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Photo: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey place a wreath at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 17, 2013. The two defense leaders held the small ceremony to remember the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting that took place the day prior. The wreath was placed adjacent to The Lone Sailor statue, which represents "all people who have ever served, are serving now, or are yet to serve in the United States Naval services". DoD photograph by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

On Sept. 25, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter detailed mandated security reviews in the aftermath of the Navy Yard shootings.
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Former U.S. Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Obama.
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Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program.
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Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter hopes to use his experience managing post-traumatic stress disorder to help other troops learn to cope.
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Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013.
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