​​​Monthlychapter meeting, 3rd Sunday of every month.
Beginning at 1400 hours.  Our meetings will be held at the American Legion Post 1,  1120 E. 8th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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.

News and Upcoming Rides

Future meeting dates & locations:

All meetings will begin at 1400 hrs

July 16, 2020 - Leaders meeting at 1830 hours at Duffy's restaurant in Broken Arrow.

July 19, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa                                             beginning  at 1400 hours


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​​​EVENTS

 July 17, 2020 -We will be doing a funeral escort for Jim "Bootlegger" Spencer.  We will meet at 0900 hrs with KSY up at 0915 at the QT off of hwy 51 (8100 E. Hwy 51), Broken Arrow and then meet up with the Muskogee area brother and sisters at the QT in Muskogee.  

Bootlegger was one of our most decorated members and was respected by all.

July 18, 2020 -​ Christmas in July Toy Run benefiing Children served by the Operation Christmas Train Set Foundation 501 {c}{3} Charity.  9:30 AM - 1:30 PM  witth start at Guthrie Scottish Rite Masonic Masonic Temple in Guthrie, OK and ending in Kingfisher City Park.

July 19, 2020 - Chapter meeting at the American Legion Post in Tulsa.  The meeting begins at 1400 hrs.

July 25, 2020 Back the Blue - ride to support Sgt. Johnson and Ofc Zarkeshan who were shot while on a traffic stop.  Meet at the Police Lodge, 12512 E. 21st St., Tulsa, Ok, registration at 9:00 AM and KSU at 10:00 AM.  Registration is $20 for riders and $10 for passengers

If anyone knows of any upcoming rides let me know.  

​​July, 2020 -

July 16, 2020 - Chapter leader's meeting at Duffy's restaurant beginning at 1900 hrs

July 19, 2020 -Chapter meeting at The American Legion in Tulsa beginning at 1400 hrs.

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Oklahoma's Annual State APR -

 Thursday August 27 through August 30 at  Robber's Cave State Park

2300 Park Cabins Road

Wilburton, OK

918--465-2562

​They have rooms, cabins, campsistes, or RV sites  YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW



                       
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News and information

​​​​​​Remember to check on a brother or sister during this trying time in our Country.


​Veteran Legislation
Drug cost increases: Senate urged to pass prescription drug price reduction act:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), on 10 JUN renews its call on the United States Senate to swiftly pass S.2543, the Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act, sponsored by U.S. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR). “Lifesaving medicines and vaccines don’t work if patients can’t get access to them. As we face the worst public health crisis in recent history, the stark reality is the market is simply not working to keep drug prices affordable,” said AHF President Michael Weinstein. “Now more than ever, the U.S. Congress should take action against obscene drug prices and enact the Prescription Drug Price Reduction Act.” S.2543, which passed the U.S. Senate Finance Committee with bipartisan support, would provide needed relief for Medicare beneficiaries and increased penalties for drug companies that practice price gouging. The bill would save the U.S. Medicare program over $100 billion over ten years, according to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) without cutting access. It lowers out of pocket costs for seniors by capping them at $3,100 annually. It also requires more transparency and accountability from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which secretly negotiate drug formularies between drug manufacturers and insurance companies while collecting kickbacks from drug companies in the form of rebates. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) opposes the bill. “The status quo enriches drug companies, PBMs and the insurance industry and does nothing to improve access to life-saving medicines needed for controlling epidemics like HIV and COVID 19,” added Weinstein. “We hope that taxpayer-funded research will yield needed medicines and vaccines to treat and control COVID 19. But right now, with the current structure, only the rich will get access to these medications. The dogged determination of Senator Grassley, the most senior U.S. Senator and chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, has been inspiring. AHF pledges its continuing support for getting this bill enacted into law.” AHF is the largest global AIDS organization who currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.4 million individuals in 45 countries worldwide. [Source: https://www.wfmz.com


Prescription drug costs8: S.3979/H.R.7116 | Tricare Prescriptions Relief Act:
Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would let Tricare waive prescription drug copayments for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic or other national emergency. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) proposed the Tricare Prescriptions Relief Act bill 10 JUN to provide financial help for active-duty and retiree families experiencing unexpected increases in prescription drug costs during the pandemic. Military families 46 and retirees who use on-base pharmacies have no copayments for prescriptions at those facilities. But they do share the cost of their prescriptions at civilian retail stores and through Tricare's mail-order system. The bill would let DoD waive those fees, which range from $10 to $60 for a 90-day drug supply by mail, and from $11 to $60 for a 30-day prescription at a retail pharmacy. That waiver would stay in effect during the pandemic or other national emergency as declared by the federal government. "In the wake of a widespread disaster like a hurricane or global pandemic, our military service members, veterans, and their families should not have to worry about how they will continue to afford life saving treatments," Wicker said in a release. "Ensuring Arizona Tricare recipients can receive their prescriptions outside of military clinics at no added cost helps keep Arizona military families and retirees safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic," said Sinema. A similar bill was introduced in the House on 16 JUN by Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Lisa Blunt (D-DE).


Vet Suicide: H.R.3495/S.1906 | Improve Well-Being for Veterans’ Act:H.R.3495 was introduced in the House by Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI-1]) on 19 JUN 2019 and currently has 256 cosponsors. Its companion bill S.1906 was just introduced in the Senate by Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) on 19 JUN 2019 and currently has 31 Cosponsors. The Improve Well-Being for Veterans’ Act requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants for a period of three years to eligible entities for the provision of suicide prevention services to veterans and their families. Under the bill, eligible entities include tribally designated housing entities, community-based organizations, and other private entities that meet certain requirements. 47 Current data indicates that approximately 20 of our nation’s veterans, active-duty servicemembers, and members of the National Guard and Reserve die by suicide every day. This has remained true since the late 1990’s despite significant increases to funding, staffing, programs, and attention for suicide prevention and mental health care at and through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Only six of those 20 suicide deaths per day were among those who had sought VA care in the two years preceding their death. Suicide is often the result of a complex interaction of risk and protective factors at the individual, community, and societal levels and prevention requires a similarly broadbased effort











 


  








 
 









 








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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.

​​​​CVMA CHapter 10-2 is a charitable organization per IRC 501 (c) (19) 

​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.

 "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."
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