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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Mullen Asks Communities to Benefit from Exiting Service Members

  • March 14, 2011
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Communities across the nation should support service members leaving active duty, for their potential as employees and to meet their diverse needs, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Association of Counties earlier this month.

The priorities for personnel as leave the service, with some continuing to rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for assistance, will be education, health care and employment, Mullen said.

“What I’m asking communities to do throughout the country is to recognize … that they are coming home, recognize that they will be able to deliver a huge upside potential, and in welcoming them back, create a bridge as they transition from this military experience to the experience back home,” he said.

Read the story in American Forces Press Service.

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