Homefront Celebration Comes to Ft. Bliss
3/6/2012A Night of Relaxation and Inspiration for Military Spouses
Military spouses from the Fort Bliss community were the honored guests at a Homefront Celebration hosted by Operation Homefront the evening of March 3. The national non-profit provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and wounded warriors, as well as morale programs for military spouses and children. The celebration was held at the El Paso Country Club and was generously sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Over 200 spouses attended, including Lucille Pittard, wife of Fort Bliss Commanding General Dana Pittard. The evening featured a reception, dinner, an inspirational speaker, and a gift bag. Included in the gift bag, for the first time at a Homefront Celebration, was an Entertainment Book coupon book donated by Entertainment Promotions
The event was also sponsored by the Army Homefront Fund
, which provides emergency financial and other support to Soldiers and their families, with a focus on Wounded Warrior care and transition assistance.
“Military spouses take on a lot of roles being part of a military family, and that means they also bear a lot of the stress,” said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront. “The Homefront Celebration is a great way for these women to have a night that is truly all about them, and where they can learn from, and enjoy a good time with, other military spouses who are experiencing basically the same set of challenges. That is their bond.”
"We are immensely grateful to those military families who serve the country through their support of our nation's warriors,” said Scott K. Celley, Vice President of External Affairs for TriWest Healthcare Alliance. “Partnering with Operation Homefront to present this event for the spouses at Ft. Bliss is just one way we seek to convey how appreciative we are of their service and sacrifice for all of us."
More information on the services Operation Homefront provides to military families and Wounded Warriors in Texas is available online at OperationHomefront.net/Texas