Jill Biden announces next steps for military family program

Jill Biden

FILE – In this March 9, 2021, file photo, first lady Jill Biden, speaks at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Wash. Jill Biden is bringing a new focus to an old cause: supporting America’s military families. (Ken Lambert /The Seattle Times via AP, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is bringing a new focus to an old cause: supporting America’s military families.

The first lady on Wednesday announced the next chapter for a military family support program that she and then-first lady Michelle Obama led during the Obama administration.

In announcing the launch of Joining Forces, Biden said the initiative will focus on employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for military families, education for the more than 2 million children of enlisted parents and veterans, and the overall health and well-being of these families.

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