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Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active military VA appeals status tracker-how to check the status of your claim: Knowing what stage of the appeals process your claim is in can help you avoid … more

Note of thanks

Dear Editor: With great full hearts we would like to thank everyone that came out to support the benefit dinner for Troy Don Farr. A special thank you to his dear friend Larry Shaw. Your … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Supreme Court delays final ruling on ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam veterans benefits: As reported by Leo Shane III for Military Times, the Supreme Court this week granted a 30-day extension to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

S. 374 and H.R. 1092, the Service members and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2019: This legislation will codify VA regulations regarding the adjudication of claims for mental health … more

Lucas congratulates Colson Roberts on academy appointment

To the editor: Throughout the long history of the United States, Americans have answered the call of service. From protecting the freedoms of our newly formed nation during the American Revolution … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA predicts bumpy rollout of Mission Act: As reported April 10 by Eric Katz for Government Executive, the Trump administration is issuing late warnings that its rollout of a new program to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA disability system update: Administration officials this year are re-upping a series of reforms to the veterans disability system they estimate would cut down on tens of thousands of unneeded … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill expanding veteran volunteer guardianship program passes Oklahoma House: Senate Bill 931, by Sen. Paul Rosino (R-Oklahoma City) and Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) establishes the Veterans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA recommends dropping legal challenge over ‘blue water’ Navy veterans’ benefits: Veterans Affairs leaders will not recommend appealing a federal court ruling to award disability … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Retiring judge calls VA appeals system a ‘Tragedy’: We have all complained about the VA appeals system and we all said that it is a nightmare. Maybe someone will now listen to us since … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA Appeals - system is ‘Ancient’ and ‘Inefficient’: The retiring chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims told lawmakers March 12 that the Department … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

H.R. 553, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act: On Jan. 15, 2019, Congressman Joe Wilson introduced H.R. 553, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act. This bill would eliminate an unfair … more

Student asks for Oklahoma project help

Dear People of the Great State of Oklahoma: Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. In third grade, we do state projects, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Air Force halts delivery of new KC-46 tankers: The USAF has stopped accepting deliveries of its brand new KC-46 Pegasus tanker only weeks after the first aircraft was transported to McConnell Air … more

Vote ‘Yes’ for student safety, Altus’ future

It’s appropriate that the slogan for the Altus Public School bond issue proposal is “This is the Year.” That’s because voters haven’t passed one in at least 60 years, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA issues interim guidance for Blue Water Navy Case: On Jan. 29, the Federal Circuit held that the clear intent of Title 38, section 1116 held that s veteran who served in the territorial sea of … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves - privatizing household goods shipments: In the wake of increasing problems with service members’ household goods shipments, U.S. Transportation … more

Thanks for your votes

To the editor: Thank you, Altus, for all your support and votes. There will be a runoff election between me and the incumbent on April 2, so we still need to fight for this seat. I am so grateful … more

No one asks for feral cats

Smeagol, the feral cat that has been squatting on my porch, was oddly calm as I drove her to the animal shelter. Unlike my pet cat, Edgar, who gets scared during car rides, Smeagol sat in the … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Vets could soon get free child care during medical treatment: The Veterans Affairs Department could soon provide free child care for veterans undergoing treatment for mental health and other … more
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