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White House marks first Joining Forces anniversary

Cadet Staff Sgt. Moranda Hern, Air Force Academy sophomore, receives a hug from First Lady Michelle Obama after Hern spoke at the first anniversary of Joining Forces ceremony on the south lawn of the White House April 11, 2012. Also on stage were Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey; Jill Biden, the vice-president’s wife; and Tom Brokaw, television journalist. Hern was one of the 20 finalists in the Joining Forces Community Challenge that recognized citizens, communities and organizations for their efforts in supporting military families. Hern was one of the 20 finalists in the Joining Forces Community Challenge for starting the Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs organization that aims to help daughters ages 13-18 of military members connect and build relationships. The challenge was part of the Joining Forces program, pioneered by First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, which is a national initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to support military members and their families. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jess D. Harvey)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Jess D. Harvey
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