2019 AFI Town Hall Was a Major Success
Armed Forces Insurance hosted a successful and highly-coveted Town Hall event in conjunction with the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) awards ceremony in May. Military spouses traveled from all over the world to gather in our Nation’s Capital for AFI MSOY Week.
In addition to hearing from senior leaders in the military community, defense community partners and even a message of encouragement from Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence; attendees used the opportunities MSOY Week provided to network with congressional leaders on behalf of military families like theirs.
This year, we expanded the AFI Town Hall; providing an additional day of networking and professional development. Nearly 200 current and former base, branch, overall Spouse of the Year recipients attended these events, culminating in the big reveal of our 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®.
AFI’s 2013 Fort Hood Spouse of the Year, Marily Considine, passed away on February 10 of this year after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. To honor her legacy, AFI presented the first annual AFI MSOY Marily Considine Pursue Scholarship, to six past and present Spouse of the Year recipients. These six amazing military spouses will use these scholarships for conferences, trainings and other professional development opportunities to further their personal platforms and advocacy efforts.
Sara Rodriguez- 2018 & 2019 AFI Buckley AFB Spouse of the Year
Megan Harless- 2018 AFI Fort Eustis Spouse of the Year
LaShawna Sims- 2019 AFI Nellis AFB Spouse of the Year
Elizabeth Ann Castro- 2019 AFI Camp Courtney Spouse of the Year
Liz Roscoe- 2019 AFI NB Kitsap-Bremerton Spouse of the Year
Jamie Muskopf- 2019 AFI NB Kitsap Bangor Spouse of the Year
Following more than 1,200 nominations, a national vote yielding more than 100,000 votes and final selection process, Marine spouse Holly Vega was named the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®. Vega was recognized for her outstanding commitment to the military community and volunteer work with the American Heart Association and L.I.N.K.S. To learn more about Holly and the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® program, please visit us at msoy.afi.org.