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Military Children Need the Nation’s Support, DOD Official Says

  • March 24, 2011
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Military children face many challenges, starting with the need to cope with extended absences when a parent is deployed overseas, Robert Gordon III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, said during a Washington, D.C., education summit this week. Gordon highlighted the efforts of Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Deborah, to bring attention to the plight of military children, and mentioned several initiatives now under way to support them …

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 …

Administration to Take Family Support Campaign on the Road

  • March 1, 2011
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First Lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife Jill Biden plan to travel the country to urge Americans to support service members and their families. The campaign, which will target businesses and nonprofits in addition to individuals, will focus on employment opportunities, education, wellness and public awareness, the two said during a White House announcement Monday …

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