Episode #96: Weekly News Roundup for July 29

In the “This Week in the DoD” podcast for July 29:

After 102 years of serving the medical needs of service members, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., is closing. Its patients and services have been relocated to new facilities at the expanded National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning openly gay people from serving in the military, will be repealed September 20.

Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili passed away recently at the age of 75 after suffering a stroke. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1997; from 1993 to 1997 he served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide temporary housing to residents of Joplin, Mo., who lost their homes when the town was struck by a tornado May 22. Nearly one third of the town was destroyed.

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