First Lady Michelle Obama attends the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event June 2, 2011 in Washington

*First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” as part of her Joining Forces initiative to support military families, the network announced Tuesday.

The episode will focus on 15-year U.S. Navy veteran Barbara Marshall and her Fayetteville, NC-based Steps N Stages Jubilee House, a transitional dwelling for homeless women veterans. Mrs. Obama and the “Extreme Makeover” team will help Marshall’s mission of assisting homeless female vets by building a new house that will accommodate multiple families and serve as a resource center.

Michelle Obama last month filmed an appearance on the children’s TV show “iCarly” which was also tied to her Joining Forces initiative. In 2009, she was seen in an episode of “Sesame Street” to promote healthy eating.

The reality TV series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” performs speedy and drastic home renovations for families that have suffered misfortune. Obama’s appearance will be filmed Thursday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the episode will air in October.