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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

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Eligibility requirements for Tricare, ChampVA: A lot of veterans, their spouses, and active military ask service officers about supplemental medical programs and what the eligibility requirements … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Hiring Our Heroes helps Veterans Finding a job is a daunting and sometimes difficult task after separating from the military. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans report being turned away: A core mission of the Department of Veteran Affairs is to provide health care to veterans, especially those who have disabilities related to their service. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active military DOD pain rating: The Defense Department has a new tool to help military health care providers tackle one of the most complex challenges facing … more

Tips from a Trooper

T47-12-417 Oklahoma Mandatory Seat Belt Use Act This is Trooper Shane Newell #408 with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and I have investigated multiple collisions. Some of these collisions were … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Air Force may lose air superiority advantage: Defense Secretary Mark Esper, not even two months into the job as the leader of the Pentagon, made his first major appearance before airmen on Sept. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

TRICARE dental program: When making plans to travel or move, know how your dental benefit goes with you. If you’re enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP), you’re covered around … more

Clarification

In a story in the Sept. 21 edition of The Altus Times, under the headline “Downtown buildings get free paint job,” the headline might have been misleading. While the participants in Main … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Commissary/Exchange Merger: Rushed merger could hurt troops and their families. If the commissaries and exchanges are merged without the necessary protections for patrons and Morale, Welfare, and … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill to boost Veterans’ benefits heads to President: In a Sept. 12 press release, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate … more
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