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Veterans Services

Too often, veterans encounter red tape when trying to access the benefits they have earned. To assist veterans and their families as they navigate bureaucratic government agencies, I have designated staff, in addition to my regular caseworkers, who specialize in working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other relevant agencies.

While I cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, my staff and I can often intervene to answer questions, find solutions or just get through to the right bureaucrats. We can also assist in acquiring copies of military records and applying for medals, awards or decorations earned while in the service.

Please note that for assistance, you will need to complete and mail a Privacy Release form to our office in Tulsa.

Inhofe Staff

Veterans Caseworker: Karla Niemann

Email | 918-748-5111

Karla works with VA offices and government agencies to answer questions, cut through red tape and find solutions for veterans and their families fighting government bureaucracy. Karla also coordinates my regular veterans task force meetings.

Veterans Legislative Staff: Don Archer, Sam Trizza


Don and Sam work on legislative policy to support troops, veterans and military families for Sen. Inhofe. Please contact them regarding policy proposals or federal legislative opportunities.

Other Resources for Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 ; press 1

Will connect you with trained VA responders to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.

White House VA Hotline


The hotline is staffed by more than 60 agents who have had extensive training on VA programs and services. Most of these agents are a Veteran, military family member, caregiver or a survivor. Trends identified by the hotline will be used to rapidly respond to systemic inefficiencies and empower VA employees to resolve Veteran concerns quickly.

Oklahoma City VA Health Care System


Serving 48 counties in Oklahoma with hospitals or outpatient clinics in nine communities.

Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System


Serving 25 counties in Oklahoma with hospitals or outpatient clinics in five communities.