Duty Station: Rhode-Island
Number of Deployments: 4
Number of PCS's: 0
About the nominee: I am a Registered Nurse and lucky mom to 2 beautiful children ages 9 and 11
Hobbies: Exercise, playing with my kids, helping veterans and our schools
Interesting Facts: My grandfather play for the Steelers and scored the first touchdown
What is something you’ve learned from being a military spouse? I have learned to never take things for granted. I have learned to appreciate life in the moment. I have learned about the resiliency and the tremendous dedication it takes for a military family to be successful and also the impact it can have on families. A military spouse is always stronger than we think.
In your opinion, what is one of the most important issues facing military families? Finances, healthcare, unemployment
What is one of the best aspects of being in a military family? The bonds you build the the other families and to know that what we are doing is for the good of the country and the state.
What is one thing you want to accomplish with the Military Spouse of the Year title? Increase veteran employment, free health care, and to share our stories and what is like to be a military family. To broaden people's awareness about the stresses a military family faces along with sharing the most positive aspects of being a military family. I would like for Congress to truly see what a military family life is like, how both rewarding and at the same time difficult it can be. It would also like to increase services available to military children like education, counseling, etc
Reasons for nominating:
For volunteering and taking charge of Btry FRG group as the leader of the group. Taking her own personal time to help some of the Soldiers and their families during the holidays with donations and holiday meals for them and there families. So they could have a happy holiday season. Very proud of Michelle what she has done and the personal time she has put into this organization. -- William, Servicemember
She has worked with many soldiers and their families to get the resources they need. She has driven 1 of my soldiers from one end of the state to the other in her day off to help him with food clothing employment etc and has taken another soldiers children for the day while they were at the hospital with their child she always goes out of her way to help my soldiers on her own time on a voluntary basis and asks for nothing in return. She sacrifices her own time for others -- William lemieux, Military-Spouse
For volentering and taking charge of my Btry FRG group as the leader of the group. Taking her own personal time to help some of theSoldiers and their families during the holidays with donations and holiday meals for them and there families. So they could have a happy holiday season. Jam very proud of my wife for what she has done and the personal time she has put into this organization. Sencearly 1SG Lemieux -- William, Servicemember