Announcing the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
“I want to send a very clear message to the men and women who are wearing – or who have worn – our country’s uniform and to their spouses: when you have finished your service to our nation, you’ve got 2,000 great American companies ready and waiting to bring you on board”
– Michelle Obama, August 22, 2012
Joining Forces is dedicated to connecting our servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
President Obama believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job at home after they fight for our nation overseas.
Companies across America are answering the call to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.
Companies are answering the call to recruit, hire, promote and retain military veterans and service members.
Our military service members represent only 1 percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many of the daily moments we spend with the people we love, they make incredible sacrifices. But, they do not make them alone.
Explore a map to discovery military presences around the country and learn more about our military families and how you can support them.
For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them.
This weekend, Operation Gratitude assembled its one millionth care package.
Joining Forces highlights the Exceptional Family Member Program, which supports military families with special medical and educational needs.
First Lady Michelle Obama previewed the 2013 White House holiday décor to a crowd of military families who were the first of more than 70,000 anticipated visitors this holiday season.