Defense Credit Union Council to help mentor military spouses

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The Defense Credit Union Council has partnered with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network to create awareness around the importance of empowering military spouses.

Addressing financial hardship experienced by military spouses largely lies in filling gaps in support, the organizations said. With the help of the Defense Credit Union Council, the advocacy network’s team of “advocates mentors” will be able to continue to provide peer-to-peer mentorship, training, educational videos, classes, toolkits, webinars and virtual events, the two groups said in a statement on Tuesday.

The effort will start with a co-branded blended retirement system guide that will be shared with all new program participants.

“The importance of the military spouse in the defense community cannot be overstated – particularly when it comes to family finances and community programs. Defense credit unions are 'all in' with respect to these issues,” said retired Col. Anthony Hernandez, president and CEO of the Defense Credit Union Council.

The Defense Credit Union Council represents the interests of federally and state-chartered credit unions serving the U.S. military. Organized in 1963, the trade group’s membership is comprised of 180 credit unions with more than 23 million members.

The Military Spouse Advocacy Network focuses on creating strong military families through education, empowerment and support.

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