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Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

VA sexual trauma claims: For nearly two years, about one in five veteran military sexual trauma claims were wrongfully denied or improperly handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Troops get big pay raise in 2021 budget: The proposed military pay raise for fiscal 2021 in the Defense Department’s budget request, released Monday, is 3 percent, the second-highest pay … more

Sen. Howard offers thoughts of opening session

We kicked off session Monday morning, Feb. 3, before convening in joint session for Gov. Stitt’s State of the State Address. I hope you were able to watch or listen. I’m excited to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans must remain vigilant online: Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams. The internet is a powerful tool for Veterans. It allows them to keep up with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Vouchers for veterans unused last year: Excerpts from an article by Leo Shane Lawmakers want to know why thousands of housing vouchers for destitute veterans are going unused each year despite … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act: A bipartisan group of Senators has introduced the Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act of 2019. This important bill would expand beneficiary travel to … more

Business owners: plan for next phase of life

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA service on smart devices: The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System offers VA Video Connect virtual appointments which connect Veterans with their doctor using a secure video connection on a … more

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
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