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National Security/Foreign Relations Director Barry A. Searle and deputy director Joe Grassi Deputy participated in a conference call with the TRICARE Beneficiary Panel for a monthly update on TRICARE issues. It was briefed that there is a backlog in the European Region for Host Nation Medical Service requests due to a greater-than-anticipated volume. Additionally, topics concerning the TRICARE and Medicare appeals process, and a discussion of the TRICARE Young Adult Program were covered.