First Lady Michelle Obama Meets With Defending The Blue Line

Defending The Blue Line® was 1 of 20 organizations that were part of the White House Joining Forces Challenge. For about 6 weeks, Americans could vote daily for their favorite organization that helped military families. When the voting was over, DTBL was in second place. On the last day of the vote, Mrs. Obama flew to MN to meet with Defending The Blue Line staff and military families that have been helped by DTBL.


See photos of DTBL's trip to Washington D.C. for the Joining Forces Event here...

See the video of the Joining Forces Event here...

Read the story from Joining Forces about DTBL and other organizaitons here...

Photos of the First Lady's visit to Minnesota are below:

Prese Release:
Defending The Blue Line has been selected as one of the winners for the White House Joining Forces Community Challenge. Thank you to everyone who worked to get the word out, voted, and supported DTBL during the challenge.
Defending The Blue Line's Founder and President, Shane Hudella and his wife and volunteer for DTBL, Jessica Hudella, will be in Washington DC in April 2012 to represent Defending The Blue Line as a guest of First Lady Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden:

On behalf of The First Lady and Dr. Biden, we have the pleasure of announcing the Joining Forces Community Challenge Winners. The following five participants have been selected, based on input from Joining Forces Community Challenge judges Tom Brokaw, J.R Martinez, Sloan Gibson, Mayor Julian Castro and Deanie Dempsey, as the Joining Forces Community Challenge Winners:

• Armed Forces Service Center
• Defending the Blue Line
• Give an Hour
• Project Sanctuary
• City of Richfield, Utah

We would also like to congratulate Our Family For Families First for receiving a total of 16, 693 votes and becoming “ The People’s Choice Winner.”

Once again, congratulations to ALL of the JFCC finalists for your outstanding leadership, commitment and support to military families across the nation. You are ALL winners and we look forward to hosting every one of you next week.


Joining Forces Team