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From Base COW Samar Arny:
It’s our greatest honor to host #FirstLadyDrJillBiden on Tuesday. I’m very excited for Dr. Jill Biden’s visit and to be inspired by her! We are very fortunate to be one of the first military installations in the US to be visited by the First Lady as she continues her work supporting military families. #TeamWhidbey has the same challenges that we see across the military such as access to childcare and spouse underemployment/unemployment. We are also a remote location where access to specialty healthcare services and mental health services for adults and children are among many barriers that our families face.
Our purpose in this visit is to provide the venue for some spouses to share their own stories of their personal challenges. We will also provide the stories of our passionate program managers in mental health, childcare, and other family support programs as they have sought to work beyond their resources to care for our families. All of this will shape the Joining Forces Initiative and, hopefully, influence policy to expand family support and empower our military spouses and families.
First lady Jill Biden waves to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, during a visit to the Massey Cancer center at Virginia Commonwealth University for a discussion about cancer disparities. in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)