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    Military Pilot Shortage

    The top personnel officials from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force testified on a pilot shortage affecting all four branches. Committee members asked questions about the severity…

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    California National Guard Bonuses

    Defense and National Guard officials testified at a hearing on bonuses incorrectly paid to California National Guard soldiers. In opening remarks, Major General David Baldwin recommended a…

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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 Department…

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    Military Retirement System Overhaul Proposals

    Federal officials testified on proposals to overhaul the military retirement system. They urged caution in reforming the system and said options were being reviewed carefully by the Defense…

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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 the…

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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 on the conduct of a year-long study…

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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 should be placed…

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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 from…

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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 from…

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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 from…

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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 additional…

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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 sexual…

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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 sexual…

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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 the…

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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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    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 families in…

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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 billion for fiscal year…

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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 end the policy, previous decisions…

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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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