PITTSBURGH, PA—The votes have been tallied and the six Branch winners of the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) award presented by Military Spouse magazine have been selected. The 2015 Branch winners are:
- Air Force: Jana Kingery, Beale, AFB, CA
- Army: Corie Weathers, Fort Gordon, GA
- Coast Guard: Stacey Benson, District 1, RI
- National Guard: Julia Kysela, PA
- Navy: Antonia Wilber, Guam NB
- Marine Corps: Nicole Spaid, MC
The finalists for this award were selected through an online vote open to all Americans. Learn more about the Award and the individual Branch Winners who are in the running for the overall 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Award and vote for the winner March 4, 2015.
The winner will be announced at the prestigious eighth annual MSOY Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May. Attended by VIPs from the military, government, business and more, the MSOY Awards luncheon is celebrated in conjunction with the Military Spouse Town Hall and Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
“We are delighted to announce the 2015 branch winners, “ said Kate Dolack, Editor-in-Chief of Military Spouse magazine. “These spouses display an outstanding level of professionalism, service and support. In these individuals, the military spouse community could not have better representation this 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.
“With increasing awareness at the highest levels across the Department of Defense, expanding media interest, a brand new militaryspouse.com website, and the creation of interactive Town Hall forums, the 2015 Military Spouse of the Year® program is achieving new milestones. In announcing the six individuals chosen to represent their respective service as Branch Spouse of the Year®, Armed Forces Insurance applauds each spouse who competed for their individual contributions across a myriad of activities,” stated Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Chairman Armed Forces Insurance. “The military spouse is an unsung hero whose love, personal engagement and support remains pivotal to our nation’s servicemen and women.”
About Military Spouse Magazine:
Military Spouse magazine and the Military Spouse website 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 and on Twitter @MilSpouseMag. The company also publishes G.I. Jobs® magazine and Vetrepreneur® magazine, and has created the Buy Veteran movement 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 or call 1-800-495-8234.
For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Barbara Pflughaupt, BP Media Relations, LLC, at 212-707-8181.