Michaud, colleagues visit Afghanistan

Posted April 20, 2009, at 8:37 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine is back on U.S. soil after leading a bipartisan fact-finding delegation to Afghanistan.

Michaud, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on health, and four colleagues visited Bagram Hospital in Afghanistan, two outposts near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. They also visited a hospital in Kuwait and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Joining Michaud were the surgeons general of the Army and Navy and four committee members: Thomas Perriello, D-Va.; Deborah Halvorson, D-Ill.; Glen Nye, D-Va.; and Phil Roe, R-Tenn. The group returned from the trip last weekend.