First lady Melania Trump to address US military families while abroad

First lady Melania Trump is set to join her husband President Donald Trump on his first foreign trip as president this week -- and he won't be the only one with a busy schedule.

The first lady will address U.S. military families and personnel and engage with foreign women and children.

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Jan. 21 -- Video of Melania Trump during President Trump's inauguration sparks the hashtag #FreeMelania

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Jan. 27 -- Melania Trump wins early round in lawsuit over escort story

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Feb. 2 -- Melania Trump hires Lindsay Reynolds as chief of staff, announces when she and Barron will move to Washington 

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Feb. 5 -- Melania Trump watches the Super Bowl from Mar-a-Lago and photos reignite the #FreeMelania hashtag


Feb. 7 -- Melania Trump settles defamation claim against blogger

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Feb. 11 -- Melania Trump welcomes Japanese first lady Akie Abe

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Feb. 14 -- Melania Trump will preserve Michelle Obama's garden at the White House

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Feb. 18 -- Melania opens President Trump's campaign rally with Lord's Prayer

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Feb. 28 -- Melania assists in giving FOX News hosts White House tour

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March 3 -- Melania Trump makes surprise visit to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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March 6 -- First lady Melania Trump reopens the White House for tours

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March 9 -- Melania Trump talks immigrant status, gender equality at White House luncheon

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March 27 -- Melania Trump has chosen a communications director

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March 29 -- Melania Trump advocates for female empowerment at 'Women of Courage' Awards

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April 6 -- Melania Trump and Jordan’s Queen Rania visit DC girls charter school

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April 11 -- Melania Trump takes Barron, Tiffany Trump bowling in New York

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April 15 -- Melania Trump visits with victims of domestic violence in Florida

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April 17 -- Melania Trump hosts White House Easter Egg Roll

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"I am very excited for the upcoming trip," Melania Trump said in a statement. "This will not just be an opportunity to support my husband as he works on important matters of national security and foreign relations, it will also be my honor to visit and speak with women and children from different countries, with different perspectives."

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The first lady will also attend programs for spouses at the NATO summit in Brussels, as well as the G-7 summit in Sicily, and she is expected to speak to U.S. military servicemen in Italy.

The Trumps are scheduled to leave Washington on Friday. They will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Rome, Brussels and Sicily.

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