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White House Military & Veterans News Remarks by President Trump During Troop Engagement | Bagram, Afghanistan THE PRESIDENT:  We’re going to be getting together.  We’ll be saying a few words in a little while.  But it’s an honor to be with you.  We brought Senator Barrasso.  As you know, he’s a great supporter of our military services.  And nobody is like you.  We spent two and a half trillion since I’ve been here.  That’s a lot of money.  But we rebuilt our military.  It was depleted, as you know, and now it’s — I guess, the word “depletion” is about the last word we’d use, right?
Scott's View Military & Veterans Life Scott's View: Why Is Veterans Day Important? A Look at its 100th Anniversary November 11, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of Veteran’s Day, honoring all of those who have served our country in war or peace. This significant commemorative day was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I. More in our Cover Story about the history of Veterans Day, written by noted military historian  Raymond E. Bell Jr. PhD, Brigadier General, United States Army, Retired, and a Vietnam War Veteran. General Bell’s daughter, Cynthia Bell-Bucha is our Director, Content and Events at Veterans Advantage. 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military & Veterans News VA Releases 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report. It includes findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data from 2005 to 2017. The 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report highlights suicide as a national problem, and urges all Americans to come together to address the larger social issues that contribute to the increased rates of suicide in the U.S.
Whitehouse.gov Military & Veterans News Presidential Proclamation on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2019 Our American story is filled with countless examples of patriots who have gone beyond the call of duty to defend our precious liberties and cherished freedoms.  National POW/MIA Recognition Day is an opportunity for our Nation to honor the intrepid spirit and admirable bravery of all former American prisoners of war, while also reaffirming our promise never to relent in our quest to locate the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Merchant Marines, and civilians who remain missing in action.

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