On October 16, we had the unique opportunity to cover First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s visit to Patrick Space Force Base as a part of the Joining Forces initiative. The initiative contributes to three areas of support for military members, their families, caregivers and veterans. These areas include educational opportunities for military children, the overall well-being and health of military families, and areas for growth in entrepreneurship and employment. While there, Dr. Biden attended a military spouse roundtable event to better comprehend and alleviate the particular challenges that military families face.
In addition to the roundtable event, she explored the new Department of Defense Starbase program facility. This hands-on program is designed for students from the 5th grade through high school and centers around development in the fields of STEM. Alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, she spoke with local students, observed their Lego creations, and even participated in giving Sphero robot operations a try.