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Our next MACV Networking Meeting is Tuesday the 17th of March 2020 at the Marriott-East located at 21st & Shadeland Ave from 2:00 to 4:00 PM .................... VSC & MACV Committee meetings start at 1:00 PM before the MACV meeting .................... Everyone is always welcome .................... The date for the 10th Annual Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event is Saturday the 8th of August 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Marion County Fairgrounds ..................

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"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no Soldier behind. As a Nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no Veteran behind"..... | Dan Lipinski said it, and VSC and it's Partners thrives to keep that pledge!

Emergency Information Available 24 hours a day, 7 Days a Week.

  • If you are hurt or in imminent danger, dial 9-1-1 immediately. 
  • If you are actively fleeing domestic violence, dial (800) 332-7385 as soon as you can.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, facing a crisis, or in need of immediate help, dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966.
  • To contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or , The Veterans Crisis Line dial (800) 273-8255 (Vets press 1).

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What We Do

VSC, thru this website helps Veterans, Military and their Families find the organizations that can help them secure the vital resources they need and are entitled to for their service to our country.

  • VSC's website lists local, state, and federal organizations that offer our Veterans, Military and their Families; the goods, services, programs and the benefits they have earned.
  • VSC Partnered with MACV in 2014, making VSC the official sponsor, fundraiser and promoter of the annual Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event.
    • Starting in 2020 the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event will invite Veterans Service Providers, Veterans, Military and their Families from all the Central Indiana counties to participate with us at the Marion County Fairgrounds with the city of Indianapolis being the Hosting City.
  • VSC is looking to Partner with other Communities and Veteran Service Organizations to better serve and support our Veteran and Military population. 
  • MACV is a Marion County networking organization made up of local Veteran Service Providers, Veteran focused, and Veteran owned business that meets monthly to plan on how to better serve our Veteran and Military community.
  • MACV advises the Marion County Mayors and Town Managers on the needs of the Veteran community.

Together, VSC and MACV's mission is to better serve and inform our Veteran, Military Community, and Government Officials. 


News for Veterans

Blue Water Navy Benefits: As of Jan. 1, 2020, VA extends benefits to Veterans who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam, or in the Korean Demilitarized Zone during a certain time period, are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange. Click here to learn what the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act means for you.

FORT HARRISON's PX & COMMISSARY: If you're a veteran with a VA service-connected disability rating, a former prisoner of war, or a Purple Heart recipient, the exchange, recreation facilities, and commissary on base will be opening their doors to you starting in 2020. That includes the PX, commissary, and other retail stores on base, in addition to morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) facilities, such as golf courses, bowling areas, campgrounds, and lodging facilities.  If you're already enrolled in the VA health system, you should already have the ID card you need to get access to base, which is called the Veteran Health Identification Card. If not, you can apply online or call (877) 222-8387.

MAYORS EVENT 2020: The 10th Annual Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event has been set for Saturday the 8th of August 2020 - Event dates set for the next five years: Veterans Support Council, Inc. (VSC) has signed a multi-year package with the Marion County Fairgrounds to hold its Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event at the Fairgrounds for the next five years.  All dates will be on the 2nd Saturday of August from 2020 thru 2024.

FREE BUS PASSES FOR INDY VETERANS: Starting July 18, 2018, all Veterans living in the Indianapolis Metro areas are eligible to ride the IndyGo buses for FREE. To register, veterans must complete the enrollment process in person at the Julia Carson Transit Center, 201 E Washington Street. Veterans must fill out an application (provided in both English and Spanish), provide proof of eligibility, and have a photo taken at the Transit Center Customer Service desk.  Visit IndyGo's Press Release for additional information

Two New VSO's for Marion County: Starting November 1, 2018 Indianapolis hired two new Veterans Service Officers (VSO's) that will be serving our Veterans community in all of Marion County.  View rtv's Channel Video

COMING SOON: VSC's website will soon have a complete database of goods, services programs and benefits available to Veterans, Military and their Families. The database will be broken down into over 400 topics such as; housing, employment, clothing, food, health care, education, help with addictions, help with mental illness, etc.

VSC & MACV Events 

Awards & Achievements 

Don Hawkins receiving the Jefferson Award

Dr. Doty Taylor receiving the Jefferson Award

Press conference when the city approved FREE InndyGo bus passes for Veterans

Don Hawkins Accepting Certification of Appreciation from Mayor Hogsett

MACV's Monthly Networking Meetings
MACV meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Please check the MACV Page for the date, time and any location changes.

No Dues or Fees Required & Everyone is Always Welcome.

VSC's Current Fundraiser
One-time or monthly donations can be made by visiting our Donate Page.

VSC & MACV's Upcoming Events
Click Here to visit our Dropbox, it contains our Members Folders w/ their Brochures, Flyers & Applications

Our 10th Annual Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event has been scheduled for Saturday the 8th of August 2020 at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Please visit the Mayors Event Page.


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AMERICA: Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

Words to Live by: 

Honor-Courage-Commitment Peace through Strength Attitude is Everything
Freedom Is Never Free God-Family-Country Duty-Honor-Country
Honor Before Glory Believe in Yourself Service Before Self
Be All You Can Be Trust But Verify Integrity First
Never GIve Up Stay Strong Aim High

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy

"There is NO LIMIT to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit." - Ronald Reagan

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" - Psalm 33:12




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Don's Suggeston of the Day and Everyday:
Always Try to Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are!

Don't Let Your Past Determine Your Future, Your Choices Do That!

On a Personal Note:
“Of everything I’ve done in my life, being a United State Marine (Vietnam Veteran 66-68) has turned out to be one of the best things that has happened to me.  I feel that serving our country with pride and honor made me more respectful of our God, our Country, my Family, Friends, Coworkers, and Fellow Veterans.  Hopefully that has made me a better and more productive person” - Don Hawkins

This Website is Dedicated to all the Men, Women and Animals that Have Served this Great Country.

For more information on these Warrior Walls, click on picture to go to McFarland Studio's

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(800) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran, or a Family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.

Please Note:

  • VSC & MACV are not providers of any direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs and benefits for Veterans, Military and their Families.

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