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USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week is May 7th-11th at Fort Campbell

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Military Spouses are an invaluable asset to the Army. They support their Soldiers though mission, deployment, reintegration and reset and keep the home fires burning. Throughout history, military Spouses have been the backbone that provides support for the Soldiers and holds the Family together.

The Army recognizes the support and sacrifices made with Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7th. Fort Campbell wants to show gratitude to Spouses with a week’s worth of events and activities from May 7th through May 11th, 2012.

USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week is May 7th-11th, 2012

This year’s theme is “Bloom Where You Are Planted” which embodies the understanding that military Spouses may get uprooted frequently through PCS moves, but they personally develop and grow from their experiences and sacrifices in each new environment. The events will kick off on May 7th with the Military Spouse Workshop Day at 8:15am in Family Resource Center (FRC).

The Workshop Day is a full day of activities that will uplift, enlighten and motivate Spouses. Throughout the day, Spouses can participate in four different seminars. Seminar topics range from basic auto care, Federal job opportunities using USA Staffing, Americana crafts, to so much more.

Maria McConville, wife of Major General James C. McConville, will be the guest speaker and give the opening remarks at this event. Registration is required prior to the event and some seminars will have additional fees. Childcare and lunch will be provided.

Following the Workshop Day, Spouses can look forward to a week filled with exciting events and activities. On May 8th, special guest Chef Jon Ashton will host two Cooking Shows at 10:00am to noon and 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the FRC.

On May 9th, Spouses can check out the hottest styles and trends for teen, men’s and women’s fashion as The Exchange partners with Family and MWR for the Fashion Show. The Fashion Shows will take place at 10:00am and 5:30pm at the Joe Swing Recreation Center.

May 10th will be a special day dedicated to fitness. There will be an early morning Physical Training at 6:30am as well as other fitness activities later in the day.

The Estep Wellness Center staff will instruct Yoga, Turbo Kick, and a three hour Zumba session at the Joe Swing Recreational Center. 150 spots are limited for the Cooking Show and Fashion Show and 100 spots are limited for the fitness classes. Free childcare will only be provided for all events for the week except for Fitness Day.

After a week full of activities, Spouses relax and pamper themselves by attending the popular Spa Night on May 11th at 6:00pm in the FRC. In addition to spa services, Spouses can taste delicious food and vendor samples, dip their favorite treats in the chocolate fountain and win fabulous prizes.

Unlike other events, no registration is required for Spa Night, but spa services will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Free childcare is also provided at this event.

Registration is required for the Spouse Workshop Day, Cooking Shows, Fashion Shows, and fitness classes. This year’s online registration is open now!

First-time users must pre-register at: https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/campbellrectrac.html to obtain a password for WebTrac.

If attendees are unsure if they have a WebTrac account or have forgotten their login information, they can either: go to the WebTrac registration site and request a password to be sent to their email or contact the MWR Public Relations Office at 270.798.7535. Registration will close on April 22nd at midnight.

To reserve a spot for childcare, please call Aubry Havens at 270.798.2158. Spaces are limited so it is highly recommended that you reserve spaces as soon as possible.

USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week Schedule

  • Day 1: Mon, May 7th: Spouse Workshop Day, 8:15am-3:00pm @FRC. Registration required. Lunch and childcare provided.
  • Day 2: Tues, May 8th: Cooking Show, 10:00am-12:00pm & 5:30pm-7:30pm @FRC. Registration required. Childcare provided.
  • Day 3: Wed, May 9th: Fashion Show, 10:00am-11:30am & 5:30pm-7:00pm @Joe Swing. Registration required. Childcare provided.
  • Day 4: Thurs, May 10th: Fitness Day, 6:30am-7:30am PT @FRC Lawn. No registration required. No childcare
  • Day 4: Thurs, May 10th: Fitness Day, 9:00am-10:00am Yoga @Joe Swing, 10:15am-11:15am Turbo Kick @Joe Swing, 12:00pm-3:00pm Zumba @Joe Swing. Registration required. No childcare.
  • Day 5: Fri, May 11th: Spa Night, 6:00pm-9:30pm @FRC. No registration required. Childcare provided.

All of the activities are made possible due to the sponsorship provided by USAA, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union, University of Phoenix, Mathews Nissan/Garland Nissan, The Exchange, and many more.

For more information about USAA Military Spouse Appreciation Week, please call Aubry Havens at 270.798.2158 or Alex Krohn at 270.798.4800.


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