[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/13/art.michelleobama.0719y.gi.jpg caption="First Lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday."]Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center on Friday as part of her "regular private meetings and interaction with military families," according to an official in her office.
In addition to her public events on military bases and other venues that are a part of her official schedule, the First Lady also has private meetings with military families both in Washington and as she travels around the country, according to the official. "It's a good way for her to get informal input and advice from military family members from across the country on how the administration and our country can better support military families," the official said.
At an event with military families in May, the first lady announced that President Obama had directed his national security staff to lead a 90-day review to develop a coordinated federal government-wide approach to support and engage military families.
Today's visit to Walter Reed will allow the first lady to "share the feedback and concerns expressed by military families with officials inside the White House and across the administration," the official said.