We all know that one military spouse.
She's the person who somehow manages to be this constant force of good in your community, all the while juggling the demands of her own family while never seeming so put together as to be unrealistic. Or he's the spouse who balances his job, advocating for his unit and supporting his wife in her military role.
Whoever the spouse is, he or she is someone to whom you look for leadership while still knowing that they are kind, approachable, real, raw, never perfect but always moving forward.
Did someone you know jump to mind? That's the person you should nominate as the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year.
Every year for over a decade, Military Spouse magazine and Armed Forces Insurance have taken the time to find and recognize a parade of military spouse who are the game changers for their communities. One spouse is selected from each service -- Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard -- as well as the National Guard, and from among those is selected an overall spouse of the year.
But this award process isn't done in a vacuum. It relies on the home front boots on the ground to see who is out there and nominate the spouses who are making the biggest difference.
That means they need your help. Between now and Jan. 31 you can nominate a military spouse who you think deserves this recognition. Over the next several months a combination of online polling and a panel of experts made up of past winners and senior spouses will select base level winners, announced Feb. 13, branch finalists, announced Feb. 16, branch level winners, announced Feb. 23 and, finally, the spouse of the year, announced at the annual luncheon May 10.
Go here to nominate a spouse today and be a part of this exciting process.