The first lady has enlisted the power of television network programs as a vehicle to promote her Joining Forces message to advocate for military families.
Unless you live under a rock, you have already heard that the first lady will be making a stop on the set of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at the build site for Barbara Marshall, a Navy veteran of 15 years. Mrs. Obama will be assigned to rolling up her sleeves and working on the greenhouse and the kids playground area according to E News Online.
Prior to her Fayetteville trip, on Monday the first lady taped a special appearance for the hit tween show iCarly. E News Online reported that the executive producer Dan Schneider wrote the episode especially to highlight the Joining Forces initiative that supports and honors U.S. military families.
In the episode, Carly, played by Miranda Cosgrove has two best friends who break some rules to set up a web chat to enable Carly to speak to her father serving overseas. The first lady learns of the girls' efforts and pays them a visit to talk with them about the importance of keeping military families connected. The episode is set to air in January.
Earlier today Mrs. Obama made a stop in Hampton Roads, Va. to visit the Naval Air Station, Oceana. According to hrmilitary.com she is scheduled to tour the youth program's summer camp as part of the Joining Forces Movie Series, welcoming hundreds of local families a special screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.