Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting, 57732 [E8-23441]

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War; Notice of Meeting

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public 
Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Advisory Committee 
on Former Prisoners of War has scheduled a meeting for October 27-29, 
2008, in Jackson, Mississippi. On October 27-28, the meeting will be 
held at the Sonny Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1500 E. 
Woodrow Wilson Drive. On October 29, it will be held at the Hilton-
Jackson Hotel, 1001 E. County Line Road. The meeting will be held each 
day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
    The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs on the administration of benefits under Title 38, United States 
Code, for veterans who are former prisoners of war, and to make 
recommendations on the needs of such veterans for compensation, health 
care, and rehabilitation.
    The meeting will begin with remarks from dignitaries, a review of 
committee reports, and an update of activities since the last meeting. 
A town hall meeting will be held on October 27 at 1:30 p.m. On October 
28, the Committee will hear presentations from representatives of the 
Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies and the VA 
Employee Education System. The day will conclude with new business and 
general discussion. On October 29, the Committee's medical and 
administrative work groups will meet to discuss their activities and 
then will report back to the Committee in the afternoon. Additionally, 
the Committee will review comments discussed throughout the meeting to 
compile a report to be sent to the Secretary.
    Members of the public may submit written statements for review by 
the Committee in advance of the meeting to Mr. Bradley G. Mayes, 
Director, Compensation and Pension Service, Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Submitted 
materials must be received by October 15, 2008.


    Dated: September 29, 2008.

    By Direction of the Secretary.
E. Philip Riggin,
Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-23441 Filed 10-2-08; 8:45 am]
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