“It was my privilege to honor Elizabeth today. She represents the many spouses, children and parents of our military members who proudly support their loved ones every day,” said Manning. “The unwavering support from loved ones is what gives our military members the strength and hope they need to serve our nation to the best of their ability.”
Fought was nominated because of the immense support she gives to Ohio National Guard Military Families through her volunteer work as secretary of the Family Readiness Group (FRG) for Company A, 1st Battalion, 145th Armored Regiment, based in Newton Falls, Ohio.
The Armed Forces Insurance (AFI) Military Spouse of the Year program was established in 2008 by Military Spouse magazine to recognize and honor military spouses of all branches of service who make significant contributions to their communities and the United States.