WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Burr today announced that the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a hearing on programs designed to help the families of wounded warriors. The hearing aims to identify ways these programs can better serve the families of those wounded in combat. The committee will receive testimony from family members of servicemen wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Officials from the Army, Navy, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also testify. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 10:00 A.M in 418 Russell Senate Office Building.
Jackie McMichael of Raleigh, North Carolina will testify on Panel I. Mrs. McMichael's husband, Michael, suffers from serious injuries received during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mr. and Mrs. McMichael receive counseling at the Raleigh Veterans Center.
WHO: U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
WHAT: Hearing: Caring for the Families of Wounded Warriors
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2008
WHERE: 418 Russell Senate Office Building
Col. Peter Bunce (U.S. Air Force-Retired), father of Justin Bunce, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Robert Verbeke, father of Daniel Verbeke, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Jackie McMichael, wife of Michael McMichael, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lynda Davis, PhD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Military Personnel Policy, Department of the Navy
Kristen Day, LCSW, Chief Consultant, Care Management and Social Work, Office of Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Jane Dulin, Supervisor, Soldier Family Management Branch, U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program
Steven Sayers, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Philadelphia VA Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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