President Obama and Vice President Biden, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, announced the launch of Joining Forces on Tuesday, a new initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families. The initiative is supported by a new portal, JoiningForces.gov, which gives citizens various avenues to reach out to service members.
The site will allow people to share messages of thanks, find opportunities to get involved and share stories of service. It will also highlight federal government support of citizens, communities and business that serve the country’s military families.
“Joining Forces was created to recognize and serve our nation‟s extraordinary military families who, like their loved ones in uniform, serve and sacrifice so much so that we can live in freedom and security,” Michelle Obama said. “This is a challenge to every segment of American society not to simply say thank you but to mobilize, take action and make a real commitment to supporting our military families.”