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Posted byon October 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM EST
Krystal Shirrell is an 18-year-old Girl Scout that was honored at the White House in June for her work with homeless veterans. Krystal found passion in giving back to those who have served, specifically our military troops, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. Her efforts started with delivering simple lap blankets to dialysis patients at her local VA Medical Center, inspiring her to find more ways to serve veterans and military families.
Posted byon October 3, 2012 at 4:23 PM EST
More than 100 colleges of education have joined “Operation Educate the Educators” which is dedicated to raising awareness about military children in classrooms, and to helping better prepare teachers to support those students
Posted byon October 2, 2012 at 9:39 AM EST
The Vice President honors the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle (MRAP) Task Force—the men and women who helped accelerate the production and fielding of protective vehicles to our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, saving the lives of thousands of American service members.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 5:04 PM EST
It should come as no surprise to any of us that the men and women of our armed forces have handled the repeal of DADT with the professionalism and class that we have come to expect from the finest fighting force in the world. As a consequence, our national security has been strengthened.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM EST
Just one year ago, Lieutenant Snyder was blinded by an IED while serving in Afghanistan. This summer, he competed in the London Paralympics, bringing home two gold medals and a silver medal in swimming. Watch as Brad shares his story with the First Lady.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM EST
On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.
Posted byon September 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM EST
Our nation's youngest branch of the military celebrates its 65th birthday.
Posted byon August 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM EST
Two years after his visit to Fort Bliss that marked the end of the combat mission in Iraq, President Obama returned there today to speak to the troops, and discuss his commitment to standing by those who served as the nation winds down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted byon August 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM EST
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes sits down to discuss what to expect from the upcoming speech the President will deliver to service members at Fort Bliss.
Posted byon August 30, 2012 at 12:31 PM EST
On August 31st, 2010, President Obama announced the end of combat missions in Iraq. Two years later, the President will speak to troops at Fort Bliss, Texas and we're calling on all Americans to share their messages of thanks and support for our veterans, troops, and military families.