Melania Trump visits military families at JBER

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 03:50:13 AM. The first lady was on an Air Force jet from Beijing on her way back to Washington, D.C., after touring Asia with President Donald Trump.

1 of 4 melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 1 melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 2 melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 3 Full Screen melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 4 Autoplay Close Skip Ad × melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 5 melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 6 Caption First Lady Melania Trump visits families of active duty service members Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the Arctic Oasis Community Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Ms. Trump made a refueling stop in Anchorage during her return from a trip in Asia with the president. (Loren Holmes / ADN) Wait 1 second to continue.

First lady Melania Trump landed Friday morning at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage for a jet refueling stop that coincided with a military celebration.

Melania Trump was on an Air Force jet from Beijing on her way back to Washington, D.C., after touring Asia with President Donald Trump.

She visited the Arctic Oasis Community Center — a gym, indoor playground, cafeteria, hair salon and more — on the base. She joined an event for families of active-duty members that included arts and crafts, stories and games.

melania-trump-visits-military-families-at-jber photo 7 First Lady Melania Trump visits with families of active duty service members Friday. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

Friday is the observed Veterans Day holiday, which falls on Saturday this year.

About 14,000 soldiers, airmen and civilian contractors operate out of the massive base. There are an additional 15,000 family members.

Some 1,800 service members from JBER are currently deployed around the globe. Most — 1,200 — are in Afghanistan.

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