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Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM EDT
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 1:30 PM EDT
On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces.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 12:11 PM EDT
Our nation's youngest branch of the military celebrates its 65th birthday.
Posted byon August 31, 2012 at 5:16 PM EDT
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 3:06 PM EDT
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 1:31 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon August 24, 2012 at 3:39 PM EDT
Veterans discuss how the Joining Forces initiative to increase veterans’ employment helped them find jobs as they transitioned to civilian life.
Posted byon August 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama announces that 2,000 companies have hired or trained an amazing 125,000 veterans and military spouses in the past year through Joining Forces.
Posted byon August 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM EDT
President Obama speaks with reporters from the White House Briefing Room
Posted byon July 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM EDT
The American people deserve to know that companies running our critical infrastructure meet basic, commonsense cybersecurity standards, just as they already meet other security requirements