Press Release              Event Date:  June 12, 2017


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NM Historical Society Highlights Indiana War Memorials


The North Manchester Historical Society is very pleased to host Brigadier General USAF (Ret.) J. Stewart Goodwin, the Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission.  His powerpoint presentation will be held in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Retirement Center, 2201 East Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12.  It is open to the public at no cost and will be enjoyable for audiences of all ages. 

The Indiana War Memorials Commission operates 25 acres of property in downtown Indianapolis consisting of a 30,000 square foot and  a 3,000 square foot  military museums with multiple monuments honoring Hoosier Veterans.  The museums and monuments are visited by over one million visitors annually.


General Goodwin received his commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1971 from the University of Evansville with a BS degree in Management/Marketing.  He received a MS degree in Industrial Safety from The University of Central Missouri in 1975.  The General has served in all three components of the Air Force: Active, Reserve, and Guard involving both operational and support positions such as Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer, Chemical Warfare Defense Officer, Air Base Survivability Officer, and Chief of Staff of the Indiana Air National Guard.


General Goodwin retired from the US Air Force with 37 years of service. His final assignment was as the Indiana Assistant Adjutant General for Air and the Commander of the Indiana Air National Guard comprised of 2000 Airmen and consisted of an A-10 Fighter Wing, an Intelligence Wing that monitors Predator and Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicles worldwide, two air to ground gunnery ranges and a Weather Detachment.