Jill Biden is drawing extra focus on an old cause -supporting the families of America’s military.
The first lady on Wednesday is announcing the next chapter for a military family support program. She and then-first lady Michelle Obama led during the Obama reign.
Biden says that military families are as important as a rudder is to a ship. Hence, supporting them is an emotional, physical and social health is a national security mandate.
Biden said her relaunch of the Joining Forces leads would centre on employment and entrepreneurship chances for military families. Also, education for more than 2 million youths with enrolled parents. But most importantly health and welfare of these folks.
She also remarks that only one per cent of the country assists in the all-volunteer military.
The first lady was to join on Wednesday a virtual meeting with the families of military personnel, advocates and others from worldwide.
Afterwards, she was to head across the Potomac River to Arlington, Virginia. It would be to tour the Military OneSource call centre. The call centre is a Defence Department resource that supports service members, their families, and survivors 24/7.
Biden spent her opening weeks as a first lady conducting listening sessions. It with the spouses of senior Defence Department officials, military leaders, military family advocates, and military children.
Tours of US Military Bases
Moreover, last month she toured the US military bases in California and Washington state.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, she assured to restore Joining forces. Moreover, shortly before President Biden took office, she named Rory Brosius the initiative executive director. Rory before worked as the deputy director of the program.
The first lady is a military daughter and mother, with grandkids who are military kids.
In World War II, Jill’s father was a Navy signalman who went to college on the GI Bill. Biden’s late son Beau, a father of two kids, including in Iraq, served in the Delaware Army National Guard.
What does Joining Forces focus on?
Joining Forces began in 2011 under the presidency of Barack Obama and was led by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. The mission was to promote the private and public sectors to aid service members, vets, caregivers, and families. In short, the program focused on education, wellness, and employment.
After leaving the White House in 2017, through the Biden Foundation, Jill has continued to work with military families.