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Protect Your Military Family from These 4 Summer Party Mishaps

Summer is here, and that means backyard barbecues, late sunsets, swimming, beach trips, long drives, ice cream, and soaking up some rays with friends and family. After a challenging year, many of us are looking to celebrate, and with Summer officially here, it’s the perfect time for eating, laughing, and letting go with friends, family, and neighbors on base.

If you haven’t socialized in a while, you may be a little out of practice, and that’s okay, many of us are. We’re all learning to converse in real-time without a mute button, make eye contact in person and not through a phone or a computer screen, so there may be some minor “oopsies” or “bloopers” as we get our footing.

Protect Your Military Family from Party Fouls

I think we’re all familiar with the concept of someone dropping a plate or spilling a drink while at a bar, restaurant, or at a party, but let’s look at the big picture. Add in the excitement of summer, celebrating the month of July, and folks coming back into society again after a long time -- things could get clumsy!

Let’s imagine a scenario -- you’re hosting a 4th of July party, and your guest list is pretty impressive! Are you ready for these possible scenarios?

  • Car parking goof in your driveway. Everyone’s pulling in and -- oops -- someone misjudged and now your car is dented and scraped.

  • The neighbor’s kid, hyped up on sweets and ice cream, gets injured in your backyard. Even though little Billy’s mom keeps telling him to stop running by the pool, he’s been virtually schooling all year and is ready to party. He trips and completely bites it on the concrete… ouch!

  • The guest who ate too much bbq just damaged your bathroom plumbing. Maybe it’s your amazing grilling skills, that secret baked bean recipe from your mom, or this guy’s just way too nervous and stress-eating. He’s now flooded your upstairs bathroom and it’s showing on the downstairs ceiling!

  • The stray firework that went straight for your house. Overall, the party has been a huge success and here’s the grand finale. That deluxe pack of fireworks seemed like a good idea at the time, but now one’s on your roof, sparking and smoking after making contact with leaves. Uh oh… hope you have insurance!

Experience the Freedom of Being Insured

These funny scenarios aren’t meant to scare you or prevent you from celebrating and enjoying, but instead, are designed to highlight the true freedom of being protected. The peace of mind that comes from knowing that no matter what happens, you’re covered.

Here’s how Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) can help in these scenarios:

Their auto insurance offers:

  • Affordable protection plans and even provides uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage if someone damages your vehicle.

Their renter and homeowner insurance offer:

  • Plans whether you live on or off base, that include personal property protection, personal liability if someone is hurt, and damage to your home caused by a covered loss.

To learn more about the variety of protection covered by AFI, please click here. In the meantime, get out there, celebrate freedom, enjoy some sunshine and fresh summer air, and share it with those who matter most! Happy Independence Day!

Trust Armed Forces Insurance

Designed with the military in mind, AFI proudly supports what’s important to your military family through personal service and competitive rates. Created and led by former military leaders who understand the unique challenges that come with military service, AFI has supported military families for over 130 years. Their coverage options provide peace of mind for active, retired, and former military personnel, their families, and civilian Department of Defense employees.