The Secure Families Initiative released a compelling 9/11 anniversary video, highlighting stories from U.S. military families about what the last 20 years of wartime operational tempo have looked like on the homefront.
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Secure Families Initiative Board of Advisors President Heather Aliano wrote an essay for the Just Security Symposium on the 20th anniversary of September 11th. “How Perpetual War Has Changed Us” is a deeply personal reflection on the impacts of twenty years of war on service members and military families.
Yesterday, over 160 Afghans and 13 U.S. service members were killed by suicide bombs near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. At least 185 Afghans and 15 U.S. service members were injured. This news has sent ripple effects throughout our military community.
“Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez We know the images and news out of Afghanistan have been overwhelming and, like us, you have probably felt helpless.
Right now, we have a rare window of opportunity to pass a law that would immediately make all our military families safer. H.R. 256 is a bill that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Iraq. If that sounds like confusing jargon to you, here’s a clearer example for why this matters:
This morning, our SFI community woke with heavy hearts. The events at the U.S. Capitol last night have cast a shameful, disturbing shadow on the very core of our democracy. We condemn this failed insurrection, and we reassert our determination to advance strong national security, and free and fair elections.
My husband put his “Disabled Veteran” license plate on his car today. It struck me as such an odd thing. For twenty-one years, I’ve been a Navy wife. I don’t like all the trappings that come with that phrase, but I can’t escape the fact that it’s a huge part of my identity.
Secure Families Initiative launched in early 2020 to elevate military spouses and family members as uniquely qualified voters and advocates on matters of foreign policy. We are eager to gather your input as we reflect on our first year and align our priorities moving forward. Please take a few minutes to complete this short end-of-year […]
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities. This year, Secure Families Initiative is participating in GivingTuesday to harness the power of our military community to change the future of our country – one voice and one vote at a time. Your support of the Secure […]
Secure Families Initiative Volunteer Corps member Jennifer Barnhill was featured on Independent.