, Muskogee, OK

Local News

September 29, 2011

P.M. UPDATE: Cherokee Nation offers program for combat veterans

The Cherokee Nation is partnering with the Tulsa Vet Center to offer area combat veterans help in readjusting to a peaceful civilian life, according to a media release.

The TVC is an extension of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Matthew Tiger is a readjustment counselor with the TVC, and he works in its Tahlequah outreach station, located in the main Cherokee Nation tribal complex. He offers counseling to veterans and their families, individually and in groups.  

Tiger is forming a support group for combat veterans who have served in war zones during conflicts ranging from World War II to the Global War on Terrorism. Tiger said groups like the one he is putting together can be beneficial to veterans returning home from the battlefield and adjusting to peacetime life. He said many times there are barriers to gaining a veteran’s trust, and they often isolate themselves. But when veterans come together, they tend to be more comfortable and less guarded.

The combat veterans support group and other TVC services are available to veterans eligible for VA benefits. Meetings will regularly be held at Cherokee Nation facilities in Tahlequah and are open to all combat veterans, regardless of whether they are Native American.

Information: Tiger: (918) 453-5693 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.