LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Armed Forces Insurance (www.afi.org) today announced that the company will sponsor Military Spouse magazine's 2011 "Military Spouse of the Year" award.
The award is presented each year to one military spouse who represents the sacrifice, patriotism and selflessness of the community of more than 20 million past and present military spouses, according to Col. Tom Dials (U. S. Army, Ret.), chairman of Armed Forces Insurance.
"By supporting our service members from home, military spouses dedicate their lives and families to the service of our great nation while giving back to a community in need," Dials said. "We are pleased to once again be a part of the Military Spouse of the Year Award, which we feel is the ideal way to honor their sacrifice."
Four women and one man were selected as finalists from each military branch through an online vote held during the past three months. This year is the first time a male military spouse has been in the running for the final award. Each of the five finalists' profiles and photos are featured at www.milspouse.com/msoy— all Americans are encouraged to visit the website, learn about each finalist and vote for their favorite. This final phase of voting will continue through March 2, 2011.
"We are thrilled to have Armed Forces Insurance as the presenting sponsor for the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year. AFI truly understands the needs and passions of military spouses and we cannot imagine a better suited organization to sponsor this award," said Babette Maxwell, co-founder, executive editor, Military Spouse magazine.
The 2011 Military Spouse of the Year will be announced at a special event on May 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with Military Spouse Appreciation Day. First Lady Michelle Obama and the spouses of generals, admirals, Congressmen, CEOs and ambassadors honored the 2010 Military Spouse of the Year at last year's high profile event. The 2011 award will be the fourth consecutive year that Military Spouse magazine has recognized a Military Spouse of the Year.
About Armed Forces Insurance
AFI was founded in 1887 by military leaders with a single mission: to protect the property of those who protect our nation. The company provides premium quality, competitively priced property and casualty insurance to military professionals throughout the United States and overseas. AFI understands that its subscribers have unique circumstances and insurance needs, enabling the company to offer a level of personalized service that's unequaled in the industry. For more information, visit the website at www.afi.org or call 1-800-495-8234.
About Military Spouse
Military Spouse magazine and www.milspouse.com is the leading national magazine and online destination for the nation's 1.1 million current and 20 million former military spouses.
SOURCE Armed Forces Insurance