Did Jill Biden face wardrobe malfunction? First Lady jokes 'next time, no skirt' during visit to Marine Corps
She got aboard an Osprey helicopter with what was described as a 'knee-length frock, Stubbs and Wootton slippers and a Veronica Beard jacket' but at the Marine Corps base the winds posed a challenge
First Lady Jill Biden has just finished her tour of the West Coast military installations on Wednesday, March 10, after she had visited military spouses and children at the US Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center located in Twentynine Palms, California. While there it seems that President Joe Biden's wife became victim to the wind while wearing a skirt. She got aboard an Osprey helicopter with what Daily Mail described as a "knee-length frock, Stubbs and Wootton slippers and a Veronica Beard jacket." But, the wind had plans of its own.
Speaking of the almost wardrobe malfunction while talking to military spouses at the Brass & Rockers officers, she said, "I feel it’s already been a great day. Note to self, next time I come to the desert, no skirt," as per Deseret News.
See images from her trip here.
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Did Jill Biden face a wardrobe malfunction?
Well, almost. As per reports, Jill tried her best to keep the hem of her beautiful dress from flying upward, thanks to the wind. Besides this small incident though, all things are seemingly well with Jill who also spoke about the fact her husband, the 46th president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill had passed in the House - he will be signing it this Friday, March 12.
Jill also had a good time during her tour as she was welcomed into the center by 14 adorable pre-school children with whom she had a fun interaction. A press release before Jill went on the trip, read, "These visits are part of the first lady's ongoing efforts to listen and learn directly from military families about the unique challenges they are facing and the support they need, especially during the pandemic."
Her visit to Twentynine Palms was part of a program that was debuted when Barack Obama was president which as per Desert Sun was to "support U.S. service members, veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors." The program, called 'Joining Forces' was first started by then first lady Michelle Obama and Jill in 2011. Jill said she and her family were doing what so many military families do, "supporting their neighbors, volunteering and working to make the community better for everyone" as the Covid-19 pandemic still poses a challenge.
The First Lady reportedly wanted to learn "firsthand" from those individuals that work at Twentynine Palms about what they needed from the US in order to succeed while in the military and after as well. "The men and women of the armed forces can’t be their best when they’re worried about all of you, the families who are struggling, and that’s why this … is a national security imperative," she said.
During the tour, Jill had visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington as well. While at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, it was reported that Jill was accompanied by Governor Jay Inslee and visited the bases' children museum. She also visited the Calm Room, a space for children with disabilities in accordance with the Cares program.