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USAA Enlists Army Wife Network to Encourage and Empower Fort Carson Military Spouses

Contact Tara Crooks or Starlett Henderson of Army Wife Network 1-888-866-5041

For immediate release November 9, 2009

Fort Carson’s military spouses will be the target audience for Army Wife Network’s deployment survival workshop and care package extravaganza this Military Family Month. To empower military spouses, USAA enlisted Crooks & Henderson, the two founders of Army Wife Network, to facilitate an event where spouses can share information, trade ideas, network, and learn about resources, which Army Wife Network recommends and has contact with daily.

The two identical events are November 30th 5-9pm and December 1st 10-2pm. Space is limited, so reserve your seat for either, now through the Army Wife Network’s homepage. Visit, click Events, and click Register for Field Exercise™.

Registered guests can expect numerous giveaways and well-stocked gift bags (for them and their soldier) provided by a variety of sponsors and supporters that include USAA, AAFES, Kaplan University, K12, Marcal, Military By Owner, TriWest and more. These groups are all working to combine a night of appreciation and pampering with real life solutions for our "heroes at home." A complimentary meal, dessert, and refreshments will also be provided.

The previous success of Field Exercises ™ is measured by the rave reviews of prior attendees. "The goodies were fabulous, but the 'icing' has to be the 'normal' showcased in our shared experiences," said one Fort Bragg attendee. With many years of deployment experiences of their own, Crooks & Henderson blend the perfect amount of fun and information to encourage spouses and guide them to become empowered for this military lifestyle.

"USAA is extremely proud to support military spouses through events such as the Field Exercises™ and our hope is they will take advantage of this fulfilling evening," said Mike Kelly, director of military communications at USAA. "The bond – the feeling of family - between military spouses is unmatched and USAA is happy to be included in that family."



About USAA

USAA, a diversified financial services group of companies, is among the leading providers of financial planning, insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military and their families. For the past three years, BusinessWeek magazine ranked USAA among the top two "Customer Service Champs," highlighting its legendary commitment of providing highly competitive financial products for 7.3 million members. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit

About Army Wife Network

The Army Wife Network (AWN) is devoted to changing the lives of our warriors and their families through a sincere desire to help military spouses where it matters most – in the field. Tara and Star both sport a lengthy and diverse background as members of the military community leadership, and understand firsthand the challenges faced in traversing the journey of life as a military spouse. AWN is also the home of Army Wife Talk Radio, the only internet talk radio program for Army wives, by Army Wives.



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