Michelle Obama June 27, 2011 week ahead, updated

UPDATED GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Updated Wednesday, June 29 11 AM – Dr. Jill Biden will join senior Department of Defense officials and business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch the Military Spouse Employment Partnership helping military spouses connect with meaningful, long-term employment opportunities. First Lady Michelle Obama will no longer be able to attend this event. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden co-lead Joining Forces, a national campaign that aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society – citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government – to ensure military families have the support they have earned. The initiative focuses on key priority areas – employment, education, and wellness, while engaging in a comprehensive effort to raise awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families. This event will be open press and media credential information can be received by emailing press@uschamber.com or 202-463-5682 by 5PM on Tuesday, June 28.

Updated Wednesday, June 29 – The President will host a reception to observe LGBT Pride month; Mrs. Obama will no longer be able to attend this event. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a farewell dinner for Secretary of Defense Gates at the White House.

Thursday, June 30 12:10 PM – Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee luncheon in Boston covered by a print pool.

Updated Thursday, June 30 3:30 PM – Mrs. Obama will participate in a Joining Forces event to show appreciation to the Vermont National Guard and their families. Nearly 4,000 of Vermont’s 625,000 residents serve in the state’s Air and Army National Guard, and last December and January, some 1,500 Vermont National Guard members came home from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. This event will be open press and media credential information can be received by emailing Lloyd.goodrow@us.army.mil.

Thursday, June 30 5:00 PM – First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee reception in Burlington, VT covered by a print pool.

Thursday, June 30 6:00 PM – First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee dinner in Burlington, VT covered by a print pool.

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