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First lady, VP's wife to visit Camp Lejeune

Posted April 9, 2011 3:17 p.m. EDT

— The first lady, vice president's wife and a domestic living guru will make Camp Lejeune their first stop on a two-day tour of military communities next week, the White House announced Saturday.

Michele Obama and Jill Biden want to honor communities and groups that support military service members and their families.

They will speak to 3,000 service members at Camp Lejeune on Wednesday morning.

Next, they'll join a baby shower for the pregnant wives of 40 service members hosted by the nonprofit Operation Shower. Obama and Biden will give gifts gathered in a donation drive at the White House.

Martha Stewart will also appear at the baby shower. She will give the women tips on creating scrapbooks.

Obama and Biden will also visit San Antonio, Texas; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Columbus, Ohio.