Every early spring we get to work through the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year process to find the next annual winner.
First, you nominate spouses you know to be the spouse of the year. Next, a popularity vote whittles down all the nominees to winners for each base, region or area for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.
After the base level winners are announced, a panel of judges which includes past winners and the services' senior spouses examines all of the winners, and picks a group of 18 people to be a part of the next round of voting.
That's where we are right now. For one day only, Feb. 20, you'll be able to vote for a winner from among the top 18 selected spouses.
This year's top 18 include many familiar faces, but none so familiar as that of T.T. Robinson, who helped manage SpouseBuzz until late last year. But let's be honest, the bios of all of these people -- both male and female spouses -- are incredibly impressive.
So what's next? Vote on February 20 for the branch level winner. On March 2 you'll have another chance to vote, this time from among those branch winners, while you choose the 2018 spouse of the year.
Go here Feb. 20 only to vote!