Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here's the unedited speeches President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made during their visit to Fort Stewart Friday.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Stewart Friday. While there, the president signed an executive order to crack down on unethical recruiting of military members by educational institutions. Here's the unedited tape of their speeches. We had to split it into three videos to keep within time constraints (and so they'd load in under a hundred years), so just click on them in order and you'll be in good shape! Got something to say about this story? Tell us in the comments! Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Friday, April 27, 2012
During his visit to Fort Stewart Friday, President Barack Obama signed an executive order aimed at ending aggressive and deceptive recruiting of military students by educational institutions.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Stewart Friday to greet soldiers and their families and sign an executive order aimed at cracking down on educational institutions that use deceptive practices to recruit soldiers and veterans. The First Lady also spoke to the soldiers about Joining Forces, her initiative to encourage businesses to employ veterans. Hours before the first couple arrived, thousands of soldiers, veterans and their families thronged Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. When the Obamas appeared at about 12:30 p.m., the civilians in the crowd erupted into cheers while the soldiers snapped to attention and saluted. Here are excerpts of the Obamas' remarks: "We are beyond thrilled -- beyond thrilled -- to …
Stay with Fort Stewart Patch for updates on the first family's visit!
UPDATE 3:04 p.m.: See pictures of Obama arriving at Hunter Army Airfied and speaking at Stewart. UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: A crowd is beginning to form at Mame Garden in anticipation of the president's speech. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Stewart today and speak to soldiers, veterans and their families. While at Fort Stewart, President Obama is expected to sign an executive order to protect soldiers and their families from unscrupulous colege recruiting techniques. Stay with Fort Stewart Patch as we provide updates on the Obamas' visit throughout the day! What would you tell Obama if you could talk to him? Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Fort Stewart spouses share their thoughts on Obama's scheduled visit, and what they'd like to tell the president.
With President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama coming to Fort Stewart Friday, a few Army spouses gave Fort Stewart Patch their thoughts on the visit, the administration and what they'd say to Obama if they could. Some were glad Obama was coming. Others disagreed with the president's proposed defense cuts. All had opinions. "I think he's cool," said Kristin Harris. "I personally have nothing against him like everyone seems to. I'd love meet him. He seems really down to earth and nice." "I have no bad feelings. I mean, he is president of our country and people should respect him no matter what," agreed Taryn Giumento Thomas. "Plus he is our husbands' boss. Anyway, I personally like Obama so I'm excited." April Stubbs felt less …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
President Obama is visiting Fort Stewart Friday. If you could tell Obama one thing, what would it be?
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Stewart Friday. Few details about the visit have been released, except that the Obamas will meet with soldiers and their families. Presidential visits in any adminstration, for security reasons, are tightly controlled and meticulously planned. That means most folks will never get the chance to ask the president a question or voice a concern. But what if you could? If you could tell President Obama one thing, what would it be? Give us your answer in the comments! Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The president and first lady will meet with soldiers, veterans and military families.
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Stewart Friday, according to a Savannah Morning News report. According to the report, few details of the planned visit have been released, except that the first family would "meet with troops, veterans and military families." Obama was in Atlanta last month for a fundraiser that raised nearly $1 million for his campaign, according to the report. He last visited the Savannah area in March 2010. Subscribe to the Fort Stewart Patch newsletter and get news, Patch deals and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Follow Fort Stewart Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Add your photos to Pics & Clips.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The First Lady appeared on "The Colbert Report" to promote Joining Forces, an initiative to support military families.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Army News Service NEW YORK -- First Lady Michelle Obama joined Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert on his show April 11 with members of the New York National Guard and families of deployed soldiers to promote her efforts to support military families across the nation. Colbert, no stranger to military audiences, noted that our "troops are a national treasure." "I guess there really is a first time for everything, and being on the 'Colbert Report' and seeing the first lady is something not ordinary and very exciting," said New York Army National Guard Spc. Marcus Brown, from Staten Island, N.Y., assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 69 Infantry Regiment. The visit was part of Obama's two-day tour celebrating the first anniversary of Joining …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
“Many of you have had to put on a brave face for maybe a younger brother or sister, even when you were worried,” Obama said. “You’ve had to reassure your parents that you were OK, even when sometimes you weren’t."
During First Lady Michelle Obama's two-day tour to mark the first anniversary of Joining Forces, she commended military children everywhere that endure the sacrifices of military life often involving relocation and deployed parents. She met with the teenage daughters of service members, at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville on April 12, and presented them each with $250 department store gift cards acknowledging them for the times in the past or future when there will be an empty seat at their high school graduation, and moms and dads who aren’t home to see them off to the prom. “It can’t be easy,” she said in a Defense News Service report, “… to keep your spirits up through all those missed holidays, and missed birthdays, and times when …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to David Letterman Monday about the Joining Forces campaign.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged Americans to rally in support of military families during an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” last night. The first lady shared a few laughs with Letterman, but then grew serious when the topic turned to her Joining Forces campaign. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife, launched this initiative last year to boost support to troops, veterans and their families. Service members and their families have served and sacrificed for more than a decade, the first lady noted, yet most Americans are unaware of the extent of their challenges. “We take it for granted because we have 1 percent of this nation serving and protecting the …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Michelle Obama unveils a report that spotlights military spouse's employment challenges.