Here’s what Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to do in the Valley today

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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Christians United for Israel’s annual summit, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

April 05 2021 05:30 pm

LEMOORE, California – Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will be in Lemoore on Wednesday.

Air Force Two is scheduled to land at Naval Air Station Lemoore at 11:10 a.m.

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Second Lady Karen Pence will deliver remarks to military spouses at Naval Air Station Lemoore to highlight employment solutions for military spouses.

She’s scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.

According to the Department of Defense, the unemployment rate for military spouses stands at 24%. Last fall, the Second Lady launched an awareness campaign to elevate and encourage military spouses.

“Military spouse employment is a very important aspect of a strong and resilient military family,” Karen Pence said. “If spouses aren’t happy, then service members will leave the military sooner, and we don’t want that to happen. We are working hard to improve employment opportunities for military spouses.”

The Vice President will speak at Doug and Julie Freitas & Sons Farms just outside of Lemoore at 2:20 p.m.

Pence will speak about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and how this new trade deal should benefit the economy and American workers.

Pence is also expected to speak at a fundraising event at Harris Ranch in Coalinga, but that event is closed to the media.

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