Havoline Keeps Homefront Spouses Moving

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2007 - A national motor oil company is partnering with a volunteer troop-support group to keep spouses of servicemembers deployed overseas on the road.

Chevron Products Company announced yesterday that its Havoline with Deposit Shield motor oil brand is partnering with Operation Homefront to launch a national program supporting troops' wives.

The program, called Operation Havoline Star, will provide 1,000 free conventional oil changes, including lube and filter, at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations. The program is available to select military families with a financial need, and is available now through Dec. 31.

"Operation Havoline Star is one way we can help America's military families in times of need," said Alison Townley, consumer sector business manager for Chevron Products Company. "With this program, we are protecting the cars of the families whose loved ones are protecting our freedom."

Eligible military families can receive a gift certificate for one free oil change redeemable at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations across the country. The program limits each eligible family to one gift certificate.

Operation Homefront will help administer the Chevron program by handling the application development and the review and selection process. Military dependants with an active-duty servicemember currently deployed overseas are eligible for Operation Havoline Star and can apply through one of Operation Homefront's 31 local chapters or on the group's Web site. Additional details about the program can be found on the Operation Homefront Web site,

Operation Homefront is a member of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and corporations with military personnel and their families serving at home and abroad.

"Our organization receives hundreds of requests for oil changes from our network of military families, but until now, we were unable to fulfill the requests," said Amy Palmer, executive vice president of operations for Operation Homefront. "Through Operation Havoline Star, we are able to help our military families take care of their car, one of their largest and most important investments."

(From a Chevron Products Company news release.)
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