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 Congress Looking at Changes to Military Retirement

Congress is considering changing, for the first time in decades, the way service members get retirement pay. Military retirement now carries an all-or-nothing pension plan that requires a minimum of 20 years of service. The new plan would cut those … Continue reading

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 DoD rejects Tricare reform, does not oppose military retirement changes:

The Pentagon for the first time has offered a detailed response to a slate of proposed military pay and benefits reforms, flatly rejecting the idea of overhauling the military health care system but giving a cautious green light to fundamentally … Continue reading

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Message from Secretary McDonald

A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY The Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, No FEAR, and Whistleblower Rights and Protection Policy Statement As Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), I am committed to providing our Veterans the world-class benefits … Continue reading

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New VA Medical Advisory Group

Group of Respected Medical Experts to Advise VA on Health Care for 9 Million Veterans Special Medical Advisory Group Led by Dr. Jonathan Perlin of Hospital Corporation of America            WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today … Continue reading

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 Senate Votes to Expand Veterans’ Access to Private Care:

The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation instructing the Veterans Affairs Department to allow veterans living within 40 miles of a VA facility to get non-VA care if the department hospital or clinic cannot provide the service. Sen. Jerry Moran, … Continue reading

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 Run For The Wall – May 13 – 23, 2015:

The mission statement for this run is “To promote healing among ALL veterans and their families; to call for an accounting of POW/MIA’s; honor the memory of those killed in action and to support our military personnel all over the … Continue reading

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 VA Aid & Attendance Update:

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs is proposing new rules on who can get monthly Aid & Attendance benefits. The VA feels the rules are needed to prevent people from “gaming” the system by giving away assets and then applying for … Continue reading

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 VA Vet Choice Program Update:

The Veterans Affairs Department has asked for new legislation that would let it pay for private health care for veterans who live near a VA clinic but can’t get the treatment they need because it’s not offered at that location. … Continue reading

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H.R. 303, the Retired Pay Restoration Act.

This bill would end the unfair policy of forcing many military longevity retirees to forfeit some of their retired pay in order to receive equal amounts of disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The effect of this … Continue reading

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2015 Oklahoma Veterans Awareness Day

“Job well done” to all the Members and Chapters who made their way to our State Capital on Wednesday April 1st.  Remarks by the Lt Governor Todd Lamb, Speaker of the House Jeffrey Hickman and Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman were … Continue reading

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