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AFPS Blog: Obama Spends Birthday Focused on Vets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2009 – President Barack Obama strode into the Roosevelt Room at the White House uttering apologies for being late as he approached four military journalists to shake their hands and thank them for coming to talk about veterans’ issues. Story

Obama Pledges Protection for
Troops From 'Burn Pit' Smoke

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2009 – As the military ramps up its program to identify health problems from "burn pit" smoke exposure, President Barack Obama has pledged to see that troops are protected and resulting ailments are treated. Story

VA Aims at Seamless Transition

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2009 – The days of the Department of Veterans Affairs waiting passively for veterans seeking benefits, services are over, President Barack Obama said. Story

Leaders Work to Reduce Stress

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2009 – President Barack Obama said he hopes increasing the size of the force will help reduce incidents of post-traumatic stress disorder. Story

Obama: Health Care Reform
Won’t Impact VA, Tricare

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2009 – In ongoing discussions about health-care reform, President Barack Obama offered assurance to those receiving medical care through Tricare or the Department of Veterans Affairs: Your benefits are safe. Story

Troops Urged to Use New GI Bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2009 – As the administration works with Congress to shore up gaps in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, President Barack Obama said he wants to be inclusive in extending those entitlements. Story

President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki discuss Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and health care reform with military journalists at a White House press briefing, Aug. 4, 2009. White House photo

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