Fort Benjamin Harrison
9851 E 59th St, Indianapolis, Indiana
The new Reserve Center is a 125,597-square-foot training facility that replaces the Pfc. William D. McGee, Jr. Fort Benjamin Harrison Army Reserve Center, constructed in 1973. This new center is home to Soldiers of over 10 different units, including the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) headquarters, 1/329th Regiment (OCT) of the 86th Training Division, the 300th Human Resources Company, the 3/100th Signal Battalion, the 350th Public Affairs Detachment, the 452nd Engineer Detachment (FEST-B), the 55th Medical Detachment (COSC), the 91st Legal Operations Detachment, the 932nd Forward Support Team, B Company, 801st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), and the 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division. The 27-acre complex will be used primarily for unit administration, classroom training, vehicle maintenance and storage. The construction of the Army Reserve Center is a direct result of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations made in 2005.
The closest airport is Indianapolis International Airport located 30 miles from base.
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
To be enrolled in an Indiana school, a child must be 5 years old by August 1. Check with the school for other requirements.
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.
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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.
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.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration 1-800-403-0864
Responsible for providing a wide variety of safety net services to Indiana residents in poverty, who are facing other economic challenges, or who have any of a variety of disabilities or health challenges.
Indiana Department of Health (317) 233-1325
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Indianapolis Humane Society 317-872-5650
Indianapolis Police Department 317.327.3282
Base Operator (317) 377-2181
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In Indianapolis, the summers are long, warm, humid, and wet; the winters are very cold and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 85°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 92°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.9 months, from May 23 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 75°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 85°F and low of 68°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 1 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 22°F and high of 36°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.8 months, from March 26 to August 21, with a greater than 31% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 42% on June 8. The drier season lasts 7.2 months, from August 21 to March 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 29.
A general summary of the cost of living index in Indianapolis, IN is shown above. Compared to the state average of Indiana the cost of living index in Indianapolis, IN is 89, which is equal to the average in Indiana and compared to the national average it is 11% lower than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Indianapolis, IN goods and services come in at 2% higher than the average in Indiana and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
Indianapolis often shortened to Indy, is the state capital and most populous city in Indiana. Indianapolis is home to two major league sports clubs, the Indiana Pacers of the NBA and the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. It is home to a number of educational institutions, such as the University of Indianapolis, Butler University, Marian University, and Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The city’s robust philanthropic community has supported several cultural assets, including The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (the world’s largest children’s museum), the Indianapolis Zoo, historic buildings and sites, and public art. The city is home to the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.
Indianapolis has seven cultural districts to capitalize on cultural institutions within historically significant neighborhoods unique to the city’s heritage. These include Broad Ripple Village, Canal and White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, Wholesale, and Market East.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail includes 8 miles of urban bike and pedestrian corridors linking the city’s cultural districts with neighborhoods, IUPUI, and every significant arts, cultural, heritage, sports and entertainment venue downtown.
Indianapolis is home to dozens of annual festivals and events showcasing local culture. Notable events include the “Month of May” ( a series of celebrations leading to the Indianapolis 500), Indiana Black Expo, Indiana State Fair, Indy Pride Festival, and Historic Irvington Halloween Festival.
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