EL PASO — President Barack Obama continued his emphasis on serving veterans and military families with a visit to Fort Bliss on Friday to announce a new executive order expanding suicide prevention and substance-abuse services for those who have served in the armed forces.
Obama appeared in Texas on the second anniversary of the end of combat in Iraq, which is not a coincidence, White House advisers said. The president has traveled the country speaking to military audiences about his decision to end that war as well as combat operations in Afghanistan. Along the way, he has promised to continue his commitment to service members, veterans and their families after they return home.
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