First lady visits families of troops on Fort Campbell

Tour is meant to promote the president's policy priorities
Jill Biden Fort Campbell
Posted at 4:30 AM, Mar 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 23:17:55-05

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WTVF) — First lady Jill Biden arrived at Fort Campbell on Wednesday nearly one month after soldiers were deployed to Europe.

First lady Jill Biden arrives in Kentucky to meet with families on Fort Campbell

The first lady met with families of soldiers who were deployed in support of the United States' NATO allies, then delivered several remarks.

The visit is part of a trip to promote the president's policy priorities mentioned in his State of the Union address for building a better America.

Overseas, the United Nations said the situation is quickly turning into a humanitarian crisis. At least 1,200 civilians have died in the fighting and nearly two million more have fled.

The White House said the Pentagon is ordering another 500 troops to Europe to bolster NATO's eastern flank.