- Posted February 3, 2013 by
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Salute to troops
Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden Visits Grafenwoehr
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spent the day Saturday visiting military families, teachers, students, and Soldiers. While here, Biden read to children at the Grafenwoehr USO, spoke to teachers at the Grafenwoehr Elementary School, spoke to military families, and had lunch with and spoke with Soldiers at the Dining Facility here.
As Second Lady and a military mom, Biden is dedicated to creating awareness and spearheading support for military families both in the U.S. and those stationed and deployed overseas.
She regularly travels to military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of her national challenge to all Americans to take action and find ways to support and engage our military families in their own communities. This is a joint initiative she has with First Lady Michelle Obama. More information can be found at their website http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
While here, Dr. Biden also watched training conducted by the Joint Multinational Training Command, the U.S. Army's only overseas training command which is Headquartered here on USAG Grafenwoehr. The U.S. Army in Europe regularly trains U.S., NATO, and allied forces for contingencies around the world.
The Grafenwoehr Military community is the second largest in Europe.
Photo: Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spoke with U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Krystall Neally, an instructor at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy and native of Portsmith, Va., at the Grafenwoehr Dining Facility in Germany February 2, 2013. (Photo by U.S. Army Sergeant Kelli M. Baker/Released).