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Organizations eligible for military support include:

  • Federal, state and local governments.
  • Approved non-federal entities in accordance with Joint Ethics Regulations.
  • Certain private (non-profit) institutions when the activity concerned is conducted for the betterment of the community and does not selectively benefit any one individual or organization.

Events must be open and accessible to the public.

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.

Musical Support includes, but is not limited to:
  • Parades
  • Concerts
  • Choral presentations
  • Patriotic openers or presentations
Ensembles:
  • Concert Band
  • Stage Band
  • Rock Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Combo
  • Marching Band
  • Brass Quintet
  • Dixieland Band

Request needs to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event on a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

Email completed form to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office

The color guard is a formation of National Guard soldiers in appropriate military uniform used for posting and retiring the flag and rendering to it the proper customs and courtesies.

Examples of Community events supported by the Ceremonial Unit:

  • Anthem Singers.
  • Flag Raising Ceremonies
  • Parades
  • Sporting events
  • Ceremonies

Request needs to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event on a completed

DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

Email completed form to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office

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.

Request needs to be submitted 90 days prior to the event on a completed DD Form 2536 (Request for Armed Forces Participation in Public Events).

Email completed form to the Public Affairs - Community Relations Office

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

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

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