It’s Not Too Late to Join Us for This Year’s Marine Corps Marathon!

Members of Team USO - marathon and 10K runners - before the 2009 races. (USO photo by Em Hall)

There are a still a few slots remaining for your opportunity to run the Marine Corps Marathon with TEAM USO! Deadline to register Tuesday, August 10.  You’ll help raise funds for the USO and receive guaranteed entry to the race, as well as a variety of other benefits.  CLICK HERE to register and receive your personalized fund-raising page!

We’re hoping to have a strong showing at the Marine Corps Marathon in 2010, but we’re so proud of ALL of those who run to support worthy causes.  And how cool is this?  Last year, Troops overseas participated in the run remotely!  Check out this group of Marines at Camp Leatherneck…and make sure you sign up with Team USO today…

Dr. Jill Biden on this Week’s “Army Wives”

(l-r) Catherine Bell, Dr. Jill Biden, Kim Delaney, and Sally Pressman gather on the set of Army Wives during the taping of this week's episode. (Photo courtesy of Lifetime)

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of United States Vice President Joe Biden, will make a special guest appearance on Lifetime’s original series Army Wives this Sunday, August 8, 2010, at 10:00pm ET/PT.

As part of Dr. Biden’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and their families, she will appear as herself in the episode entitled “Mud, Sweat, and Tears.”  Dr. Biden visits Fort Marshall to kick off the post’s annual “Fun Run,” a road race and obstacle course for the local community and post families, in support of a summer camp for children of military families.  While on post, Dr. Biden also visits with military spouses to discuss some of the challenges their families face on a daily basis while their loved ones are deployed.  Many real Army wives will be featured in the episode.

Dr. Biden, who along with First Lady Michelle Obama is helping to forge an enduring national commitment to support military families, also filmed a public service announcement (PSA) encouraging all Americans to take part that will air during the episode of Army Wives and be made available on myLifetime.com.

Watch a preview of the episode below!

4/12/11 UPDATE: Be sure to check out the Joining Forces initiative by the White House in support of military and their families!