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Comrades, Brothers, and Sisters,
State Adjutant Ron Gimondo wishes you to know the Past State Commander Troy Hensch has been diagnosed with leukemia. He is undergoing treatment and the prognosis is good. Please keep Troy and Gayle in your prayers. Cards or letters of support can be sent to Gayle at 804 SE 38th Street, Lawton, OK 73501.
As an added note: This time of year blood needs are great and the supply dwindles. If you are able to donate blood please do so. Folks like Troy need our help! Thank you.
This post is on Facebook from Gayle…..
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For those of you who know Troy Hensch he was admitted to OU Medical Center yesterday with a Dx of Leukemia. He will be in the hospital approx 1 month. Due to his weak immune system we ask that he have no visitors. Please no flowers due to them not being allowed. We ask for your thoughts and prayers during this time.
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Oklahoma City’s KOKH-TV, FOX 25, has interviewed several department members in conjunction with the work on the new VFW Veterans Service Center. Date of broadcast is unknown at this point but when they do show it you should be able to view it here, Channel 25, Fox News.
The VFW Veterans Service Center nears Completion
In July the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Department of Oklahoma will move into its new location at 1103 N. Blackwelder (Corner of NW 10th). This building which was formerly VFW Post 1857 has been under development for the past 10 months. With new offices, modernized lighting systems and fresh paint it will become our new headquarters as our old location on Central Avenue (OKVA) closes.
Initially operating as the state headquarters with service officer assistance for VA claim filing, we will be developing numerous other veteran services over the next 6 months to a year. It is an exciting time for us. We will live up to the motto that “No One Does More for Veterans.
We are grateful for the support we have received from posts and individuals and from others. The VFW Foundation has led the way with a $15,000 grant towards roof and parking lot repairs. Humana has continued their outstanding support to the department and their donation combined with a rebate from OG+E enable us to install all LED lighting which will save us approximately 75% of our light bill. American Eagle lighting which installed our lights discounted their price and did quite a few extra things at no additional charge. We are hoping that other foundations and commercial entities will continue their support.
As mentioned, the roof is next as recent storms took their toll. After the roof, the parking lot needs a lot of attention. We currently have about one-half of the funds we need so if you would like to support this highly and critically needed endeavor please click the donate button located at the top of the Department’s Home page.
As always, America’s War Veterans and their families appreciate your support.
WHAT THE VFW DOES; AND IT IS ALL FOR FREE …JUST TO PAY IT FORWARD TO ALL WHO SERVE!!
- Providing $ 5.6 Million in grants to help nearly 3,900 military & veteran families through emergency financial situations.
- Helping more than 80,000 veterans and transitioning military to receive $1.5 billion in earned compensation and pension from the VA.
- Providing millions in scholarships to veterans, service members, & thousands of high school and middle school students.
- Raising nearly $50 million annually to support local police, fire and emergency medical responders.
- Volunteering nearly 9 million hours to assist other veterans inside VA facilities.
- Being directly responsible for working with Congress to create, protect and enhance virtually every Quality of Life program that benefits our nation’s veterans, service members, and their families.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliary
Southern Conference 2017
November 16, 2017 – November 19, 2017
IP Casino Resort Spa
To Register For The Conference And Book Your Rooms Click The Link Below
** NOTE** WHEN YOU GO TO THE IP Casino Resort Spa WEBSITE THEIR ONLINE ROOM BOOKING IS UP AND RUNNING, BUT YOU CAN STILL GIVE THEM A PHONE CALL TO BOOK YOUR ROOM PLEASE ADVISE THEM THAT – YOU ARE BOOKING ROOMS FOR THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE AND USE THE GROUP CODE: S170436