Political Headlines February 8, 2013: President Barack Obama Bids Farewell to Departing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama Praises Panetta for Decades of Public Service

Source: DOD, 2-8-13

President Barack Obama hugs Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the armed forces farewell tribute to honor him on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 8, 2013. Panetta is stepping down as the 23rd defense secretary

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

President Barack Obama praised retiring Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta for nearly 50 years of public service and for protecting the dream his parents sought when they came to the United States from Italy. Obama spoke during an armed forces farewell ceremony for Panetta on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Feb. 8, 2013. Panetta is stepping down as the 23rd defense secretary….READ MORE

President Obama Bids Farewell to Leon Panetta

President Obama on Friday praised outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for strengthening the military and making the nation better prepared to meet future challenges.

“No one has raised their voice as firmly or as forcefully on behalf of our troops as you have,” Obama said at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. “You’ve served with integrity and decency and grace. You’re a reminder of what public service ought to be….READ MORE

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