|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Colonel (Ret) Dale Kissinger
Online Resource for Base Communities Brings Local Discounts and Resources to Military Families
WASHINGTON, D.C. — MilitaryAvenue.com, providing relocation and lifestyle resources to American military families, announced today that it has joined the America Supports You program, a Department of Defense initiative that highlights and recognizes citizens’ support for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Founded and operated by a 30-year military family, the Web site was launched to make the military family experience during periods of relocation and transition less stressful. Military members and their dependents are able to quickly and easily find off-base resources and arrange for critical services before arriving at a new duty station. Through the MilitaryAvenue Partner Program, a free program that makes special offers and discounts available to local and visiting military members and their dependents, MilitaryAvenue.com is able to support the military family with many off-base lifestyle needs, such as finding information about local schools, child care and spouse employment.
“We’re a military family ourselves, so we understand how demanding life can be on a family,” said Dale Kissinger, a retired Air Force colonel, and co-founder of MilitaryAvenue.com. “We launched this company to support military members and their families, so we’re looking forward to pooling those efforts with America Supports You.”
MilitaryAvenue.com participated in the America Supports You Thanksgiving text messaging initiative, “Giving Thanks,” which resulted in nearly 130,000 text messages of support to troops overseas.
“We’re very happy to have MilitaryAvenue.com as part of the America Supports You program,” said Allison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and founder of America Supports You. “Their work to educate military members and their families about the resources available to them within their community is invaluable.”
MilitaryAvenue.com is a free global and local online guide to goods, services and community information for over 240 military installations in the U.S. and abroad. The website is home to the nation’s largest database of military discounts, a directory of more than 800,000 businesses organized into more than 100 categories, social media tools for military members, and a library of articles and other resources for the military family.
Coinciding with today’s news, MilitaryAvenue.com is also announcing a nationwide call for contributors to provide additional community content to its site. Military families are invited to contribute photographs, family stories, base events and other local content to appear on the MilitaryAvenue.com local base community pages. Participants are also encouraged to contribute to the MilitaryAvenue.com applications on MySpace and Facebook.
About MilitaryAvenue.com: Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., MilitaryAvenue.com is a free global and local online guide to goods, services and community information for over 240 military installations in the U.S. and abroad through the nation’s largest database of military discounts, the most comprehensive directory of local base community businesses, and an extensive library of articles on and resources for the military family experience.
About America Supports You
is an ongoing, nationwide program organized by the Department of Defense to showcase Americans’ support for the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Since its launch in November of 2004,America Supports You
has welcomed more than 370 homefront organizations, in all 50 states, and 40 corporations to the program. Many America Supports You
homefront groups demonstrate their support for the troops through letter writing, care packages, helping the wounded when they return home, assisting military families, sending an email and much more—to learn more about how you can support military personnel please visit www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil