Sunday, January 19, 2014

Military Spouse or the Year 2014 Timeline

Links for voting will be posted at
and they become available.

Initial voting round will be calculated to determine Base (Installation) Winners and the Top 18 Winners. The Top 18 will proceed to the Branch Voting Round.

Tuesday, January 21, the Base (Installation) Voting.
Thursday, January 23, Base (Installation) Winners Announced.


Thursday, January 30, Top 18 Announced.
Tuesday, February 4, Branch Vote.
Thursday, February 20, Branch Winners Announced.


Tuesday, March 4, National Vote.

Military Spouse of the Year Announcement - date to be announced.


Friday, May 9, MSOY Awards.

Military Spouse of the Year 2014 Candidate

I am honored and humbled to be nominated as 2014 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY)! The privilege to represent Military Spouses, Families, and Service Members is an incredible honor. I feel blessed for this opportunity to further volunteer in and give back to my Military Community.

Your support and faith are greatly appreciated! The voting for Military Spouse of the Year will begin Tuesday, which will be twofold, with Base (Installation) Winners and Top 18 being determined from the first round votes; making the initial day of 
voting an important kick off day!

Voting is open to everyone! Military and Civilian members all welcome!!

Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) provides an incredible platform to make progress in the Military Community, build relationships, create opportunities and bring awareness to areas lacking understanding and in need of development.
I am proud to represent you and our Military 

Tina Shifflett

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Washington, D.C., Blue Star Families Style

White House Blue Star Family Christmas Tree 2013

I was humbled and honored to be selected for this incredible whirlwind tour in Washington! The opportunity to meet other Blue Star Families Volunteers and Staff was a wonderful experience just talking and discovering our commonalities and our unique skill sets we bring to the Blue Star Families floor.

The White House tour offered many riches throughout with the Gold Star Family tree, Operation Honor Card station complete with USPS Blue Mailbox, Blue Star Family Tree, and ending at the White House Foyer and entrance.

A Mount Vernon Candlelight tour was cold and rainy, albeit it beautiful and appropriate for the 214th Anniversary date of the passing of George 
Washington; it lent to four of us huddling together under one umbrella, and very eager for the night's dinner to enjoy fellowship and warmth.

Mount Vernon Candlelight Tour December 14, 2013

The opportunity to volunteer at the Holiday Luncheon for our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed was a deeply rewarding experience! The strength and spirit of the service members, spouses, parents, and children was a reminder of 
how proud and resilient our Military Family Members are. I was privileged to attend this event and look forward to attending again.

I look forward to continuing my service to Our Military Families and Service Members! 

For more on our incredible adventure visit the Blue Star Families blog at

God Bless You for Supporting Our Troops and Military Families!