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Jill Biden visits Camp Lejeune

Posted October 14, 2009

— The wife of Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit Wednesday to Camp Lejeune and the Marine Corps Air Station at New River.

Dr. Jill Biden met with the Marines of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and their families as members of the unit deploy to Afghanistan Thursday for seven months. She also met with staff members of family readiness programs.

Jill Biden visits with military families Jill Biden visits with military families

The visit is part of her effort to raise awareness and show appreciation for members of the military and their families. Biden says she feels a connection with military families across the nation, because she's from one.

Two weeks ago, she and her husband welcomed home their oldest son, Beau Biden, who is part of a National Guard unit that returned from a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

"I know how important it is. We have a scared obligation to help the men and the women in our military," Biden said. "That's why I'm here – to talk to the families and to see what they need, what their problems are, their successes and then take it back to Washington."

"She knows what to expect for both myself and our family, so it's a wonderful feeling to know that she has some part of herself in this war," one Marine said.

Biden also visited with teachers and students at Coastal Carolina Community College to emphasize the Obama administration’s support for community colleges.


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  • RonnieR Oct 14, 2009

    Probably because they're not from around here, dmccall.

  • dmccall Oct 14, 2009

    Didn't a member of the Lejuene family come here this summer and SPECIFICALLY ask people to pronounce their name "le-ZSERN", and NOT "le ZSOON". I wonder why the WRAL anchors are ignoring his plea.

  • Professor Oct 14, 2009


  • Mojo Oct 14, 2009


    Well then W. shouldn't say that we (the US) is in the greatest fight of its life or "we must stop these terrorist killers, now watch this drive." W. then proceeds to tee off on the golf coarse. Could you imagine the flack Barrack Obama would get if he said "we must stop these terrorist killers, now watch me swish this three pointer." Really, are you kidding me!

    clip of Bush's quote on golf coarse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3p9y_OEAdc

  • itsmyownopinion Oct 14, 2009


    Thanks Mojo, now this is funny. 'Mission accomplished.' ;)

  • Moth Ball Oct 14, 2009


  • itsmyownopinion Oct 14, 2009

    "I wonder if she will say something stupid too?"

    She may as well, as almost everyone here does and would surely understand it.

  • The Fox Oct 14, 2009


    Ooookkkaay cowboy.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 14, 2009

    I see the young college students have finally rolled out of bed this morning.

    Mojo, I'm assuming you know that a President on vacation is not the same thing as YOU on vacation? A President is NEVER on vacation as you or I would be on vacation. He is always briefed daily and has to attend to the issues of the day, regardless of whether he is in the White House or in a condo at Daytona Beach. He doesn't get to unwind and disconnect for a week as we can.

  • veyor Oct 14, 2009

    I didn't support Bush for exactly the same reasons I don't support Obama - wrong to begin the stimulous money idea, and wrong to balloon the deficit. And I didn't think the Iraq invasion was right. There were tons of things I disagreed with Bush on. But Obama is around three times worse. It's been so long since we have had true conservative leadership little boys and girls don't even know what it is.