<h3>U.S. Army Birthday Message</h3>

Friday June 13, 2008

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INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

- Speaker's Toolkit

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Bloggers Roundtable

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Guard Soldiers bring water to Hope (ARNews)
  • Digital records improve Soldiers' medical care (ARNews)
  • Memorial tree - planting honors fallen 3rd Infantry Division troops (AFIS)
  • Mullen visits 3rd Infantry Division to express thanks, gauge concerns (AFIS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Police mentor team helps Afghan National Police (AFIS)
  • U.S. ideas fail to halt impasse on Iraq security pact (PI)

OF INTEREST

  • Russia attempts to revive its military (NPR)
  • Phishing scam targets Families of fallen (ARNews)
  • Future Combat Systems showcased on National Mall (slideshow) (ARNews)
  • 2 Marines disciplined over puppy-tossing video (CNN)

WORLD VIEW

  • U.S. Guantanamo trials 'to proceed' (BBC | Story)
  • Chad rebels announce new offensive (AJ | Story)
  • Commentary: If Bush had only read Iraqi history (AA | Story)
  • America's forgotten war (TJ | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

Our deepest apologies for linking to a blog on June 10 by a military member's father that had political overtones. It is now removed from Tuesday's edition. The military and other government organizations are prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity. While the appearance of hyperlinks to external web sites does not constitute any form of endorsement by the U.S. Army, linked sites involving politics could be perceived as partisan. In the future, we will strive to avoid any appearance of political debate.

For more information on political activity by federal employees, see the Hatch Act.

  • The U.S. Army celebrates 233 years! (NTD)
  • Time: "America's medicated Army" (FM)
  • Back in the USA (GC)
  • Bill introduced to honor infantry (SM)
  • Small screen hero's (SP)

External Links Disclaimer

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Events

May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance

Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"These are individuals and Families who have paid an incredible price to defend our country. We have asked them to go into harm's way. They have done what their country has asked, and I think every effort needs to be made to make sure that they are well taken care of. The entire nation owes these troops a debt that can never be repaid fully."

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, during a tour of the new Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Mullen Assesses Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Stewart

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