By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
Deanie Dempsey, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, urges a group of military spouses to share their "extraordinary" stories with the American public while speaking at Military.com's 2012 Military Spouse Summit in Arlington, Va., March 3, 2012. (DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez)(Released)
ARLINGTON, Va. (3/13/12) - Military spouses have amazing stories that all Americans need to hear, the wife of the nation’s top military officer said here March 3.
“I want all of America to see what I see -- this is a group that can be an incredible source of good,” Deanie Dempsey, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, told a group of military spouses attending Military.com’s 2012 Military Spouse Summit.
This past decade of war has challenged military families in ways no one could have anticipated, Dempsey noted. Yet, spouses have remained steadfast -- serving and sacrificing alongside their service members.
“As Marty and I have traveled around, we have been personally touched by your commitment and your sense of service to your country,” she told the spouses.
As a nearly 36-year military spouse who has moved 21 times, Dempsey said, she understands spouses’ challenges, whether it’s health care, education or employment. She’s also a military mom -- all three of her children served in the Army, and her son remains on active duty....
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