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o Legislation Affecting Veterans:

H.R. 2074, would require a comprehensive policy on reporting and tracking sexual assault incidents and other safety incidents that occur at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities H.R. 1855, the “Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services’ Improvements Act of … Continue reading

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Small Business Administration

SBA Offers Two-Day Training for Veteran Entrepreneurs  “Military veterans make great small business owners and Oklahoma counts on small business to drive our economy,” said Dottie Overal, Small Business Administration (SBA) Oklahoma District Director. “There is no better time than … Continue reading

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Ramone Valdez Memorial Service

The memorial service for Veteran Advocate Ramone Valdez will be held at the Midwest City Elks lodge on November 2, 2014 at 1400. Ramone was an active veterans advocate for many years belonging to multiple organizations and volunteering numerous hours … Continue reading

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VA Notification: Final Regulations for Camp Lejeune Veterans and Coverage of Certain Costs for Family Members:

From a September 23 VA Fact Sheet: Since the passage of “Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012,” VA has enrolled and provided health care to those veterans who served on active duty at Camp … Continue reading

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Understanding the Veteran’s Choice Card:

President Obama signed into law the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 in response to mounting concerns of access barriers for veterans seeking health care. As part of this new legislation, all veterans enrolled in the VA health … Continue reading

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Victim or Criminal?

Communities weigh how to deal with battle-scarred soldiers who do wrong after coming home From The Washington Post Compassion or conviction – that’s the choice more and more communities across the country are facing as “the effects of 12 years … Continue reading

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 Veteran Homelessness

The veteran homelessness population is made up of veterans who served in several different conflicts, ranging from World War II to the recent conflicts. Though research indicates that veterans who served in the late Vietnam and post-Vietnam era are at … Continue reading

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 Suicide & Mental Health

What is most troubling is our limited understanding of veteran suicide. The VA does not regularly release data on the number of veterans that commit suicide and there is almost no information about veteran suicide among the 47 percent of … Continue reading

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National Commander Hope

October 1st Will Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Government ShutdownNow is the Time for Congress to Pass the Putting Veterans Funding First Act. October 1, 2014 will mark a full year since the budget battles created a stalemate that halted … Continue reading

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Veteran Career Fair

Recruit Military is hosting a Job fair for veterans.  Anyone who has served on active duty, in the National Guard, or in the Reserves is invited to attend this event in order to find a new career. Pre-register here: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/oklahoma-city-all-veterans-job-fair-september-4-2014 Recruit … Continue reading

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