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Second Lady Visits Camp Pendleton Today

Dr. Jill Biden
Elaine Sanchez / Department of Defense
Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, is slated to visit Marines and their families at Camp Pendleton today.

Biden is one of the driving forces being "Joining Forces," a White House initiative that supports military families. Biden herself is a military mom. According to the Department of Defense, the Bidens' son Beau was deployed to Iraq in 2008 while he a major in the Delaware Army National Guard. Dr. Biden has said of the experience:

Biden recently authored an illustrated children's book specifically geared towards military kids. The book, called 'Don't Forget, Nana, God Bless Our Troops,' was inspired by her granddaughter Natalie (Beau Biden's daughter):

The book goes on sale June 5. All proceeds go towards military family charities.