Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Commission to Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard

A new entity has been formed to assist Maine National Guard members. It is called the "Commission to Protect the Lives and Health of Members of the Maine National Guard". The primary purpose of the commission is to protect soldiers from falling through the cracks of the federal military health care system. The commission is a nine-member group. Members of the commission include the Dr. Dora Anne Mills (director of the Maine CDC), Gen. Bill Libby (head of the Maine National Guard), and military veterans and heath care providers. Issues the group will examine will be safety of pre-deployment vaccinations, types of physical and mental health screenings before and after deployments, medical records, and quality of care. For more information read the Bangor Daily News article published online on September 19, 2007 entitled "Safeguards sought for Maine Guard". For more news read news articles posted on "Maine Military Unit News".

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