Pending status of Coronavirus -
14th - Leader's meeting at 1900 hrs
17th - Chapter meeting at 1400 hrs
American Legion, Tulsa, OK
We will have 3 locations with different times where members can stop by and vote; check your email
June, 2020 -
18th - 21st - National meeting -
Jacksonville, Fl -
Re-scheduled to September
Oklahoma's Annual State APR -
1500 hrs Thursday August 27 thru August 30
When calling for reservations if no one answers leave a message with your name and number asking for a call back as the phone system doesn't ring every time.
Robber's Cave State Park
2300 Park Cabins Road
They have rooms, cabins, campsistes, or RV sites
Future meeting dates & locations:
All meetings will begin at 1400 hrs
June 21, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa - beginning at 1400 hrs
July 19, 2020 - American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa beginning at 1400 hours
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.
"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
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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.
Remember to check on a brother or sister during this trying time in our Country.
CVMA National Meeting -
The CVMA national meeting originally scheduled for June in Jacksonville, Florida is in the process of being re-scheduled to September. The host hotel and all contracted hotels will remain; if you have a reservation the reservations dept. at each hotel will reschedule your reservations.
VA expands access to virtual hearings:-
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) announced it is expanding access to virtual hearings to all Veterans awaiting their Board hearing after successfully testing the capabilities during the last year.
Virtual hearings are a secure, confidential and convenient option for Veterans and their representatives to have their Board hearing held from a location of their choosing.
The Board moved quickly to put this option into place in response to COVID-19 and the temporary suspension of in-person hearings. For Veterans who opted to have a hearing, choosing the virtual hearing will allow the Board to decide a Veteran’s appeal more quickly.Virtual hearings became a permanent option for Veterans, April 10, when President Trump signed the VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act into law. To date, the Board has successfully held more than 640 virtual hearings and has the capacity to hold 250 per week. There are many openings on the virtual hearing docket for Veterans and their representatives considering this option
Department of Veterans Affairs announces process for charting the course - agency plan on returning to pre-COVID-19 operations:
Department of Veterans Affairs announced a three-phase plan for resuming regular operations at its medical centers, benefit offices and national cemeteries in a post-COVID-19 setting
Phase 1 of the plan once certain local conditions have been met. These conditions include falling numbers of patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, reduced numbers of people testing positive for the virus, and increased testing capacity.
Once these and other conditions are met, local VA facilities will maintain their current risk-mitigation activities such as continued telework when possible) but may also begin assessing how best to permit elective procedures and resume certain face-to-face visits that have been postponed.
Phase 2 of the plan is the resumption of services that have been postponed, again as deemed possible based on local conditions, and subject to safety protocols deemed as necessary by local staff.In
Phase 3, VA facilities will again allow visitors to hospitals, community living centers, senior living facilities, and spinal cords injury and disorder units after a full assessment of the risks and only amid continuing improvement in their part of the country. Most VA employees will also return to work in this phase
The veteran Unemployment rate has tripled since February:
The unemployment rate for the nation's veterans spiked to 11.7% in April, dramatically up from 3.8% in March and 3.5% in February. But veteran unemployment remained lower than the overall 14.7% rate for the entire workforce, the Labor Department reported Friday.
The jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans, considered the most vulnerable to economic downturns, was 13.0%, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said in its monthly report.
For veterans of the first Gulf War, the jobless rate was 7.1%. It was 17.0% for Vietnam, Korea and World War II vets, indicating that the aging veteran population was hardest hit by the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on the jobs market.
Current bills pending in US Congress Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee:
Senate Bill 3643 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize certain postgraduate health careemployees and health professions trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide treatment via telemedicine, and for other purposes.
Senate Bill 3616 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain emblems on headstones and markers furnished for veterans by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Senate Bill 3637 - A bill to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend lease protections for service members under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency, and for other purposes.
Senate Bill 3613 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to strengthen existing benefits for certain descendants of veterans exposedto herbicide agents, and for other purposes.
For more news regarding veterans and active duty personnel refer to the "Veteran and active duty news" tab above.
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.