Friday, June 26, 2009

CNN & USAA Looking for Military Families to Interview!!

I just received an email from Mike Kelly from USAA's Military Communication Department that CNN is currently seeking military families for stories in the coming months as troops buildup in Afghanistan! CNN is hoping to feature stories that demonstrate how military spouses and their families are strong, resilient and adaptive though many difficult and demanding times.

Here are some topics that CNN is interested in discussing:
-What is happening with the families who are at home while their loved ones are still in, or deployed to, Afghanistan (The focus is on this region as more troops start deploying there).
-How you are coping with a family member’s deployment, what challenges you’re facing, and how you may be overcoming these challenges (and if USAA is part of the solution all the better!). This could range from multiple deployments, job loss, PCS moves, etc.
-Ideally the families interviewed would be located in Atlanta , Florida , New York City or Washington , D.C.

If you are interested in participating in this project, you can email Mike Kelly at or Kristy Wilson at