WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCCO) — First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to Minnesota Friday to meet with National Guard families and local community leaders dedicated to supporting military families, the White House announced.

It is part of her Joining Forces initiative. Last month, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced 20 finalists as part of their Joining Forces Community Challenge, which is an effort “to recognize and celebrate citizens, communities, and organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to service by improving the lives of military families and veterans,” according to the White House.

In Minnesota, Michelle Obama will join the military families, community leaders, representatives from Serving Our Troops, and three Joining Forces Community Challenge finalists from Minnesota: the Armed Forces Service Center, Defending the Blue Line and GreenCare for Troops.

After a roundtable discussion, Michelle Obama will be speaking at a Democratic National Committee event at 5 p.m. in Minneapolis.

Comments (21)
  1. Bob says:

    stay home Michelle

  2. Tess says:

    Oh great!!

    The article doesn’t state when she’ll arrive. I hope that this won’t mean that my flight will be delayed Friday morning.

  3. DougT says:

    yup – just keep flying to the other coast where people might appreciate all your campaigning more….. ya its campaigning – as if she cares about military families…..right……

    1. MAJ says:

      You got it right.

  4. Lou says:

    stay in dc!!!!!!!!!

  5. Chance says:

    Goal: Lock in as many special interest groups as possible to help second term chances.

    Objective 1: Government assistance -check-
    Objective 2: Unions -check-
    Objective 3: Military families -in progress-

    1. CAPT says:

      #3 isn’t going to happen. Especially when her husband is proposing cutting our healthcare coverage while leaving the federal union employees’ alone. We may not speak-out, but we’re not stupid. They never had the military vote and they never will.

      1. My 2 Cents says:

        Amen, Brother…But they will do all the possibly can to keep that vote from counting, anyway. ie: Impossible rules to follow for absentee ballots…Lost absentee ballots, or maybe even destroyed absentee ballots…

  6. Sam I am says:

    The entire trip can be chalked up as a Obama election fundraising event.

  7. DougT says:

    Naaa – she is just a “progressive” ……

  8. Colin says:

    Something for Jerry Springer fans to look forward to.

  9. Ruth says:

    Another boondoggle at taxpayers’ expense. How about a snowstorm to prevent this fraudulent trip?

    1. Brett says:

      I’m PRAYING FOR IT!!!

    2. My 2 Cents says:

      Good idea…after all, it is MARCH

  10. CAPT says:

    Yeah, GW made frequent trips to Bethesda, without the media, to check on the injured troops. The current president has to travel to Andrews AFB with media in tow just so he can have a picture of him looking at the transfer cases of fallen soldiers. GW had something Mr Obama never will…class and respect for those in service. This is a hallow gesture. Any good intent by Mrs Obama is only incidental to her helping her husband’s reelection campaign.

  11. elmo says:

    Why can’t she visit all the Vets that are in Prison. Only 10% of prison population are Vets. 260,000 right now. Oh thats right they can’t vote.

  12. Brett says:

    Ya, John H, ya sure she is. Hint: it didn’t take me until my 35th birfday or so to finally utter the words, “I’m proud to call myself an American citizen!”

  13. Dr. George E. Fischer says:

    Would someone ask Michelle Obama of she now is proud of America now that her husband is President. She was quoted as saying she had not been proud of America until he became President.

    1. jackactionhero says:

      How is that relevent to the discussion?

  14. Spanky says:

    She is a pig!

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