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Armed Forces Insurance Extends 2020 Military Spouse of the Year® Term

LEAVENWORTH, KS (AUGUST 10, 2020) - Today, Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) announced that it had made the difficult decision to extend the 2020 AFI Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY) class into a two-year term due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company had hoped to hold events later this year, but with uncertainty as to when mass participation events might be allowed, this is no longer possible. 

Now in its 13th year honoring the unwavering dedication of our nation's more than 1.1 million military spouses, AFI is proud of its long tradition of recognizing the sacrifice and rewarding the hard work of military spouses from all six branches of the Armed Forces, who continue to inspire others and have a tangible, measurable effect on their communities. 

Every year in May, military spouses gather for a week in Washington, D.C., for the AFI Town Hall event, also known as MSOY Week. It's the most anticipated community event of the year with engaging speakers providing encouragement, strategies for thriving, and even tactical knowledge about how to better everything from your resume to your marriage. 

"Our mission is you holds true. To offer anything less than what our attendees have come to know and love would be a disservice to our community,” says Lori Simmons, chief marketing officer at Armed Forces Insurance." There is no halfway when carrying on traditions. The people, connections, and advocacy work contribute to an atmosphere that promotes growth and amplifies so many voices of military spouses on a national stage. The camaraderie that is built during the AFI MSOY Week is the kind that will last you a lifetime, and we want to ensure that our 2020 class gets their opportunity to shine together."

For more information on the Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® program and event updates, please visit

Contact: Lakesha Cole 
Cell: 910.333.5252

About Armed Forces Insurance: 
Armed Forces Insurance 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. Armed Forces Insurance understands that its members 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 or call 1-800-495-8234, and follow us on LinkedInFacebookTwitter, and Instagram

About Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® 
The Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) Military Spouse of the Year® Award was founded in 2008 by Chris Hale, CEO of veteran-owned Neptune Holdings, and after nine years as title sponsor, AFI assumed ownership in 2018. The award is presented at a base, branch, and overall level each year to military spouses who are making a difference in their communities and providing a collective voice for spouses around the world. Through a national nomination and voting process, these nominees are judged on five core criteria: overall involvement in the military community, exhibition of leadership skills, community building capability, communication skills, and overall personal story. With more than one million military spouses worldwide, this award program aims to shine a spotlight on the force behind our armed forces. For more information, please visit