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.
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.
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:
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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