Court rules that VA must pay for Veterans emergency room care:
As reported Sept. 10 by Courtney Kube, Mosheh Gains, and Adiel Kaplan for NBC News, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the VA must reimburse veterans for emergency medical care at non-VA facilities — a decision that could be worth billions of dollars to veterans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA has been wrongfully denying reimbursement to veterans who sought emergency medical care at non-VA facilities, and it struck down an internal VA regulation that blocked those payments. "All of this is unacceptable," said the ruling, which ordered the VA secretary to "readjudicate these reimbursement claims." Plaintiffs' lawyers say, based on past estimates by the VA, the department is now on the hook for between $1.8 billion and $6.5 billion in reimbursements to hundreds of thousands of veterans who have filed or will file claims between 2016 and 2025.
90 Army posts have contaminated drinking water:
As a Pentagon task force looks into unsafe drinking water on its installations, a new list of Army posts has been added to the roster of bases where per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances have been found in ground water as recently as this year.
Ninety active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard posts are on the list, obtained by the Environmental Working Group by Freedom of Information Act request, the findings of which were posted to the organization’s site late Tuesday night. The Army says that despite the confirmed presence of PFAS in the drinking water, no one is taking in unsafe levels of the chemicals, because their filtered water complies with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.
Contaminated military installations:
If you’re a veteran suffering from short-term memory problems, chronic fatigue, headaches, confusion, loss of appetite, painful joints, ringing in your ears, and a host of other physical and psychological conditions, your problems may be associated with you being exposed to dangerous chemicals. Not just herbicides in Vietnam or burn pits in the Middle East, or vaccines given to you prior to being shipped overseas, it could be the result of having been stationed or lived in an area near a military installation contaminated with dangerous chemicals.
Listed on http://www.veteranprograms.com/contaminated-bases.html are the military installations where many dangerous chemicals contaminated the water supply system on or near a military installation, exposing you and your family to great harm. Note: Not every base suffering such contamination is on the list, because information was not available for all bases. The list is based on the latest status report for DoD's Installation Restoration Program.
Something to think about -
If something happens to you, would your spouse know where to go to find important papers like your DD-214, insurance papers, last will and testament? It is a important that you let your spouse, or someone you trust, where you important papers are.
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Delivered a Gold Star Afghan to the family of LTC. Ron Scott, USAF. LTC Scott was KIA during the Vietnam War and recently interred in Claremore, OK.
Our brothers and sisters who have left this earth and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
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Sep 15 - No meeting due to regional meeting
Oct 20 - DAV, Coweta
Nov 17 - Muskogee
Sept 11 - 15 CVMA regional, Austin, Texas
Sept 20 - 22 CVMA APR, Robbers Cave
Sept 25 - 28 Bikes, Blues, & BB,
Oct 05 - 06 - Crude Roundup - Tulsa, OK
Oct. 05 Rook Run - Poker Run to benefit Tulsa non-profit Spot 31. Starts at Dave and Busters with free Donuts, Coffee and Prizes Ride ends at the Moose Lodge in Tulsa with Prizes, Silent Auction, Food, Dancing, Pool...
Oct 05 - 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America Benefit Ride.We'll gather at the casino in Fort Gibson at 10am form there we'll ride towards Locust Grove, Salina, Spavinaw, and Jay back through Kansas and Tahlequah. As always it'll include a lunch stop...