Meet the Top 18 Base Spouses of the Year®, Presented by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine

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The Top 18 Base winners were announced today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. They were selected from a group of more than 400 nominees, and will move on to the national vote on February 20 to determine the six Branch Spouses of the Year®.

2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®

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Armed Forces Insurance is delighted to be the title sponsor for this outstanding program, one that adds deserved recognition to the valuable assistance that military spouses provide to our nation's Armed Forces.

The names of the Top 18 Base winners were announced today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® award presented by Military Spouse Magazine. They were selected from a group of more than 400 nominees, and will move on to the national vote on February 20 to determine the six Branch Spouses of the Year®.

The Top 18 Base Spouses of the Year® for 2017 are:

Brandy O'Mary, Air Force, JB Anacostia - Bolling
Brittany Boccher, Air Force, Little Rock AFB
Chrichelle Fernandez, Air Force, Tinker AFB
Amy Shick, Army, MacDill AFB
Cassaundra Martinez, Army, Fort Belvior
Erica McMannes, Army, Fort Eustis-Newport
Jessi Adkisson, Coast Guard, District 9
Mary Nelson, Coast Guard, District 7
Meaghan Hurley, Coast Guard, District 12
Jessica Curren, Marines, Camp Courtney
Jessica Rudd, Marines, MCAGGCC Twentynine Palms
Karin Childress, Marines, Wright Patterson AFB
Erica Glass, National Guard, Alaska National Guard
Rhiannon Knutson, National Guard, Minnesota National Guard
Robin Pruitt, National Guard, Kentucky National Guard
Justine Evirs, Navy, Unattached - Navy
Laura Pipoly, Navy, NCBC Gulfport
Joy Goodrich, Navy, NS Newport

In 2013, Military Spouse Magazine expanded the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® program by introducing installation-level award. Base Spouses of the Year® represent the best advocates for his or her base, and are leaders in spearheading grassroots communication and driving change within their local military community.

“Armed Forces Insurance is delighted to be the title sponsor for this outstanding program, one that adds deserved recognition to the valuable assistance that military spouses provide to our nation's Armed Forces,” commented Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Chairman, Armed Forces Insurance. “For this past decade, the Military Spouse of the Year® Award has given a powerful voice to military spouses and appropriately recognized them for the incredible support they bring to our nation’s defense establishment.”

On February 24th, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard Branch Spouses of the Year® will be announced. The overall 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® will be revealed at a VIP event in Washington, DC this May. For additional information on the Military Spouse of the Year Program® visit msoy.militaryspouse.com.

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About Military Spouse Magazine:

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 at militaryspouse.com, or 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 (AFI) is the insurance company of choice for current and retired members of the uniformed services, their children, and Department of Defense civilians. Founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the property of those who protect our nation, providing premium quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the Armed Forces. We know our members have unique circumstances and insurance needs, and we offer a level of personalized service that is unequaled in the industry-because Our Mission is YOU - and your peace of mind. The company also furthers our strong commitment to give back to military and local communities through important programs and sponsorships including the Great American Patriot Award at the Armed Forces Bowl, the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® Award, the Vetrepreneur of the Year Award, and the Military Warriors Support Foundation. In early 2015, AFI established the Armed Forces Insurance Foundation to assist in educating the military community on a wide array of key personal financial topics to help them succeed. 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.‎

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Suzanne Treviño or Brian O’Malley, Gordon C. James PR, at 602-274-1988.

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