Military Members Speak About First Lady's Visit

Thousands of marines, soldiers, sailors and military families listened to Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden talk about their Joining Forces initiative at Camp Lejeune Wednesday mortning, and many said they like programs discussed that will help military members now and after they leave the service.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nancy Murphy says it's good to hear she and her family have the support of the first and second ladies, especially during deployment times.

"It's comforting for us over there knowing that they're going to get support back here, until we come back'" said Murphy.

Murphy was one of thousands of armed services members, along with their family members who were at Goettge Memorial Field House Wednesday.

"I know they have a very busy schedule. I think it shows a big committment on their part to come down and talk to those families," said Marine Captain James Smolucha.

Camp Lejeune was the first stop for this nationwide initiative to gain support for service members and their families.

"I think this is a great place to do that, and as the first lady said this is a very tight-knit community with the civilians and military personal that live out here," said Smolucha.

Captain Smolucha says he was pleased to hear one of the joining forces initiative is to focus on the Hiring for Heroes program.

"It shows that your country is backing you. You've done your time. You've served your country," said Smolucha.
It's that support of family that gives sailors like Nancy Murphy some comfort in their job.

"I think it's great. It's very comforting like I said and I can't wait until we do have a family, that they will be taken care of and that
there will be plenty of opportunities for them," said Smolucha.

Service members also told us they were pleased to hear the first and second ladies are spending time with wounded warriors after their public appearances at Camp Lejeune.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 15, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    Really? Seems the president you post about was the one I told people not to vote for. Seems I read his book and as a democrat, I couldn't digest his socialist goals of destruction for the American Way. Now, some just sat out there and said nothing and some just voted for what the party told them to do. Then they wonder why they have no job or other has no job. Then the wonder why gas is high, food has gone up, taxes are being raised and they didn't plan for it. Obama didn't tell me what I wanted to hear when he talked about his healthcare that I spent my time reading about. He didn't didn't tell me what I wanted to hear about his plans on the economy with tax increases on the rich. So where does that leave me? Posting like a Banshee as long as he is in office. Why? Because ignorance is bliss and many people take no time to learn about someone in a very important position, the president of this country. Now we have and irresponsible bafoon, with no clue what to do and has to be told what to do. A sheep. A man that runs away from everything like a scalded dog. Be sick and tired of it, because you either or know someone that was irresponsible enought to vote this idiot we call president in office. Just think that you kids will pay for this instant ego gratification of some with nothing to show for it. I do not trust the man in the whitehouse since I know who he hangs around with, who visits the whitehouse and see what he has done with our allies and our enemies. Now if you think I am tired of typing, try me...As long as this country is going in this fingers are just fine..Obama is the worst the country has ever done and I will stand beside those words a long time. OSOC
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      by Mummers on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:50 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      well most gay/lesbians will vote for Obama again and he did do what Obama said Change.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 at 09:05 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      So, Did you vote for McCain and Palin? We all see just how crazy she is and getting worst. Or did you vote for G W Bush for 2 terms? Who's the lucky candidate you support this time, you sure can pick-em.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 at 03:13 PM in reply to
        Obama Snake Oil may as well vote for Joe the Plumber, wait, is he available? He qualify just as good as the rest of the Republicans so far. Trump wants to lower the gas prices simply by telling OPEC to do so. This guy will be laughed right out of the White House. Must be nice being rich, I guess when you are rich, you can have your way.
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      by to obama snake oil on Apr 17, 2011 at 03:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Go back in the corner Obama(Uncle Ruckus)Snake Oil, put your Tin Foil Hat back on. Reagan will be contacting you for the promise land shortly.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Apr 18, 2011 at 10:22 AM in reply to to obama snake oil
        Gosh, you guys are sore about that election couldn't even cheat your way out of it.
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          by snake killer on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:55 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Ha Ha, like Bush did? Ask Mark Connell, oh you can't, he was Bush's computer guru who was to testify against him for election fraud, problem is, he mysterious died just before the investigation. Ummm
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          by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Snake Killer, looks like old Cheney and Bush sent the Goon Squad to pay this guy a little visit. How is it this was kept under cover? Money Gullible Old People =Power. Money GOP=Power.
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          by Fool me once........ on Apr 20, 2011 at 03:30 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          No, the Republicans are the professionals when it comes to fraud and cheating, just ask the Tea Party.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Apr 22, 2011 at 05:18 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Yes, I heard Bush ran over a squirrel too! You should post that as well. Oh, and that mean old Bush gave millions of dollars to Africa to fight aids. Nice try, Obama will lose the next election....he is a failure. How is Obamas war going on in Libya? How is that hope and change at the gas pumps working fer ya? Fools...are born everyday.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    I love all the politically astute people around here, especially OSOC, Lavon, Barlow and oh really seem to be real experts about this stuff, but guess what, I and I know others who are sick and tired of all of it. This president is like all the others, he says what he thinks we want to hear, and doesn't really give a care about any of us.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    lavon...wrong...again, as really get moody when that moped doesn't start...try putting gas in it, that sunshine and wind doesn't seem to make it go does it. Just like when 2012 comes, we have sunshine shown up places we don't say and hot air thrown at us. The guy is a liar, started a war with Libya, ran up the debt and wants to keep going. This means he lost the left, the right and the independent voter. If you think people will vote for unemployment, higher taxes and high gas are snorting koolaid. Oh yeah, he is going up on your taxes lavon. You voted for him, you are getting a paycutt. See how interrest on your home effects your taxes. He wants it dropped to low levels will get very little back from the fed tax return. I told you what you were doing, voting a tax say it doesn't effect you...well, you are not known for telling the been fooled once...fooled twice, your fault. By the way, the Soviet Union is an example of a country that was shut down with ever heard of that or you haven't gotten to that part in the history book?
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      by Really? on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:28 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      "The guy is a liar, started a war with (insert Iraq and Afghanistan), ran up the debt and wants to keep going." - must be talking about Bush.
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        by James on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to Really?
        Really?.... did obama pull the troops out of Afghanistan ? Did he close Gitmo ? Are all the troops out of Iraq ? obama is the liar. Bush never said he wouldn't go to war, obama did.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Apr 15, 2011 at 05:29 AM in reply to Really?
        I am pretty sure I am talking about congressional authorization to go to war...yeah, Both houses of congress voted and approved military action in both instances long before bombs were dropped...And Obama? Like a dictator he is attacking and dropping bombs on...he took it and now owns it. Bye Bye Bama!
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          by Anonymous on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          And I'm sure if Congress didn't have such horrible information from Bush and had actually had time to review the situtation and understand it better, we'd have never gone into Iraq. Iraq was based on bad, incomplete information. The decision to invade was one to appease the population, the public wanted something anything to blame for their ills and for the attacks. Iraq just so happened to be the scapegoat. I'm not saying anybody actually told complete lies on purpose to get us involved in Iraq, I'm just saying it could have been better planned and thought out.
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      by Lavon on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:17 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      I voted for Obama in 2008, i'll do it again next year and he will be reelected and you will be very upset for 4 more years.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:59 PM
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    What a great way to try and hide the fact that a week ago the husbands of these two women almost let the country shut down and stop paying the very people they are now talking too. These women who are not part of any goverment process that effects the nation, are trying to create a smoke screen for their husbands handeling of the military. The empty promises from the last election and the recent budget issues are in the hands of the president and vice president not the tow women who show up at military bases and lie to the very people protected the nation.
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      by Lavon on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:35 AM in reply to
      There no such thing as the country shutting down. That's just a dumb statement
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        by The flood on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:03 PM in reply to Lavon
        Well that is just what your president was saying we needed to avoid last week while all you libs were squealing about the end of the world. The truth is that your prewsident used our men and women in uniform as political pawns to further his agenda. When he was presented with a provision to make sure the service personel would be paid he refused to sign it and called it a "distraction". Real classy guy you voted for there.
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          by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 12:33 PM in reply to The flood
          It was a distraction and he did the right thing by refusing to sign it. It was nothing more than a ruse for the Republicans to get what they wanted out of the deal and screw everybody else over, which is their MO so it's not entirely surprising. If you want to blame President Obama for that refusing to sign it, you should damn well blame the Republicans for approaching the issue in such a dishonerable manner in the first place.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:36 AM
    Snake Oil your vote didn't matter in 2008 and it wont matter in 2012. Face it, your in the minority
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Apr 14, 2011 at 05:37 AM
    And the Repugnant that is going to beat Obama is? That's got nobody. You got a "trumped up" businessman that has been bankrupt multiple times, a has been Speaker of the House that's been married three times, two crazy left wingnut women and a guy who put the prototype of Obama's healthcare plan (which the Repugnants hate) in place. Keep diggin, maybe you can come up with someone but I don't see them yet.
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      by James on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:38 AM in reply to Barlow
      Barlow, at least Trump gave an effort at running a business.... tell me a business obama has run ? Also if you think it's so easy to start a business from scratch, make it profitable please go for it. obama has only lived off the tax payer his entire life and continues to do so. Trump has put his fortune on the line many times, some he's won, some he's lost... but he tried. Can't say the same for obama
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        by Lavon on Apr 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM in reply to James
        Trump is an A-1 class loser!. This idiot sent someone to look for the Presidents Birth Certificate and thinks he can win? Ha ha ha ha!! Might as well put Joe The Plumber in the running
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          by James on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to Lavon
          I've played at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.... doesn't look like something a loser could afford. lol Nice try though.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM in reply to James
        Trump didn't have to start from scratch, his father left him part of a 400 million dollar estate. Not hard to play around with money when you have money to begin with. It's a whole lot easier to make a pie when you've got the directions and ingredients given to you by somebody else.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:07 PM in reply to James
        How funny is it that you commented on the Taj Mahal and saying that it seemed like something a loser could afford....from wikipedia..."Atlantic City casino business, including buying the Taj Mahal Casino from the Crosby family, then taking it into bankruptcy. This expansion, both personal and business, led to mounting debt."
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:01 AM in reply to Barlow
      I would rather have one of them then one of the biggest liers in history, who believes spend spend spend is the only way to do things, appoin people to overload things that aren't approved by Congress, has multiple tax cheaters etc...
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:48 AM
    Well after the presidents speech...he is most certainly, one and done. Funny, there is no story on his speech on the board......
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      by Really? on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      I don't know why you are so critical about the President about his speech. Ryan's budget was far right, Obama's was far left, so there is plenty of room for compromise in the middle (which is where it will eventually end up anyway). Personally, I like having both of these on the table since it pretty much assures where the policy will NOT be. It has been shown that extreme tax cuts did not work (under Bush) and extreme spending did not work (under Obama). So it is obvious that a middle ground needs to be found because both systems have their advantages and disadvantages, however, neither can sustain our society.
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        by Fact Bringer on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:51 AM in reply to Really?
        I find it interesting that a lot of voters want to demonize the other party, but the way our government works is a negotiation process. The hate rhetoric, however, distracts the public from the real money trail. Follow the money. I'll give you a hint- pregnant women, people without heat, school teachers, and homosexuals are not the robber-barrens of the nation.
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          by Really? on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:31 AM in reply to Fact Bringer
          Very true. They are just easy scape goats to hide the shady business going on that we are not able to see.
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      by Lavon on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:51 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Obama doesn't lose like Glenn Beck did with his Fox News show. LOL!!
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        by James on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:47 PM in reply to Lavon
        No, but Beck did make millions and millions the legit way. obama only knows down low sneeky ways to make money. Remember how he bought his house ?
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          by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 at 02:20 PM in reply to James
          Riiiight. "The legit way."
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          by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:44 PM in reply to James
          I suppose to a Republican, teaching at a prestigious university, being an author, and advancing the interest of the disinfranchised, impoverished and poor isn't a legit business practice and qualifies as sneaky.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:38 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      What speech were you watching..the Fox news version?
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:55 AM
    Keep them votes rolling in folks. That's what the whole exercise is about. Votes in 2012.
  • by Mark Location: NC on Apr 13, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    Michelle Obama I have a question? Your husband now has us in 3 wars , Now Libya? What for oil? Driil here offshore!
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