Our brothers and sisters who have left this earth and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Past in History, the Future is a mystery, and the Present is a gift from our God.
Future meeting dates & locations:
Feb 16, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa
Mar15, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa
April 19, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa
Remember, this is your chapter and what you put into it is what you get out of it. Our chapter needs you to help it grow and become known throughout Oklahoma.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
President George Washington
13th - Leaders meeting @ 1900 hrs at Duffy's restaurant in Broken Arrow
16th - General membership meeting @ 1400 hrs at The American Legion in Tulsa
20th - Tulsa mayor's veteran council @ 1300 hrs at the VFW in Tulsa, OK. Lunch is available for $7 beginning at 1200 hrs
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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.
VA offers virtual appointments on sm
The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System offers VA art devices: Video Connect virtual appointments which connect Veterans with their doctor using a secure video connection on a smartphone, computer, or tablet.
To schedule a virtual appointment, the Veteran will first speak with their doctor, therapist or other provider about whether VA Video Connect is a good option. On personal computers and Android or Windows mobile devices, VA Video Connect operates as a web-based app and does not require an app download. For iOS (Apple) users, the app should be downloaded from the Apple App Store prior to the visit. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile do not count VA Video Connect data usage against their customers.
VA records: online patient portal launched:
Veterans and active military can access their statements through AccessVA (https://www.access.va.gov/accessva), the department’s platform for accessing VA's online services, using their secure information for DS Logon, ID.me or MyHealtheVet Premium. The online statements will include a summary of services Veterans receive at any VA medical facility. By using the Veteran Patient Statement selection on the AccessVA homepage, veterans receiving VA care for non-service connected conditions can view, download and print their patient statements, which are available on AccessVA for up to six months. The VA also noted the department would continue to mail Veterans paper statements. "VA is committed to leveraging technology to help Veterans access their patient information quickly and conveniently," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a statement. "We believe these advancements will help Veterans manage their healthcare in more efficient ways." The announcement follows a series of key changes the VA has made to increase transparency and ensure Veterans have the best information regarding the performance of VA health care facilities. These include links to comparative tools relating to wait times, quality of medical care and patient experience ratings, which are available via the website home page for each VA hospital.
S. 1003, the VET OPP Act.:
Senator Marco Rubio (FL) introduced S. 1003, the VET OPP Act. This bill would establish the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to be overseen by an Under Secretary for Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition.
Currently, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) oversees programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, the Forever GI Bill, Home Loans, and the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) under its Office of Economic Opportunity (EO). Because VBA is responsible for a large portfolio of compensation programs, EO programs suffer from a lack of oversight, leadership, and attention. The VET OPP Act would address this issue by realigning transition, education, and employment programs at VA under a newly established Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration. This new administration would be accountable to an appointed undersecretary and would be created using existing resources.
Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act:
A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced the Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2019. This important bill would expand beneficiary travel to certain veterans receiving care in Vet Centers and for vocational rehabilitation, and reauthorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant program to transport highly rural veterans to VA medical centers.The bill would also require the Government Accountability Office to study VA's transportation program to ensure it is cost effective and working effectively in conjunction with other transportation programs such as the DAV transportation network
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