Conan O’Brien joining First Lady Michelle Obama on visit to U.S. military in Qatar, filming it for TBS

Conan O’Brien and First Lady Michelle Obama sported black-tie formal wear when O’Brien spoke at the 2013 White House Correspondents Association dinner.

The next time they see each other, they’ll just as likely don fatigues — they’re heading out next week to visit U.S. military stationed in Qatar at the Al Udeid Air Base!

Their trip is part of Joining Forces, an initiative that supports service members, veterans and their families.

But O’Brien and his TBS crew also will be on hand to record his appearance and performance there with the First Lady for an upcoming episode of Conan, too.

“It’s an honor to accompany the First Lady on a trip to Qatar to entertain our troops,” O’Brien said. “I know they will be thrilled to see Mrs. Obama and delighted to hear my vocal rendition of Kanye’s entire Yeezus album.”

O’Brien previously visited Kuwait and Bahrain on a USO tour back in May 2003, when he was still part of NBC hosting Late Night. This is O’Brien’s fourth major TV trip just in 2015, though — his Armenia adventure to visit the ancestral home of his assistant, Sona, will air Nov. 17 on TBS. He’s also visited Cuba and Comic-Con this year.

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