UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
FORT HOOD -- Obama reiterated an issue Fort Hood's Lt. Gen. Bob Cone discussed in a satellite interview from Camp Victory, Iraq: suicides and protecting families of those who serve.
Lt. Gen. Cone said the same thing, soldiers need help when they get home from the war, and so do their families.
The President has introduced nearly 50 new commitments by federal agencies designed to tackle serious issues like suicide prevention, predatory lending and homelessness.
"Supporting the well being of our military families will be a priority of not just for the Departments of Defense, the Departments of Veterans Affairs, but all across the federal government," said Obama.
The President praised the military saying, "One percent of Americans may be fighting our wars, 100 percent of Americans need to be supporting our troops and their families. 100 percent."
president Obama says the initiative is the ***first of its kind.
Under the new initiative the government will focus on four areas including mental health, education, career opportunities and child care.