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Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2020
Vice President Joe Biden with President Barack Obama
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania in a Catholic of predominantly Irish descend. Biden's father had suffered several financial setbacks by the time his son was born but later became a successful used car salesman. Negative impressions of drinking alcohol in family and in the neighborhood led Biden to be a non-drinker.

While studying at Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE, Biden was a poor student but was a natural leader among the students and was elected class president during his junior and senior years. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1965 from the University of Delaware, with a double major in history and political science. Biden received student draft deferments during his student period but classified him as unavailable for service due to a history of asthma.

On August 27, 1966, while still a law student, Biden married Neilia Hunter who was from an affluent background in Skaneateles, New York. In 1968-1969, Biden was practicing law in Wilmington and registered as a Democrat. Corporate law did not appeal to him and criminal law did not pay well so he supplemented his income by managing properties.

In 1969, Biden ran and won elections to represent the 4th district on the New Castle County Council with a liberal platform that included support for public housing. In 1972 he ran U.S. Senate election in Delaware with almost no money and no chance of winning when no other Democrat wanted to run against a Republican candidate. Biden won the election. His campaign focused on withdrawal from Vietnam, the environment, civil rights, mass transit, equitable taxation, health care, and political "Change".

Few weeks after the election, Biden's wife and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Delaware. Biden's sons Beau and Hunter survived the accident and were taken to the hospital in fair condition. Biden considered resigning to care for sons, but Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield persuaded him not to. At age 30 (the minimum age required to hold the office), Biden became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history, and one of only 18 who took office before turning 31. Biden was re-elected to six more Senate terms, in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008, usually getting about 60% of the vote. With a net worth between $59,000 and $366,000, and almost no outside income or investment income, Biden was consistently ranked one of the least wealthy members of the Senate.

A single father for five years, he left standing orders that he be interrupted in the Senate at any time if his sons called. In remembrance of his wife and daughter, Biden does not work on December 18, the anniversary of the accident. In 1975, Biden met his second wife Jill Tracy Jacobs, who had grown up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and would become a teacher in Delaware. Biden credits her with renewing his interest in both politics and life. They have one daughter together.

Biden ran for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, was considered as a strong candidate, and could become the youngest president since John F. Kennedy. He raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 1987, more than any other candidate but his political messaging was confused due to staff rivalries and plagiarism accusations fueled by the Dukakis campaign. In 1988, Biden suffered two brain aneurysms and had surgery with a high risk of long-term impact on brain functionality.

During his 2007 Presidential campaign, he failed to gain traction against the high-profile candidacies of Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton. Shortly following withdrawal from the presidential race, Obama announced that Biden would be his running mate. On November 4, 2008, Obama was elected president and Biden was elected vice president.

He launched his 2020 Presidential campaign on April 25, 2019. He chose Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as his campaign headquarters. With the suspension of the campaign of Bernie Sanders on April 8, 2020, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee.

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Jimmy Carter - Meeting with Senator Joseph Biden

Jimmy Carter - Meeting with Senator Joseph Biden

Carter White House Photographs: Presidential

2-15 Mrs. Carter at Kennedy Center; 16-22 Meeting with Senator Joseph Biden and Delaware delegation; 23-26 White House Conference on HIRE; 27-35 Reception for the Inaugural Portfolio Artists; 23-24 with Johnny Cash
US Air Force Captain Andrew Molner, Commander of the new Passenger Terminal, 436th Aerial Port Squadron (APS), gives a tour to Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), Representative Michael N. Castle (R-DE), US Air Force Colonel Felix Greider, Commander 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and US Air Force Brigadier General William Wellser, Commander Air Mobility Warfare Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey, pointing out the updated renovations to the new Passenger Terminal at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

US Air Force Captain Andrew Molner, Commander of the new Passenger Ter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Michael Sanders, Civilian, USAF Release... more

US Air Force Major Ed Thoele (2nd from left), 436th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Commander, Dover AIr Force Base, Delaware, discusses C-5 Galaxy maintenance issues in the Isochronal Dock on Wednesday, December 15, 1999 with Congressman Mike Castle (Left), Senator Joseph Biden (2nd from right) and William Cohen, Secretary of Defense. Mr. Cohen, toured the ISO Docks during his recent visit to Dover AFB, Dover, DE

US Air Force Major Ed Thoele (2nd from left), 436th Equipment Maintena...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Kathy Flickinger, USAF Civilian Release... more

Delaware Senator, Joesph Biden (Left), presents Secretary of Defense William Cohen with a model C-5 aircraft at a luncheon in Sec. Cohen's honor during his recent visit to Dover Air Force Base on Wednesday, December 15, 1999

Delaware Senator, Joesph Biden (Left), presents Secretary of Defense W...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: William Plate Jr., USAF Civilian Releas... more

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (2nd from right), U.S. Secretary of Defense, presents a decal with the Project Phoenix"Let's Roll"logo, to sheet metal worker Michael Flocco (2nd from left) at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., on Apr. 10, 2002.  The Honorable Senators of Delaware, Democrats Joseph Biden (left) and Thomas Carper (right) were also in attendance. (DoD photo by Robert D. Ward) (Released

The Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld (2nd from right), U.S. Secretary of D...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pentagon State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Robert D. Ward, CIV Release Status: Rel... more

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Marc Felman, left, the 39th Wing and Air and Space Expeditionary Wing commander, shares a light moment with Senator Joseph R. Biden of Delaware and Lieutenant Colonel (LCOL) Jeffery Linskens, right, the 39th Services Squadron (SS), commander, at Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey

US Air Force (USAF) Colonel (COL) Marc Felman, left, the 39th Wing and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Incirlik Air Base, Adana Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Veronica Fullwood, USAF Release Statu... more

Walking a from a US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft, US Senator Joseph Biden, Democrat, for Delaware, arrives at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), Iraq, on a Senate Foreign Relations Committee, fact finding mission and visiting the troops in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Walking a from a US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules aircraft, US Senat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad International Airport Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: AFSPC Scene Camera Operator... more

US Senator Joseph Biden, D-DE, addresses the press after having a brief meeting with Iraq's interim Prime Minister lyad Allawi (right) and fellow US Senators Lindsey Graham (left), R- SC; and Tom Daschle, D-SD, inside the green zone of Baghdad, Iraq (IRQ), during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. "I think that the ultimate security and success in Iraq is still clearly within the grasp of the prime minister, his cabinet," said Senator Biden

US Senator Joseph Biden, D-DE, addresses the press after having a brie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: The Green Zone, Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT D. Myles Cullen, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

The Honorable Senator Joseph Biden (D-Del.), The Honorable Senator Thomas Carper (D-Del.), The Honorable Congressman Michael Castle (R-Del.), U.S. Air Force LT. GEN. William Welser III, Commander of the 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and other dignitaries join in the ground breaking ceremony of the of the new Super Port at Dover AFB, Del., on Dec. 13, 2004. (PHOTO by Dee Marvin, CIV) (Released)

The Honorable Senator Joseph Biden (D-Del.), The Honorable Senator Tho...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Dee Marvin, CIV Release Status: Release... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the De...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the De...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the audience at the De...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama greet congressional leaders Nancy Polisi and John Kerry at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barack Obama speak to the audience at the Democratic National Convention, Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008

Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Presidential candidate Barac...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Members of the Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard conduct a pass in review for President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joseph Biden at the U.S. Capitol during the 56th Presidential Inauguration.

Members of the Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard conduct a pass in review fo...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 21, 2008) Members of the Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard conduct a pass in review for President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joseph Biden at the U.S. Capitol during the 56th Presidential Inaugur... more

2009 Inaugural Parade. American Indians greet the Obamas, the Bidens, and other dignataries as they view the parade from the White House viewing stand, Washington, D.C.

2009 Inaugural Parade. American Indians greet the Obamas, the Bidens, ...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

2009 Inaugural Parade. Michelle and Barack Obama join Joe and Jill Biden watch the parade from the viewing stand in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.

2009 Inaugural Parade. Michelle and Barack Obama join Joe and Jill Bid...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

VP Biden portrait shoot / / by Andrew "Andy" Cutraro.

VP Biden portrait shoot / / by Andrew "Andy" Cutraro.

Title, photographer, and date from file header. Transfer; White House; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:091)

2009 Inaugural Parade. Michelle and Barack Obama join Joe Biden watch the parade from the viewing stand in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.

2009 Inaugural Parade. Michelle and Barack Obama join Joe Biden watch ...

Title and date provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2009:083-1)... more

Official portrait of Jill Biden Ralph Alswang

Official portrait of Jill Biden Ralph Alswang

Title, photographer, and date from file header. Transfer; White House; 2017; (DLC/PP-2017:008)

President-elect Barack Obama, left, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe, Chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

President-elect Barack Obama, left, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2009) President-elect Barack Obama, left, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Maj. Gen. Richard Rowe, Chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknow... more

Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, President-elect Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama wave to the crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial.

Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, President-elect Barack Oba...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2009) Jill Biden, left, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, President-elect Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama wave to the crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washingto... more

President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 18, 2009) President-elect Barack Obama, left, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Obama and Biden are ... more

President Barack Obama, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Vice President Joe Biden salute a military color guard as they pass the reviewing stand during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade.

President Barack Obama, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Rough...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2009) President Barack Obama, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Vice President Joe Biden salute a military color guard as they pass the reviewing stand during the 2009 p... more

President Barack Obama, Gen. James T. Conway, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden pay respects to a military color guard as they pass the reviewing stand.

President Barack Obama, Gen. James T. Conway, Vice President Joe Biden...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 20, 2009) President Barack Obama, left, Gen. James T. Conway, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden pay respects to a military color guard as they pas... more

President Barack Obama addresses the media during his first visit to the Pentagon since becoming commander-in-chief.

President Barack Obama addresses the media during his first visit to t...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 28, 2009) President Barack Obama, with, from left, Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff; Gen. George W. Casey, U.S. Army chief of staff; Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands on the pier with Sailors from Nitmitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands on the pier with Sailors from Ni...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands on the pier with Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife,... more

Vice President Joe Biden addresses Sailors from the Nitmitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden addresses Sailors from the Nitmitz-class airc...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden addresses Sailors from the Nitmitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden vis... more

Vice President, Joe Biden shakes hands with Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Gabriella De Los Santos on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President, Joe Biden shakes hands with Culinary Specialist 3rd Cl...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Vice President, Joe Biden shakes hands with Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Gabriella De Los Santos on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS R... more

Vice President, Joe Biden receives a flight jacket from the Commanding Offficer of USS Ronald Reagan Capt. Kenneth Norton.

Vice President, Joe Biden receives a flight jacket from the Commanding...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President, Joe Biden receives a flight jacket from the Commanding Offficer of USS Ronald Reagan Capt. Kenneth Norton on the quarterdeck aboard the Nimitz-Cla... more

Vice President Joe Biden talks with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidates on the beach at Naval Special Warfare Center.

Vice President Joe Biden talks with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (...

CORONADO, Calif. (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden talks with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidates on the beach at Naval Special Warfare Center during his visit to San Diego. BUD/S candida... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ship's Serviceman Seaman Ashley Rice on the mess decks.

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ship's Serviceman Seaman As...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Ship's Serviceman Seaman Ashley Rice on the mess decks aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN ... more

Vice President Joe Biden places a hand on the shoulder of one of the  Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidates.

Vice President Joe Biden places a hand on the shoulder of one of the ...

CORONADO, Calif. (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden places a hand on the shoulder of one of the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) candidates while speaking to them on the beach at Naval Special Wa... more

Vice President Joe Biden poses for a picture after addressing Sailors of Carrier Strike Group 7 on the pier in front of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden poses for a picture after addressing Sailors ...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden poses for a picture after addressing Sailors of Carrier Strike Group 7 on the pier in front of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald R... more

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircra...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visi... more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors on the pier in front of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors on the pier in front of USS...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors on the pier in front of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited Ronald Rea... more

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDS) students at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (...

CORONADO, Calif. (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden meets with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUDS) students at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited ... more

Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech to the crew of the Nimitz-c...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill ... more

Dr. Jill Biden delivers a prayer to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Dr. Jill Biden delivers a prayer to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircr...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Dr. Jill Biden delivers a prayer to the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Biden, visited ... more

 Vice President, Joe Biden shakes the hand of a Sailor attached to the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President, Joe Biden shakes the hand of a Sailor attached to the...

NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND (May. 14, 2009) Vice President, Joe Biden shakes the hand of a Sailor attached to the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, D... more

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircra...

NAVAL AIR STATION, North Island (May. 14, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crew of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Vice President and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visi... more

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks to family and friends of Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus.

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks to family and friends of Sec...

WASHINGTON (Jun. 18, 2009) Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks to family and friends of Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, center left, following a special swearing-in ceremony at the... more

Washington, D. C. , August 12, 2009 -- Vice President Joe Biden, official portrait.  White House Photo

Washington, D. C. , August 12, 2009 -- Vice President Joe Biden, offic...

The original database describes this as: Title: Vice President Joe Biden - Official Portrait Production Date: 08/12/2009 Caption: Washington, D. C. , August 12, 2009 -- Vice President Joe Biden, official po... more

Flooding - Marietta, Ga. , September 25, 2009 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks while Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary Napolitano , Senator Isakson, Senator Chambliss and Representative Scott look on, outside a temporary shelter at the Cobb County Civic Center, in Marietta, Georgia, Friday, September 25, 2009.  Official White House Photo by David Lienemann

Flooding - Marietta, Ga. , September 25, 2009 -- FEMA Administrator Cr...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate at the Podium in Georgia Production Date: 09/25/2009 Caption: Marietta, Ga. , September 25, 2009 -- FEMA Administrator Craig... more

Vice President Joe Biden gives the graduation address to the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 during the 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony.

Vice President Joe Biden gives the graduation address to the U.S. Nava...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May. 28, 2010) Vice President Joe Biden gives the graduation address to the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 during the 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony. The Class of 2010 graduated 75... more

Vice President Joe Biden cheers on the graduating class during the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony

Vice President Joe Biden cheers on the graduating class during the U.S...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May. 28, 2010) Vice President Joe Biden cheers on the graduating class during the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis... more

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, greets Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, greets Vice...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May. 28, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, greets Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2010 graduation and commissioning ceremony at Navy-Ma... more

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Adm. Thad Allen listen to Vice President Joe Biden brief local fishermen.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and...

NEW ORLEANS (Jun. 29, 2010) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, left, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus and U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon ... more

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy, center, is recognized by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), second from left, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, and U.S. Senator John Kerry (... more

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in the rotunda at the U.S.... more

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy speaks at an event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. Also p... more

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy is welcomed the podium by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries before speaking at an event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of... more

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy speaks at an event recognizing the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of the United States, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol. Photo ... more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to U.S. and NATO services members and their families at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to U.S. and NATO services members and ...

NAPLES, Italy (Jun. 04, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden speaks to U.S. and NATO services members and their families at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy, as his wife, Dr. Jill Biden and Adm. Locklear, comman... more

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, waves to Sailors while receiving a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, waves to Sailors whi...

ATHENS, Greece (Jun. 24, 2011) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, waves to Sailors while receiving a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). (U.S. Navy photo... more

Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus receive a tour of USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Ma...

ATHENS, Greece (Jun. 24, 2011) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus receive a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61... more

 Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus greet Sailors while receiving a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of th...

ATHENS, Greece (Jun. 24, 2011) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus greet Sailors while receiving a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided... more

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, addresses Sailors during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61).

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, addresses Sailors du...

ATHENS, Greece (Jun. 24, 2011) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, addresses Sailors during an all-hands call aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). (U.S. Nav... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour of the flood damage caused by tropical storm Lee, Vice President Joe Biden stops to ask a young resident how she is holding up. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011...

The original database describes this as: Title: Vice Presidential Visit to Duryea Production Date: 09/16/2011 Caption: Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour of the flood damage caused by tropical... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- Vice President Joe Biden consoles Stephanie Remsky who lost her home due to flooding from tropical storm Lee. The Vice President toured the damaged area and met with survivors here. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- Vice Pr...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Liz Roll taken on 09/16/2011 in Pennsylvania Production Date: 09/16/2011 Caption: Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- Vice President Joe Biden co... more

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour of the damaged area, Vice President Joe Biden hugs a resident who was flooded out of her home due to tropical storm Lee.  Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Liz Roll taken on 09/16/2011 in Pennsylvania Production Date: 09/16/2011 Caption: Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour of the damage... more

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour and speech to survivors of the flood damage caused by tropical storm Lee, Vice President Joe Biden pauses to talk to young resident. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Flooding ^ Hurricane/Tropical Storm - Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011...

The original database describes this as: Title: Photograph by Liz Roll taken on 09/16/2011 in Pennsylvania Production Date: 09/16/2011 Caption: Duryea, Pa. , September 16, 2011 -- During a tour and speech to... more

ear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, speaks with Vice President Joe Biden while they wait for the return of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg.

ear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, speaks...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Rear Adm. Nora Tyson, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2, speaks with Vice President Joe Biden while they wait for the return of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (C... more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors while waiting for the return of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to Naval Station Mayport.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors while waiting for the retur...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden speaks to Sailors while waiting for the return of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) to Naval Station Mayport. Gettysburg completed a seven-... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment with the George H... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment with the George H... more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks with family members during the homecoming of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks with family members during the homecom...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden speaks with family members during the homecoming of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Gettysburg returned from a seven-month deployment wi... more

Senior Chief Fire Controlman Michael Jedrykowski shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden as the ship arrives to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a scheduled deployment.

Senior Chief Fire Controlman Michael Jedrykowski shakes hands with Vic...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Senior Chief Fire Controlman Michael Jedrykowski, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden as the ship arrives to i... more

Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), as the ship arrives to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a scheduled deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), as the ship arrives to its homeport of Naval Sta... more

Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding ffficer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), as the ship arrives to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport after a scheduled deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden salutes Capt. Robert N. Hein, the commanding ffficer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), as the ship arrives to its homeport of Naval Sta... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment with the George H... more

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment.

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sailors as they depart the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), after returning from a seven-month deployment with the George H... more

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the families of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a homecoming ceremony.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the families of the guided-missile ...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Dec. 08, 2011) Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the families of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) during a homecoming ceremony. Gettysburg returned after a seven-month deploymen... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden and other officials took a tour of the PATH station that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The water level reached about four feet inside the terminal building. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden and other off...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden and other officials took a tour of the PATH station that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The water level reached about four feet inside the terminal building. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden and other off...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Biden and other officials took a tour of the PATH station that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The water level reached about four feet inside the terminal building. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Biden and other officia...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden, along with Senator Robert Menendez and Senator Frank Lautenberg, took a tour of the PATH station that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden, along with S...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden talks to Tim Farrell, a first responder from Seaside Heights, N.J., during a tour of the areas in NJ that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Farrell, whose son Nick is looking on, lost his home when flood waters swept through the town.  Vice President Biden and other federal, state and local officials toured the damaged areas of Seaside Heights and met first responders.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden talks...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Patsy Lynch City/State: Seaside Heights, NJ Keywords: Biden Vice President New Jersey SeaView Heights Super... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at a press conference during a tour of the PATH station that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at a ...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- (Left-Right) New Jersey Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Vice President Joe Biden and FEMA's Tom Davies, look at maps showing the damage areas in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy swept through the area.  Vice President Biden and other federal, state and local officials toured the damaged areas of Seaside Heights and met first responders.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- (Left-Right) New Jersey Lt Gov...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Patsy Lynch City/State: Seaside Heights, NJ Keywords: Biden FEMA Vice President New Jersey SeaView Heights ... more

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden greets and thanks the first responders of Hurricane Sandy during a tour of the PATH station that was flooded by the storm surge. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

Hoboken, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden greets and th...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Liz Roll City/State: Hoboken, NJ Disasters: New Jersey Hurricane Sandy (DR-4086) Disaster Types: Hurricane... more

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Deputy Administrator Rich Serino, FCO Michael Hall and Department of Transportation Deputy Sec John Tocari meet at the Seaside Heights Fire station before meeting with Vice President Biden.  Biden and other federal, state and local officials toured the damaged areas of Seaside Heights and met first responders.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Seaside Heights, N.J., Nov. 18, 2012 -- Deputy Administrator Rich Seri...

The original finding aid described this as: Date Taken: 2012-11-18 00:00:00 UTC Photographer Name: Patsy Lynch City/State: Seaside Heights, NJ Keywords: FEMA DOT New Jersey SeaView Heights Superstorm Sandy ... more

Vice President Joe Biden greets Sailors previously assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, Platoon 342, in the G4 Studio before a taping of the show

Vice President Joe Biden greets Sailors previously assigned to Explosi...

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20, 2012) Vice President Joe Biden greets Sailors previously assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3, Platoon 342, in the G4 Studio before a taping of the show "Bomb Patr... more

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the honorable Ray Mabus greets first lady Michelle Obama.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the honorable Ray Mabus greets first la...

WASHINGTON (Feb. 15, 2012) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the honorable Ray Mabus greets first lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) Leon E. Panetta at the Military Spouse Empl... more

First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the first anniversary of Joining Forces at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the fir...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 12, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the first anniversary of Joining Forces at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden created Join... more

First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the first anniversary of Joining Forces at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the fir...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Apr. 12, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama kicks off a two-day tour celebrating the first anniversary of Joining Forces at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden created Join... more

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, poses for a photo with Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Latesha Smith and her son after a Joining Forces anniversary commemoration at Lee Hall Elementary School.

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, poses for a photo wi...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Apr. 25, 2012) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, poses for a photo with Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Latesha Smith and her son after a Joining Forces anniversary commemoration ... more

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at Lee Hall Elementary School during a Joining Forces anniversary commemoration

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at Lee Hall E...

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Apr. 25, 2012) Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at Lee Hall Elementary School during a Joining Forces anniversary commemoration. Joining Forces is a national initiativ... more

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative.

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the priv...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station M... more

Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers remarks to service members and their families at Naval Station Mayport.

Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers rem...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers remarks to service members and their families at Naval Station Mayport about the Joining Forces initiative. First... more

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative.

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the priv...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station M... more

Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers remarks to service members and their families at Naval Station Mayport about the Joining Forces initiative.

Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers rem...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, Chief of Naval Personnel, delivers remarks to service members and their families at Naval Station Mayport about the Joining Forces initiative. First... more

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative.

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the priv...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station M... more

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative.

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the priv...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station M... more

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station Mayport.

First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the priv...

MAYPORT, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) First lady Michelle Obama announces new hiring commitments by the private sector as well as major accomplishments of the Joining Forces initiative during remarks at Naval Station M... more