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Oct 16, 2014, 08:00 ET

MRSI Releases White Paper: Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment: A Value Proposition for the Department of Defense

Today, Mission Ready Sustainability Initiative (MRSI) released a new White Paper "Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment:  A Value Proposition for...

Jun 11, 2013, 11:00 ET

Retired Admirals And Generals Release New Report Showing State-Federal Early Learning Proposal Could Lead To Two Million More High School Graduates And $150 Billion In Economic Benefits

Recognizing that 75 percent of all young Americans are unable to join the military, in large part because they do not have a high school diploma or...

Jun 10, 2013, 09:40 ET
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Apr 02, 2013, 10:43 ET

Retired Generals and Admirals From Virginia Demand Protection For Arlington Children In Child Care

New Report Examining Pre-K Availability, Quality and Outcomes in Virginia, Maryland & DC Released on Day of Critical Budget Session **Media...

Feb 01, 2013, 13:56 ET

MISSION: READINESS Urges Elimination Of Junk Food In K-12 School Environment

Statement In Response to updated USDA Competitive Food Standards "Retired admirals and generals have been eagerly awaiting some...

Sep 18, 2012, 12:55 ET

Junk Food Sold at School Called A National Security Threat

The following is being released by Mission: Readiness: WHAT: Press Conference Focusing on Impact of Childhood Obesity on National Security WHERE:...

Apr 30, 2012, 14:36 ET

Retired Generals from Mississippi to Call For Quality Early Learning As Critical to Nation's Long-Term Security

**Media Advisory for May 1, 2012** New report shows over one-third of high school graduates in Mississippi who attempt to join the military cannot...

Apr 25, 2012, 11:35 ET

Retired Generals from Iowa to Call For Quality Early Learning As Critical to Nation's Long-Term Security

**Media Advisory for April 26, 2012** New report shows nearly 1 in 5 high school graduates in Iowa who attempt to join the military cannot pass...

Nov 14, 2011, 17:47 ET

Retired Generals and Admirals Tell Congress: Just Say No to Pizza as a Vegetable in School Lunches

Citing Defense Department estimates that 1 in 4 young adults are too overweight to join the military, more than 100 retired generals and admirals...

Nov 08, 2011, 11:47 ET

Retired Generals and Admirals from California to Issue New Report: Childhood Obesity and Lack of Physical Fitness Endanger National Security

Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District Kowba Joins Retired Military Brass to Encourage Increased Physical Activity and Better...

Nov 07, 2011, 13:34 ET

Retired Generals and Admirals from California to Issue New Report: Childhood Obesity and Lack of Physical Fitness Endanger National Security

Retired Military Brass Encourage Increased Physical Activity and Better School Nutrition Citing a new study by the California Center...

May 25, 2011, 14:31 ET

More than 200 Retired Generals and Admirals Support High-Quality Early Education As Critical to National Security

Poor educational achievement disqualifies many young people in U.S. from military service Representing more than 200 retired generals and...

May 16, 2011, 10:58 ET

Military Service Out of Reach for Most Young Adults in Nebraska

New report cites poor educational achievement as a threat to national security Military service is out of reach for most young adults in...

May 10, 2011, 15:45 ET

/K I L L K I L L K I L L - MISSION: READINESS/

We are advised by MISSION: READINESS that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Military Service Out of Reach for Most...

Dec 02, 2010, 15:39 ET

Two Former Chairmen of Joint Chiefs Hail Passage of Child Nutrition Legislation As Important Step to Strengthen National Security

Two former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who are members of the national nonprofit Mission: Readiness, praised final Congressional passage...

Sep 21, 2010, 15:55 ET

100 Retired Generals and Admirals, Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Urge Congress to Pass Child Nutrition Bill As Matter of National Security

More than 100 retired generals and admirals released an open letter to Congress today calling on the House and Senate leadership to move before...

Aug 05, 2010, 17:23 ET

Retired Generals Shalikashvili and Shelton Hail Senate Vote on Child Nutrition as Step to Increase Pool of Qualified Military Recruits, Boost National Security

Retired Army Generals John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, both former Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised Senate passage of new child...

Jul 20, 2010, 11:12 ET

Retired Generals Meet with Harry Reid, Urge Vote on Child Nutrition Bill

Childhood obesity endangers national security; Pending child nutrition bill will help reduce obesity, get junk food out of schools Three retired...

Jul 01, 2010, 15:51 ET

Retired Admirals and Generals Urge Congress to Get Junk Food Out of Schools

Former Head of California Army National Guard Tells House Panel Child Obesity Poses a Threat to National Security Representing more than 150...