Indiana National Guard Rockville

150th Field Artillery Regiment
224 Strawberry Rd., Rockville, IN 47872

ABOUT

The Indiana National Guard Readiness Center is located in the small town of Rockville, which is a little over an hour west of Indianapolis. This center includes an armory and is the home of the 150th Field Artillery Regiment, or “The Raiders”.

The Indiana Army National Guard is composed of approximately 16,000 soldiers, maintaining 79 armories in 69 communities. 

Indiana Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. Whether it involves State Active Duty in support of the citizens of Indiana or training for their federal mission, the soldiers of the Indiana Army National Guard stand ready. During times of national emergency, Army National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the President of the United States.
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ARRIVAL

The Indiana National Guard in Rockville Readiness Center is located off of Howard Avenue/Bdale Rd on the north side of the street. From US-36, head north on N Lincoln Rd. and then turn left onto Howard Avenue. The building will be on your right about 0.3 miles down the road.

The nearest large airport is the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), which is 55 miles east of Rockville. By car, it is a little over a 1-hour drive.

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.

 

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/.

 

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

North Central Parke Community School Corporation

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

 

Rockville, Indiana

Parke County, Indiana

Parke-Vermillion Humane Society (765) 492-3540

Parke County Sheriff’s Office (765) 569-5413

Parke County Public Library in Rockville (765) 569-5544

Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in Indianapolis

Utilities in Indianapolis
Parke County REMC (Electricity) (765) 569-3133
Duke Energy Cayuga (800) 774-1202
Vectren Energy (800) 227-1376
Republic Trash Service (866) 760-2182
Bloomingdale Water Systems (765) 498-6000
Town of Rockville (765) 569-6253

Here is a list of the cable, Internet and telephone service providers in the area:
DirecTV
DISH
AT&T
Bloomingdale Home Telephone Company
NewWave Communications

Main Phone (765) 569-3553  

Housing

Housing is limited in the town of Rockville, but there are several apartment complexes north of Hwy 36. There are additional housing options in nearby towns, including Montezuma, which is about 10 minutes west of Rockville.

Rockville
5.8 miles from the Readiness Center

Rockville is a small town, but offers some apartment complexes, single family homes and plenty of shopping..

Montezuma
8.3 miles from the Readiness Center

Montezuma is located about 10 minutes west of Rockville and offers additonal housing opportunities.

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Community

Rockville 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. 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.

Spring and fall are more moderate and comfortable. The rainiest months occur during the spring and summer months from March 26 to August 21; the average rainfall is about 40 inches each year. 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.

The cost of living in Rockville, Indiana is 85, which is 5% lower than the cost of living for the state of Indiana. It is considerably lower than the national cost of living, which is 100. The cost of housing in Rockville is 52% lower than the national average. The Indiana general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average and the state income tax is 48% higher than the national average.

Rockville, Indiana is a small town in Adams Township, Parke County and is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World”. Each year, the town hosts the “Parke County Covered Bridge Festival”, which celebrates the county’s 31 covered bridges. Held in October, this popular festival lasts 10 days and brings in visitors from all over.

Parke County is filled with activities for everyone, including canoeing, hiking, shopping, boating, antiquing, and golfing. Turkey Run State Park and Shades State Park are popular local parks in the area.

Rockville is 57 miles west of Indianapolis, which is a little over an hour drive by car along Route 36. Often referred to as “Indy”, Indianapolis 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 popular Indianapolis Children’s Museum and plan to spend the day! It is the largest children’s museum in the world and was named one of the best in the United States 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.

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