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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

‘Community Challenge’ to Recognize Efforts to Support Military Families

  • July 26, 2011
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First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, this week unveiled a program to honor citizens, communities, schools, nonprofits, faith-based institutions and local governments that demonstrate exceptional support for military families.

The Joining Forces Community Challenge will recognize citizens and organizations providing programs, services, or support designed to ease the burden and alleviate the emotional and mental stress on service members and their families. Entries are due by Sept. 30; winners will be invited to an event in Washington next February.

Obama and Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative in April to raise awareness of military families and spark all Americans to ensure troops and their families have the support they have earned.

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