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    Military Base Closings, Joint Service Groups

    Department of Defense officials presented the department’s recommendations for Joint Cross Service Groups and base closures. They testified about the methodology used to…

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    Health Benefits for Military Reserve

    Defense Department officials announced a new health care plan being implemented for eligible National Guard and Reserve members. Topics included recruitment, compensation packages,…

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    Military Personnel

    Military personnel chiefs testified before the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee on recruiting, retention, and military personnel policy as well as…

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    Military Absentee Voting

    Mr. Abell talked about among the issues he addressed were numbers of personnel voting with absentee ballots, interagency cooperation in voter education and ballot processing, and the…

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    Challenges Facing Military Families

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the situation facing military families during the War in Iraq. They discussed state-level strategies for alleviating the burden on…

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    Absentee Ballot Initiatives

    The officials talked about joint initiatives between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service. The purpose of these initiatives was to ensure that U.S. personnel stationed…

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    Recruitment of Terrorists in Chaplaincy Programs

    Witnesses testified about the chaplain programs in the military and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in the aftermath of apparent security breaches at Guantanamo. They reported on how…

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    Military Personnel Management and Support

    Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee held hearings to examine proposed legislation authorizing funds for fiscal year 2004 for the Department of Defense, focusing on…

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    Military Readiness and Personnel Issues

    Mr. Abell talked about military personnel issues, including recruiting, retention, the use of reserves, and family assistance. Following prepared remarks, he responded to…

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    Military and Defense Nominations

    Nominees for various military commands testified about their experience and qualifications for the positions. Among the issues they addressed were military transformation in the…

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    Pentagon Dedication Announcement

    Mr Abell spoke to reporters about a memorial for victims of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the contents of a time capsule to be included in the memorial.

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    Military Personnel Issues Roundtable

    In one of a series of roundtables with media representatives, Assistant Secretary Abell answered reporters' questions about military personnel issues, including recruitment, retention and…

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    Military Absentee Ballots

    Defense Department officials described the handling of overseas military absentee ballots for the 2000 election. They answered media questions.

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