Financial hardship for our military could be prevented

WASHINGTON, DC (December 4, 2018) — DCUC and MSAN will work together to create national and local awareness of the importance of military spouse mentorship, empowerment, education and support. The challenges rooted in developing strong military spouses lies largely in the ability to fill unnoticed gaps that prevent military spouses and their families from receiving the support they need and deserve. With the support of DCUC, MSAN’s team of Advocates Mentors will be able to continue to provide peer-to-peer mentorship, trainings, educational videos, classes, toolkits, webinars, blogs, newsletters and virtual events. Starting 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 Col (R) Anthony Hernandez, President & CEO at DCUC.

DCUC’s mission is to act as the primary liaison to the Department of Defense for defense credit unions and is the Department’s principal conduit to defense credit unions on military bases stateside and overseas. As an integral part of the military community fabric, DCUC and its defense credit unions understand the importance of embracing the full military family.

“We are honored and excited to welcome DCUC as our new Diamond partner. We both share the same passion and dedication to support new military spouses and make sure they receive the mentorship, empowerment, support and education they deserve from day one!” said Verenice Castillo, Founder & President at MSAN.

About Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC)

The Defense Credit Union Council is the premier resource for credit unions on all military and veteran matters. By maintaining a close and constant liaison with the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and NCUA, the Council champions the interests of credit unions serving our military and veteran communities by coordinating policy, procedures, and legislation impacting morale and welfare, financial readiness, and the delivery of quality financial products and services. Organized in 1963, the Council’s membership is comprised of 180 credit unions with over 35 million members. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact DCUC at

About Military Spouse Advocacy Network

MSAN is a 501c3 organization focused on creating strong military families through education, empowerment, and support. Its New Military Spouse Support Program, Mentoring & Resource Center and The New Military Spouse Traineeship Program welcome new military spouses to the military family and provide them a strong foundation of knowledge. The programs provide peer-to-peer mentorship and virtual education on benefits, resources, and tools available to them. MSAN is a robust network of advocates, mentors, and volunteers serving military families and improving the morale and welfare of the military community. For more information on MSAN, visit Follow MSAN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Haleigh Laverty



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