First Lady Michelle Obama guidance for March 11,12, 2009. Two blockbusters: First solo trip; appears with Clinton

WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama makes her first solo travel outside of Washington on Thursday, when she travels to North Carolina to tour Fort Bragg and meet with military spouses.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama continues her tour of federal agencies and packages it with a women’s event–all at the State Department, run by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Obama and Sec. Clinton, together one stage, first time to jointly deliver the Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage.

GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

For the week ahead: On Wednesday, March 11th, Mrs. Obama will celebrate International Women’s Day with a visit to the State Department where she will join Secretary Hillary Clinton in presenting the Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage. This event will be pooled for television cameras but otherwise open to the press. Interested media outlets should contact the State Department’s Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.

On Thursday, March 12th, Mrs. Obama will tour Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina, meet with military spouses, and speak to community organizations that provide support to the soldiers and their families. This event will be pooled press.

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