Armed Forces News

The Department of Veterans Affairs would assume control of 11 cemeteries now run by the Army, under a White House plan. All but one are located on the sites of closed installations. Congress would have to approve the plan, the Association of the U.S. Army reported July 30. The proposed sites are: Fort Devens, Mass.; the Fort McClellan Post Cemetery and Prisoner of War Cemeteries in Alabama; Benicia Post Cemetery, Calif.; Fort Sheridan Cemetery, Ill.; Fort Missoula Cemetery, Mont.; Fort Stevens Cemetery, Ore.; Fort Douglas Cemetery, Utah; and Forts Lawton, Worden and Vancouver cemeteries, Wash.

Each site would undergo infrastructure improvements after the VA’s National Cemetery Administration assumes control.