Welcome to The American Legion, Department of Oklahoma!
Department Finance Committee - The committee is having monthly meetings, until further notice. All meetings will be conducted the first Friday of every month. Next meeting will be held on April 4, 2014 at department headquarters at 4:00pm.
The State Commander has cancelled all District tours. All District conventions will be held and the State Commander and Adjutant will be in attendance.
District Commanders - Please have your convention agenda submitted to department at least 14 days prior to your convention. This is according to the State's C&B.
The State Commander - will be having a meeting at the Department Headquarters to discuss strategies on how to help the department move forward. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18th, at 1:00pm. All Oklahoma legionnaires, in good standing, are encouraged to attend and submit their suggestions. (Note: Department is well aware of the problems. This is a meeting to discuss SOLUTIONS.)
District 6A/B Convention - Will be held at El Reno, Post 34 on April 5, 2014. Registration starts at 0900; Gavel at 1000. Lunch provided, but attendees are asked to bring a side or dessert.
NEW IRS Form - There is a new IRS form that must be filled out by corporations, non-profits, and such. This form must be filled out and sent to the IRS by March 1, 2014. The National Headquarters just informed all the departments of this new requirement. You can get the form here.
Baseball Coaches - Here is the link to complete your background check, if you are a coach or want to be a volunteer: American Legion Baseball Background Check
PUFL Rate Simplified:The new PUFL rates for online PUFL applications is available under Resources/Forms & Files. This rate is based on age only and is cheaper than the paper route. But, you only have 12 months to pay, instead of 36.
The 2014 Boys State application can be found at http://oklegionboystate.org. After printing the application and getting the required signatures and notary, please mail the application and check to department headquarters at PO Box 53037 OKC, OK 73152. The check should be made out to: "American Legion of Oklahoma." In the memo line please state that it is for Boys State and put the number of applicants in there also.
The District 2A/B Convention will be on Saturday, 12 April 2014 at Muskogee, OK, Post# 15. Registration will be from 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Get ready for the 2014 National Convention! The 2014 National Convention will be held at the Charlotte Plaza Hotel in beautiful Charlotte, NC. The convention dates are from August 22-28, 2014. If you are planning to attend, please complete the application and mail it to department headquarters.
Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
FRAUD ALERT: Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center or GI Bill Call Center. A marketing company has established two fraudulent numbers that differ from the two official VA call center numbers by one digit. If the fraudulent number is dialed by mistake, the answering party will offer a gift card and try to obtain personal and financial information, including credit card information, from the caller. The answering party may even transfer the caller to the VA after the caller’s information is obtained. Note that VA will never ask you for a credit card number or banking information over the phone. Before giving personal sensitive information over the phone make sure you know who you are talking to.
Oklahoma State Veteran's Benefits & Discounts Details...
VA Offers Dental Insurance Program Detail...
IRS Form 990 - Needs to be filled out every year by Legion posts. If your post fails to file this form for three consecutive years, it will lose it's tax-except status. Getting that status back is a long and tedious process. If you're having trouble getting the form filed on time, file an extension. Protect your post. This form can be found here.