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Episode #136: Weekly News Roundup for May 18, 2012

In “This Week in the DoD” for May 18: After 42 years, Army Spc. Leslie Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama lauded the soldier, who died destroying an enemy bunker, saving dozens of lives after an ambush in Cambodia. Sabo was also inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall …

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Episode #132: Weekly News Roundup for April 20, 2012

In “This Week in the DoD” for April 20: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Department of Defense is highlighting its campaign to end sexual assault in the military. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta traveled to Brussels, Belgium, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for joint ministerial meetings with NATO allies and International Security Assistance Force partners. The …

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Presidential Proclamation – Women’s History Month, 2012

From As Americans, ours is a legacy of bold independence and passionate belief in fairness and justice for all. For generations, this intrepid spirit has driven women pioneers to challenge injustices and shatter ceilings in pursuit of full and enduring equality. During Women’s History Month, we commemorate their struggles, celebrate centuries of progress, and reaffirm our steadfast commitment to the …

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Episode #125: Weekly News Roundup for March 2, 2012

In “This Week in the DoD” for March 2: The armed forces medical examiner at the Dover Port Mortuary in Dover, Delaware, positively identified the remains of a soldier who was considered “missing – captured” since 2006.  Staff Sergeant Ahmed Altaie was the final missing solider and casualty to be recovered from the Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn …

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Episode #120: Weekly News Roundup for January 27, 2012

In “This Week in the DoD” for Jan. 27: President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. He highlighted plans to invest in alternative energy, including a U.S. Navy biofuel plan. He also appealed to Congress and the American people to follow the military’s example and work together to “accomplish the mission.” Meanwhile, halfway …

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