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President Obama on Memorial Day and our fallen heroes

President Obama on Memorial Day and our fallen heroes. This weekend, Obama offered up praise to active-duty troops and veterans, while he stressed Memorial Day is for those brave warriors who never came home. For many of us, the holiday is a great time to gather for BBQs and parties, shop, or just relax and enjoy our freedoms. We can do more. In his weekly address, the president asked Americans to take part in an act of remembrance from hiring a veteran, reaching out to a grieving military family or... Read More →

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Jean Youn: Colorado shooting and one couple’s love story

First, it is the news of a terrible tragedy. I mean the movie theater shooting which happened in Aurora, Colorado the other day. I am so heartbroken and want to pray for the victims and their families. I want to share a small but warm story with those of you who are saddened by the tragic massacre. It is about a couple, Devin and Crystal Maxwell, who have been married since March 2010. Devin is a seaman in the US Navy.... Read More →

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President Obama ends the war in Iraq

“So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.  After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over. Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq — tens of thousands of them — will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home.  The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of... Read More →

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Photo: White House blog -- A young girl salutes President Obama during the Independence Day celebration at the White House July 4, 2011

Photo Gallery: A salute to the president

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama threw a big July 4th bash at the White House yesterday. The first couple celebrated the nation’s independence with more than 1,200 members of the military and their families. During a meet and greet, the commander- in-chief of the U.S. military got a serious salute from a young girl — who just might be a soldier one day. More on that big party, which included entertainment, a BBQ, and fireworks, on the White House blog today.

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama addressed the nation from the National Defense University Washington, DC March 28, 2011

President Obama speaks to the nation about U.S. military action in Libya

U.S. military action in Libya has been in the news and on the minds of many Americans lately. Tonight President Barack Obama defended his decision to have U.S. aircraft and ships join a coalition in a push back against the rampage of Muammar Qaddafi.  President Obama delivered his address from the National Defense University in Washington, DC. PRESIDENT OBAMA: Last month, Qaddafi’s grip of fear appeared to give way to the promise of freedom.  In cities and towns across the country, Libyans took to the streets to claim their basic human... Read More →

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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta at White House ceremony today November 16, 2010

Medal of Honor awarded to a brave soldier

A rare ceremony at the White house today. President Barack Obama presented U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Salvatore Giunta, with the nation’s highest military award — the Medal of Honor.  Sgt. Giunta is the first living service member from either the Iraq or Afghanistan wars to receive this award. The Medal of Honor is awarded for “conspicuous gallantry” way beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Giunta doesn’t think he did anything special. President Obama says Giunta comrades’ report of his heroism tell a different story. President Obama: “Staff Sergeant Giunta, repeatedly and without... Read More →

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President Obama praises the heroes and honors the victims of the tragedy at Ft.Hood

  White House file Photo/Chuck Kennedy — 11/06/09 The investigation continues today into that deadly mass shooting on the U.S. Army base, Fort Hood, last Thursday. Military officials say 13 people were killed and more than two dozen others injured. The rampage ended when the alleged gunman, Army Major Nidal M. Hasan, was severely wounded. While the suspected shooter and many of the victims recover in the hospital, investigators are trying to piece together information on why the shooting occurred.  Today President Barack Obama focused his weekly radio and Internet address on the Fort Hood tragedy. Here is the text from the Read More →

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