1001 Things to Love About Military Life: New Webinar From SalutetoSpouses.com and Army Wife Network

Webinar to Be Held on June 21, Author and Military Spouse Writer Tara Crooks Will Talk Frankly About Her Experiences Being Married to the Military

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - SalutetoSpouses.com and ArmyWifeNetwork.com today announced a new webinar featuring well-known author and military spouse Tara Crooks. The webinar, titled "1001 Things to Love About Military Life," will be held on June 21 at 12 p.m. EDT and will explore the challenges and joys military families face. Both new and veteran military spouses will find something to take away from the free webinar as Tara shares experiences from her own life.

Tara's journey with the military began in 1998 with her husband. Today, she and her husband Kevin, along with their two daughters, Wrena and Chloe, are stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. As the co-founder of Army Wife Network and producer of Army Wife Talk Radio, Tara has built a career around her natural ability to motivate and empower military spouses. Katie Couric even called her "the Oprah of the Armed Forces." She has written for many military publications including Lifetime Televisions Army Wives blog, Military Times and currently serves as a Military Spouse Community Manager with USAA. Tara's latest project is a book she co-authored with Kathie Hightower and Holly Schererer called "1001 Things to Love About Military Life," a tribute to military families.

The webinar will draw upon examples from the book as well as Tara's experience as a military spouse. Attendees will hear:

  • About the motivation for writing "1001 Things to Love About Military Life"
  • Why Tara didn't always love military life
  • Highlights and lowlights of the Crooks family's journey
  • A special excerpt from Tara's book called Recipe for a Good Military Spouse

"Military life can be very exciting and provide a great deal of opportunities for unique experiences, but it can also be challenging and isolating. Online communities like Army Wife Network and Salute to Spouses that provide information and resources for military spouses help make climbing those hurdles more bearable," said Tara. "I'm thrilled that this webinar will pull together these two powerful networks in an interactive way. Whether a military spouse is considering going back to school, navigating the post-homecoming transition or simply dealing with the everyday unexpected happenings of life married to the military this webinar will help them understand they are not alone and with the right tools they'll be able to accomplish anything."

Military spouses interested in attending are invited to register on the Salute to Spouses website at http://www.salutetospouses.com/webinars.

SalutetoSpouses.com is an online resource edited by military spouses for military spouses that features personal stories, advice, tool and tips. The site was launched in 2011 as a complement to Bryant & Stratton College Online's Salute to Spouses Scholarship, which provides eligible spouses up to $6,000 for online degree programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online. All Salute to Spouses Scholarship recipients must meet Bryant & Stratton College scholarship guidelines to receive the full award. In 2012, SalutetoSpouses.com initiated the Salute to Homecoming campaign in order to provide specific resources around navigating the highs and lows of military homecoming and reintegration.

As a member of the Service Members Opportunities College (SOC) consortium*, Bryant & Stratton College Online adheres to the SOC principles for service members and their families. They are also an approved institution for the training of U.S. veterans and their family in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bryant & Stratton College Online participates and accepts transfers from CLEP, DANTES, ECE and other SOC Colleges. In recognition of the schools support of veteran and military students, G.I. Jobs Magazine named Bryant & Stratton College Online a Military Friendly School for 2012.

*The Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach campus is also a SOCNAV and SOCAD consortium member.

About SalutetoSpouses.com
SalutetoSpouses.com is a go-to resource for education and career news for military spouses. Sponsored by the Bryant & Stratton College Online's military relations department, SalutetoSpouses.com was launched as a complement to Bryant & Stratton College Online's Salute to Scholarship, which provides eligible spouses up to $6,000 for online degree programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online. The articles, tips, advice columns and personal accounts on SalutetoSpouses.com uniquely support the needs of military spouses because they are created and edited by military spouses. For more information please visit http://www.salutetospouses.com.

About Army Wife Network
Army Wife Network is the internet's leading website for Army Wives, by Army Wives. We boast the only internet talk radio show designed specifically for military spouses -- Army Wife Talk Radio -- in its seventh year of broadcasting. To find out more about AWN's history and interactive empowerment tools, please visit our website at http://www.armywifenetwork.com. AWN cofounders, Tara Crooks and Starlett Henderson, are coauthors of 1001 Things to Love About Military Life along with Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

Contact Information:

Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
(303) 433-7020