MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, gathered with their families in the Area 5 gym to say their goodbyes. Little did they know, there was a special guest who dropped by to also pass on her best wishes to the Marines.
Recently, Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, came to visit Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River and Coastal Carolina Community College.
“Dr. Biden has been an educator for the past 28 years and continues to teach English classes at D.C. area community college,” as stated in her biography. “(She) has a long history of activism in her community and she continues to work to raise awareness on education, military families, and women’s health issues. Given her professional experience and passion, President Obama has asked Dr. Biden to help highlight the importance of America’s community colleges. Dr. Biden frequently visits community colleges and speaks with students, parents and teachers around the country as part of this outreach.”
Although her main reason for visiting the area was to visit with Coastal Carolina Community College, she also wanted to visit the Marines.
While Dr. Biden was aboard Camp Lejeune, she not only visited with the 2nd CEB Marines and their families, but visited the Wounded Warrior Battalion – East and ate a Carolina-style barbecue lunch with the wounded warriors.
Following her time with the WWBN – E, she paid a visit to the Russell Family Service Center then shortly after that, she boarded an MV-22 Osprey and continued her tour off the base toward MCAS New River.
Once Dr. Biden had reached MCAS New River, she talked with the local media as her trip to Jacksonville came to a close then boarded her plane to head home.
Jacksonville, MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River will forever remember their special guest visitor that day.