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From U.S. Department of DefenceBy Lisa DanielAmerican Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 – Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, joined the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Newport News, Va., today to highlight efforts to help school children from military families.
Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., speaking to students at Lee Hall Elementary School where 42 percent of students are from military families, recognized local efforts to support “the sons and daughters of those who wear the cloth of our nation and serve alongside those in uniform.”
The event celebrated the anniversary of “Joining Forces,” a campaign Biden launched last year with first lady Michelle Obama to inspire all Americans to support military families. Today’s event focused on the nation’s 1.3 million military-connected school children and their unique circumstances of multiple moves and having deployed parents.