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Dr. Jill Biden Works to Support Troops and Their Families

Dec. 14, 2010
Since her husband took office nearly two years ago, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, has been tireless in her work to bring light to the challenges military families face. Whether she's traveling to the deserts of Iraq or to a stateside child care center, Dr. Biden is intent on one mission: boosting support to servicemembers and their families. As a military mom herself, she feels it's the least she can do.

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Famous Mom Calls Troops 'My Extended Family'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 - The wife of the nation’s vice president walked into a crowded gym at a dusty Army base in the Iraqi desert and was greeted like a rock star.

Soldiers were crowded onto bleachers -- a sea of camouflage uniforms – and let out a thunderous cheer and applause at the sight of Dr. Jill Biden, who glided in with her signature warm smile. She was dressed to the nines in a chic dress and heels, seemingly unaffected by the rocky terrain and egg-boiling July temperatures.

The soldiers quickly formed a huge, snaking line to meet her, each with a camera or smart phone in hand. Biden warmly greeted each soldier with a few words and a motherly hug, and posed for photo after photo with anyone who asked.

“I’m a military mom,” she told them, referring to her son, Army Capt. Beau Biden of the Delaware Army National Guard. “I feel like you are my extended family.” Story

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