Blue Star Families Joins “Got Your 6” Campaign to support Military Members, Families and Veterans

Posted May 11, 2012

Blue Star Families, a national non-profit of, by and for military families, is proud to announce today the organization’s participation in the newly launched “Got Your 6” campaign, designed to mobilize the entertainment industry to build awareness around key military service member, veteran and family issues. In coordination with the Got Your 6 campaign, Blue Star Families, the Military Child Education Coalition, and their partners will provide reintegration tools and training to 300,000 military families and 100,000 primary and secondary school educators by December 2014.

“Blue Star Families is very excited to be a part of Got Your 6,” said Noeleen Tillman, Blue Star Families director of external affairs and a 25-year U.S. Air Force spouse. “This campaign is poised to create much needed awareness around military families, especially as an estimated one million veterans return to civilian life over the next three years. The reintegration tools and training will be vital to helping a smooth transition to veterans and their families.”

Developed together with the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and additional partners, the reintegration tools and training will provide military veterans and families key tips, strategies and resources for easing the transition to civilian life. Each tool kit will include information on family exercising for reducing conflict and rebuilding relationships, as well as symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to look for. The training for educators will focus on helping teachers understanding the unique stressors military children face, and how to best assist.

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