Military families with special needs should be notified of actual availability of appointments – not just that special-needs providers exist – before moving to their next duty station, MOAA’s director of government relations for health affairs told lawmakers Wednesday during a House Armed Services (HASC) subcommittee hearing.
Karen Ruedisueli was one of five military family advocates who testified before HASC’s military personnel panel about problems with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) and the Military Health System (MHS), including gaps in care that can be caused by lengthy waitlists as servicemembers move to new duty stations. She called on members of the subcommittee to address concerns of special needs families.
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Military veterans who want to pursue careers in public office can earn a master's degree in a program developed by veterans with campaign-trail experience.
The master's in public leadership program is offered at the University of San Francisco in partnership with Veterans Campaign, a nonprofit organization that trains veteran leaders. The program was developed from the personal experiences of veterans who have campaigned for public office.
“I'm so excited to be part of a program that will help veterans translate their values and skills into successful political public service,” said Patrick Murphy, the country's first Iraq veteran elected to Congress, who also served as acting Army secretary.
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