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Obama Meets Texas Military Families

President Obama visited Fort Bliss, Texas, on Friday, where he spoke with families and troops and congratulated veterans on “a job well done.” He also addressed a new executive order, signed Friday, instructing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental-health professionals and increase the agency’s crisis-line capacity to allow those in need of professional assistance to meet with a counselor within 24 hours. He also urged those who think they might be suffereing from mental-health issues not to be afraid to seek help. Obama’s last visit to Fort Bliss was two years ago, when he announced an end to combat in Iraq.

September 1, 2012 2:07 PM