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Purchasing Power Proud to Sponsor Military Spouse Magazine’s ‘Military Spouse of the Year’ Award

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Purchasing Power, LLC, an e-commerce business that offers customers of its employee purchase program the opportunity to buy big-ticket items through the convenience of payroll deduction, today announced it is proud to be the official travel sponsor of Military Spouse magazine’s 2012 Military Spouse of the Year Award.  This year’s event will be hosted at the Marine Corps Headquarters in Washington D.C. on May 10, 2012.

Military Spouse magazine selected six military service branch finalists in an online vote. These individuals were nominated and chosen by members of the military community and Americans across the country.   The 2012 finalists are:

•             Air Force – Jeremy Hilton of Burke, Virginia
•             Army – El Brown of Monterey, California
•             Coast Guard – Jennifer Bassett of Astoria, Oregon
•             Marine Corps – Stephanie Geraghty of Jacksonville, North Carolina
•             Navy – Tricia Ross of Jacksonville, North Carolina
•             National Guard – Christine Gilbreath of Crowley, Texas 

“Each of our six finalists are standout candidates, honorably representing their branch and their community,” said Babette Maxwell, Military Spouse magazine founder and executive editor. “Anyone could easily win the Military Spouse of the Year Award.”

The Military Spouse of the Year represents the millions of past and present military spouses who continue to thrive in a wartime environment, dedicate their lives and families to service and give back to a community in need.  

“We are extremely proud to be the official travel sponsor of the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year Award,” said Elizabeth Halkos, Chief Marketing Officer of Purchasing Power. “It is important to recognize the personal sacrifice of spouses who support the millions of American men and women who gallantly serve our country.” 

Purchasing Power funds all of the finalists’ travel expenses including meals, lodging and transportation expenses. 

The 2012 Military Spouse of the Year Award ceremony will be held in conjunction with Military Spouse Appreciation Day and will be featured in the June issue of Military Spouse magazine.  For more information about this year’s awards, please visit

About Military Spouse
Military Spouse magazine is the leading national magazine for the nation's 1.1 million current and 20 million former military spouses. This monthly, high-gloss print publication serves as a resource for spouses to cope with and celebrate their unique lifestyle. Military Spouse encourages an aspirational lifestyle with relevant and entertaining articles about their world, including stories about job opportunities, parenting, health and fitness, relationships and family, and dealing with challenges like deployment. The magazine is owned by Victory Media Inc., which also publishes G.I. Jobs, the Guide to Military Friendly Schools and Vetrepreneur.