First Lady Michelle Obama Meets with Military Spouses

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Cranston, Rhode Island to meet with military spouses at the Rhode Island Army National Guard Facility. 

The First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden have been traveling across the country to talk about how neighbors, communities, and the nation as whole can support our military families as part of the Joining Forces initiative. They have seen extraordinary examples of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations stepping up to support our Nation’s military families.

One way to support the families of our troops is to hear stories about their experiences directly from military families themselves. The roundtable conversation in Rhode Island was another opportunity for the First Lady to listen to military spouses and let them know about some of the work that is being done to give them the support they deserve such as the President's challenge to the private sector to hire or train unemployed veterans and their spouses by the end of 2013.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a roundtable with Military Spouses

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a roundtable conversation with military spouses at the Rhode Island Army National Guard Facility in Cranston, R.I., Sept. 30. 2011. The military spouses represented each of the five military services as well as a variety of commands at the nearby Naval Station in Newport, R.I., including the Naval War College and the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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