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In our news roundup for Friday, September 21: On Sept. 11, President Barack Obama was joined by Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey during a ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, to remember and honor those who perished that day, and those who joined the nations fighting force when the attacks thrust the nation into wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2012/0912_911/ September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and the Nation's top enlisted leader, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, wants service members to use this month as an opportunity to learn what to do when a fellow service member, family member, or veteran reaches out for help. If you need help, or know somebody who does, call the Military Crisis Line -- 1-800-273-8255. http://www.militarycrisisline.net/ActiveDuty.aspx Pam Mitchell, Acting Director for the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), explains the new FVAP mobile website, which is aimed to help service members make their vote count. Online resources for the Federal Voting Assistance program: www.fvap.gov On Facebook: www.facebook.com/DoDFVAP On Twitter: @FVAP Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs spoke at the 2012 MOAA/NDIA Warrior-Family Symposium to discuss issues among veterans, which include homelessness, mental health, suicides, substance abuse, and more. www.VA.gov. Also available in high definition.


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This work, This Week in the DoD: Episode 148, by Nicole McFarland, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.21.2012

Date Posted:09.21.2012 11:42AM

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