First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Ty Pennington and the "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" team, watch as Barbara Summey Marshall, center, a 15-year Navy veteran,and her family get the first look at their new house in Fayetteville, N.C., July 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Michelle Obama. Extreme Home Makeover. Women veterans and military families. Which of these things does not match the other? We were as surprised as anyone to learn that reality TV,  better-known for sexist dating shows and “Toddlers in Tiaras,” had decided to provide a new Jubilee House for women veterans, run by 15-year Army veteran Barbara Summey Marshall—with a little star glamour provided by our beloved First Lady. Of course, FLOTUS is pretty well known as an advocate for military families, and this might not have happened without her Joining Forces initiative. Look below as Obama, Marshall, and the ABC-TV crew celebrate a really new day.


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