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Point Man Ministries of Newburgh
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” Chuck Swindoll

Great News!!!

Regular meetings and events will return 15 Jun.

We are moving toward
reopening the US!!!  This may be a slow process as we sort through future restrictions and safety precautions.  We will be back together face to face on 15 Jun for a picnic following CDC guidelines and practicing social distancing.

Indiana's reopen plan is below.

A Message from the Point Man Board

Quarantined, but Still Serving


Like everyone, Donna and I have been doing our part to follow the national guidelines for social distancing. Staying home and away from our loved ones is hard! We all miss being with friends and family. While doing this we’re all are faced (or should be) with doing some serious reflection about our lives and the condition of our world.


For most, reflection causes us to be thankful. Thankful for our Faith, our families, and for all the folks in our lives who support us, and for those whom we support.


Even though we feel like Point Man Ministries does good and important work in helping others, we can’t forget that everyone receives help. We receive help from the people who have gone before us, the people who stand alongside us, and the people who follow and support us. No one is a self-made man or woman, and good leaders know they can’t take full credit for their successes. Thank you to all our members and leaders who work so hard to make Point Man the great organization that it is. An organization of servants!


It’s important that everyone involved with Point Man, Home Front, and Reboot know that we will return to a normal schedule as soon as our governor allows gatherings to resume. And during this time that we’re separated, our board of directors and many of our outreaches are still providing services and supporting Veterans and their families as needed.


Please watch our newsletter to find out when we’re cleared to resume regular meetings.


All the best,




Next Meeting


15 Jun

Picnic with food service @ 1800
No Childcare



Newburgh Lock & Dam Shelter House
6877 IN-66
Newburgh, IN 47630


Special Notes
  • Our first meeting/picnic will be 15 Jun at Newburgh Lock & Dam shelter house!!
  • Mission BBQ will provide the meat for this outing.
  • Everyone will provide their own drinks.
  • If your last name starts with A-L please bring a covered dish.
  • If your last name starts with M-Z please bring a dessert.
  • Check out the video links at the bottom of this email.
  • Contact for Brandon Renner and Jessica Knapp, Illingworth Renner Basin Law Group is 812-461-0229/888-212-4876,
  • The Veterans Court needs mentors.  Please contact Barry Duncan if you can help!!
  • Point of Contact for REBOOT Combat Recover is Mike Burkdoll, 812-453-1906,
  • New Point Man of Newburgh web page is now live!  Check it out at

Prayer Request

Don Taber
Mike & Donna (family medical)
Barry Duncan (medical)
Michelle Gamache (recovery)

Upcoming Events
Regular meetings will resume starting 15 Jun.

15 Jun - Picnic at Newburgh Lock & Dam 1800.

Sep - Golf Outing, more details later.


See our Facebook page for other events and opportunities for Veterans in and around our area.


Indiana Governor Holcomb's Reopen Plan

Here is a rundown of the Governor's plan to reopen Indiana from the Indy Star, Friday, May 1, 2020

If all goes according to Gov. Eric Holcomb's plan, Hoosiers can expect to light up their grills and mostly return to normal by the Fourth of July weekend.

Of course, that might be a big if. 

Between then and now, Holcomb said Friday, Indiana will take a phased approach to lifting restrictions enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dates of each phase may change, depending in part on the spread of the virus and its effect on hospital systems during the next two months. 

And three counties with unique coronavirus challenges — Marion, Lake and Cass — will follow a slightly delayed timeline to begin.

But for most Indiana residents, it boils down to this: 

Retailers? They can open at half capacity Monday. (Or May 11 in Indianapolis.) 

Hair salons and barber shops? May 11, with restrictions. (Or May 18 in Indianapolis.)

Most restaurants? Half capacity on May 11. (Or May 18 in Indianapolis.) 

Religious services? May 8 everywhere, with no restrictions on gathering sizes. 

And the limit on other social gatherings, such as wedding ceremonies or Mother's Day parties, will be expanded Monday to a cap of 25 people, which is up from 10.

That cap would balloon to 100 people on May 24, under Holcomb's plans, and 250 people on June 14. The cap would disappear by Independence Day.

"We are ready to move ahead in a measured way," Holcomb said. "This roadmap is subject to change ... The more that is known about this disease every day may alter our course."

While Indiana will see an immediate wave of openings over the next two weeks, many places will be required to wait several more weeks under the governor's plan.

Gyms, playgrounds, movie theaters and basketball courts will need to wait until at least May 24. Bars, night clubs and bowling alleys will wait until at least June 14.

Then, finally, comes July 4 — when restrictions could be lifted on just about everything else, including professional sporting events, festivals and the state fair.

It is also during that final stage, Holcomb said, that decisions would be made about when and how to reopen K-12 schools.

Almost 19,000 Hoosiers have tested positive for the virus, and more than 1,000 deaths have been reported. Nationally, more than 1 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data compiled by USA TODAY, with 63,000 dead.

The crisis also is hitting residents' bank accounts. Nearly 570,000 Hoosiers lost their jobs or experienced a reduction in hours because of the pandemic, according to federal labor data. More than 57,000 workers filed unemployment claims last week alone. 

The competing crises is forcing state leaders such as Holcomb to identify ways to reignite the economy while also not heaping gallons of gasoline onto a kindling public health fire.

In taking an approach that Holcomb described as methodical, the state will be in a position to begin helping Hoosiers' pocketbooks but still retain flexibility to hit pause if the coronavirus comes roaring back.

"Your well-being affects not just your health but also your ability to provide for yourself," Holcomb said. "It's finding that sweet spot. It's a little bit of science and it's a little bit of art." 

Some things will not change Monday. Holcomb wants office workers to continue working from home, if possible. Hoosiers are still encouraged to continue wearing face masks in public and to maintain social distancing.

Those who are 65 and older, or who have high-risk health conditions, are also urged to continue staying home as much as possible. Older residents have accounted for most of the state's coronavirus deaths. 

VA Notes

How to Switch to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery <> During COVID-19 Outbreak: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 virus guidance includes the recommendation to have a supply of necessary medications on hand. TRICARE offers beneficiaries the option to get a 90-day supply of their prescriptions at military pharmacies, via TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, or at retail network pharmacies. During this outbreak receiving prescriptions at home will help lessen the spread of COVID-19 for vulnerable populations. Learn how to switch to home delivery <>. 
Veterans enrolled with the Evansville VA Healthcare System: If you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, sign-in to My HealtheVet, <> and send a secure message to your primary care provider or call our patient call center at (812) 465-6202 and ask for guidance before visiting the VA medical center or a community clinic. For information on the COVID-19 virus go to: 
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19. Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at <>. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing and Information System (IRIS) <> or telephone at 1-800-827-1000. VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts. Please continue to check <>
 for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook <> and Twitter <>. Thank you, Veterans Benefits Administration

Reboot Combat Recovery

War wounds the soul.  But through REBOOT Combat Recovery, combat veterans are experiencing breakthrough in their war against PTSD.  REBOOT's 12 week faith-based combat trauma healing course is designed to address the spiritual wounds of war, helping service members and their families rebuild character, community and leadership.
  • All combat veterans, wives, girlfriends and significant others are welcome.
  • There is no cost to the veteran, spouse or others (totally free).
  • A free meal and free childcare are provided for each meeting.
  • Next class starting mid January.

POC is Mike Burkdoll 812-453-1906 //
"Vets helping Vets"

Veteran's Court Needs Volunteers!!

The Veterans Treatment Court NEEDS volunteer veteran mentors to assist our veteran brothers that are involved with complication in the Vanderburgh County Court system.



To successfully rehabilitate veterans in the court system using evidence based 

treatment to positively change behavior to lead productive, law abiding civilian lives.


Veteran mentors provide a support relationship with Court selected veterans in order to provide  a trusted friend who has “been there”.  The mentors are an adjunct to the support system provided by Court Case managers, the VA Mental Health Department and other agencies.

Mentors are assigned to maintain contact weekly to help his/her assigned veteran mentee through the sometime difficult pressures of their rehabilitation.  Mentors are not expected to be a counselor, financial supporter, or chauffeur of mentees.  Mentors are expected to be available to mentees as a friend.


If you are interested in helping you brother veterans on the path too a better life, or simply wish more information
please contact:


Barry Duncan, Court Veteran Mentor Coordinator
Cell:  270-339-6656


 Please know that a request for more information is not a  commitment to serve.



Point Man Board Meetings

Next Point Man of Newburgh
Board Meeting

11 Jun @ 1830
Crossroads Christian Church
10800 Lincoln Ave.
Newburgh, IN 47630

Board meetings for 2020 will be on the second Thursday of the month.  Welcome Michelle Gamache as President for 2020.

Point Man Breakfast - TBD
We enjoyed another great breakfast at the Newburgh American Legion. We are planning to keep the breakfast meetings going, weather permitting, on a once or twice a month basis.

Meet & Greet - TBD

Point Man brothers and sisters doing a "meet and greet" at Evansville's VA clinic. Giving out snacks water and bus tokens.  Thanks for honoring our Vets!! 

New Pointman Videos

Check out the Pointman of Newburgh videos on our Facebook page.

Home Front supporting Veteran's in the Evansville Half Marathon:

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