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    Inside the DoD: Feb. 22, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a new medal on Feb. 13, the
    Distinguished Warfare Medal. The new medal will be awarded to service
    members directly affecting combat operations who may not be who may not be
    geographically collocated. For more on this story: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119290

    Former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha was presented the Medal of Honor
    from President Barack Obama for his actions during a battle in Afghanistan
    in October of 2009. Romesha was also honored a day later when he was
    inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes by Secretary Panetta. He spoke
    at the Pentagon and had this to say: "Four hundred Taliban versus 53
    American soldiers: it just doesn't seem fair ... for the Taliban." To learn more about this story: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119277

    The month of February is recognized by the United States as African American
    History Month. Today, nearly 18 percent of the all-volunteer military are
    African-American, and nine percent of officers. Brig. Gen. Stephen Twitty,
    Deputy Chief of Staff Communication, International Security Assistance
    Force, United States Forces - Afghanistan, and Clarence Johnson, Director,
    Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity, share their thoughts
    on what the month means to them. To see the full special: http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/0213_aahm/

    President Obama addressed reporters during a press conference about looming
    sequestration, which could be triggered March 1, if Congress fails to agree
    on a budget by then. Additionally, Under Secretary Of Defense (Comptroller)
    and Chief Financial Officer Robert Hale discussed what the Department of
    Defense plans are in the event of a furlough. Military service members are not subject to furlough. Their pay and MONETARY benefits will continue even if sequestration is triggered. For comprehensive coverage on sequestration: http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2013/0213_sequestration/ Available in High Definition.

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    Date Taken: 02.22.2013
    Date Posted: 02.22.2013 17:56
    Category: Newscasts
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