Meet the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year ® Branch Finalists

PITTSBURGH, PA – 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 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® can be found and voted on at

All Americans are encouraged to meet the finalists online now and VOTE on February 4, 2015 for a Branch winner from each service—Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard. 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. Thousands of people came to the site to cast their vote, resulting in a Spouse of the Year® from 184 bases and all 9 Coast Guard districts.

This award recognizes the vital role played by the force behind our nation’s service members: Military Spouses. These spouses and their families are our nation’s volunteers in many ways that civilians never take into account. They have volunteered to serve as the voice for their service members and families (who sometimes cannot speak for themselves); they often serve as single parents and heads of households when spouses are deployed; and they advocate for their military communities, volunteering their time and talents to charitable causes and leading change. In every way, these men and women are making important contributions to America, its protection and defense.

“Over the past eight years, the MSOY Program has awarded and recognized hundreds of military spouses for their advocacy and support within the military community. We couldn’t be happier to honor these new spouses and welcome them into our family,” said Suzie Schwartz, VP of Military Spouse Programs and spouse of former Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz.

The six branch winners will be announced on February 20, 2015, and the third and final voting round on March 4, 2015. Results in the awarding of the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® will be announced during a live V.I.P. event hosted in Washington D.C. on May 8, 2015.

“Military spouses are 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 individual Base level winners and the top 18 branch finalists visit the MSOY site. Information on the Military Spouse of the Year® Program, including nominee eligibility, rules, regulations and program alumni, can also be found there.

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About Military Spouse:
Military Spouse magazine and, published by Victory Media, is the leading national magazine and online destination for the nation’s 1.1 million military spouses. You can follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at @MilspouseMag. The company also publishes G.I. Jobs® magazine ( and Vetrepreneur® magazine (

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 AFI website or call 1-800-495-8234.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt of BP Media Relations, LLC at 212-707-8181 or

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