For Immediate Release

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Besa Pinchotti
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www.MilitaryFamily.org
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National Military Family Association Announces New Government Relations Director

May 27, 2015

New Government Relations Director Will Help Empower Military Families to Be Their Own Advocates

Alexandria, VA – The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, is pleased to welcome their new Government Relations Director, Kelly B. Hruska.

A Navy spouse of more than 22 years, Hruska has served in various volunteer leadership positions in civilian and military community organizations including COMPASS, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, The Girl Scouts, and Navy Spouses Clubs.  She was also appointed to the City Commission on Children and Youth by the Corpus Christi City Council. 

Hruska worked for NMFA for five years prior to living overseas with her husband and daughter, and serving as the Work and Family Life Specialist at Navy Region Singapore. While with NMFA, Kelly led efforts on the military expansions of the Family and Medical Leave Act and coordinated the Association’s Community Toolkit project.

“Now, more than ever, military families need a strong voice to speak authoritatively and with passion about the needs of military families,” said NMFA Executive Director, Joyce Raezer. “Kelly Hruska’s experience as a military spouse and volunteer in the military community, as well as her employment history with NMFA, the Navy, and in the private sector, make her uniquely qualified to lead our Association’s efforts to put forward solutions to address challenges faced by these families and to ensure legislation and policies are in place to strengthen them.”

Kelly is a recipient of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal in recognition of her work on behalf of service members and their families at Navy Region Singapore.

“Our volunteers are the heart of our advocacy work and I look forward to empowering military families to be their own advocates,” said Hruska. “For more than four decades, NMFA has given military families a voice in Congress. We’ll continue to prioritize the needs of currently serving, recently separated, retired, wounded, and surviving military families. Together we can make a difference.”   

Hruska received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from La Salle University and her Masters of Public Administration from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Government Relations team’s advocacy work, , please visit: http://www.militaryfamily.org/get-involved/

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org

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