Darlene Superville, The Associated Press

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Jill Biden to stop in Alaska on her way to Tokyo Olympics

The trip opens Wednesday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, where the first lady meets with military and veteran families who stay at Alaska Fisher House free of charge when a loved one is hospitalized. She will also visit Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.