Branch: National Guard
Duty Station: Oregon
Number of Deployments: 1
Number of PCS's: 0
About the nominee: I have been married for 10 years to the most amazing man, I have two wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am working on finishing my Bachelors degree in Business Management and currently have an online business that helps others convert their spending into earning. I am passionate about my work with the FRG and strive to grow and learn how I can be the best I can be each and everyday.
Hobbies: I love taking adventures around my state with my grandchildren, watching my Minnesota Vikings during football season, volunteering and spending time with friends and family.
Interesting Facts: I am passionate and curious about life and enjoy helping others.
What is something you’ve learned from being a military spouse? One thing I have learned while being a military spouse is changes is inevitable and you can let it run you or you can learn how to run with it.
In your opinion, what is one of the most important issues facing military families? I feel that one of the most important issues facing military families is employment for Military Spouses. When applying for employment there is always a question for the veterans status but there is no preference or importance put on an application for a Spouse that has to work to help support her/his family.
What is one of the best aspects of being in a military family? I love being able to meet new people and families and sharing our journey through this military life together.
What is one thing you want to accomplish with the Military Spouse of the Year title? If I was able to receive this honor I would like to bring more attention to my state and work to find a way to get a installation or more ways to connect with the families to get them the resources and information they need. As I have been volunteering as the FRG Leader and dealing with a deployment I find that because our units are so spread out across our state there just needs to be more awareness to our state and the needs of our families.
Reasons for nominating:
Lynnette has been our rock this past year that the unit was deployed. She has shown me personally what a spouse goes through during a deployment. I only know the parent side of things. She has been there night or day to answer questions, give resources, or just talk. She deserves to be recognized for so many reasons, many cannot be put in words, they're heartfelt. Honestly I don't know how the past 10 mths and 29 days would have gone for me had she not been there to talk to. -- Kathy McAllisster, Friend