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Michelle Obama Veterans

New Orleans Ends Veteran Homelessness, Proves It's 'Not An Impossible Problem'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

New Orleans got the presidential treatment it earned on Monday when first lady Michelle Obama praised the city for being the first to end chronic vete...

Michelle Obama Wants Women Veterans To 'Show Off A Little Bit'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step. "If you want a job, you can't be modest. You've got to...

Watch Michelle Obama And The Penguins of 'Madagascar' Bust Myths About Veterans

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

Michelle Obama wants America to celebrate its veterans, and she's recruited some of her chillest animated friends to get the word out. In a video c...

Michelle Spotlights Unemployed Female Vets In Redbook Spread

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Michelle Obama will grace Redbook’s November cover, but her most striking pose is the centerfold image. In it, the first lady embraces five female v...

Amid VA Scandal, Michelle Obama Offers Reminder That Vet Homelessness Is Down 24%

Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday set out to show that not all the news coming out of Washin...

Michelle Obama Announcing Jobs Website For Veterans

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match the...

Why Michelle Obama Is Praising The Construction Industry

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn't only the right and patriotic thing to do...

An Open Letter to Our Veterans and Their Families

Michelle Obama | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Michelle Obama

There's nothing more important than knowing that our families are healthy and happy. And after spending so much time with military families and hearing your stories of service and sacrifice for our country, I know that that's your priority as well.

WATCH: Michelle Obama Speaks Out About Vets Struggling With Suicide

Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

In an exclusive video for The Huffington Post's "Invisible Casualties" series, first lady Michelle Obama joins Dr. Jill Biden to urge military service...

Obama Touts Massive Success Of Veteran Jobs Initiative

AP | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama says companies participating in a program to help veterans find work have hired or trained 290,000 veterans an...

FLOTUS Praises Measure Meant To Help Vets

AP | MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY and BRIAN WITTE | Posted 04.17.2013 | Black Voices

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- First lady Michelle Obama says a Maryland measure to help military personnel and their spouses find jobs is one of the bills of its ...

Michelle Obama To Press Governors On Veterans' Jobs

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama on Monday challenged governors to make it easier for military personnel to transfer their skills to civilian j...

Bob Dole, American Vet; Michelle Obama, Friend of American Vets

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

As Memorial Day approaches, I think about a time long ago when three young wounded warriors came home from a war that saved our nation from fascism to rebuild our nation from the ravages of world war and depression.

Obamas Get Highest Honor For Tackling Vet Homelessness

Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact

For their determination to put an end to veterans living on the streets, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will receive the highest...

David Wood

Wounded Veterans Struggle To Find Civilian Jobs Amid Downturn, Bureaucracy | David Wood | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

Adam Lewis, a strapping Florida man, joined the Marines in 2004 when he was 19, and within a year he was fighting in Iraq's Anbar Province with Golf C...

Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Biden Urge Public To Thank Veterans

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden want Americans to thank a veteran. They are appearing in a public service announcement promoting the...

Michelle Obama Veterans Day PHOTOS: Coat Season Kickoff! (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama kicked off coat season when she attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, wearing a teal J. Crew coat over a tu...

Michelle Obama Revisits Favorite Belt At Department For Veteran Affairs: Which Way Does It Look Best? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

First Lady Michelle Obama paid a 'thank you' visit on Tuesday to the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she joked about the short commute. I am ho...