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Retired Admirals and Generals to Celebrate a Decade of Advocating for Investments in Children and Urge Nation to Stay the Course

November 15, 2019 GMT

Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Agriculture Committee to join retired military leaders

WASHINGTON (November 14, 2019) -- On November 19, the retired admirals and generals of the nonprofit Mission: Readiness will celebrate a decade of advocating for investments in children’s health and education to address the problems that disqualify 71 percent of young Americans from military service. They will release a new report that urges the nation to stay the course in the battle against obesity and the ongoing recruiting challenges faced by the U.S. armed forces.

The retired military leaders will be joined by U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman, and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry. General (Ret.) Lori Robinson, former Commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD and the first woman in U.S. history to lead a combatant command, will give the keynote at the event.

The report, entitled Stay the Course: Building on a Decade of Results, shows how the main disqualifiers for military service have changed over time; Mission: Readiness’ role in obesity prevention; and future challenges and opportunities.

For more information about the Mission: Readiness 10th Anniversary, visit https://bit.ly/34Ym5VM.

WHAT:

Retired military leaders to celebrate ten years of Mission: Readiness and release new report urging nation to stay the course on improving children's health and education to strengthen national security

WHERE:

Walsh-Reckord Hall of States, One Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

WHEN:

November 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

WHO:

General (Ret.) Lori Robinson, U.S. Air Force, former Commander of U.S. Northern Command and NORAD

U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Casey Coane, U.S. Navy, Board Member, Council for a

Strong America

Barry Ford, President & CEO, Council for a Strong America

Ben Goodman, National Director, Mission: Readiness

Mission: Readiness is the bipartisan organization of 750 retired admirals and generals strengthening national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble.

Source: Mission: Readiness
Contact: David Carrier, 202-464-5362, dcarrier@missionreadiness.org

/PRNewswire/ -- Nov. 14, 2019/

SOURCE Mission: Readiness