Volunteer mentors spend one hour each week working with two students.
As long as they're deployed, the city and local businesses will help.
Even though the military has exit programs to help prepare the men and women for re-entering civilian life, it's often not enough.
The key note speaker for the day was the Mayor of Indianapolis, Greg Ballard.
Over the years some of the once pristine homes in the area have turned into dilapidated housing. At one point, some of those homes sat on the grounds of the post.
“He had already returned from one [deployment], and he had promised he'd return from this one…you as a mother -- you get a little confidence after that first one,” said Johnson.
Since the Humane Society of Hamilton County launched "Pets Healing Vets" in 2012, shelter workers have helped carefully pair more than two dozen Indiana veterans with adoptable dogs or cats.
It's become an urgent mission for those behind the Indy Honor Flight: to give veterans a chance to see their memorials, and receive a proper 'thank you' before it’s too late.
Axel is a 5-year-old German shepherd. In 2013 he was serving on the front lines in Afghanistan.
The HUD-VASH program is helping vets find a permanent home.