Thank You For Helping Military Saves Week Make Waves!

By Alecia D. Blair, Military Saves Communications

Military Saves Week 2016 (#MSW 2016) kicked off the Military Saves campaign year with a bang on and near installations around the world Feb. 22-27, 2016! Thank you to all of the organizations and Military Savers who participated. Thanks, in part, to you, MSW 2016 shined the spotlight on the importance of personal savings.

Before and throughout the week, #MSW2016 received media attention. Here are some highlights:

Military Times
Consumer Watch: Start your savings plan this week—here’s why (Feb. 25, 2016)
Military Saves Week: Day 3, Save Automatically (Feb. 24, 2016)

Task & Purpose
It’s Time to Make Every Week Into Military Saves Week (Feb. 22, 2016)

Defense Commissary Agency
Commissaries, Military Saves Week offer ways to stretch hard-earned dollars (Feb. 11, 2016)

Marine Corps
What is Military Saves Week? (Feb. 5, 2016)

AmeriForce Publishing Military News
Army Reserve Encourages Soldiers and Families to Save (Jan. 26, 2016)

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