WASHINGTON, D.C. (11/14/12)--Operation Best Wishes, the national program that provides military families an opportunity to connect with loved ones during the holiday season, will be sponsored by the Defense Credit Union Council and its members for the ninth consecutive year.
Operation Best Wishes provides the military and their families free access to a mobile, video recording studio. There they record personal greetings for animated holiday video greeting cards that are distributed over the Internet.
The studio, complete with cameras, lights and a technician, has the technology to superimpose families over animated backgrounds, giving their special holiday greetings an appeal distinct from Skype or other communication platforms used at home.
Loved ones and relatives then watch the holiday video greeting card on the Operation Best Wishes website, after entering a password that allows viewing access only to them.
"The holiday season is an opportunity for all to spend time with family and loved ones," noted 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, serving those from Hanscom AFB and Fort Drum in the East, to Travis AFB and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the West. The tour will kick off in Southern California on Tuesday and will conclude four weeks later at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
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