Is there a Hero in Your Neighborhood?

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden announce the Joining Forces Community Challenge, here. 

The First Lady and I are excited to announce that the submission deadline for the Joining Forces Community Challenge has been extended to October 31, 2011.

In a previous post, we highlighted a sample of the submissions and nominations that we have already received.  Since that post, we have been amazed by the flood of applications featuring people around the country that are working to support our military families. Whether as an individual, a small regional organization, or a nation-wide effort, you continue to be an inspiration to us all. 

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations that have shared their stories with us.  By extending the deadline, we hope to provide ample opportunity to hear from as many of these incredible individuals and organizations as possible.

Please sign up today for the challenge at, and tell us about the ways you’re helping and honoring our brave military families – or nominate someone in your community who is doing great work.

Thank you for supporting our military families.

Dr. Jill Biden is the Second Lady of the United States.

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