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Photo: President Barack Obama signs the Campus Sexual Assault Presidential Memorandum during a White House Council on Women and Girls meeting in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2014. (Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson/Released)

President Barack Obama addressed sexual assault in the military during a White House Council on Women and Girls event.
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File photo: President Barack Obama. Defense Department photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/Released

President Barack Obama recently proclaimed Sept. 29, 2013, Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day in honor of families of our nation’s fallen service members.
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After 30 years of civil war, the Sri Lankan Army is being taught the correct procedures to clean the soon to hopefully be mine-free countryside.
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Photo: Philippine Marine Sgt. Bimbo Busico, a Cebu Province native and jungle environment survival training instructor with Force Reconnaissance Battalion, teaches U.S. Marines and sailors from the Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, jungle survival techniques April 8 during a field training exercise part of Balikatan 2013 at Camp O'Donnell, Philippines. BK13 is an annual bilateral exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. forces to enhance interoperability, improve military-to-military relations, and refine combined and joint-force planning in response to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn.

Philippine Marine Sgt. Bimbo Busico teaches U.S. Marines and Sailors jungle survival techniques April 8, during a field training exercise part of Balikatan 2013.
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Navy Lt. j.g. Angel Olivera spends time with his daughter during a Month of the Military Child event on Naval Air Station Sigonella, April 24, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan P. Idle

Dr. Jill Biden takes a moment to pay tribute to military children and discuss the health benefits outdoor activities can provide for them.
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