Homefront Celebration Comes to Fort Riley -- Spa Event to Benefit Military Spouses
FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Operation Homefront will host a special event for military spouses, a Homefront Celebration, on October 23, 2010 at the Riley Conference Center.
All military spouses in the Fort Riley area are invited to participate in a meal along with relaxation, inspiration, and laughter. Each attendee will also receive a gift bag filled with spa items to pamper themselves at home. This event is generously sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance and is open to all military spouses.
“TriWest understands that the families of our military service members make tremendous sacrifices when their loved ones choose to defend our country,” said David J. McIntyre, Jr., president and CEO of TriWest Healthcare Alliance. “Military spouse s often do double-duty as parents, while also worrying about someone in harm’s way overseas. By partnering with Operation Homefront, TriWest is continuing our commitment to serve and support the men and women in uniform and their families.”
The Fort Riley event is one of six Homefront Celebrations being held for military spouses across the nation. Each event will host up to 150 military spouses and will begin with a reception, followed by an elegant four-course dinner.
The evening will feature Jacey Eckhart, a nationally syndicated military columnist. Her critically acclaimed book, “The Homefront Club: The Hardheaded Woman’s Guide to Raising a Military Family,” has made her a sought after speaker at military installations around the world. She is also the voice behind the award winning CD, “These Boots: A Spouse’s Guide To Stepping Up and Standing Tall During Deployment.” Homefront Online will host an Internet cafe to visit the online networking magazine and to chat with other military spouses around the world.
Military spouses many times have to simultaneously be the mother, father, peacemaker, referee and keep the homefront together while every member of the family sacrifices through service. This community event allows Operation Homefront and TriWest Healthcare Alliance the opportunity to show gratitude for all they do.
Military spouses interested in participating may register for the events online at www.OperationHomefront.net .
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TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the healthcare needs of 2.7 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or visit www.triwest.com
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About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, $.95 of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs.