Indiana National Guard Community Relations

The Indiana National Guard Community Relations program works hard to support events across the state that help bring Hoosiers closer to the military personnel who serve in their communities. We welcome the opportunity make these connections, and are pleased to offer resources for the public to request a military band, funeral honors, marching units, static displays or speakers. All of the events we participate in must be nonpartisan, open and accessible to the public, and may not raise funds for any purpose. Our support is based upon the availability of our resources and mission requirements.

Community Relations Support

Organizations eligible for military support include:
  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Approved non-federal entities in accordance with joint ethics regulations
  • Certain private (nonprofit) institutions when the activity concerned is conducted for the betterment of the community and does not selectively benefit any one individual or organization
Prohibitions:
  • Federal law and military regulations prohibit military agencies from competing with services available from commercial sources in the private sector.
  • Use of government equipment and/or personnel in support of a private enterprise, whether profit or non-profit, or for promotional events of a select organization’s commercial activity or concern, is strictly prohibited by regulation.
For more information about eligibility and prohibitions, please read Army Regulation 360-1, “The Army Public Affairs Program.”
Contact us: ng.in.inarng.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil)
 

38th Infantry Division Band

A request for the 38th Infantry Division Band needs to be submitted at least 90 days prior to the event on a completed Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events, DD Form 2536.
Email the completed form to the 38th ID Band Full-Time Unit Support Staff at ng.in.inarng.list.38id-band@mail.mil.

Musical support

The role of the 38th Infantry Division Band in community engagement includes performing music in support of:

  • Soldier Support
  • Family Support
  • Recruiting and Retention Support
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Community Relations
  • Education (Department of the Army Pamphlet 220-90, p. 4)
  • Building partnerships between communities and all branches of service
Music performance teams:
  • Concert Band
  • Marching/Ceremonial Band
  • Brass Quintet
  • Jazz Combo
  • Saxophone Quartet
  • Show Band
  • Woodwind Quintet

Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit

The Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit provides military honors at funeral services for active or retired members of the Indiana National Guard. The CU also supports other public and military events, including ceremonies, parades, sporting events and flag raising, and will provide anthem singers to events upon request.
Request Ceremonial Unit Funeral or Event Support
Email: ng.in.inarng.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil

Members of the public and military units who would like to request the services of the Ceremonial Unit may submit a request to our Community Relations office. These requests need to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event date.

Parades

Units of the Indiana National Guard may be requested to provide marching units or military vehicles for community parades in and around the unit’s home station. Civilians are unauthorized to ride in military vehicles for public ceremonies.
Parade requests should be submitted 90 days prior to the event on a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).
Submit parade requests to the Public Affairs Office (ng.in.inarng.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil).
 

Static Displays

Non-aviation/Aviation static display requests are subject to a number of restrictions and are supported only where they do not impact operational mission accomplishment.
  • Organizations requesting a non-aviation static display, to include cannon salutes, must submit a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Force Participation in Public Events) to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office.
  • All aviation static display requests must be submitted on a DD Form 2535 (Request for Military Aerial Support) to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office.
Email completed forms to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office (ng.in.inarng.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil).
 

Speaker Requests

The Indiana National Guard historically provides speakers for Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day public observances as well as many other types of community events.
Requests need to be submitted 60-90 days prior to the event on the following forms: Email completed forms to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office (ng.in.inarng.list.pao-comrel@mail.mil).