The votes for the 500+ nominees have been tallied and the Base Level winners announced. The judges have weighed in: the top 18 candidates for Branch winners for the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® can be found and voted on here:http://www.msoy.militaryspouse.com/vote.
All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists online now and VOTE on February 4, 2014 for a Branch winner from each service. The individual Base and Branch candidates for this award, which is presented by Military Spouse magazine, were selected through a combination of an online vote open to all Americans and a judges’ panel. Over 130,000 people cast their vote, resulting in a Spouse of the Year from 144 bases, 27 states (National Guard) and all 9 Coast Guard districts.
“Since 2007, the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year award has served as the benchmark for recognizing the best of an amazing community of over a million of our country’s finest,” said Mrs. Suzie Schwartz, VP of Military Spouse Programs.
“The 2014 branch finalists and all 180 individual base winners, are an amazing group of people, and we are thrilled to recognize them for their valiant efforts,” said Babette Maxwell, Executive Editor of Military Spouse. “They are a true representation of our nation’s over one million military spouses, the people who not only support their service members, but who are actively supporting and working to better the military community and America as a whole.”
The six branch winners will be announced on February 20, 2014, and the third and final voting round on March 4, 2014, results in the awarding of the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® during a live V.I.P. event hosted in Washington D.C. on May 9, 2014.
“We applaud every military spouse, the unsung heroes who maintain the home-front during lengthy deployments, selflessly give back to their communities through volunteer work, and provide moral support for their loved ones serving both at home and in harm’s way. On behalf of Armed Forces Insurance, we salute each of you!” said Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret), Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance.
To learn more about the 180 individual Base level winners and the top 18 branch finalists go tomsoy.militaryspouse.com. Information on the Military Spouse of the Year® Program, including nominee eligibility, rules and regulations, and program alumni can also be found there.
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About Military Spouse
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About Armed Forces Insurance
Armed Forces Insurance was founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the property of those who protect our nation. The company provides premium quality, competitively-priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the United States and overseas. Armed Forces Insurance understands that military members have unique circumstances and insurance needs, enabling the company to offer a level of personalized service that’s unequaled in the industry. For more information, visit the website at http://www.afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234.