Yesterday, Military.com and our cyber-sister CinCHouseannounced the winner of their 2010 Spouse of the Year contest.
Military Advantage, Inc. announced the winner of Military.com and CinCHouse.com's Spouse of the Year Award 2010 today.
Army veteran and military wife Carren Ziegenfuss was chosen after hundreds of nominations were submitted to the CinCHouse.com website. Submitted by her husband, Major Chuck Ziegenfuss and several friends, Carren was chosen through community voting on the site and by a panel of expert judges.
A veteran Army wife who has experienced three deployments, Carren's husband was wounded in 2005. During his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Carren started an outreach group for families of Wounded Warriors through Soldier's Angels (http://www.soldiersangels.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. In addition, Carren has been an active volunteer with Boys and Girls Scouts, volunteered as a PTSD counselor and currently works as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) for Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, HI.
"Carren is a wonderful ambassador for military spouses and by honoring her we shine a light on all that spouses do for their families and our military community," said T McCreary, President of Military.com and retired Navy Rear Admiral.
Carren also blogs here at SpouseBUZZ, and we've known for quite some time what the judges recently found out - Carren is an amazing, inspirational woman, and we're so proud of her. Tomorrow, at a ceremony in Washington, DC, Carren will be honored. We'll be live-tweeting the ceremony, which will include some high-profile guests, so follow us on twitter for updates on the happenings at the ceremony.