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Meghan Argo

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Branch: Army

Duty Station: Fort-Leavenworth

Number of Deployments: 3

Number of PCS's: 5

About the nominee: I am the wife of Army Captain Reamer W. Argo IV. I have 3 boys; Reamer (8), Tucker (5), and Ryder (3). I own Stroller Strong Moms Leavenworth, a fitness and support group for military spouses. I am blessed with a loving, supportive and amazing family. I enjoy yoga, running and fitness but most of all I love supporting other women and watching them succeed. I also teach yoga to children and enjoy volunteering my yoga teaching ability at the elementary school and the Girl Scouts. I love to see active healthy children and active healthy families. My passion for health and fitness has been instrumental in cultivating a supportive community of military spouses and families. I love teaching, I love being a mom and wife and I am blessed to be able to do all of those things.

Hobbies: I enjoy yoga and running. I love teaching Stroller Strong Moms and spend a lot of time developing relationships and growing the community of supportive moms. I take pride in teaching fitness and yoga classes and encouraging others. I have been amazed to see the immense benefit of community to a military family, being able to help offer a support system to families has truly been a blessing.

Interesting Facts: I am naturally a very girly girl but have developed a love for all things boy because I have 3 little boys!

What is something you’ve learned from being a military spouse? Change is inevitable but you must learn to appreciate all of the amazing things that can come because of change. The best thing about military life is the relationships that you develop. Always put yourself out there to other spouses because by doing so, you will create life changing friendships and lasting relationships. Being a military spouse is a unique gift that we are able to experience as long as we have the right attitude and lean on each other when we can.

In your opinion, what is one of the most important issues facing military families? I have unfortunately seen military spouses who are lonely and isolated because of constant PCS's and moves. Loneliness and isolation of a spouse means that it will spill over into the life of the children and the soldier. By creating groups of support (and fitness) for these moms it has been life changing for me. I have witnessed moms that have gone from having postpartum depression to feeling happy and healthy primarily because they are a part of a community. I have been lucky to watch true spousal support form by cultivating a healthy community. I have been amazed and have seen spouses implement meal trains for sick times, in times of new motherhood and in times of grief. I have witnessed a giving community that tackles monthly service projects that directly impact the community. All of this has happened because of the strength of the group, we are truly stronger together. The military has given us a transient life and at times it can be isolating, but by creating positive groups for support, friendships and community I believe that it helps keep military families cared for and happy.

What is one of the best aspects of being in a military family? The best aspect of being a military family is being able to create meaningful, lasting relationships with fellow military families. I truly believe that military life is very different than any other type of career because of the transient lifestyle that it usually represents. Most military families are separated from their extended families, and we are reliant on our military family to keep us afloat! Having an understanding of this lifestyle bonds us together like no other. It is vital that we have a community to help us in times of need, be there for our important moments and support us like family. This is something that sets military life apart from other lifestyles. Creating those bonds is by far the best part of being a military family.

What is one thing you want to accomplish with the Military Spouse of the Year title? If I were chosen for Military Spouse of the Year, I would love to spread the message that " you are not alone in this journey". I have served as a Company FRG leader twice and after learning how to cultivate a supportive community through Stroller Strong Moms Leavenworth, I think I could take some of these lessons and help FRG's to implement things that would benefit their group. I would love to encourage FRG's and military leadership to create an inviting place for families, spouses and soldiers to feel supported. I would do my best to put practices into place to help cultivate positive communities of support for Spouses. Ensuring that leadership prioritizes the well being of the spouse and family would be of number one concern so that they can have a fulfilling life as a military spouse. I would encourage spouses to take care of themselves so that they can better take care of their families and their community. As a military spouse we are pulled in many directions but I would want to encourage spouses to remember to take care of themselves physically and mentally so that we not only have the strongest military in the world, we will have the strongest families and communities as well! It is such an honor to be nominated for this award and I would be so honored to help the military cultivate positive communities that support physical, mental and social wellness.

Reasons for nominating:

As an Army wife and mother of three active young sons, Meghan has successfully grown and run an on-post fitness group for approximately 150 military spouses and mothers in order to help them better themselves both physically and mentally. Meghan does all of this with such compassion and love for every mother, with the goal for each one to be their own individual best in this life of being a military spouse. As military wives and mothers we all need support, and to have the strength of foundation that Meghan provides ensures that we not only have that support system, but we create lifelong friendships as well. Fort Leavenworth, as well as the entire Army, is privileged to have Meghan as a leader in the spousal community. -- Tracy Martling, Fellow Military Spouse

As an Army wife and mother of three active young sons, Meghan has successfully grown and run an on-post fitness group for approximately 150 military spouses and mothers in order to help them better themselves both physically and mentally. Meghan does all of this with such compassion and love for every mother, with the goal for each one to be their own individual best in this life of being a military spouse. As military wives and mothers we all need support, and to have the strength of foundation that Meghan provides ensures that we not only have that support system, but we create lifelong friendships as well. Fort Leavenworth, as well as the entire Army, is privileged to have Meghan as a leader in the spousal community. -- Tracy Martling, Fellow Military Spouse

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