Ms. Crooks’ blog, Loving A Soldier (LAS), has long been known for supporting military spouses and in turn the military member and their families. It has grown from her single voice as the originator to a collaborative effort of over twenty military spouses writing about their unique journey through military life. Loving A Soldier remains fresh and strong by recruiting new voices to represent the diverse backgrounds and perspectives that make up the military community. Recent posts include:
Happiness … and Red Beans … by Army spouse Emily Grace blogging from Korea
If Momma Ain’t Happy by National Guard spouse Kris L. weathering their families first deployment
The designation is an honor and inspiration to AWN to continue their mission: Empowering the journeys of those who follow.
“We will do this by always providing relevant resources and information, networking (in person and online) opportunities, and expert advice that military families appreciate,”
Criteria for Military Blogger of the Month presented by USAA
The Military Blogger of the Month designation is presented to individuals or organizations that:
• Blog in support of military members and their families.
• Help educate audiences about military benefits.
• Demonstrate that they have military members’ best interests at heart by helping their audiences understand and aspire to financially healthy habits.
• Pass along valuable financial news and tips that…
o are based on research and the advice of Certified Financial Planners.™
o give military members peace of mind.
The mission of Army Wife Network is much like that of USAA – to educate and empower military families to make the most of their military lifestyle. It is a tremendous honor to have USAA recognize the dedication of Loving A Soldier bloggers in their efforts to achieve this mission.