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Limited Access to Pentagon Memorial Over 9/11 Weekend

Public access to the Pentagon Memorial will be limited Friday-Sunday due to ceremonies commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. In a statement released Thursday, the Defense Department said the memorial will be closed Sunday until 6 p.m., and intermittently Friday and Saturday. The Pentagon said …

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Odierno Sworn In As Army Chief of Staff

Gen. Raymond Odierno, the last commander of disestablished Joint Forces Command, was sworn in Wednesday as Army’s new chief of staff. Odierno replaces Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when Adm. Mike Mullen retires Sept. 30. As chief of staff, Odierno is responsible …

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Military Retirement Remaining Status Quo

The 20-year military retirement system will not change in the near future, Defense Department officials said. AFPS reports Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told troops in Afghanistan July 31 there was no immediate plan to affect retirement. A small group of Defense Business Board …

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End of the Line for Joint Forces Command

After 12 years of service and in preparation for lean times for defense spending, the Joint Forces Command was officially closed during a ceremony Thursday in Suffolk, Va. Army Times reports former Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended the command be closed on advice from a Pentagon board in 2010. President …

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Mullen: U.S. Troops in Iraq Need Immunity to Stay

American troops deployed in Iraq must have immunity from prosecution if they are to stay there beyond the end of the year, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. The AP reports Adm. Mike Mullen and other U.S. officials have been pushing the Iraqi government to decide …

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Mullen Visits Afghanistan, Hears Troop Concerns over Budget

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heard concerns from soldiers stationed in Afghanistan this week over how budget cuts would affect them. The AP reports Mullen is on his 15th trip to Afghanistan, two months before he retires. Mullen opened the floor to questions from troops …

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