Audio: Weekly News Roundup for February 24, 2012
The Military Saves campaign is working to get service members and military families on their best financial footing. Barbara Thompson, director for the Office of Family Policy for Children and Youth, explains some of the financial planning and readiness tools available through Military Saves. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited NATO and Afghan leaders in Kabul to discuss the ongoing mission in Afghanistan, and to apologize for the accidental inappropriate disposal of copies of the Quran by service members. International Security Assistance Forces commander Marine Gen. John Allen has also released a statement. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey visited troops at Naval Air Station Pensacola for a town hall meeting. He spoke with the Florida-based service members about the Defense Department's budget as well as its future implications for the military. And with the tax deadline getting closer each day, the Pentagon Channel brings us some tax tips for service members.