“Military spouses have shaped legislation, been commanding advocates for military children and spearheaded organizations that have raised millions for our veterans and their families,” said Suzie Schwartz, President of Military Spouse Programs at Victory Media.
January 02, 2018
Nominations Now Open to Honor Military Spouses; Winner Announced at USO-Metro Gala in May
PITTSBURGH (January 2, 2018)—Now in its eleventh year honoring the dedication and sacrifices of our nation’s more than 1.1 million military spouses, Military Spouse magazine opened nominations today for the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY). The award program honors military spouses from all six branches of the Armed Forces who are making a difference in their communities. Americans are urged to nominate inspiring military spouses who are making important contributions to our country, now through January 31 at http://www.msoy.militaryspouse.com. The nomination form includes an easy to fill out on-line application where nominators can highlight the military spouse’s impact on his or her family and community.
Brittany Boccher, a Little Rock, Arkansas-based Air Force spouse, was nominated and awarded the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance MSOY for her work in making resources available for military families with exceptional medical needs. Boccher is the mother of a son with Downs Syndrome. Past winners also include an Army spouse who uses her expertise as a psychologist to strengthen military marriages; a Marine spouse entrepreneur who runs a successful business and mentors military spouses as they start their own careers; a National Guard spouse who helps civilians understand the complexities of a Guard serving at home as well as overseas; a Navy veteran stay-at-home dad who advocates tirelessly on behalf of military families with special needs; and a Marine wife who started the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund with just $500, and now operates with more than $120 million to help wounded, critically ill and injured services members and their families.
“Military spouses have shaped legislation, been commanding advocates for military children and spearheaded organizations that have raised millions for our veterans and their families,” said Suzie…