We Salute You

This May, the military and civilian communities in the Hampton Roads and Ft. Lee communities join forces to honor the nominees, finalists and Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year in each region.

We Honor You

The ones working silently behind the scenes are the ones who have always made the long-lasting differences in the lives of service members, military children and their communities.

Who They Are

"We aren't all the same people. We don't come from the same place and we don't all have the same experiences. But our journey is shared and our goals are the same. It all comes down to love – for each other, for our families, for our spouses. That's the tie that binds."

How They're Chosen

A panel of pre-selected judges will review the nominations. The judges will consider the nominee's volunteer efforts, fortitude during deployments/personal sacrifices, support for other military families and impact on their community.

Amber Huffman

2015 Heroes at Home Hampton Roads Spouse of the Year

Spouse of AT1 Andrew Huffman
VFA 37, Ragin Bulls, Naval Air Station Oceana

Amber advises military spouses to "be flexible - the military is very unpredictable. Embrace the lifestyle, enjoy the opportunity to travel, make new/long lasting friendships. Love unconditionally and always have open communication".

Jessica Burdett

2015 Fort Lee Heroes at Home Spouse of the Year

Spouse of Captain Matthew Burdett CASCOM

Jessica says that the best way to support other military families is to educate them on the resources that are available to them. She advises that finding your "village" or small group of other spouses that you can rely on for anything and vice versa is critical to "keeping it all together".

Kandi Debis

2014 Heroes at Home Jacksonville Winner

Spouse of ITCS (SW/IDW) Christopher J. Debus, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Naval Station Mayport

"I have learned that to get the most out of the journey, you have to allow others in. Be flexible. Take time to laugh, even at yourself. Your are stronger than you realize."