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Edition: Thu, April 28, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

OTF [Operation Tribute to Freedom] helps the American people better understand the sacrifices of our troops - one Soldier's story at a time.

BG Vincent Brooks
Chief, Army Public Affairs

TODAY'S FOCUS

OPERATION TRIBUTE TO FREEDOM

Operation Tribute to Freedom (OTF) is the Army's program designed to honor Soldiers and give them opportunities to thank the American people for their support.

The program provides Soldier's a chance to share their stories with the American people through speaking and recognition events.

The new Operation Tribute to Freedom website was launched this past month to service event coordinators, veteran service organizations, media and others who want to offer Soldiers local and national opportunities to provide perspective and insight into their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.

OTF, in conjunction with public affairs, has coordinated Soldier participation in events ranging from local parades, festivals and MOAA meetings to national events like the State of the Union Address, the Fiesta Bowl and the Daytona 500.

OTF has four levels of services:
- Homecoming Support Service
- Speakers Service
- Recognition Service
- Soldier News Service

Soldiers interested in speaking or being recognized at local or national events can register as volunteers at www.army.mil/otf.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

A new video has been added to the Army Professional Video Collection titled Unit Uncovered: Various Stryker Battalions in 1/25 SBCT. The Stryker weapons system has played a significant role in not only strengthening the tactical abilities of our Army, but in saving lives in combat. This collection of actual combat testimonials from Soldiers in Iraq attests to the battle worthiness of the Stryker. Click here to watch the video.

CALENDAR

Thursday, 28 April - Join Secretary Rumsfeld in welcoming Marvel Comics and special guests Spiderman and Captain America as they distribute the new Special Limited Edition of Marvel's Salute to Our Troops Comic Book. Pentagon Concourse, 1300-1400. (Flyer)

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