Melania Trump met with servicemembers and their families at a Virginia base Wednesday morning.
The first lady visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Trump told the crowd, "We know that we are free because you are brave. And I speak on behalf of my husband when I tell you we are forever grateful for your service."
Melania Trump also posed for photos with those in attendance and was given a tour of an F22A- Raptor fighter jet.
She was to tour the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush later in the day.