NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
413 N. SALISBURY STREET, RALEIGH, NC 27699
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2021
Contact; Jessica Coscia
Phone: (984) 202-0708
Photos: Ft. Bragg Family of the Year Celebrated in Raleigh During Month
of the Military Child
NCDMVA Sec. Walter Gaskin & First Lady Kristin Cooper welcome the Dixon Family to
Raleigh and thank them for their selfless service and impact on fellow military families.
Raleigh, N.C. – Today, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA) Secretary Walter E. Gaskin, Lt. Gen (Ret.), and North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper welcomed the Fort Bragg Family of the Year to Raleigh to recognize their selfless service to their community during the Month of the Military Child.
“Our military families embrace every challenge with strength. And, this year, more than ever, they have shown resilience and leadership in the face of tremendous challenges throughout this pandemic,” said NCDMVA Secretary Walter E. Gaskin, Lt. Gen (Ret.). “That’s why during this April’s Month of the Military Child, celebrating and supporting military families is especially important. Today, we pay tribute to military families across our great Nation, and we celebrate the Dixon family for their resilience, positivity, and selfless service.”
“As a military child myself, I know firsthand that military service is a family commitment,”said North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper. “There’s no better time to let our servicemembers and their families know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. By supporting and recognizing the outstanding courage and strength of military families, like the Dixons, our state and our Nation become stronger as a whole.”
Sgt. 1st Class Justin Dixon and his wife Tawni werenamed the Fort Bragg Family of the Year in December for their contributions to military families and single soldiers during a no-notice deployment and for their volunteer service to the surrounding community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information please contact Jessica Coscia at firstname.lastname@example.org.