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NATIONAL SECURITY DIVISION'S WEEKLY REPORT

Mario Marquez, Director

MMarquez@legion.org

June 27-July 1, 2022

 

STAFF ACTIVITY

 

  • Staff researched the Department of Defense's decision to end mail privileges for overseas military retirees; research focused on the number of retirees/veterans affected.
  • Staff attended a virtual "Securing America's Supply Chains" event hosted by the Center for a New American Security.
  • Staff continued to create questions for the Military Quality of Life program; questions focused on family quality of life on living in private housing and bachelor quarters (Barracks).
  • Staff researched the number of veteran remains found since January 2022.
  • Staff coordinated with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to invite James T. Higuera, National Vice Commander of The American Legion, to the DAR National Defense Night.
  • Staff completed Bill Review on H.R. 5748, "Childcare Expansion for Military Families Act of 2021".
  • Staff completed Bill Review on H.R. 1938 "National Guard Housing Equity Act."
  • Staff competed Bill Review on H.R. 8081, "Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights Act."
  • Staff researched the percentage of Dual Military couples in the Coast Guard.
  • Staff researched organizations that deal with Veteran Suicide Prevention.
  • Staff compiled information about National Security that was discussed at the G7 Summit in Germany and the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain.
  • Staff attended an "Oversight of Immigrant Military Members and Veterans" hearing hosted by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration & Citizenship.

 

POW/MIA

June 27, 2022

  • Soldier accounted for from World War II (Alexander, R.)
  • Soldier accounted for from World War II (Walker, G.)
  • Soldier accounted for from World War II (Jacks, W.)

June 28, 2022

  • Soldier accounted for from World War II (Martin, F.)

June 29, 2022

  • Marine accounted for from World War II (Ervin, A.)
  • Soldier accounted for from World War II (Smith, L.)
  • Soldier accounted for from Korean War (Reiter, E.)
  • Soldier accounted for from Korean War (Born, D.)
  • USS Oklahoma Sailor accounted for from World War II (Hannon, F.)

June 30, 2022

  • USS Oklahoma Sailor accounted for from World War II (Stout, R.)
  • Airman accounted for from World War II (Wood, W.)

Remains identified in 2022: 35

 

PROGRAMS (The American Legion Military Surplus Equipment)

 

  • Processed request: Ammo- 49,600; Rifle – 127; Clips – 360; Static Display – 4
  • Participants: Post – 44; Department – 38


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