Dr. Biden visits with Coast Guard spouses at Base Miami Beach. - click for a larger view
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal

Dr. Jill Biden visits Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., and meets with spouses of Coast Guard members May 3. Twenty-five Coast Guard spouses took part in an intimate question-and-answer session with Biden as part of the Joining Forces campaign started by the first lady Michelle Obama and Biden. View and download this image from the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery.

Second lady visits Base Miami Beach

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Dr. Biden visits Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber. - click for larger view
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sabrina Elgammal

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, and Capt. Mark A. Jackson, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., pose with Dr. Jill Biden on the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., May 3, 2012. Dr. Biden visited with 25 Coast Guard spouses from around the Seventh District. View and download this image from the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery.

Base Miami Beach hosted second lady Dr. Jill Biden May 3 to meet with 25 Coast Guard spouses as part of the Joining Forces campaign started by first lady Michelle Obama and Biden.

During the intimate question-and-answer session, Biden spoke with Lt. Cmdr. Emma Silcox, the Base Miami Beach Comptroller and Operations Department head and spouse of a Coast Guard officer; Alma Buckley, 2010 Ombudsman of the Year; Katie Gilbert; and Craig Walters. Each provided Biden with insight into the hardships Coast Guard families face and suggestions for continued military support initiatives.

Earlier in the day, District Seven Commander Rear Adm. William Baumgartner and Base Commander Capt. Mark Jackson escorted Biden on a tour of Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber.

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