TriWest Healthcare Alliance to Continue Full Support of Ft. Leonard Wood ASYMCA and other Military Support Programs


Fort Leonard Wood, MO | Press Release | June 26, 2012

Media contacts:

Linda Bright, Armed Services YMCA of Missouri 573.329.4513

Scott Celley, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, 602.564.2526,


Fort Leonard Wood, MO  (June 26, 2012) — Local military families will continue to receive much-needed support and services from the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) through the help of a $300,000 contribution from longtime supporter TriWest Healthcare Alliance.

Facing budget deficits that would have placed popular programs and services—including social events for military children and recognitions of military community members—in jeopardy, the donation will now go toward keeping those programs available for thousands of military families in the Fort Leonard Wood area in 2012-2013.

Fort Leonard Wood programs helped by the contribution include basic funding support to make military life easier for military families at the ASYMCA Fort Leonard Wood. “The TriWest donation enables us to continue to provide over 30 programs each month to our military families on Fort Leonard Wood.  We have seen a steady increase in participation in the last two years.  We could not continue to provide these services without the generous help of companies such as TriWest,” states ASYMCA of Missouri Executive Director Linda Bright.

“TriWest stepping up and continuing to fully fund their charitable partners says it all,” said ASYMCA President and CEO Mike Landers. “They care about troops and their families, and the ASYMCA continues to be a proud partner alongside them.”

A Phoenix-based company that administers the U.S. military’s TRICARE health benefit in 21 western states, TriWest is proud to support the ASYMCA and their community outreach efforts, said TriWest President and CEO David J. McIntyre, Jr.

“We’re truly privileged to be able to help the ASYMCA in the military communities that we have the honor of serving together,” McIntyre said.


About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance has been On a Mission to Serve® America’s military families since 1996. We connect our 2.9 million military members, retirees and families across 21 western states to more than 175,000 high-quality health care providers. It’s our honor to deliver award-winning customer service through a team of 1,700 people, half of whom have military connections. Life in the military has its challenges—accessing health care shouldn’t be one of them. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our blog.


About the Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was rated in the top 3% of charities nationwide by Charity Navigator in 2011 achieving their highest rating for the 6th consecutive year.  The ASYMCA makes military life easier with free and low-cost programs for nearly 500,000 junior enlisted military and their families each year at 33 branches and affiliates nationwide. Please visit to learn more.