31 Oct '12, 3pm
We have to continue to highlight that employing a veteran is not charity." - ADM Winnefeld
Winnefeld: Returning Veterans Need Nation’s Support By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised caregivers and other people and organizations that support the nation’s military veterans at an event here yesterday. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., who spoke at the Military Officers Association of America Community Heroes Award Dinner, also extended his thoughts and prayers to Hurricane Sandy victims, noting the Defense Department is teaming with other federal agency and state and local partners in response and recovery efforts. “We in DOD are working very, very hard in support of our civilian partners [and] in support of the various states that have been impacted by this [storm],” Winnefeld said. Turning to the association hosting the event, he noted that the nonprofit organization’s legacy...