NEWS | March 18, 2021

INNG app connects Guardsmen, families to what they need

By Sgt. Tackora Hand Indiana National Guard Headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS – A new smartphone app efficiently connects Indiana National Guardsmen, their families and anyone else interested in the organization to services and information, ranging from job vacancies and education benefits to unit updates.

Hoosier Guardsmen created the app to streamline communication and information in one easy-to-use app for service members, families and civilians.

"The app is a one-stop tool for all things Indiana National Guard. It has links to an incredible number of resources and notifications of important announcements," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Shetler, the state's highest-ranking enlisted Soldier. "If a Soldier has a question, this app will help them get the answer. With the app, I have all of the resources of the National Guard with me at all times."

The app was built for Guard members by Guardsmen. Members of the visual information office spent most of 2020 designing, implementing and testing before releasing the free app to Apple and Google Play.

"The app offers users the ability to review every resource the Indiana National Guard offers and information," said Sgt. 1st Class Ramon Baty, the leader of the development team and visual information office manager.

"Service members should download the app so they know what services and opportunities they have within the Indiana National Guard," said Baty. "Leaders should download the app to point their Soldiers and Airmen in the right direction."

Designing and launching the application isn't the last step for the development team.

"If you download the app and don't find what you're looking for, fill out the feedback form," said Baty. "We will continue to make updates to ensure we provide the best app possible for our service members."

"Life is busy," said Shetler. "We are all looking for a way to make life easier and information more accessible. This app can do that for you. Stay up to date, excel as a Soldier, and download the app today."