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Amanda Musick

Branch: Navy

Duty Station: Naval Air Station Whiting Field

Number of Deployments: 0

Number of PCS's: 5

Share your military spouse story:
My husband and I got married at 18 high school we moved across the country to our very first TV station in California my husband spent eight years in the Marine Corps before applying for officer kills school he became a Navy officer in March 2020 when we moved to Pensacola. We had two of our beautiful daughters in Twentynine Palms California and had our third beautiful in New Orleans Louisiana

Share an example of your leadership experience within the military community:
I have the benefit of winning a family-based social media platform for all of the families while they are loved one was in OCS as well as a housing page for two of our military communities

Describe your involvement in the military community:
I love to volunteer on our local base for the military family events.

Describe how you support your community:
I volunteer at our church where they do I will it’s kind of like the back pack brigade as well as event for Christmas the women and children have not heard families I also am currently a special needs teacher at one of the local schools.

What do you advocate for? Why?
I advocate for military spouse mental health, I feel that it need some much support. Military spouses everywhere struggle with mental health but are to afraid to reach out for help.

How have you spread the message of your platform/advocacy?
I have multiple social media accounts where I advocate for my passion

What do you hope to accomplish with the AFI Military Spouse of the Year® title?
I hope to bring a light to military spouse mental health and allow them to pursue the appropriate help they need without feeling and except it or like they have to hide it

Nominations

Amanda is one of the most compassionate military spouses I have ever met. She always has an open door for anyone who has a need . She insists on having events for every holiday to ensure every military family, single military member feels loved. She battled cancer and multiple surgeries and was still concerned for others. Her passion is people and how she can serve and love on them! In the last 10 years of her being a military spouse she had truly shown her love and passion for people and has been a light in so many peoples lives.
- by Matthew s Musick

Amanda is a devoted and compassionate military spouse, she always adapts to every change the military throws at her. She has made the best of every difficulty in 2021 she was diagnosed with cancer, and she was still thinking of others first as she fought and had multiple surgeries. She opened the doors and cooked for all of the local military families and single flight students. She volunteered at church and at her daughters school. She is also a passionate Special education teacher. She supported me every step of the way with the training I was in. I am biased of course getting to be married to her but I also see the amazing things that she has overcame and how she still will not let it get her down. She always puts others first and steps up when the military throws a kink in our plans. Last year for Mother’s Day I had a flight, she she not only got our three daughters ready and to church where she sang on the praise team, she also was standing outside the airport to welcome me home!
- by Matthew s Musick