38TH INFANTRY DIVISION ARMORY

3912 W Minnesota St., Indianapolis, IN 46241-4050

ABOUT

The 38th Infantry Division Armory or the “Cyclone Division Armory”, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of eight National Guard divisions. Formed in 1917, the division earned the nickname “Cycle Division” after its training camp at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was damaged by a tornado. When the United States was preparing for entry into World War II, the 38th Division was inducted into federal service on January 17, 1941. After the war, it was demobilized and was later reorganized in 1947 with its headquarters in Indiana.
This Division of the National Guard provides fully-manned, fully-equipped and expertly trained units prepared to deploy and conduct land operations for combatant commanders. As of 2013, the 38th Infantry Division headquarters assumed the responsibility for the domestic all-hazards response team (DART) mission in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Additionally, they mobilized in support of Hurricane Katrina relief operations in 2005 and has participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

ARRIVAL

From the Indianapolis airport, start out going northwest on Col H Weir Cook Memorial Driver, then merge onto 1-70 E via the ramp on the left toward Indianapolis. Merge onto Sam Jones Expy via Exit 75 toward Raymond St. Turn left onto S Holt Rd. and then turn left onto W Minnesota St. and take the first right. The building will be on your right

The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is just 9.3 miles off of I-70 from the Cyclone Division Armory, located at 3912 W Minnesota, Street in Indianapolis. The city of Indianapolis offers a variety of transportation options. Visit this page to learn about all of the services offered. IndyGo provides bus service from their downtown hub, and the new Red Line is Indy’s first bus rapid transit line with electric buses.

Resources

TRICARE Information and News

 

For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.

 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.

FOR THE CHILDREN
 

In Indiana, if your child will turn 5 on or before September 1, you are eligible to apply for and enroll them in kindergarten. If your child will turn 4 on or before September 1, you are eligible to apply for and enroll them in IPS Pre-Kindergarten. If your child will turn 5 between August 2 and September 1, you are eligible to apply for kindergarten or IPS Pre-Kindergarten and enroll them accordingly.

The state of Indiana offers a number of different schooling options and are offered the flexibility to choose the school that best fits their child’s educational needs. Visit Enroll Indy to find the best school for your child.

The Indianapolis Public Schools offer many different schools for kids Pre-K through grade twelve.

Indianapolis also offers a number of charter and private schools in the area for all ages.

 

In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

 

If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.

 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
 

Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.

 

If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.

 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Indianapolis & Marion County, Indiana

Office of Public Health and Safety (317) 327-4291

Animal Care Services (317) 327-1397

Marion County Sheriff’s Office (317) 327-1700

Indianapolis Public Library (317) 275-4100

Main Phone (317)  247-3300  Ext. 75252
 

Housing

Government housing is not offered at this location, so service members assigned to the 38th Infantry Division Armory in Indianapolis are encouraged to find local housing in the area and live on the economy.

Butler-Tarkington
20 miles from the Cyclone Division Armory

Located in Marion County, this neighborhood offers residents an urban feel with good schools.

Glenns Valley
8.8 miles from the Cyclone Division Armory

Located in Marion County, this neighborhood offers residents great amenities with good schools.

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Be sure to let our partners know you found them at Report to Base!

Community

Indianapolis has a humid continental climate that experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are typically hot and humid with average temperatures around 75° F. High temperatures can soar to the high 90s an average of 18 days per year. The winters are cold with an average January temperature 28.1° F; during the winter months, the area receives about 25 inches of snowfall. Spring and fall are more moderate and comfortable. The rainiest months occur during the spring and summer months; the average rainfall is about 40 inches each year.
The overall cost of living index for Indianapolis is 70, which is equal to the average in Indiana and 11% less expensive than the national average. The average home price is $120,400, which is 5% lower than the Indiana average; the median rent price is 811, which is 7% lower than the Indiana average.

Indianapolis, Indiana, often referred to as “Indy”, offers a variety of attractions for all ages. Enjoy the world’s largest urban state park by walking, biking or segwaying along the Canal Walk, which is a 3-mile journey that follows the Central Canal. In addition, Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Colts, the Indianapolis Pacers, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the world’s oldest major automobile race, the Indy 500, is held.

Visit Indy’s many family-friendly attractions like the Indianapolis Zoo. This popular attraction features five different animal habitat biomes to explore, which makes a visit to the zoo possible any time of the year. And, definitely do not miss the Indianapolis Children’s Museum  nd plan to spend the day! It is the largest children’s museum in the world and was named one of the best by Child magazine. Each year, over one million visitors enjoy this five-level playground that is filled with all kinds of hands-on and interactive exhibits related to science, history and culture.

To learn more about Indianapolis, the “No Mean City”, check out this informational site.

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