WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today met with the Disabled American Veterans where he was presented with the DAV Award for his work to advance veterans priorities in Congress during 2015.
“I am very honored to accept the Disabled American Veterans award and to have this opportunity to discuss the challenges that face our disabled veterans in Oklahoma,” Inhofe said. “Over the past year, we have made headway in improving the medical care our veterans are receiving in Oklahoma. I appreciate the DAV’s recognition of this, but the battle is not yet over. I will continue to put pressure on the VA from every direction until Oklahoma’s veterans are getting the care and access to benefits that they have earned and deserve. We owe all veterans a debt of gratitude for their sacrifices, and I will always be committed to ensuring our nation fulfills our promise to care for them in return."
“Oklahoma DAV is proud of Senator Jim Inhofe's service to his country and fellow veterans,” Danny Oliver, Adjutant DAV Department of Oklahoma. “During Senator Inhofe’s time as an elected official, he has never wavered from his support and dedication to those who are serving or have served in uniform defending our great country. Having served in the U.S. Army, he has always applied those lessons learned on active duty from a soldiers’ perspective and as a veteran has worked tirelessly to assist and address the many challenges facing veterans with regards to the Department of Veterans Affairs and reintegration back into the work place and family life.”
Founded in 1920, the DAV is a non-profit organization with the purpose to better the lives of American disabled veterans. For the past three years, the DAV has awarded Members of Congress who have a long history of assisting veteran’s efforts in Congress. Today, the organization has 1.2 million members, whom are all disabled veterans of the armed forces.