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TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Kansas National Guard Fund

- Gift Supports Home Front Needs of Families with Deployed Service Members


TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TriWest Healthcare Alliance will present $15,000 to the National Guard Association of Kansas, which will help support the needs of more than 7,700 Kansas Guard members and their families.

Don Brown, market vice president for the central market area at TriWest, will present the check to the Adjutant General of the Kansas National Guard, Maj. Gen. Tod M. Bunting, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Kansas National Guard headquarters, 2800 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka

"As members of civilian communities, National Guard families don't have convenient access to the support network available at military bases like Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley and McConnell," said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr. "TriWest made the contribution with the hope that we can help to bridge that gap for families of the Kansas National Guard families."

Most recently, close to 430 members of the Kansas Army National Guard 161st Field Artillery were sent to Fort Bliss, Texas for training prior to deployment to Iraq for a year.

"TriWest continues to be a steady partner that recognizes the realities of military service and its impact on our families," Maj. Gen. Bunting said. "We are grateful to TriWest for this contribution, which can help make life easier to bear for Guard members and their families."

TriWest's contribution is part of its "Giving to the Guard" campaign, in which it is providing support to the National Guard throughout its 21-state west region.

About TriWest Healthcare Alliance

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do "Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members of America's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest provides access to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE West Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the Year. TriWest is a proud Corporate Team Member of America Supports You. Visit for more information.

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