With a field house full of Marines, sailors and their families, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden brought their support message to Camp Lejeune.
The first lady and the vice president's wife kicked off a national two day tour to drum up support for "Joining Forces".
The initiative was created to help address the challenges and needs of military families, something Biden is familiar with as her son was deployed to Iraq. "I know how much you worry." Biden told the group. "I know how much you pray."
The initiative will focus on several key priority areas. Those include employment, education, and wellness. This as they try to raise awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families.
"Here in Jacksonville they know a whole lot about stepping up in a community because the military and civilian communities here have been joining forces for decades. We're here because this is a model of what can happen." said Obama.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are visiting Camp Lejeune Wednesday as part of their tour to show support to military families.
Obama and Biden spoke to 3,000 troops at Camp Lejeune Wednesday morning. The two are also meeting with 40 pregnant wives whose husbands are service members.
Martha Stewart is also in attendance.
WITN streamed the speeches live on witn.com. We'll post video of them on this story.