14May 18, 2005
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 ...
13Mar 24, 2005
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, and ...
48Mar 16, 2005
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 provided an ...
5Aug 6, 2004
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 logistics ...
119Jul 21, 2004
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 ...
7Jun 2, 2004
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 overseas ...
93Oct 14, 2003
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 are ...
12Mar 19, 2003
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 personnel ...
8Dec 23, 2002
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 ...