Jill Biden to visit Marine Corps Base in North Carolina for a face-to-face with military families

First lady Jill Biden on Wednesday traveled to the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, a trip that, according to the White House, included meetings with military families.

According to a statement from the East Wing, the first lady will “hold private meetings and engage in a listening session with several military and veteran family members” during her brief visit to Lejeune. The trip was closed to press coverage at the behest of Biden’s office.

One of Biden’s core initiatives as first lady is Joining Forces, which she founded a decade ago with former first lady Michelle Obama. Joining Forces serves to support military families and veterans’ families, including the impact of emotional health for those families.

Accompanying Biden on the trip will be Donna Berger, spouse of the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, and Stacie Black, spouse of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday to reporters seeking clarity on Biden’s exchanges with the families that those conversations were “private” [CNN].


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