First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tours Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, was in Washington state Tuesday, touring military facilities and speaking with and about military families.

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late Tuesday morning. She got a close look at a US Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic warfare attack warcraft.

The First Lady’s goal is to hear about the challenges military families face and the support they need.

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The visits with military families are part of an ongoing effort to relaunch Joining Forces, an initiative to support service members, veterans and their families through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.

The First Lady launched Joining Forces ten years ago with then-First Lady Michelle Obama. They called on all Americans to rally around and support service members, veterans, and their families to ensure that they have the tools they need to succeed in their lives.

Dr. Biden arrived in Washington state on Monday, when she visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of her tour of military bases to meet with service families.

The First Lady is scheduled to visit the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California on Wednesday.

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