Founded by The Flagship Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia in 2005, Heroes at Home is a very highly regarded, regional recognition program that honors military spouses from all ranks and all branches for their for their strength, sacrifices, volunteerism and support for the military community.  For more than a decade, Heroes at Home has recognized our military spouses for their important contributions to our local communities and has empowered military spouses to further their mission in support of the military community and our country. 

Over the years, this program has expanded to Fort Lee, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida. We are very pleased to announce that in 2017 Heroes at Home will become a statewide program in Virginia. We are working in association with the First Lady of Virginia, Mrs. McAuliffe, to expand the Central Virginia region and  will be adding  a Northern Virginia event. The finalists from the Hampton Roads, Central Virginia and Northern Virginia regions will all be invited to luncheon reception with Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. These deserving honorees will be lauded for their important contributions in our local communities and their unwavering commitment to our country. We will also announce a Heroes at Home Virginia Spouse of the Year for each branch of service at this reception. 

The military and civilian communities will come together in this April and May in each region to honor and recognize our military spouses for their unending strength, their extraordinary personal sacrifices and for the challenges they overcome every day.  

NOMINATIONS

Any spouse of active duty U.S. military service member, any Guard or Reserves spouse if service member has been activated for more than 180 days, living or serving in Virginia may be nominated for the 2017 Heroes at Home Military Spouse Awards. Nominations will be accepted from family members, friends, neighbors, any individual or group, civilian and active duty personnel. A person may submit more than one nomination. 

NOMINATION PERIOD FOR VIRGINIA REGIONS: February 1 - March 26, 2017
NOMINATION PERIOD FOR JACKSONVILLE FLORDIA REGION: March 1 - April 23, 2017

JUDGING CRITERIA

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. Judges will determine finalists and 2017 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year each region.

ALL OF THE NOMINEES will be invited to attend the Heroes at Home Military Spouse Appreciation and Awards luncheons where we will announce the finalists and name the Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year for their respective regions.  Nominees and one guest will be free of charge.