FORT HOOD, Texas (6/1/09)--Security Service FCU staffers traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, for a weeklong community fair earlier this month to help the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division prepare for its relocation to Fort Carson, Colo.
More than 3,000 troops attended the fair. The troops will be reassigned from Texas to Colorado as part of the most recent Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission action.
To help prepare the soldiers and their families for the move, realtors, school districts, homebuilders and others were invited to help the troops make a smooth transition to their new location . They provided information about the Colorado Springs area, where Fort Carson is located.
Several Security Service employees from its Texas and Colorado operations helped familiarize the soldiers with the credit union, offered information about available services, and assisted attendees with financial questions, including questions about home finance and other products and services.
Security Service has operations in three major Colorado market areas, including 14 service centers with one located on the Fort Carson Army Post. The San Antonio-based credit union--the official credit union for Fort Carson--has a long-term relationship with the post and its substantial military population.
"Our ultimate goal was to help the military men and women make their transition from Fort Hood to Fort Carson more comfortable," said Mike Martinez, senior vice president for SSFCU.
"We want the soldiers affected by the move to know that they can count on us for any financial advice or assistance they may need as they transition from central Texas to southern Colorado. We are just glad we could be on-site to help them."
courtesy of cuna.org