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Jill Biden to meet military spouses during stop in Colorado

Added 05-06-21 02:03:02am EST - “First lady Jill Biden plans to visit military spouses Thursday at an Army base in Colorado, her last stop during a swing through the U.S. West.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Jill Biden to meet military spouses during stop in Colorado”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DENVER, Colo. (AP) - First lady Jill Biden plans to visit military spouses Thursday at an Army base in Colorado, her last stop during a swing through the U.S. West.

She is set to speak at Fort Carson military base near Colorado Springs ahead of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday. It comes a day after Biden visited a school and vaccination clinic in Utah and a hospital in Las Vegas.

The White House last month announced the revival of an Obama-era initiative, Joining Forces, which prioritizes employment opportunities for military spouses, education for children of enlisted parents and veterans, and military families’ health and well-being.

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The initiative, first rolled out in 2011 under President Barack Obama, was led by then-first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden when Joe Biden was vice president. Under former President Donald Trump, the White House’s web page for the initiative was taken down and archived.

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