The TV appearances have been booked for the women to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative, which was launched in 2011, calling on all Americans to rally around service members, veterans and their families and support them through employment, education and wellness opportunities.
On May 2 at 8 p.m., the first lady and Dr. Biden will appear on “The Voice,” joining host Carson Daly and judges Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for a special episode with an audience filled with active duty and retired service members and military families. The singing competition will showcase the Top 10 contestants on Monday night’s show.
At 8 p.m. the next night (May 3), Obama will guest star in an episode of “NCIS,” marking the first time the first lady has let a non-news television program into the White House. While details on her episode are scarce, the Joining Forces initiative will surely fit into the themes of the naval procedural drama.
Off screen, the first lady and Dr. Biden will make various appearances, including stops at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., one of the largest training bases in the U.S. Army; the White House, where they will host an employment event for companies that have pledged to hire veterans and military spouses; Joint-Base Andrews for a USO comedy show celebrating Military Appreciation Month, along with Vice President Biden and President Obama; and the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlanda, Fla., along with Prince Harry.
All of the announcements were made Thursday by the office of the first lady.