Partnership to help military members, veterans, families

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Military service members, veterans and their families are about to get some needed help from a partnership among state and federal agencies and Purdue University.

The Indiana National Guard announced Tuesday that an initiative called Joining Community Forces Indiana will help provide resources to community groups across the state to help military members and veterans find jobs and gain financial literacy and assistance.

Bureau of Labor and Statistics data showed Gulf War II-era male veterans aged 25 to 34 had a 7.5 percent unemployment rate last year, compared with 6.3 percent for their civilian counterparts. Female veterans had a 9.0 percent jobless rate, compared to 4.8 percent for civilians.

The initiative’s partners include Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute, the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs and federal agencies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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