Duracell Squeeze Me Media Day with Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank, daughter of a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, hugs Mackenzie, 3, daughter of Navy Air Traffic Controller First Class Robert Nilson, at the premiere of Duracell's new "The Teddy Bear." (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Duracell/AP Images)


In honor of Independence Day, Duracell, in partnership with the United Service Organization (USO) launched a new film that spotlights children of military families. Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank, who’s father is a military vet, participated on a July 2nd event in New York City’s The TimesCenter to support the USO’s “Comfort Crew for Military Kids” program.

Since the war in Afghanistan commenced in 2001, over 2 million American children have had one one of their parents deployed, according to the “Military Children and Families” report by Princeton University/Brookings.

Swank, who received Oscars for her work in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, was seen last year in the Tommy Lee Jones directed Western The Homesman.

The Duracell “Teddy Bear” film is below:



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