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Our Mission: To ensure that women veterans in Oklahoma have equitable access to federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.

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Accredited Women Veteran Service Representatives (VSR), Specializing in State and Federal Programs, Outreach & Education

Accredited Women VSRs serve in each designated region across the state.  The Women Veterans Program (WVP) specializes in women veteran outreach and education, and this team of VSRs are available to provide private and confidential claims and benefits assistance.  Please see below to locate the nearest Woman Veterans Program VSR.  

Amelia Messenger
Women Veterans Coordinator

Phone: (405) 523-4020
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Amelia Messenger is currently serving as the Women Veterans Program Outreach and Resource Officer. Amelia comes to us from the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (ODRS), where she served as the Senior Rehabilitation Technician at the Oklahoma Career Planning Center.

Amelia started her service with the State of Oklahoma at the Department of Human Services in 2008.  Later she transferred to the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.  Amelia has worked within multiple state and federal programs, including Social Security Disability and Vocational Rehabilitation.  As a Disability Examiner, Amelia was responsible for making medical eligibility determinations on applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for the Social Security Administration (SSA).  While with Vocational Rehabilitation, Amelia managed and coordinated Vocational Evaluations for all of Oklahoma's 77 counties and nine tribal agencies.

Amelia is a United States Air Force veteran.  In 1995, she left for basic training without a guaranteed job.   After basic, she attended tech school at Sheppard Air Force Base as a Maintenance Production Manager.  While on active duty, Amelia was assigned to Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, and United States Air Forces in Europe until she returned home to Oklahoma in 2003.

As a woman veteran herself, Amelia is passionate about empowering Oklahoma's Women Veterans while providing resources and education regarding their federal and state benefits.  

In her downtime, Amelia enjoys listening to music, gardening with her husband, enjoying her three children, reading, and cooking.

Last Modified on Aug 15, 2023
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