For Immediate Release's Spouse Experience Tour Goes Global

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MCLEAN, Va., – March 25, 2013 – popular series of spouse events, the Spouse Experience, is stopping in Aviano, Italy this week to bring their signature program to military spouses overseas.

The program will take place March 29, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the La Bella Vista Club, Area F, at Aviano Air Base.

The event, presented by USAA and led by Editor Jacey Eckhart, is an intense and entertaining experience meant to celebrate the military lifestyle and allow military spouses to bond with one another outside of official command functions. It is a fast-paced, on-your-feet, no-PowerPoint workshop, with the Spouse Experience experts addressing the top four concerns of military spouses.

"When you live overseas, everyone acts like you are on a permanent military vacation. But the truth is that you have to motivate yourself every day. It's exhausting! That is why we are so thrilled to bring the Spouse Experience to Aviano. We have a bunch of new ideas and new activities designed to create a little inspiration and forward momentum for all these awesome spouses," said Jacey Eckhart.

USAA, the presenting sponsor of the event, echoed Jacey's excitement. "Our sponsorship is a great way to say thanks to a deserving group of spouses and at the same time promote smart financial decisions in a fun and exciting way," according to Scott Halliwell a Certified Financial Planner with USAA."

The program topics are:

  • The Honey Badger of Love
    SpouseBuzz Editor Jacey Eckhart and advice columnist Ms. Vicki reveal three ways you can zest up your military marriage. Using crowd games and demonstration, Jacey and Vicki teach you to the easy way to claim the flame, be the Queen of Reframe and dump that pesky honey badger of blame. Chocolate provided upon request.
  • Two and a Half Friends
    When you are a milspouse, your Facebook friends, your mom and your servicemember are not enough. You actually need Two and a Half friends. In this Spousebuzz Exclusive activity we will teach you how to launch the kind of friendships that last forever.
  • Fix it and Forget it: How To Stop Worrying About Money
    USAA's Financial Expert Scott E. Halliwell reveals the thirty minute answer to your top ten military financial questions. Bonus tips on how to manage retail therapy during deployment.
  • Top Tens—You Be The Expert
    At we know that the best experts on military life are the ones doing it RIGHT NOW. Our dynamic working groups come up with the most surprising tips we have ever heard on all aspects of military life—from kids to pets to what not to wear to a homecoming. We can't wait to publish the results and let the world know how wickedly clever military spouses can be. provides a wide variety of military spouse programming which features resources, news and the virtual spouse community,

Jacey Eckhart is the Editor of SpouseBUZZ, and a nationally syndicated military columnist. Her critically acclaimed book, The Homefront Club: The Hardheaded Woman's Guide to Raising a Military Family, has made her a sought after speaker at military installations around the world. She is also the voice behind the award winning CD, These Boots: A Spouse's Guide to Stepping Up and Standing Tall During Deployment.

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