Analysis of the Second Fort Hood Tragedy and How the 2015 Budget Proposal Will Affect Department of Defense Employees - 4/25

Thursday - 4/24/2014, 5:00pm EDT

Don Hale

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Jeff Zuhlke

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Michelle Washington

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Don Hale

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Special Rebroadcast from April 11, 2014

On this week's show:

AFGE's "Inside Government" focuses on the second tragedy at Fort Hood. The AFGE DEFCON Chair Don Hale discusses the incident and what the Department of Defense has done since the first incident in 2009; Jeff Zuhlke, the President of the AFGE Law Enforcement Committee and Chair on DEFCON's Police and Security Working Group explains security on military installations; Michelle Washington, a Doctor at the VA with an MS and PHD in Mental and Behavioral Health discusses PTSD, its symptoms and how to treat it; and in a second segment, Hale discusses the threats that civilian employees and military families face in the 2015 Budget Proposal.



Guests:

Don Hale
AFGE DEFCON Chair

  • The incident at Fort Hood and what the Dept. of Defense has done since the first tragedy in 2009.
  • Issues in the 2015 Budget Proposal that threaten civilian employees and military families.

Jeff Zuhlke
Chair of DEFCON's Police and Security Working Group

  • Security on installations and how it can be improved for civilian employees.

Michelle Washington
AFGE member and VA Doctor, MS and PHD in Mental and Behavioral Health

  • The causes and symptoms of PTSD and how it is treated.

J. David Cox, Sr.
National President, American Federation of Government Employees

  • President Obama's 2015 budget proposal and why AFGE is advocating for a 4 percent pay increase for government employees.