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         PIRTEK Supports Those Who Fight For Us

                                                                                  in partnership with Baylor University
                                                                                  and The University of Texas at Austin.
                                                                                  Each university’s respective schools
                                                                                  of social work have developed unique
                                                                                  curriculums tailored to support
                                                                                  service marriages while educating
                                                                                  counseling professionals on how to
                                                                                  better support these families. Through
                                                                                  this program, new research and
                                                                                  findings will be compiled and shared
                                                                                  with other veteran and first responder
                                                                                  organizations across the country.

                                                                                  Revitalization Retreats, CKFF’s
                                                                                  signature program, is gearing up
                                                                                  for some exciting retreat weekends
                                                                                  including the PIRTEK “Nitro
                                                                                  Experience” at NHRA drag racing
                                                                                  events across the country. Service
                                                                                  couples are nominated to receive
                                                                                  an all-expenses paid trip which
         The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation      of Defense Robert Gates, First Lady   includes VIP access to races with
         (CKFF) continues its mission to raise   Laura Bush, Gary Sinise, Mrs. Hillary   driver Steve Torrence, winner of
         awareness and provide support for   Clinton, General Peter Pace, Ms. Katie   multiple events in 2017. Revitalization
         military, veteran, and first responder   Couric, and Mr. Tom Brokaw.     Retreats provide these couples an
         families through programs designed                                       opportunity to leave the challenges
         to strengthen marriages and families   CKFF also had the privilege to visit   and distractions of service behind and
         after the extreme challenges of service  with Texas Senator John Cornyn. Taya   focus on reconnecting in marriage
         and deployment.                     and Sen. Cornyn discussed the issues   and friendship. A series of clinical
                                             facing military and first responder   coaching sessions ensure that the
         Executive Director Taya Kyle traveled   families and how the foundation is   connection lasts.
         to Washington D.C. early this summer   seeking to address these challenges
         to advocate and share CKFF’s        through
         vision of thriving service families   programs
         and highlight the unique challenges   to promote
         they face. There, Taya was honored   wellness for
         to present the keynote address at   families that
         the 2017 Joint Armed Forces of      serve, potentially
         Washington Luncheon (JAFOWL).       improving force
         This annual event, established in   readiness.
         1977, promotes and celebrates the
         unity of military spouses from all   The Foundation
         five branches of service. Spouses   also continues
         listened as Taya shared her inspiring   to pioneer new
         story and described how the unique   ways to support
         programs provided by Chris Kyle     service families
         Frog Foundation provide hope by     and will launch          Taya Kyle and Texas Senator John Cornyn
         supporting the cultivation of healthy   the inaugural
         and connected service marriages.    Mastering Your Marriage (MYM)        CKFF accepts nominations for
                                             program later this Fall. A first of its   Revitalization Retreats throughout the
         Past keynote speakers for JAFOWL    kind, the program will serve over 70   year. To nominate a service couple or
         have included President George W.   military, veteran and first responder   learn more about their programs, visit
         Bush, Mrs. Michelle Obama, Secretary   couples over the course of six months

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