Kalen Arreola is
an Army Reserve Public Affairs Officer for the 79th Sustainment Support Command in Los Alamitos, Calif. She
served in Operation Iraqi Freedom V supporting the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 3rd Infantry Division.
She has worked with embedded reporters from all major news agencies, including NBC, Fox, NPR, CBN, ABC and CBS. She also developed
a successful hometown news campaign that reached out to more than 250 hometown news markets to tell the story of the American
Soldier during the surge.
Kalen is on the Board of Advisors for the Flying Leatherneck
Historical Foundation in San Diego, Calif. She is also a member of the Reserve Officers Association and the Association of
the United States Army. She was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 2008 for her work in Iraq and has been nominated for the
2010 MacArthur Leadership Award. Her leadership during OIF V also resulted in Army Commendation Medals for her entire print
journalist team, after their weekly publication earned first place in the Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards for the Best Field
Publication in the United States Army 2007.
About her Organizations
Stars and Stripes Marketing
LLC (SSM): SSM is a full-service marketing agency with a focus on providing marketing services to veteran
business owners. Using the agency and existing relationships nationwide, SSM has also become the catalyst for nonprofits and
government agencies that wish to reach out to veterans and spread the word about their service.
Pinups for Patriots: Pinups for
Patriots calendars are a throwback to the old-style calendars popular during WWII, and are a product of SSM. Through the sales
of these calendars, veteran nonprofits can earn money by purchasing them for a wholesale rate and keep the profit for their
organization. The money made by SSM goes to printing, distribution and production, as well as providing the funds to send
the calendars for FREE to deployed service members of all branches.
Honoring Our Fallen: This is a brand-new
nonprofit currently in its formative stages. We have filed for our 501 (c) 3 status under Veterans First of Orange County,
CA and will be partnering with them to launch this nonprofit nationwide. We are work with local, federal and nonprofit agencies
to provide a link to services that may benefit them. During the transfer of dignified remains, we provide media relations
services, motorcade, Honor Guard coordination and coordination with other officials to ensure our Fallen Heroes are provided
with the best services possible during the most difficult time of their lives.