New military family initiatives rolling out

From AirForceTimes By Karen Jowers

Helping military families is not a new concept — a variety of organizations and communities around the country have worked to support military families for years.

But under a new “Joining Forces” initiative announced by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Biden, more civilian businesses, communities, and organizations will be offering opportunities for families.

The two women stress that gestures big and small can help military families — whether mowing the lawn of a neighbor whose spouse has deployed, or picking up extra car pool duty for a family.

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