Meet the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Candidates

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Nominations are in for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. All Americans are encouraged to VOTE February 2-9 to determine this year’s base winners across Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard branches of service.

2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

Military Spouse of the Year® Program Celebrates 10 Years

This year we celebrate our tenth anniversary of the MSOY program and couldn’t be prouder of the hundreds of military spouses who have been nominated for their dedication to our military communities and to America.

Nominations are in for nearly 500 nominees for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. All Americans are encouraged to meet the men and women now and VOTE February 2-9 to determine this year’s base winners across Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard branches of service. Candidates for this this nationally recognized, prestigious award can be viewed at http://msoy.militaryspouse.com/vote.

Individual Base- and Branch-level winners will be selected through a combination of voting results open to all Americans and a judges’ panel. Last year, thousands of people participated in voting, resulting in a Spouse of the Year from 184 bases and 9 Coast Guard districts. The 2017 Base winners will be announced Monday, February 13, followed by the Top 18 announced on Wednesday, February 15.

“This year we celebrate our tenth anniversary of the MSOY program and couldn’t be prouder of the hundreds of military spouses who have been nominated for their dedication to our military communities and to America,” said Suzie Schwartz, President of Military Spouse Programs.

The 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award recognizes the vital role played by the force behind our nation’s service members: Military Spouses. These men and women 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, communities and families while facing unique challenges associated with military life. In every way military spouses are making important contributions to America and its protection and defense.

Branch and final voting will take place in late February and March, with the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® being recognized during a live V.I.P. event and award ceremony hosted in Washington DC this May.

“It has been an honor for Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) to have sponsored the award over the last 10 years. We’ve formed a lifelong relationship with our amazing military spouse community. Their resilience, selfless service and dedication go beyond description. They are truly are the backbone of our Armed Forces and for that we are grateful,” said Lori Simmons, Chief Marketing Officer at Armed Forces Insurance.

To learn more about the nominees and voting timeline, visit msoy.militaryspouse.com.

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About Military Spouse:
Military Spouse is the leading destination for the nation's 1.1 million military spouses, who contribute to their communities, the military and each other every day. A division of Victory Media, Military Spouse provides online and print resources for military families on PCS, careers, education opportunities and family life. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more at http://www.victorymedia.com.

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 its members have unique circumstances and insurance needs, enabling the company to offer a level of personalized service that's unequalled in the industry. For more information, visit the website at http://www.afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Suzanne Treviño or Brian O’Malley, Gordon C. James PR, at 602-274-1988.

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