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Joining Forces to Help Support and Connect Military Families

Today, we came across a series of public service announcements on the site about the Joining Forces initiative, asking Americans to take action to support the military and their families.

To inspire everyone’s participation, Joining Forces rolled out some terrific videos starring well-known celebrities Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. These videos share the heartfelt stories of military families separated by distance but connecting over video calls to stay in touch and participate in important life moments. Check out the videos here:

A military dad seeing his newborn son:

A military son wishing happy birthday to his dad:

A military dad watching his son grow up:

We at Skype are inspired by the Joining Forces initiative, and hope our U.S. based customers take a moment to get involved. And don’t forget, if you have a family member or friend in the military who is far away, you can show your own personal support by just giving them a call.

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