The official blog of American Veteran Magazine, the national quarterly publication of AMVETS.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Live from Capitol Hill: House VA Subcommittees to Hear Testimony on Sexual Trauma

This morning, the House Veterans Affairs subcommittees on Health and Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs hosted a special joint hearing on evaluating military sexual trauma issues. To view video from this morning's hearing at 10 a.m., Click Here.

AMVETS National Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof submitted testimony for the record and she was on hand for the morning's hearing. To read Roof's written statement, Click Here.

Military sexual trauma, or MST, though not gender exclusive, predominantly affects today's female veterans.

Roof's remarks centered on current shortfalls withing the Veterans Health Administration, or VHA, confusion on definitions between DoD and VA, and potential solutions to help today's veterans exposed to MST receive proper care through VHA.

(Image: Witnesses testify at this morning's House VA hearing on military sexual trauma. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)

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