“Filming inside the White House was a dream come true for the NCIS cast and crew,” Executive Producer Gary Glasberg said. “It was such a pleasure working with First Lady Michelle Obama, and it’s our honor to support the ‘Joining Forces’ initiative and the military families that benefit from it.”
In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch “Joining Forces,” a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.
In the NCIS episode, “Homefront,” First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the wife of a Marine to the White House for a “Joining Forces” roundtable with military spouses. The extras cast in the roundtable scene were actual military spouses.