired VA Indianapolis to seek other venues to better serve Indiana Veterans. In the planning stages is a VA Health Care clinic on Indiana National Guard Property at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
In addition to seeking input from Veterans about the clinic, enrollment and clinical staff will be on hand to answer questions. Joining this gathering will be representatives of the Veterans Benefit Administration and the National Cemetery Administration.
We appreciate the valuable support our Media colleagues provide communicating to Veterans and their families. We invite questions, comments and interviews before, during and after the October 26th event.
For more information contact Peter.Scovill@VA.gov, 317-988-2420
Public Affairs Officer
Office of Strategic Communication and Outreach
Strategic Planning, Capital Investment,
Outreach and Program Evaluation (SCOPE) Service
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
1481 W 10th St (00P)
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: 317 988 2310
Business Cell: 317 495 5112
Personal Cell 706-339-3907
The American Legion Riders of Cicero, Ind., Post 341 presented a diabetic alert dog for a Tipton High School student with Type 1 Diabetes, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. on the north lawn of the Tipton County Courthouse.
The American Legion in partnership with East Union Christian Church helped raise the money required to purchase the highly-trained service dog, a black lab mix named Azalea, trained by Medical Mutts. The dog was donated to Melissa Phillips, daughter of retired Army non-commissioned officer Jimmy Phillips.
"We just really want to thank the Cicero American Legion, East Union Church, and everyone that helped make this a reality for Melissa," said Jimmy.
Additionally, the Cicero Chapter of The American Legion Riders presented a $3,000 donation to Operation Comfort Warriors, a Legion sponsored program that provides comfort items to wounded, injured and ill service members in military hospitals and transition units around the world.
American Legion 2012-2013 Past National Commander, Indiana’s own James Koutz. Koutz was on-hand to accept the check on behalf of OCW. The program was Koutz' personal project during his year as national commander of The American Legion. He's helped raise more than $1 million for the program to provide assistance to our nation’s wounded, injured and ill veterans.
"I want to thank you Legion Riders for everything you do, getting out there and raising money for our American Legion programs, especially Operation Comfort Warriors," said Koutz. "It's a program that is dear to me and over the years the Legion Riders have proved that they raise more money out there than anyone."
The Department of Indiana Webcast is a new initiative to communicate to our members across the state outside of the traditional interactions held in Posts, Districts and Department meetings. The webcast contains current events, veterans related issues, and community involvement efforts made by The American Legion, Department of Indiana.
Topics discussed during this webcast include Hoosier Legionnaires presenting a football-field sized flag at the Indianapolis Colts game, medical marijuana, and the Hoosier Legions latest initiative to provide aid to Indiana veterans, iVETS. Thank you for tuning in.
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