First Lady, Dr. Biden Seek Questions on ‘Joining Forces’
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are calling on Americans to submit questions via social media about “Joining Forces,” a national initiative they started three years ago that mobilizes all sectors of American society to support service members and their families.
Tomorrow, the first lady and Dr. Biden will mark the initiative’s third anniversary at Fort Campbell, Ky., where they will speak to service members, families and employers at the Veterans Jobs Summit and Career Forum and will answer some questions about the initiative.
White House officials have invited Americans to help in celebrating the anniversary by sharing a message or asking a question on social media, and by finding ways to get involved.
“This month, we’re celebrating our third anniversary of Joining Forces and taking pride in the progress we have made with help from individuals across the country who’ve stepped up to answer our call,” the pair wrote in a blog post originally published in Military Spouse magazine and cross-posted on the White House website.
“In just three years,” they added, “hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses have been hired or trained by businesses nationwide; all but a few states have streamlined their professional licensing requirements to better meet the needs of veterans and military spouses; and so many schools, faith communities, community groups, and neighbors have found countless ways to make a difference for our military families.”
People can ask questions, send a congratulatory message or encourage others to participate in Joining Forces by using the hashtag #JoiningForces on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, officials said.