Sunday, September 14, 2014

DAV Updates please read

New DAV office hours: Tuesday thru Thursday 0900-1300! Closed on Mondays & Fridays for community outreach.

Be on the lookout for new VA Medical Cards. We will give you the details as we get them since there is a lot of conflicting guidance. Basically we as Veterans should be able to go to a primary caregiver of our choice if we live more than 30 to 40 miles away from a VA. Lots of confusion. We don't want you to end up having to pay a medical bill so stand by for the rules. We are planning on having a town hall meeting once we know how it all works.

CSO Training is mandatory for all CSOs and optional for any DAV member that wants to become a CSO. CSO training will be held monthly prior to the Chapter meeting.

Does anyone have any connections with a soda vending company??? We are looking for a donation or a cheap soda machine. I have contacted Coke & Pepsi but haven't heard anything back.

Upcoming events:

SEPTEMBER:
~ RSVP pre-opening tonight 14 Sep @5:30pm @ building next to Depot
~ RSVP ribbon cutting Monday 15 Sep 0900 @ building next to Depot
~Spaghetti Dinner @ American Legion (121 W Oak Ave) (5-9pm) to raise funds for an AMBUCS AmTryke & to help support overseas care packages for our troops. Dinner is by DONATION. Drinks & Desserts are available for $1 each. There will be auctions & other goodies such as 50/50 raffle.

OCTOBER:
DAV Staff meeting 9 Oct @ 12 NOON (TIME CHANGE!!!)
DAV Chapter meeting 13 Oct @ 7pm @ the Golden Corral
Watonga Cheese Festival October 10th & 11th
DAV Depot Grand Opening party 31 October!!!

NOVEMBER:
Golden Corral November 1st thru 17th

TONIGHT & TOMORROW

Hi everyone! RSVP is having it's pre-opening party tonight at 5:30pm. RSVP is in the building next to ours. Also, they are having a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow morning at 0900 if you would like to join us.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Upcoming chapter meeting 8 Sept @ 7pm

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Please take a minute to put the chapter meeting on your calender. It's 8 September @ 7pm. We need a good turn out because we have A LOT of upcoming events. Spread the word. Thanks yall!

Friday, August 29, 2014

RSVP Ribbon Cutting ceremony

RSVP is taking over management of the senior citizens building. They have invited us to their pre-opening reception on Sep 14th from 5-8pm and their ribbon cutting ceremony on Sep 15th at 0900.

They have also asked if we have some volunteers to paint 3 church pews between now and 14th.

Call Susan (?) at RSVP 233-5915 if someone wants to paint. I have drop cloths if needed.

__ Craig Vance __

Friday, July 25, 2014

VA Opening Burn Pit Registry (Different from the Persian Gulf registry

VA Opening Burn Pit Registry
VA Press Release
The VA is committed to caring for the needs of Veterans who have lung and other health conditions possibly related to their deployment to the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry will enable VA to better assess the health of veterans exposed to burn pits and other airborne hazards.
The registry launch was postponed to allow adequate time to develop and test the software and hardware as well as to ensure data security and accessibility. Now that it is available, veterans may participate and need not be enrolled in VA’s health care system to do so, because a registry is an epidemiological research tool and the receipt of a registry examination(s) and tests does not constitute the receipt of care.
VA encourages all veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, and the Gulf War to participate in the registry. Veterans should sign-up now for a Department of Defense Self-Service Logon (DS-Logon) in preparation for the launch of the registry. DS-Logon can be found at thiswebsite.
This registry will enhance our (VA) understanding of any identified long-term adverse health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment—ultimately leading to better health care.

Helpful numbers

NWOKDAV FAX 580-234-5926
Van to VAMC OKC 580-478-7027
Enid van 580-242-3808
Enid VA Clinic 580-242-5100
Blackwell VA Clinic 580-363-0052
Stillwater VA Clinic 405-624-0334
VAMC OKC Operator 866-835-5273
VAMC OKC Eligibility 405-456-5774/2713
VAMC OKC Transfer Clinics Assignment 405-456-5421
DAV MUSKOGEE NSO OFFICE 918-781-7764
DAV MUSKOGEE NSO OFFICE (FAX) 918-687-0606
V.A. REGIONAL OFFICE 800-827-1000
DAV OKLAEPARTMENT (WATTS) 800-717-1005
DAV OK DEPARTMENT FAX LINE 405-557-0252

June 2014 Retiree Newsletter

Military Retirees, Annuitants and Former Spouses

The June 2014 Retiree Newsletter is ready for your review. It contains important information about managing your myPay password, updating your email addresses, and educating your loved ones and beneficiaries.

To access the newsletter, please click on the link below. You will find a list of topics for the June newsletter, and you will also have easy access to previous newsletters after you click the link. The links to the newsletter were consolidated into one link for your convenience.

http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/newsevents/newsletter.html