Photo of a military family sitting on porch steps and photo of a military wife welcoming her husband home from deployment Joining Forces

Joining Forces Logo Launched in 2011, by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, Joining Forces is a comprehensive, national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. With the President's Council, Joining Forces is expanding access to wellness programs and resources for service members and their families to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

Activity Highlights

Military familyThe President's Council Teams Up with Joining Forces
The President's Council has teamed up with Joining Forces to support military families by offering free personal training and gym memberships to the families of Reserve and National Guard service members during deployment. By combining personal training with time in the gym, service members and their families have the opportunity to use regular physical activity to combat stress and start living a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about this great opportunity by downloading the fact sheet.
Woman hugging soldierJoining Forces Overview
Learn how you can help support our troops and their families with Joining Forces.
Michelle Obama Speaking at podium on souht lawn of the White HouseThe President's Council and Let's Move! Exit Disclaimer
First Lady Michelle Obama and the President's Council announce a new Joining Forces initiative to provide physical activity opportunities for deployed National Guard, Reservists, and their families.
Drew Brees from video about Joining ForcesLearn more about our Joining Forces Partnerships
President's Council Co-Chairs Dominique Dawes and Drew Brees discuss the partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
Soldier sitting with his family on the front portch of a houseHelping service members to Get Active
President's Council is working with Joining Forces to provide active opportunities to National Guard and Reserve families.
Carl Edwards from video about Joining ForcesCarl Edwards talks Joining Forces Exit Disclaimer
Council member Carl Edwards talks about the resources available to military members and their families.

Factsheets & Briefs

Screenshot of Joining Forces fact sheetSupporting Military Families: Joining Forces Factsheet
Provides an overview of the work the President's Council is doing with Joining Forces to expand access to wellness programs and resources for service members and their families to lead healthier, more active lifestyles.

Related Associations & Organizations

Logo for American Council on ExerciseAmerican Council on Exercise (ACE) Exit Disclaimer
Find fitness professionals offering free personal training and instruction for military families on the ACE website Exit Disclaimer.
Logo for international Health, Racquet and Sportsclub associationInternational Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Exit Disclaimer
Find a participating club and view the details of IHRSA's offer for military families on the IHRSA website Exit Disclaimer.
Logo for Yellow Ribbon Reintegration ProgramYellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) Exit Disclaimer
YRRP is a Department of Defense-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members and those who support them by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. View the fact sheet or visit the website Exit Disclaimer to learn more.

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