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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
George Lopez
Anne Heche
Jack Black
Sarah Jessica Parker
Rob Riggle
Rocky Carroll
Edwin Hodge
George Newbern
Rob Paulsen
Alyssa Milano
Sean Murray
John C. McGinley
Lorraine Toussaint
Jack Black
Sarah Jessica Parker
George Newbern
Alyssa Milano
Rocky Carroll
George Lopez
Sean Murray
Anne Heche
Edwin Hodge
Rob Riggle
Rob Paulsen
John C. McGinley

2019 CONGRESSIONAL HOST COMMITTEE

Senators
Representatives

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
CSCS James Swenson
SSG John Densham
Hiram Carrion Rodriguez
TSgt Claire Kim
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
Chef David Guas
Chef Harley Peet
Chef Ris Lacoste
Chef Todd Gray
Chef Kyle Bailey
Chef Robert Wiedmaier
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