A Program of the Community Service Council
March 7, 2017 
Warrior Partnerships of
Eastern Oklahoma Newsletter
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WPEO Update --Community Collaboration Opportunity

We are proceeding steadily with our discussions and efforts for an Eastern Oklahoma  partnership with America's Warrior Partnership. Hopefully we will have something definitive to announce in April.

Our WPEO Work Groups are having new developments. On the Mental Health group, John Wilson(ODMHSAS and ODVA) is now chairman of that committee as we try to insure that most of our Eastern Oklahoma efforts are aligned with state efforts. A similar situation exists in our Education group, with Beki Miller of ODVA being the Chairwoman -and we are bringing together best practices that we are aware of - here and outside the state. Our Social Opportunities and Reintegration Group is developing a family event for the veterans on May 20 from 10-3 at Veterans Park - more to come..
These are just a few of the developments. More in our next issue!!

If you have questions or want to submit an article for circulation contact me at pluitwieler@csctulsa.org.

Thanks for your support! 
2-1-1 Expands to Help You! 

2-1-1, a program of the Community Service Council, has been providing much-needed services for more than 10 years, and now it's even more accessible for all of Oklahoma!

211 Oklahoma is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, designed to work on any device, and built around a powerful new search engine that makes it easier than ever for users to find what they need.

With a single click, users can call the agency, visit a website, or get directions. The site also has a Spanish translation feature. Locations are plotted on an interactive map, allowing users to quickly see the services nearest them.

Visit the website.
Landscape Company Hiring Veterans at The Gathering Place        
BrightView landscape and site construction company, is currently working in Tulsa building A Gathering Place, and is interested in hiring qualified veterans to become part of the team for the next 2-3 years to fulfill positions such as: laborers, leadmen, equipment operators, foreman and CDL drivers.
If you are interested apply at: https://jobs.brightview.com/military 
You may also contact the Hiring and Training Coordinator via phone 469-435-9212 or via email at daniel.sanchez@brightview.com 
Tulsa Glassblowing School Therapeutic for Veterans with PTSD  
The Tulsa Glassblowing School is helping veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. Some veterans are trying a technique that helps them move beyond the violence of war and find peace.

"All day long it's like you're a balloon being blown up and then you get here and you actually get to focus on that glass blowing, focus on that art and that it releases that pressure," Air Force veteran Justin Schultz said.
Tulsa Tech Now Offering Military Tuition Waiver      

Ver   terans are now eligible to attend one full time program at Tulsa Tech tuition free. Applicants must have served active duty in the U.S. Military and have been honorably discharged within the last 15 years. 

Click here for more information. 
Minutes from the February Tulsa Mayor's Meeting with Veterans   
The Tulsa Mayor's Monthly Veterans Advisory Council is a group of service agencies, small to larger entities as well as individuals who have a focus on helping area veterans and their families. At the first meeting of 2017, about ninety folks attended; representing about 45 or 50 different veteran aid organizations.  
Read the minutes 
Army Reservists and GI Bill Eligibility Update   
The Department of the Army recently announced that they are now counting Active Duty Training (ADT), Active Duty Special Work (ADSW), and Active Duty Operational Support-Reserve Component (ADOS-RC) performed under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, after September 10, 2001 as qualifying service for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. As a result, certain individuals may gain eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, be eligible to receive additional benefits as a result of a higher eligibility level (%), or establish eligibility for Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB).

Peter Luitwieler
Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma
Connecting Veterans
Community Coordinator -Community Service Council
16 East 16th St -Tulsa, OK 74119

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