Jennifer Pilcher is an amazing Navy wife who has made it her personal mission to help other military spouses (and everyone in the military community) by connecting them with valuable resources. A few years back she envisioned a website where people could find all of the relevant information they need in one place... earlier this year MilitaryOneClick.com was born. In a few short months the website has grown exponentially and now reaches thousands of people a day throughout the military community. Jen still works tirelessly to continue growing the site and help more and more military families find the resources they need to save money, find work, and keep up to date on all of the latest news in their community.
Even though Jen dedicates so much of her time, money, and energy to building MilitaryOneClick, she is also a very devoted wife and mother. She loves to spend time with her husband and their two children, and can often be found hosting gatherings for neighbor kids, or setting up fun tailgate parties for Navy games.
Overall, I am amazed by Jennifer. She works hard, thinks big and always has a smile on her face. Her dedication to helping others is inspiring and I think she is truly deserving of this honor.
Mrs. Jennifer Pilcher, is a friend of mine and an inspiration to all who know her. I met her 12 years ago when our husbands were stationed together in Patuxcent River, MD. She is the co-founder of Military1Click.com, a free website organization providing the best and newest resources for all military families. This year, Jennifer had the privilege of introducing The First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama at a White House event on May 9, 2012, honoring military moms and their children. Jennifer was joined by her two children, Katie, 9 and Griffin, 6 and got to speak on behalf of us military spouses who are holding down the homefront while our spouses are deployed. Jen's husband is an active duty Navy pilot. For over 16 years he has served our country in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He just recently returned from an assignment in Afghanistan while Jen was home battling Storm Sandy in their MD home. Jennifer understands that moving and deployments are hard and wanted to make a difference in the military communitiy by offering famliies an outlet to share their experiences and insight while also offering up some great information that we can all benefit from. She also started a Military MOPS group at the United States Naval Academy in her "free" time. She is constantly on the go, even when her husband is far away, always thinking of others and hardly ever of herself. She is making a difference in the world, military or otherwise. I nominate Jennifer as Military Spouse of the Year!
Jen is a proud Navy spouse of 14 years and mom of two children, Katie, 10 and Griffin, 6. After her children were born, Jen put her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist on hold to be a stay at home mom. During this time she volunteered to co-found a Military Mothers of Preschoolers (MMOPS) program in the DC region. This incredible experience lead Jen to continue advocating for military families by creating MilitaryOneClick.com. Jen is passionate about connecting our military families with the best our community has to offer. When she is not chasing after her crazy English bulldog, Sophie, Jen enjoys family time, girl time and volunteering at the kids school. She does not enjoy doing the laundry.
spend time with my family at our favorite park where my husband proposed 17 years ago. Crazy to be stationed back where we started!
God. I truly believe he has created this life for me, with all the ups and downs, and provided me with an amazing family.
coffee! I am a tea lover, I married a tea lover and now we have two mini tea lovers!
As a military spouse of 14 years I understand the joys and the hardships, the good times and the bad of being a military family. Over 10 years ago I left my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist to stay home with our children. During that time I volunteered advocating for military families and saw the familiar struggles that military families face by moving constantly, being separated for long periods, and not having access to valuable resources and career opportunities. Therefore, last year I started MilitaryOneClick and haven't looked back or slowed down since.Fortunately, I have had the chance to connect with leaders in the Department of Defense, media, Congress and organizations to spearhead change, specifically for military spouse employment and licensure portability.I am committed to improving the lives of military spouses and I would be honored to serve as your Military Spouse of the Year 2013.
Our wedding day. We were surrounded by so much love with all of our family and friends celebrating together. Sadly, some of them are no longer with us and I wish I could go back, slow down the clock, and spend more time with each of them. My Grandmother Dolly passed away this year at age 93 and she was a military spouse. She and my Grandfather were married on December 7,1941 and came out of Church to find out we were bombed. My Grandfather soon left for war and I often think of how hard it must have been for her going such long periods of time with no communication. I feel fortunate that she was such a huge part of my life, shared in our joy on our wedding day and enjoyed all of her great-grandchildren. Just wish I could go back in time and give her one more hug.
We need to have our voices heard ~ because it does make a difference! While we are faced with a range of important issues for military spouses, it all comes down to one answer - communication. We are so fortunate that Military Spouse Magazine and the MSOY alumni have pioneered and paved the way for the military spouse community to get noticed. This is our chance to make a difference, because people are listening to military spouses and changes are being made. We have the support of The Joining Forces program, Hiring Our Heroes, Military Spouse Employment Program, Members of Congress, large companies, educational institutions and organizations who are taking action and supporting military spouses. We need to continue the dialogue and speak a little louder to get the changes made. We are all in this together to make a positive impact for our number one concern - our families.