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Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 1:28 PM
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Subject: FLOTUS Pool report 2
After her ice cream social with a small group of troops at Al Udeid air base, Michelle Obama gave a shoutout to some 2,000 uniformed service members gathered outdoors under a giant white tent Tuesday night..
"You're probably wondering how your kids are doing in school," she said to troops assigned here on tours ranging from three months to two years. "Are they walking or talking yet?"
"We've got your backs," she continued, speaking on stage in front of a giant American flag, pledging her personal support and the administration's backing for benefits, training and other assistance to military families and veterans.
Mrs. Obama said whenever she travels domestically or abroad, she tries to visit American military bases to show her support for the troops.
This time, she brought along late night talk show host Conan O'Brien and other entertainers to perform a USO-style show.
After introducing O'Brien, she and the entertainer waded into the crowd below the stage to shake hands and have selfies taken.
On Wednesday, the First Lady is to deliver the keynote address at an international conference in Doha on educating adolescent girls. She then travels to Jordan to end her weeklong Middle East trip.