Operation Best Wishes, the national program sponsored by the Defense Credit Union Council, will allow military families to connect with their loved ones who are serving in other parts of the world this Holiday Season.
Operation Best Wishes gives military families free access to a mobile video recording studio where their personal greetings become animated holiday video greeting cards for distribution over the Internet.
The video recording studio, complete with cameras, lights and a technician, has the technology to superimpose families over animated backgrounds, giving their special holiday greetings a distinctive appeal.
Loved ones and relatives then watch the holiday video greeting card on the Operation Best Wishes website, after entering a password, which allows viewing access only to them.
“The holiday season is an opportunity for all to spend time with family and loved ones,” said Arty Arteaga, president/CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Defense Credit Union Council. “But, for many of our military, it’s a time they’ll continue to spend at their post, keeping an ever-vigilant watch as they safeguard our liberties. Through Operation Best Wishes, our hope is to help our members, the military and their families, spend a few moments together during the holidays in a way they’ll remember and cherish for a lifetime.”
This year the national tour of Operation Best Wishes will cover eight states and serve the military and their families from Hanscom Air Force Base and Fort Drum in the east, to Travis Air Force Base and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the west. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Southern California on Nov. 20 and conclude four weeks later at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
The Defense Credit Union Council is a niche membership association representing the interests of credit unions operating on military installations worldwide.