Williams Creek Cemetery

Saturday, Dec 5th members of University Veterans Post 360 helped to conduct a wreath laying ceremony at Williams Creek Cemetery to honor the veterans that are laid to rest there. Williams Creek Cemetery had been neglected for several years till Sue Woodford Faulk took it upon herself to clean it up. University Veterans Post 360 got involved helping back in October and Commander Clifton Morlan was asked by Sue if it would be ok to lay wreaths on the veterans gravesite. Commander Morlan stated that would be a wonderful thing to do so Sue and Commander Morlan started planning a Wreath Laying Ceremony. It took a lot of volunteers from University Veterans Post 360 and the community but we had a very successful event. The event was covered by Channel 8, 13 and 59 and aired several times over the weekend. Sue and University Veterans Post 360 both received recognition from Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Office.

Spring 2020 Cadet of the Semester Award

Commander Clifton Morlan had the honor to present Cadet Alexander Clausis with the Spring 2020 Cadet of the Semester Award. This award was postponed due to COVID-19 and the University going virtual before the end of the Spring 2020 Semester. On behalf of then entire Post congratulations to Part-Time Officer Cluasis and best of luck when you go full time with IUPD in January. In the picture below are the following left to right: Post member & IUPD Chief Doug Johnson, Post Commander Clifton Morlan, IUPD Cadet Clausis, and Post member & IUPD LT Max Renolds.

Fall 2019 Cadet of the Semester

I am pleased to say that University Veterans Post 360 and Indiana University Police Department will be recognizing Cadet Morris as the third winner of this honor.  Cadet Morris creates a positive work environment for her peers and is dedicated to continuing her academic career.  We will be having an official award presentation on Dec 13, 2019 at 1pm at University Tower in the President’s Room.   Cadet Morris will be receiving a Certificate of Accomplishment and a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Nobles.

I look forward to continuously working with Chief Johnson and the rest of the IUPD to recognize more of our outstanding cadets for both academic excellence and for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Cadet.  Check out of Facebook page for pictures from the upcoming award presentation and more interesting things from our post.

Spring 2019 Cadet of the Semester

I am pleased to say that University Veterans Post 360 and Indiana University Police Department recognize Cadet of the Semester.  Cadet Miller is the second winner of this honor.  Cadet miller’s continued dedication to academic excellence is evident by his overall 3.9 Grade Point Average.   Cadet Miller received a Certificate of Accomplishment and a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Nobles on April 23, 2019.

I look forward to continuously working with Chief Johnson and the rest of the IUPD to recognize more of our outstanding cadets for both academic excellence and for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Cadet.  Check out of Facebook page for pictures from this and upcoming award presentations and more interesting things from our post.

Cadet of the Semester Program

I am pleased to say that University Veterans Post 360 and Indiana University Police Department have started working together to recognize a Cadet of the Semester.  Cadet Vickery is the first winner of this honor.  Cadet Vickery recently graduated from the Indiana Police Academy with Honors, achieving an overall 95% academic score with no negative reports and he also qualified Expert with his assigned weapon.  We will be having an official award presentation in the near future.   Cadet Vickery will be receiving a Certificate of Accomplishment and a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Nobles.

I look forward to continuously working with Chief Johnson and the rest of the IUPD to recognize more of our outstanding cadets for both academic excellence and for going above and beyond the call of duty as a Police Cadet.  Check out of Facebook page for pictures from the upcoming award presentation and more interesting things from our post.

Veterans Sleep Health

Veterans and Sleep: Common Sleep Disorders in our Veteran Population

https://www.tuck.com/veteran-sleep/

Everyone knows about the importance of sleep and its role in our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, though, getting the sleep we need is not always an easy task, and it can be an especially vexing problem for our veterans.

Research shows that veterans face heightened challenges when it comes to sleep. In one study, a significant percentage of veterans and current service members — over 74% — reported symptoms consistent with insomnia, and this figure is even higher in veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Lack of sleep can cause or contribute to a wide range of health issues. For example, it can exacerbate mental health problems like PTSD and depression, reinforcing sleeping problems. A sleep deficit can affect the cardiovascular and metabolic systems in complex ways. It can also disrupt cognitive function, create risks when driving, and lead to problems in the workplace.

To understand more about this issue, we’ll review the current research about sleep disturbances for veterans, their possible causes and effects, and some of the treatments that may be helpful in addressing them.

2018-2019 Post Officers

Your 2018 -2019 Post Officers for University Veterans Post 360

Commander – Cliff Morlan

1st Vice Commander – Christina Owens

Adjutant – Joe Hayes

Chaplain – Eric Thomas

Sgt at Arms – Aaron Shaw

Please feel free to contact the commander at clifton.morlan@legionpost360.org

We have a voice through our membership.

Post 360 featured on American Legion website

Andy Romey, Assistant Editor of the Magazine Division, wrote a story about our Post from interviews with some of our members.  It’s currently up on The American Legion national website.

 Click here to read the story

Photographer Tom Strattman took some photos at our Post Birthday Celebration at HVAF. In the photo is Sandra Tinch, Past District 11 Commander Rich Brown, Post Adjutant Eric Thomas, and Post Member Jose Sandoval.