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First Lady Says Companies Commiting to Hiring Military Spouses

The Defense Department reported that on a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., first lady Michelle Obama announced a private sector hiring commitment of 25,000 military spouses and veterans as part of the Joining Forces campaign. The first lady indicated that 270 companies represented by the American Logistics Association for doing business in …

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Obama Proclaims Week to Support Guard, Reserves

The week of Sept. 18-24 will be marked to honor the National Guard and Reserve, President Barack Obama said Friday. Obama issued a proclamation calling on state and local officials, private organizations and military commanders to hold ceremonies and events in observation of National Employer Support of the Guard and …

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held at Pentagon Memorial

This Saturday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The event will be held at the Pentagon Memorial and is for friends and family members …

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Pentagon Steps up Fitness Efforts

The Department of Defense has launched a fitness challenge for its civilian workers with the goal to record 1.5 million hours of physical activity by Oct. 31. DoD’s Civilian Personnel Policy Office is sponsoring the “Leap Into Fall” campaign, which began Aug. 16, Kathleen Ott, acting deputy undersecretary of defense …

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First Lady Urges Support for Service Members

As the nation celebrated Independence Day, First Lady Michelle Obama issued a statement urging Americans to support service members and their families. “The freedoms and rights that characterize our nation would not be possible without the brave men and women in uniform and the families that support them,” the first …

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