The committee is tasked with evaluating the treatment of Missouri’s veterans and active duty service members to ensure they are receiving the highest quality of care. The committee will also examine how military bases, like Whiteman Air Force Base, assimilate into surrounding communities. Missouri has almost 500,000 veteran and active duty personnel living in the state, with the largest bases being Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman. Information compiled by the committee will be put into a report and presented to the Missouri congressional delegation.
“Military personnel have dedicated their lives to serving our country, now it is our turn to protect them at home,” said Speaker Pro Tem Hoskins. “These men and women are our friends and neighbors and I look forward to serving on the committee and finding ways to enhance Missouri’s military community.”
The committee is led by Rep. Charlie Davis, Chair, and Rep. Dean Dohrman, Vice Chair. Scheduled meetings are: Jefferson City on July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon in Hearing Room 7 at the Capitol Building; St. Robert Hampton Inn Aug. 18 from noon until 3 p.m; and Warrensburg on September 23 from noon until 3 p.m.