Allen County’s military heritage is rooted by the Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing and a sizable veteran population active in our region’s workforce. With the presence of innovative defense contractors like BAE, Raytheon, and Harris Corp., Fort Wayne’s engineering expertise has produced some of the most well known military technologies including the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) combat net radio.
If you’re a veteran or are currently serving, thank you. See below to get connected with military- and veteran-focused resources.
The 122nd Fighter Wing flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II out of the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base adjacent to Fort Wayne International Airport. With 300+ full time employees and 700+ reservists, the economic impact of the base to the Fort Wayne community averages over $62 million annually.
The Allen County Veterans’ Service Office is responsible for assisting veterans, their spouses, dependents and survivors with information and assistance concerning veterans’ benefits through federal and state levels. The Veterans’ Service Office offers a full range of services, including assisting veterans and survivors with applications for a variety of programs.
The Northeast Indiana Base Community Council connects business and civic leaders with the region’s military community to focus on issues that build quality of life in Northeast Indiana. Our Council is working to make Northeast Indiana America’s most engaged military community.
Our turn to serve (OTTS) is more than just a charity. For us, it’s a means of giving back to those who have done so much for our country, asking nothing in return. They did so because they saw it as their duty, selfless in their dedication to our nation. Today, OTTS feels duty bound to assist Indiana’s veterans in improving their quality of life, working towards a debt that can never truly be repaid. While OTTS began by providing home renovations to disabled veterans, it has now evolved to exclusively providing, training and matching service dogs with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
This program was established to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned — and to do so by adhering to the highest standards.