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Christi Ham, wife of Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe and the 7th Army, joined her husband in giving the keynote address at the Defense Department’s Joint Family Readiness Conference in Chicago, Sept. 1, 2009. “For decades now, I have been involved in a relationship outside of our marriage,” she told the group, “but it has proven to be wonderful, worthwhile, important, and rewarding. My involvement during this time has been with Uncle Sam, and it has been an incredible relationship.”
Over time, she said, Uncle Sam has listened to her and other military spouses and slowly has brought about change to meet their needs.
Check out this article about the first day of the conference: Pledge of Support From First Lady Begins Family Conference
By Elaine Wilson, AFPS
Sept. 1, 2009
I’m in Chicago attending the Defense Department’s first Joint Family Readiness Conference in nearly 10 years. The hotel is huge and sprawling, but the conference has a small-town feel. Many of the attendees – all helping professionals – know each other or have crossed paths before.
The conference’s opening session took place early this morning. The highlights were a letter from first lady Michelle Obama, a well-known supporter of military families, as well as remarks from a long-time military family.
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