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 Vietnam Veterans Memorial marks 35 years, keeping promise to ‘never forget’:

In 1979, Jan C.Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran, conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. He felt a memorial would … Continue reading

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 The Veterans ID Card Act: (HR 91)

This bill will allow all of America’s veterans to have a permanent ID card that proves their military service. It now goes to the president’s desk for his signature. This sounds like one of those things that should exist already. … Continue reading

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 VA launches physician ambassador program:

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has launched the Physician Ambassadoe Progeam in an effort to recruit volunteer medical providers, at the more than 1,700 VA health-care facilities across the nation. The physician and clinician “ambassadors” are … Continue reading

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 White House/VA hotline now operational:

According to a June 1 Military Times article by Leo Shane III, the President’s long-promised hotline for veteran complaints was officially launched on June 1. The phone line—live now at 855-948-2311—is designed to “collect, process, and respond to the complaints … Continue reading

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FY 2018 Proposed Budget with regards to IU

Over the past several weeks, DAV has received hundreds of inquiries from DAV members and other concerned parties regarding the proposal to eliminate the total disability rating based on Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits for veterans over the age of 62 … Continue reading

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OKDAV Veterans Seminar

OKLAHOMA DAV KEEPS THE PROMISE TO OKLAHOMA SERVICE MEN & WOMEN Helping Veterans Obtain the Benefits and Services Earned Through Military Service • Did you know? More than 337,000 Oklahoma men and women have served in the armed forces, but … Continue reading

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Voice Your Concerns

The President’s budget proposal fiscal year (FY) 2018 and FY 2019 advance appropriation was released on May 23, 2017. The following day, DAV and its Independent Budget (IB) partners provided testimony and recommendations to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, on … Continue reading

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PLEASE HELP…If this is you or someone you know.

In order to better understand and advocate for caregivers of all disabled veterans, DAV is conducting a survey about the role, benefits, challenges and inequities facing family caregivers of disabled veterans. This survey builds on earlier research DAV undertook in … Continue reading

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Governor Mary Fallin announces Outreach for Veterans Pilot Program:

Like many of you, I have heard of the Governor’s veterans pilot program but I have heard very little as to what it entails. Governor Mary Fallin announced efforts to inform Oklahoma veterans about the Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program, a … Continue reading

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Proposal in Congress would require service members to pay into GI Bill for benefits

Congress is in the early stages of considering a mandate for service members to pay into the GI Bill – The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs gave veterans groups a draft last week of legislation that would deduct $100 from … Continue reading

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