Recognizing Our Extraordinary Military Spouses

Woodrow Wilson once said, “You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.”

President Wilson’s statement could well be the registered mantra of U.S. military spouses. Generations of military spouses have served as the bedrock for our military service members, at war and in peacetime. They are the consummate volunteers, the tenacious neighbors who never give up, the do-it-all sort of people that keep things together in the wake of separation, moving, constant change and the unknown.

Maybe you know a military spouse. Perhaps you know several.  Maybe your life has been touched by a military spouse. If it has, we invite you to recognize them. Take a moment to nominate one of these amazing men or women for The Military Spouse of the Year Award. 

The Military Spouse of the Year Award is a national award program that recognizes the 1.1 million military spouses worldwide and celebrates their work and sacrifices. Through online public voting, a winner will be chosen for each military branch of service. These winners will compete for the national award. The winner will be announced on May 10, 2012 at a ceremony hosted by Mrs. Bonnie Amos, the wife of the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Take a moment, share your experiences about a military spouse in your life and help us share their story. Please submit nominations at

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