First Lady Michelle Obama, in an exclusive video for The Huffington Post, shares her personal story of the moment she knew she wanted to help military families. Together with Dr. Jill Biden, the two co-founders have undertaken an initiative to create and secure private-sector jobs for veterans (returning from Iraq and Afghanistan) and their spouses. The initiative, called "Joining Forces," celebrates its one year anniversary on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Watch her message above -- and go to joiningforces.gov to find out what you can do to help military families.


More Military Families Week Content On Impact:




Blogs And News

Visit HuffPost Impact's Military Families page for a variety of content, including blog posts from veterans, their spouses, and organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project and the Coming Home Project.

10 First Ladies And Their Charitable Causes

Looking back at how the wives of our Commanders-In-Chief through history have helped underserved families in need.

HuffPost Book Club: 'What It Is Like To Go To War'

HuffPost Books kicks off a month-long discussion on this non-fiction work by Karl Marlantes, a Vietnam Vet and award-winning writer.

Military Families Photo Album (Below)

Is there a member of your family in the military? Send us a photo of your son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, or whoever has nobly served our country! Email the photo to impact@huffingtonpost.com.

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