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Michelle Obama to visit Camp Pendleton

June 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
First lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., will visit Camp Pendleton Sunday as part of the first lady's advocacy campaign on behalf of the nation's military families. According to administration officials, Obama will travel to the U.S. Marine Corps station in San Diego to meet privately with service personnel and their loved ones and make a public address.

Boxer is also slated to meet privately with military families, according to her office. She will deliver remarks thanking service members.

Obama has issued a "national call to action" to address the "unique challenges" facing military families, to "recognize and tap their skills, strength and commitment to service," to ensure that "their voices are heard inside the administration" and to build stronger civilian-military community ties, an aide said.

City News Service contributed to this report.