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G.I. MELANIA: First Lady Melania Trump Steals The Show In Visit To The Troops



Melania stole the show AGAIN as she visited the troops this week at Joint Base Langley-Eustice in Hampton, VA.

She had everyone’s attention when she showed up in a black coat and jeans looking tough as nails.

Take a look:




But coolest of all are the details of the trip.

Check this out, from Military Times:

Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft during a visit to a pair of military bases.

The White House says it’s the first time a first lady has flown in an Osprey. The tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands vertically. Mrs. Trump flew round trip between Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington and Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.

First ladies usually don't take solo helicopter rides. When they do travel by helicopter, they often are accompanying the president aboard Marine One, a more traditional aircraft.

In Virginia, Mrs. Trump checked out the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet and addressed an audience of service members, noting that many had just returned from deployment. Some had responded to natural disasters such as Hurricane Michael, which devastated some Florida Panhandle communities.

"I'm honored to be able to say welcome home and thank you for answering the call of duty," she said. "I have said this before, but it's worth repeating. We know that we are free because you're brave. And I speak on behalf of my husband when I tell you we are forever grateful for your service."
The first lady exchanged high-fives with elementary schoolchildren and posed for selfies with some of those wearing military garb. She also spent time with the crew aboard the USS George H.W. Bush and toured part of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier named after the former president, who died in November.

Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity spoke to Mrs. Trump aboard the carrier for an interview that was set to air Wednesday night.

Mrs. Trump's stops at a pair of military bases Wednesday came during an unusually busy week for the first lady.

President Donald Trump visited with Marines and spoke at a White House veterans' conference Thursday amid fallout over his decision not to visit an American cemetery during his weekend trip to Paris to commemorate the end of World War I.

It was her second day in a row at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Mrs. Trump visited a different area of the base Tuesday to support an annual toy drive sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

On Thursday, she planned to continue a decades-old tradition of first ladies reading to patients at Children's National hospital in Washington.

And here's more, from The Daily Caller:

The first lady looked fantastic as ever in the long-sleeve, button-up wool jacket that she paired with black pants during her visit at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington, D.C.

She topped off the look with loose hair and black boots.

Then she took a flight aboard a V-22 Osprey (the first time a first lady has flown in one) to Joint Base Langley-Eustice in Hampton, Virginia, and lastly, a flight out to the USS George H. W. Bush aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean, per a release from the first lady’s office. 

“We are off to visit some of our brave men & women in uniform today & thank them for their service,” Trump captioned a video on Instagram of the trip. “I’ll be visiting Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Joint Base Langley-Eustis & the #USSGeorgeHWBush aircraft carrier today. Looking forward to meeting everyone! #USA.”

“Looking forward to spending some time with our brave men and women in uniform today,” FLOTUS tweeted earlier about the day. “I’ll be visiting two military bases & an aircraft carrier to thank our service members. God Bless all those who serve in our Armed Forces. #USA.”

“The holiday season is a time of reflection and appreciation,” the first lady shared per a White House press release Tuesday. “I am grateful to all the men and women who serve this Nation. Tomorrow’s trip will be about them, our troops and their families, who sacrifice daily to protect our freedoms.”

“Our hearts and prayers are with all our deployed soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who will not be home with their families this Christmas,” she added.

Earlier in the day, Trump looked festive in a red, blue and white plaid top and navy pants when she joined with the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, for their annual Toys For Tots Drive.

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