We Salute You

For the first time in this area, the military and civilian communities in the Jacksonville community join forces to honor the nominees, finalists and Heroes at Home Jacksonville Military Spouse of the Year.

We Honor You

The ones working silently behind the scenes are the ones who have always made the long-lasting differences in the lives of service members, military children and their communities.

Who They Are

"We aren't all the same people. We don't come from the same place and we don't all have the same experiences. But our journey is shared and our goals are the same. It all comes down to love – for each other, for our families, for our spouses. That's the tie that binds."

How They're Chosen

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.

Jayme Borah

2014 Heroes at Home Hampton Roads Winner

Spouse of E5 Nicholas Borah, Helmineron Fifteen (HM-15)2-1 Naval Station Norfolk

"The plain fact of knowing that I have helped someone in need of anything is a wonderful feeling."  Her advice for young military spouses is "to stay connected and to remember there are other people to call, text, or email when you need help."

Deborah Wilcox

2014 Heroes at Home Ft. Lee Winner

Spouse of SFC Wesley Wilcox, 508th Transportation Company, Fort Lee

"As a military spouse I am constantly on the move. I have learned quickly to adapt to new situations, familiarize myself with new locations, never hesitate to ask questions, be willing to make new relationships and never be afraid to ask for help."

Kandi Debus

2014 Heroes at Home Jacksonville Winner

Spouse of ITCS (SW/IDW) Christopher J. Debus, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Naval Station Mayport

"I have learned that to get the most out of the journey, you have to allow others in.  Be flexible. Take time to laugh, even at yourself. Your are stronger than you realize."