Military and Veterans Affairs Task Force 2011 Fall Forum Agenda

November 29, 2011
2011 Fall Forum
Tampa, Florida

Task Force on Military and Veteran's Affairs

Tuesday, November 29

Presiding: Representative Pono Chong, Hawaii

Introductions and Welcoming Remarks

Debrief from Previous Task Force Meeting in Kansas

  • Representative Tom Sloan, Kansas
  • Task Force Members

Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (REPI)

"Success and Secrets: How REPI Works"

Discussion Leader: Jan Larkin, Mission Sustainment program, U.S. Department of Defense

Bringing Home the Troops:

  • Post-Service Employment   Speaker: Sarah Lashford, Edison Electric Institute
  • The Military as an Industry
  • Returning to the Ranges

Key Personnel and Readiness Issues Supporting Service Members and Families

Discussion Leader: Ed Kringer, Director, State Liaison and Education Opportunity, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Planning for 2012 and Beyond

Speaker: Representative Tom Sloan, Kansas

How to Share Best Practices on:

  • Protection from Encroachment
    • Shared Environmental Partnerships
    • Base Commanders/Staff Engagement with State Policymakers
    • Discussion of New Policy Resolutions (if any)
  • Sustaining the Task Force and Recruiting New Members
  • Discussion of Additional Funding Opportunities
  • Next Meeting: May 16-18, 2012, Denver, Colorado including possible tour of Ft. Carson