In our news roundup for Friday, September 7:
President Barack Obama visited troops at Fort Bliss, Texas. There he thanked troops for their work in Iraq and Afghanistan and explained the military’s role in Afghanistan moving forward.
Following Hurricane Isaac, units from the New Orleans and Mississippi National Guards are conducting clean-up, relief and rescue efforts. The president visited the region to assess damage and reassure affected residents.
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Schultz, the Army Reserve’s commanding general and command sergeant major respectively, share a message about suicide among reservists.
If you need help, or know somebody who does, call the Military Crisis Line — 1-800-273-8255.
Twenty wounded warriors traveled with Team USA to the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accompanied the American delegation to the Paralympics opening ceremony.
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