Images: Military spouses of the year
Photo by Telfair Brown
In addition to Mrs. Strzalkowski, who was named Marine Corps Spouse of the Year, Mrs. Crystal Cavalier was named Army Spouse of the Year. The 2011 Air Force Spouse of the Year is Mrs. Megan Glynn and Mrs. Laura Vanderwerf is this year's Coast Guard Spouse of the Year. And Navy spouse Robert Duncan is the first former Marine Corps sniper to be named Spouse of the Year. His wife, formerly Army, is now active-duty Navy, and their only child is off to Air Force boot camp this summer. All five branch winners exemplify the values cherished by the military spouse community: service, sacrifice, love of family and patriotism. The branch winners and their families were honored at the Washington ceremony and will represent their respective branches throughout the year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair H. Brown, Sr.