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Fri May 11, 2018, 10:02 AM

The WH hosted military spouses today.

Our armed forces are 40% non-white. The odds that -- BY CHANCE -- a group of 52 military spouses would contain no people of color are lower than 100 trillion to 1. So, umm....



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Reply The WH hosted military spouses today. (Original post)
HAB911 May 2018 OP
WhiskeyGrinder May 2018 #1
MineralMan May 2018 #3
B2G May 2018 #2
WhiskeyGrinder May 2018 #4

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:05 AM

1. Or any men.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:17 AM

3. A very good point!

That's not a representative group of spouses of military personnel in any way. It's interesting that they assembled a group that is so racially and gender limited. Very interesting.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:12 AM

2. Is that the same event?

 

It doesn't look like it was taken at the White House.

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Response to B2G (Reply #2)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:19 AM

4. It's not. It's the Joint Armed Forces Officers' Luncheon, held in April

https://www.afoscdc.com/jafowl.html



The Joint Armed Forces of Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL), is an annual event that should not be missed!


The history of JAFOWL:

In June of 1977, the Navy Officers’ Wives’ Club contacted Art Buchwald’s office to ask if he would speak at one of its luncheons. Answering the telephone himself, Mr. Buchwald declined, saying that he received too many requests from military wives’ clubs. When asked, “What if all five of the clubs sponsored a joint luncheon?”, he said he would accept the invitation. The presidents of the other military officers’ wives’ clubs in the area were contacted and all agreed it was a great idea! Thus, the Joint Armed Forces Officers’ Wives’ Luncehon became an annual affair.


The JAFOWL Committee is comprised of representatives from the officers’ spouses’ clubs of the five military services; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The committee arranges the annual luncheons to promote and celebrate the unity of all military officers’ spouses.


Past speakers include US Presidents, First Ladies, celebrities, and more!

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