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Vice President's Wife to Visit Mississippi Navy Base

Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Manuel Cisneros directs in Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Dell Bull’s C-12 Huron on board Naval Air Station Meridian, Aug. 12, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Liaghat)
Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Manuel Cisneros directs in Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Dell Bull’s C-12 Huron on board Naval Air Station Meridian, Aug. 12, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Liaghat)

MERIDIAN, Miss. — The wife of Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit a Navy base in Mississippi.

The Navy said in a news release Thursday that Karen Pence is scheduled to attend a reception honoring military spouses at Naval Air Station Meridian. The Monday event is part of the base's observance of Women's History Month.

Spouses of active-duty sailors stationed at the base are scheduled to attend, as are spouses of Mississippi National Guard members from Meridian.

Naval Air Station Meridian trains sailors and Marines to be fighter pilots. The Pences' son, Marine 1st Lt. Michael Pence, is currently in flight training at the base.

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