President Announces New Support for Military Families

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:48am

WASHINGTON D.C. - President Obama has announced new government-wide initiatives to support military families.

The president said government agencies will now coordinate on ways to enhance physical and psychological health, ensure excellence in military children's education, increase child care availability and develop career opportunities for military spouses.

He made the announcement with First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, who have both worked to address the needs of military families.

"Today, I am proud to announce that for the first time ever, supporting the well-being of our military families will be a priority not just for the departments of defense, the departments of veterans affairs, but all across the federal government. Each of us has an obligation, a sacred duty, to care for those who have borne the battle. These are my commitments. These are Michelle (Michelle Obama) and Jill's (Jill Biden) commitments. These are my administration's commitments and they must be America's commitments. And as long as I am President, we're gonna keep working to fulfill those commitments for all who serve."

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