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Havoline Joins Forces with Operation Homefront to Help Support America's Military Families

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SAN RAMON, Calif.--Chevron Products Company today announced that its Havoline® with Deposit Shield motor oil brand is launching a national program with Operation Homefront, a non-profit, military support organization, to assist Americas military dependents with a spouse deployed overseas.

The program called Operation Havoline Star provides free oil changes featuring Havoline with Deposit Shield motor oil at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations to select military families with a financial need. Havoline is donating 1,000 conventional oil changes, including lube and filter, from now through December 2007.

Operation Havoline Star is one way we can help Americas military families in times of need, said Alison Townley, consumer sector business manager, Chevron Products Company. One of Havoline with Deposit Shields key features is its ability to protect a cars moving parts against harmful deposit build up. With this program, we are protecting the cars of the families whose loved ones are protecting our freedom.

Operation Havoline Star provides eligible military families with a gift certificate for one free oil change redeemable at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations across the country. The programs oil change gift certificates are valid at participating Texaco Xpress Lube locations through Dec. 31, 2007.

Military dependants with an active duty service member currently deployed overseas are eligible for participation in the Operation Havoline Star program, and can apply through one of Operation Homefronts 31 local chapters or online at Military families are only eligible to receive one oil change gift certificate.

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, 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.

Operation Homefront will help administer the Operation Havoline Star program by handling the application development, review and selection process to determine the distribution of the program oil change gift certificates to military families. The certificates will be distributed via Operation Homefronts 31 local chapters and its national headquarters. Additional details regarding the Operation Havoline Star program, including terms and conditions, can be found at

About Havoline with Deposit Shield

Havoline with Deposit Shield motor oil, launched in January 2007, provides outstanding protection and value with its advanced deposit control. It works immediately upon contact with an engines moving parts and creates a protective coating that shields against deposits that lead to loss of performance. It features an advanced detergent formula that helps prevent deposit build up resulting in cleaner, smoother-running engines.

About Texaco Xpress Lube

The Texaco Xpress Lube network is a group of independently-owned premier automotive service centers that is part of the Chevron global network. Texaco Xpress Lube facilities offer more than just basic car care they provide professional and reliable services, well-trained mechanics and a clean, welcoming environment. There are more than 480 Texaco Xpress Lubes across the country.

Chevron Products Company

Chevron Products Company is a division of a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation.

A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo®, Ursa®, and Texaco Xpress Lube. Chevron owns patented technology in advanced lubricant products and new generation base oil technology, as well as coolants.

Based in San Ramon, Calif., Chevron Products Company, together with its Chevron affiliates worldwide, is ranked among the three top global marketers of lubricants, and is active in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit

Operation Homefront &

Operation Homefront began in 2001 as a military spouse-generated idea. In response to the shortcoming of support for the families of deployed service members, members (military wives and women in uniform) created the project that has evolved into a major non-profit charity serving 31 military communities in 27 states. Today operates as a program as part of the nonprofit Operation Homefront family. From a good idea, to a great organization, Operation Homefront understands and takes care of the needs of the military community.