PITTSBURGH, PA—The votes have been tallied and the six branch winners of the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected. The 2014 branch winners are:
- Army: Reda Hicks, Fort Riley, KS
- Marine Corps: Lakesha Cole, MCBC Smedley D. Butler, Japan
- Navy: Tammy Meyer, NCBC Gulfport, MS
- Air Force: Chris Pape, JB San Antonio, TX
- Coast Guard: Danielle Medolla, District 17, Kodiak, AK
- National Guard: Ingrid Herrera-Yee, MA
The finalists for this award were selected through an online vote open to all Americans. Learn more about the Award Program and the individual Branch Winners who are in the running on March 4, 2014 for the overall 2014 AFI MSOY® Award. Votes will be taken at http://www.msoy.militaryspouse.com.
Out of these 6 Branch winners, the overall 2014 Military Spouse of the Year® winner will be announced at the prestigious seventh annual MSOY Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 9th, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Attended by VIPs from the military, government, business and more, the Awards luncheon is always celebrated in conjunction with Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
“We could not be more thrilled to announce the 2014 winners,” said Babette Maxwell, Military Spouse magazine founder and executive editor. “The level of professionalism and experience are extraordinary. The military spouse community could not have better representatives for what lies ahead in the coming year.”
The Military Spouse of the Year® represents the millions of past and present military spouses who continue to thrive in a wartime environment, dedicate their lives and families to service of a grateful nation and give back to a community in need.
“From the largest participation in the history of the program with 180 Installation Spouses of the Year, the field has been narrowed to the six finalists. As we laud those selected to represent their service as Branch Spouse of the Year, Armed Forces Insurance wishes to also recognize the many contributions of ALL who competed,” stated Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Chairman Armed Forces Insurance. “Our nation’s armed forces are unquestionably stronger because of your selfless support!”
About Military Spouse:
Military Spouse magazine and http://www.militaryspouse.com, published by Victory Media, are the leading national magazine and online destination for the nation’s 1.1 million military spouses. You can follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/militaryspousemagazine and on Twitter @MilSpouseMag. The company also publishes G.I. Jobs magazine (http://www.gijobs.com) and Vetrepreneur magazine (http://www.navoba.com), and has created the Buy Veteran movement (BuyVeteran.com) powered by NaVOBA.
About Armed Forces Insurance:
AFI 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. AFI 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.
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC, at 212-707-8181.