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USS Arizona survivor recalls the “date which will live in infamy”

Eighty years later he can still hear the sirens wailing from Battleship Row. The sounds are what he remembers most from that day. That, and the fires.

Ken Potts, in Navy in 1941 and in 2021
In the spotlight at VA Eastern Oklahoma

Diabetes: Tackle the holidays and win!

Holidays can be a time of joy with traditions, spending time with family and eating good food. However, for some the holidays are filled with increased stress and temptations that leave you feeling guilty and New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier next time.

Thanksgiving meal

Telephone Town Hall for Women Veterans: Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will host a Telephone Town Hall with women Veterans on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss VA services and the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa.

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VA to hold Virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Listening Sessions Sept. 28 & Sept. 30

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is conducting virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) listening sessions for Veterans through September in support of Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.

Virtual meeting

Eastern Oklahoma VA to hold Telephone Town Hall for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System will host a Telephone Town Hall to engage with Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) & Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

service members return home

Former Muskogee VA volunteer & Korean Veteran soaring high

In 1958, 17 year-old Tom Cotton deployed to Korea with the U.S. Army's 13th Engineering Combat Battalion. The battalion's primary mission was finding mines left over from the Korean War and destroying them.

Veteran skydiving

VA to hold drive-thru Caregiver Resource Fairs

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System invites Veteran caregivers to attend upcoming resource fairs in Tulsa and Muskogee.

Couple embraces

Almost 44% of our Veterans are Fully Vaccinated

Since receiving COVID-19 vaccination in December 2020, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has administered 29,785 COVID-19 vaccine shots to Veterans. A total of 15,002 Veterans are fully vaccinated which amounts to 43.51%.

COVID-19 vaccine

Virtual Veteran listening sessions scheduled for Aug. 26  

The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) will hold virtual listening sessions on Aug. 26 to hear from Veterans and the communities it serves.

Virtual meeting

Veterans can submit travel pay requests online

Veterans, caregivers, and beneficiaries who are eligible for reimbursement of mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved health care appointments, can submit claims online in the new Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System (BTSSS).

Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, Audiology Clinic in Tulsa have moved

On July 19, the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, located at 8921 South Mingo Road. in Tulsa, opened its doors for Veterans in Eastern Oklahoma. The clinic located at 9322 East 41st Street is no longer seeing patients.

Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic

Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System resumes Million Veteran Program

The Million Veteran Program (MVP): A Partnership with Veterans has re-opened for in-person recruitment and enrollment activities at the Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center.

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