First Lady Obama
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Along with Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden, the First Lady is launching a campaign to support military troops and their families. She says their goals include ending homelessness among veterans, making mental health support available to military families and veterans, focusing on the needs of military children in school and dealing with the many employment issues that come along with moving from base to base.

"[This is] not about kind words—this campaign is going to be about action," Mrs. Obama says. "You don't have to live near a base, you don't have to be a military expert, you don't have to know a family. There is so much you can do to support people just by doing what you do."

The First Lady says you may have an occupational skill, like counseling or accounting, that you can offer to military families in your community. You could even do something as simple as offering a well-deserved girls' night out to a military mom. "There are things as a nation we can do, big and small. It's not a difficult thing to do," says the First Lady.

Visit serve.gov to learn more about Mrs. Obama's new program to support military families and find out how you can help.
FROM: The Bravest Families in America
Published on January 27, 2011

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