President Speaks via Satellite to the Republican National Convention
(August 31, 2008)
President Attends a Briefing in Washington on Hurricane Gustav
(August 31, 2008)
President Delivers a Radio Address on the Nation’s Economy
President Meets with President Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania (August
President Declares a Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
of 2001 (August 28,
President Declares National Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Month (August
President Condemns Actions Taken by the President of Russia on Georgia
U.S. Air Force Airmen perform
honor duties for a cordon in honor of U.S. Navy Adm.
Timothy J. Keating, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command,
as prepares to depart Osan Air Base, South Korea.
Photo by Chad
Strohmeyer / U.S. Air Force Photo
Bush Discusses Free Trade Agreements
Thank you for the warm welcome. It’s great to be in Miami.
I’ve been looking for my little brother. (Laughter.) He must
have finally found work. (Laughter.) Just kidding, Jeb.
the Center for Hemispheric Policy and the Greater Miami Chamber
of Commerce for sponsoring this event. And I appreciate you
all coming. I appreciate the support that you give for enterprise
here in South Florida.
know you know that — as business leaders and foreign policy
that one of the pivotal issues facing our country is expanding
trade and investment. And that’s what I want to talk to you
about today. It’s a timely message because Congress has some
important decisions coming up. I made my mind about the importance
of trade and investment, and now Congress is going to have
to make up its mind about trade and investment — especially
when it comes to free trade agreements with Peru, Panama
and Colombia. (Full
Proclaims ‘National Days of Prayer
Bush is urging Americans to light candles and ring
bells to honor terrorism victims
servicemembers during “National Days of Prayer and Remembrance”.
carved out the symbolic calendar days to encourage
Americans to remember the 2,974 people
in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and to
reaffirm the global terror war’s
foundation, according to a proclamation
the White House released. (Full
of Honor Heroes Set the Standard, England Says
of Honor recipients are heroes, despite their many humble objections
to the label, and are important to the fabric of our society,
Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told those gathered
to celebrate the official naming of March 25 as
National Medal of Honor Day.
of Honor recipients and their families, politicians, senior
military members and others packed the historic caucus
room in the Russell Senate Office
Building to honor those wearing the nation’s highest military award for
Needed to Ensure Long-Term Guard Readiness
National Guard has problems that affect its readiness, particularly
at home, but fixing them requires a sweeping, intergovernmental
effort, the chairman of the Commission on the National
and Reserves told Congress.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro told the House Armed
Services Committee many of the problems facing the Guard
boil down to the fact that it changed from a strategic to
an operational force, but without the benefit of other changes
needed for it to succeed. (Full
Interview with General Bell on the Rusty Humphries Show
HUMPHRIES: General B.B. Bell, it is an honor to have you
on "The Rusty Humphries Show." Thank
you for dropping by today. I appreciate it.
BELL: Thank you, Rusty. I’m glad to be here.
HUMPHRIES: Now, you’ve got one of those really, really long
but important titles. Let me see if I have it right. It’s commander,
United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States
Forces Korea. What does that mean?
Change for Foreign Language Proficiency Pay
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) — The Office of the
Secretary of Defense recently approved new Foreign Language
Pay rates that will increase entitlements for eligible and
qualified military members, while eliminating FLPP
highest maximum pay rate for a single-language proficiency increases
from $200 to $500 per month; likewise, the maximum pay rate
for multiple-language proficiency increases from $300 to $1,000
per month. (Full
Personnel System to Benefit All in DoD, Deputy Says
Defense Department’s new civilian personnel system will create
a better environment for employees and will contribute to the
overall transformation of the department, the deputy secretary
of defense said in Baltimore.
National Security Personnel System will be more responsive and
agile and will help DoD link organizations at low levels, Gordon
England said at the Office of Personnel Management Federal Workforce
Recognized at White House for Service
A Soldier stationed at the Pentagon was recognized for his
service during a Black History Month ceremony at
the White House in February 2006
Sgt. Shajn Cabrera met the President Bush and the Vice
Cheney, before the ceremony so the commander-in-chief could
thank them for him and other African-American service members
for their service. (Full
Valor Recognized with Silver Star
A 3rd Infantry Division platoon sergeant who was part of
the initial invasion into Baghdad was awarded
the Silver Star for his actions to secure
an area near Baghdad International Airport on April 3, 2003.
1st Class Terry Mulligan, then a Soldier with Headquarters and
Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment,
was serving as a scout – the forward eyes and ears
of the division as they moved to take Baghdad. As a platoon
sergeant, he was responsible for about 35 Soldiers. (Full