At a screening of the movie "Cars 2" for military fathers and families, President Obama kicks off an effort with partners from around the nation to create simple opportunities for dads and kids to connect.
The entertainment guilds in Los Angeles hosted the First Lady for a special Joining Forces event to discuss the stories and issues of today’s military families so that their experiences can be integrated into film, television and digital media.
Stephen McDonough, a Council Member on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition writes about his participation in the Warrior Games, an athletic competition for disabled veterans, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
June 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM ET by Stephen McDonough, M.D.,
Sargent Michael MacLeod writes about the efforts of Operation Homelink, a non-profit that provides computers and web cams to the families of deployed soldiers, to provide computer equipment to soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg who were affected by the devasting tornados that hit the region.
June 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM ET by SGT Michael J. MacLeod
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden stop by Sesame Street to film public service announcements for Joining Forces, their national initiative to support and honor our troops and their families.
Hundreds of World War II veterans visited the National World War II Memorial recently thanks to Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that arranges transportation for veterans to travel to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorial.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen discusses Military Appreciation Month -- a month that offers each of us the opportunity to recognize, honor, and show support for all who wear and have worn the uniform, along with the incredible families who serve alongside them.
First Lady Michelle Obama announced new collaborations to support our military families and ensure that everyone can get out and get moving. Starting June 1, service members and their families will be able to visit the websites of the organizations to sign up for free sportsclub memberships and personal training.
May 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM ET by Robin Schepper and Shellie Pfohl
May 6, 2011 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. President Obama issues a proclamation and Dr. Biden shares a special email message. Watch remarks at a Mother's Day event live at 3:15 p.m. on WhiteHouse.gov.