Episode #50: Weekly AFPS News Roundup for September 2

In the AFPS podcast for September 2:  The end of the combat mission in Iraq is announced by President Barack Obama; the President visited with troops at Ft. Bliss, Texas; support for returning veterans is also addressed; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen spoke with community leaders in the Midwest on specific ways to help veterans reintegrate; Defense Secretary Robert Gates addressed an American Legion convention in Milwaukee, Wis.; National Guard troops began serving on the U.S. border with Mexico to support border security; flood waters in Pakistan started to recede while U.S. military assets continue to help millions impacted by monsoon rains; tensions on the Korean peninsula have temporarily suspended ongoing U.S. recovery efforts of servicemembers who have been missing in action since the Korean War; and, a preview of a new suicide prevention program called Restoring Hope.

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