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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 formulate the…

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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, cost,…

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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 military…

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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 chaplains…

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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 questions from…

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