First Lady Michelle Obama will tour Fort Bragg on Thursday, the White House announced yesterday.
Mrs. Obama will be meeting with military spouses and speaking to community organizations that help support troops and their families. This visit comes after a March 3 trip to Arlington National Cemetery, where she addressed women in the military service to mark Women’s History month.
This isn’t the first time the First Lady has visited the North Carolina military base. In 2007, Obama joined an emotional roundtable of military families. She is quoted saying on President Barack Obama’s official website, “It felt like the first time that many of these women had even been asked how they were doing. The tears and the stories went on and on. So we had another roundtable, and then another one.”
Obama has long said that she intended to work with military families, and said during the campaign, “If Barack is elected president, I would be honored to be first lady. I would work daily on the issues closest to my heart: helping working women and families, particularly military families.”
The other top priority: Serving as ‘Mom-in-Chief’ to daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, seven.