Commander John Hartman

Commander John Hartman

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 1830 hours for election of Post Officers.  The last election was declared void because of Non-Members voting in the election.  You are required to have a current Post 1189 Membership card to enter.

The kitchen has been changed to Friday and Sunday.  Friday night will be a special dinner every Friday.  Sunday will be a brunch from 11 am to 1 pm.

Oklahoma VFW Convention starts June 8th at the Biltmore Hotel in Oklahoma City.

If you know a Veteran or Veterans family in need of assistance they can call 2-1-1 or text 211ok to 898-211, for help with utilities, rent payments, food, etc. This is 24/7 and statewide for assistance.  Also, check out unmet needs on the VFW website.

The Choice Program was created by the VFW-supported Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, in response to the nationwide access to care crisis that embroiled the Department of Veterans Affairs. It provided the VA an additional $10 billion in emergency funding to expand veterans’ access to care in the community. The legislation came with a three-year sunset clause, however, which meant the VA had to either use or lose the funds by this August. 

With about $1 billion estimated to remain un-obligated, the VFW is pleased the money will continue to help wounded, ill and injured veterans receive the quality care they earned and deserve. The legislation passed this week also addresses two issues that the VFW had identified and had asked Congress to fix. The first issue is to eliminate the confusing secondary payer requirement, clarifying that VA is the payer of care, not veterans. The second issue the legislation addresses will make it easier for VA to share medical documentation with Choice providers, so veterans don’t have to face unnecessary delays when scheduling Choice Program appointments

 

 

Welcome to the My VFW Oklahoma Network. The Oklahoma Veterans of Foreign Wars has a rich tradition of serving veterans, military families and their local communities. We invite you to explore this

Brian J. Duffy

Brian J Duffy Commander in Chief

website and our entire VFW Oklahoma network of sites to learn more about our organization. If you are a veteran and would like to join the VFW, we invite you to fill out our Join the VFW form. If you are already a member of the VFW, use the links below to find what you need quickly: VFW WebMail Online Program Reporting Latest News from the Department Latest News from Posts in Oklahoma Post Website Directory