Jill Biden to attend Louisville concert for military families

July 22, 2011 | | Comments 0

FRANKFORT — Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden , is scheduled to attend the first-ever “USO Homefront Concert” Tuesday night at KFC YUM! Center in Louisville.

The free concert, which is to feature Kentucky’s own Montgomery Gentry, is for U.S. military families and volunteers who support them, said a release Friday from the Kentucky National Guard.

It is a joint effort of the USO and the Kentucky National Guard and marks the first USO concert created especially for military families.

“The USO Homefront Concert will have an impact far outside Louisville and the state of Kentucky,” said Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky.

“In addition to providing a great performance for the troops and their families at the Yum Center, we’re broadcasting it live online to service members across the globe.”

The concert can be viewed live through the website. The anticipated audience includes 32 million homes in the U.S. and over 378 bases worldwide.

The Pentagon will also uplink the program to Armed Forces Network (AFN) for distribution worldwide and even ships at sea.

“This event is not just for the National Guard,” said Tonini. “It’s for every man and woman around the world wearing a United States military uniform and especially for their families.”

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–Jack Brammer

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