The agency that oversees state veterans centers is seeking a new location in southeast Oklahoma to eventually replace the aging facility in Talihina, which had been investigated for systemic problems.
The Oklahoma Veterans Commission, the governing board of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, is now accepting proposals for the planned center, which is federally required to be no more than 90 miles, or two hours, from Talihina, according to a news release.
The relocation was authorized by the passage of House Bill 3042 in April. Several veterans in the House who supported the legislation said the aging Talihina center was not viable in the long term.
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