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    Arlington National Cemetery Oversight

    Witnesses testified on oversight and accountability at Arlington National Cemetery. Over 120 graves at military cemeteries had been misidentified according to a study done by the…

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    Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

    Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in moving forward with overhauling the military retirement system and said…

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    Military Suicide Prevention Programs

    Military leaders testified about their efforts to prevent suicides and reduce the stigma of mental health care for active duty members. They noted that suicide rates had decreased in…

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    Effects of Deployment on Military Children

    Behavioral experts Anita Chandra, behavioral scientist, RAND Corp. and Leonard Wong, research professor, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, testified about the effects of…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Witnesses testified on the report of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services. In their remarks they said that the military’s sexual assault office…

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    Psychological Stress in the Military

    A hearing was held on actions taken by military leaders to address psychological stress in the military. Topics included suicide prevention, reduction of stigma, and the role of…

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    Defense Health Programs

    The House Armed Services Military Personnel Committee held a hearing on the fiscal 2010 budget request for defense health programs.  The President’s budget proposed $27.9…

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    POW/MIA Recovery and Accounting, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about recovery or remains and full accounting of prisoner of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) personnel from all past conflicts. Topics included moving resources…

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    POW/MIA Recovery and Accounting, Panel 1, Part 2

    Witnesses testified about recovery or remains and full accounting of prisoner of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) personnel from all past conflicts. Topics included moving resources…

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    POW/MIA Recovery and Accounting, Panel 1, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about recovery of remains and full accounting of prisoner of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) personnel from all past conflicts. Topics included moving resources…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Panel 2

    A hearing was held on preventing sexual assault in the military. The second panel of witnesses testified about additional improvements the Department of Defense has planned, what…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Panel 1, Part 2

    A hearing was held on preventing sexual assault in the military. Witnesses from each service testified about what programs they have in place or are planning to implement to prevent…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Panel 1, Part 1

    A hearing was held on preventing sexual assault in the military. Witnesses from each service testified about what programs they have in place or are planning to implement to prevent…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Panel 2

    Sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates testified about various at types of support and advocacy are needed following assault. The panel also talked about efforts by…

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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Panel 1

    Witnesses, including one former service member and 3 active-duty counselors, testified about incidents of sexual assault in the military. They also spoke about several improvements to…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Witnesses testified about the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian service members. They focused on proposals to…

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    Army Medical Action Plan

    Witnesses testified on the implementation of the Army Medical Action Plan, which was issued in June 2007 in response to substandard conditions of services and facilities at the Walter Reed…

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    POW-MIA Status

    Officials testified about government efforts to account for missing prisoners of war and troops missing in action. They talked about information sharing efforts between foreign…

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    Medical Care for Wounded Soldiers

    A hearing was held on the status of the implementation of the Army’s medical action plan, which was created to streamline administrative processes for determining…

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