Lawmakers investigate National Guard bonus repayment scandal

National Guard officials say dozens of people have been punished over a scandal that forced thousands of soldiers to have to repay their enlisted bonuses. But only one has been sent to jail. Congress held its first oversight hearing on the issue yesterday. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu has an update on where things stand.

The Defense Health Agency is still a nascent organization, but its task is enormous. Its purpose is to join together the military services’ medical commands. Section 702 of the 2017 defense authorization bill adds even more responsibility by putting military treatment facilities under DHA’s umbrella. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione spoke with DHA Director Vice Admiral Raquel Bono about the agency’s future and the challenges it’s facing currently.

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