Celebration 2019

2019 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration title graphic Blue Star Families 10 Year Anniversary badge

May 14, 2019

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
in Washington, D.C.

The Blue Star Neighbors Celebration is an annual celebration of the spirit of America – the kindness of military supporters across the country and their impact on the military family community.

Program Participants

Event Emcee:

Ian Bohen, Paramount Networks’ Yellowstone, actor and director

Award Presenters:

General and Mrs. Joseph F. Dunford, United States Marine Corps
Brianna Keilar, Anchor of CNN Right Now & Blue Star Ambassador

National Anthem:

Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, Directed by Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus

Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedian:

Maggie Phillips, Military Spouse

2019 AWARDS

Constance J. Milstein Philanthropic Award

Craig Newmark, Founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Blue Star Neighbor Award

Susan Masser, Local Community Hero

Watch Susan’s heartfelt story:

 Corporate Neighbor Award

The Walt Disney Company

2019 CELEBRITY HOST COMMITTEE

Lorraine Toussaint headshot Lorraine Toussaint George Lopez headshot George Lopez Anne Heche Headshot Anne Heche Jack Black headshot Jack Black Sarah Jessica Parker headshot Sarah Jessica Parker Rob Riggle photo Rob Riggle Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance of the CBS series NCIS. Photo: Matt Hoyle/CBS ¨©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved Rocky Carroll Edwin Hodge photo Edwin Hodge George Newbern photo, By Mingle Media TV George Newbern Rob Paulsen headshot Rob Paulsen Alyssa Milano Headshot Alyssa Milano Sean Murray photo Sean Murray John C. McGinley photo John C. McGinley Lorraine Toussaint headshot Lorraine Toussaint Jack Black headshot Jack Black Sarah Jessica Parker headshot Sarah Jessica Parker George Newbern photo, By Mingle Media TV George Newbern Alyssa Milano Headshot Alyssa Milano Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance of the CBS series NCIS. Photo: Matt Hoyle/CBS ¨©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved Rocky Carroll George Lopez headshot George Lopez Sean Murray photo Sean Murray Anne Heche Headshot Anne Heche Edwin Hodge photo Edwin Hodge Rob Riggle photo Rob Riggle Rob Paulsen headshot Rob Paulsen John C. McGinley photo John C. McGinley

2019 CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE

Senators

Senators by State ALASKA
– Senator Lisa Murkowski ARKANSAS
– Senator John Boozman MARYLAND
– Senator Benjamin Cardin MASSACHUSETTS
– Senator Elizabeth Warren MINNESOTA
– Senator Tina Smith MONTANA
– Senator Steve Daines NORTH CAROLINA
– Senator Richard Burr
– Senator Thom Tillis OREGON
– Senator Jeff Merkley SOUTH CAROLINA
– Senator Tim Scott WISCONSIN
– Senator Ron Johnson

Representatives

Representatives by State AMERICAN SAMOA
– Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen ALABAMA
– Congressman Mo Brooks ARIZONA
– Congressman Tom O’Halleran ARKANSAS
– Congressman Steve Womack CALIFORNIA
– Congressman Ro Khanna
– Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
– Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
– Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
– Congresswoman Jackie Speier
– Congressman Mark Takano
– Congresswoman Mimi Walters COLORADO
– Congressman Ken Buck
– Congressman Doug Lamborn CONNECTICUT
– Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty ILLINOIS
– Congressman Brad Schneider INDIANA
– Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks KANSAS
– Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins MAINE
– Congresswoman Chellie Pingree MASSACHUSETTS
– Congressman Richard E. Neal MICHIGAN
– Congressman Jack Bergman MISSOURI
– Congressman Lacy Clay MISSISSIPPI
– Congressman Trent Kelly NEW MEXICO
– Congressman Steve Pearce NEW YORK
– Congressman Chris Collins
– Congressman Paul D. Tonko NORTH CAROLINA
– Congressman Walter B. Jones PENNSYLVANIA
– Congressman Keith Rothfus SOUTH CAROLINA
– Congressman Ralph Norman TENNESSEE
– Congresswoman Diane Black
– Congressman Steve Cohen
– Congressman Jim Cooper TEXAS
– Congressman Joaquin Castro
– Congressman Louie Gohmert
– Congressman Ted Poe
– Congressman Randy Weber
– Congressman Roger Williams VIRGINIA
– Congressman Donald McEachin
– Congressman Rob Wittman WISCONSIN
– Congressman Mike Gallagher

2019 MILITARY LEADERSHIP SPOUSES HOST COMMITTEE

Blue Star Families Celebration 2018 Event audience

Mrs. Holly Dailey

Spouse of Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey

Mrs. Sally Lengyel

Spouse of General Joseph Lengyel, Chief of the National Guard Bureau

Mrs. Kathryn Spadaro

Spouse of Sergeant Major Anthony A. Spadaro, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. Pacific Command

Mrs. Ellyn Dunford

Spouse of General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., United States Marine Corps

Mrs. Ricki Selva

Spouse of General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

2019 CHEFS

Military Chefs

NAVY:
CS1 Sierra Tyler AIR FORCE:
TSgt Kristi Jackman MARINES:
Hiram Carrion Rodriguez ARMY:
SSG John Densham COAST GUARD:
CSCS James Swenson NATIONAL GUARD:
TSgt Claire Kim MILITARY KID CHEF:
Shamon Hill (USMC Kid) CS1 Sierra Tyler photo CS1 Sierra Tyler CSCS James Swenson photo CSCS James Swenson SSG John Densham photo SSG John Densham Hiram Carrion Rodriguez photo Hiram Carrion Rodriguez TSgt Claire Kim photo TSgt Claire Kim Military Kid Chef Shamon Hill photo Chef Shamon Hill

Celebrity Chefs/Mixologist

CHEFS:

Chef Chris Clime (PassionFish)
Chef David Guas (Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery)
Chef Harley Peet (Bas Rouge)
Chef Kyle Bailey (The Salt Line)
Chef Ris Lacoste (Ris)
Chef Robert Wiedmaier (Marcel’s)
Chef Todd Grey (Equinox)

MIXOLOGIST:

Todd Thrasher (Tiki TNT)

Chef Chris Clime Passion Fish Chef Chris Clime Chef David Guas Bayou Bakery Chef David Guas Chef Harley Peet Bas Rouge Chef Harley Peet Chef Ris Lacoste Chef Ris Lacoste Tasting at Equinox with Chef-Owner Todd Gray in Washington D.C. Chef Todd Gray Chef Kyle Bailey at Salt Line Chef Kyle Bailey Chef Robert Wiedmaier at Marcel's Chef Robert Wiedmaier Todd Thrasher headshot Mixologist Todd Thrasher

SOCIAL MEDIA

SPONSORS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 CELEBRATION SPONSORS

Blue Star Families’ programs, made possible by the support of Blue Star Neighbors, help ensure that military families can continue to thrive while they serve. Please consider making a gift to sustain our programs.

CJM Foundation CSX logo Edy's Ice Cream logo Leonardo DRS Cohens Veterans Network logo Humana logo L3 Technologies logo Pen Fed Foundation logo Sandboxx Logo Philips logo

Tramiel Charitable Trust

US Family Health Plan logo Wounded Warrior Project logo

Scott Allen

David Hochberg

Hunt Companies, Inc logo The Hill logo PAE logo Disney Publishing Worldwide logo Dog Tag Bakery logo DC Brau Brewery logo Starbucks logo

SUPPORT BLUE STAR FAMILIES

Interested in supporting the 2020 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration? Please contact Leslie at [email protected] for more information. We would love to have your support!

LOCATION

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 1615 H St NW Washington, DC 20006