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Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Tricare covering portable CPAP machines: Tricare is now covering portable Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines backdated to Jan. 24, 2019, if certain conditions are met, a Tricare … more

Look for changes in retirement plans

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

DoD answers some questions on access: Service officers from most veterans service organizations are getting questions on the commissary, PX, and recreational privileges that may be available to … more

Is market timing a smart investment strategy?

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing. To understand why this is so, let’s look at … more

Same strong news
in a new package

Welcome to the New Year and a new weekly edition of The Altus Times. We have included many of the features that were published in our two editions, including our Remember When? page and our Freedom … more

A Community of Persistence: A Civic Leader Perspective on the KC-46

(Dr. Joe Leverett wrote this for the U.S. Air Force to illustrate what the community of Altus did to get the KC-46A Pegasus training located here. This was published on Feb. 6, 2019) As we eagerly … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Blue Water Navy Veterans’ disability claims: Did you serve in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975? If so, then you’re considered a … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Some things about new base access: New commissary and exchange customers will be granted on-base access in two phases, based on whether they have a Department of Veterans Affairs health insurance … more

Year-end – time for some New Year’s financial resolutions

Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Another treatment symptoms? According to a study published this past May in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 80 percent of veterans surveyed reported using medical Marijuana to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

National wreaths across America Day is Dec. 14: Honor and remember Veterans during the holiday season, the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America organizes the annual event of laying … more

Invest in your family and community

Why do you invest? For many people, here’s the answer: “I invest because I want to enjoy a comfortable retirement.” And that’s certainly a great reason, because all of us … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Veterans with PTSD and TBIs: A class-action lawsuit aiming to upgrade the other-than-honorable “bad paper” discharges of Navy and Marine veterans could help those diagnosed with PTSD, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Federal job resources for veterans: Following are three of the most valuable resources every veteran should use while making a career transition: BLS.gov - The Bureau of Labor Statistics site … more

New at investing? Follow these suggestions

If you’re fairly new to investing, you might be wondering what sort of rules you should follow or moves you should make. And while everyone’s situation is different, there are indeed … more

Share your bounty with family

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday – Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Department of Defense expanding access: The Department of Defense is expanding commissary, military exchange and morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) retail privileges on U.S. military … more

Tips from a trooper

With holidays and celebrations quickly approaching, I would like to remind everyone of a few safe driving tips to keep your holiday travel safe.Before you begin your trip, make sure your vehicle and … more

What can investors learn from veterans?

Each year, Veterans Day allows us to show our respect for the sacrifices that military veterans have made for our country. But have you ever stopped to think about what lessons our veterans can teach … more

USDA estimates state will produce 730K bales of cotton

The executive director of the Oklahoma Cotton Council says this will be another good year for the cotton crop but tensions in China could affect the price of cotton. Harvey Schroeder said cotton … more
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