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Honoring military spouses for their strength, many sacrifices and commitment to our community.

Heroes at Home, founded by The Flagship Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia in 2005, is a very highly regarded, regional recognition program that honors military spouses from all ranks and all branches for their for their sacrifices, strength, 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.  In addition to Hampton Roads, we are expanding the Central Virginia region and adding a Northern Virginia event. The military and civilian communities will come together 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.  ALL OF THE NOMINEES will be honored at the Heroes at Home Military Spouse Appreciation and Awards luncheon in their region where we will formally announce the finalists and name the Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year for the respective regions.  The finalists from the Hampton Roads, Central Virginia and Northern Virginia regions will then be invited to a luncheon reception with Governor and Mrs. McAuliffe at the Governor's Mansion in Richmond in mid May. These deserving honorees will be lauded for their important contributions in our local communities and their unwavering commitment to our country.  
 

 HEROES AT HOME VIRGINIA  NOMINATION PERIOD - FEBRUARY 1 - APRIL 2, 2017

NOMINATIONS & ELIGIBILITY:
Any spouse of active duty U.S. military service member, Guard or Reserves, living or serving in the state of Virginia may be nominated.
Nominations will be accepted from any individual or group, civilian and active duty personnel.  A person may submit more than one nomination.  Employees of Pilot Media Companies LLC and sponsors are ineligible, but may submit nominations.
 
JUDGING CRITERIA: 
A panel of pre-selected judges in each region 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 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year for each region covered by contest.  ALL NOMINEES WILL RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO THE HEROES AT HOME LUNCHEON IN THEIR REGION.  

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT COORDINATOR:
Adair Wells –  adair.wells@militarynews.com  757-222-5375

FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOMINATION SITE, PLEASE CONTACT:
Barbie Curtiss - barbie.curtiss@pilotonline.com

TO PREVIEW THE NOMINATION FORM, click on "Resources" at the top right of this page and download the offline worksheet.

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HAMPTON ROADS EVENT INFORMATION:

2017 Heroes at Home Hampton Roads Spouse Appreciation and Awards Luncheon
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA  23510
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration/Check-In 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Luncheon/Awards Ceremony

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

   Presenting Sponsor:

USAA

  
                    Silver Sponsor:



  

             Bronze Sponsor:
  
 
      


 

      
         Media Sponsor:

    
      
           WAVY-TV10

  

FOX43

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CENTRAL VIRGINIA EVENT INFORMATION:
2017 Heroes at Home Central Virginia Spouse Appreciation and Awards Luncheon
Friday, May 5, 2017
The Lee Club on Fort Lee
3312 A Avenue, Fort Lee, Virginia  23801
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration/Check in 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.   Luncheon/Awards Ceremony

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
 
Presented by:
  

USAA
 

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA EVENT INFORMATION:
2017 Heroes at Home Northern Virginia Spouse Appreciation and Awards Luncheon
April 27, 2017
Army Navy Club 
1700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA  22202
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Mrs. Dana Richardson, spouse of Admiral John Richardson, Chief Of Naval Operations

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

     Presenting Sponsor:

USAA

                        Bronze Sponsor:
  

              


 


RESULTS OF PROMOTION/USE OF NOMINEES/WINNERS NAMES:  The winners for each region covered will be recognized as the 2017 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year for the respective region.  Winners may be asked to make public appearances during the course of the year (thru May 2018).  Winners are responsible for any and all applicable taxes associated with prize receipt.  Except where prohibited, participation in the promotion constitutes consent to Sponsors’ and Pilot Media Companies’ use of photo, biographical information and essay content in any media including  websites and related publications without further payment or consideration.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Pilot Media Companies, its subsidiaries and Sponsors are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information submitted by entrants or for any technical error or human error, which may occur in the processing or submissions in the Promotion.  Pilot Media Companies and its subsidiaries are not responsible for any lost, illegible or misdirected electronic submissions.