New Program Spotlights Team Members

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2007 - Beginning Feb. 19, three America Supports You members a week will get the chance to shine when the spotlight swings their way.

Three groups per week will be featured on the Internet at on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Additionally, the America Supports You E-newsletter will highlight those groups beginning the week of Feb. 26.

"By featuring three of our nearly 250 home front organizations in-depth each week, America Supports You will provide a closer look at the dedicated Americans who are there sustaining our troops, veterans and their families every day," Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense and architect of the America Supports You program, said.

"These groups are the heart and soul of America Supports You, and we want to do everything we can to support them and draw more attention to their great work," she added.

Each story will offer a look at how the featured group supports the nation's servicemembers, veterans and their families. Additionally, it will describe how the group's membership in America Supports You has affected the work it's doing.

"Featuring individual groups on our Web site and E-newsletter will give these groups additional exposure on a national level so that other caring Americans wondering what they can do to help support our troops will know exactly where to turn," Barber said. "That's what America Supports You is all about, because the more help our home front organizations receive, the more they can do for our troops on the front lines and their families."

While there is no established order in which the groups will be featured, each will receive notice shortly before its story appears.

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