On August 31, 2010, President Obama traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the end of the combat mission in Iraq. On Friday, two years later, President Obama will return to Fort Bliss.
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes sat down to discuss what to expect from the speech the President will deliver to service members there about winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, our nation’s obligation to stand by those who fought and their families, and the ways his administration is delivering on that obligation as troops transition back to civilian life.
To mark two years since the end of combat in Iraq, and with troops still serving in Afghanistan, take a moment to show your support for those that serve and their families. Here’s how you can participate.
- Use the hashtag #SaluteTroops on Twitter to share your message of thanks
- On Facebook, you can update your status with a message of support or add your message of thanks to the White House facebook page
- Share a message of thanks with a military family through Joining Forces and the USO
For more information:
- Visit Joining Forces, the First Lady and Dr. Biden's initiative that connects service members and their families with the resources they need to find jobs at home
- Explore this interactive timeline about the Iraq War