AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Family Voices: AFI Army Spouse of the Year

April 20, 2020

Military Spouses build community wherever they go, and Yvonne Coombs embodies this as the 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year. She joins us today to describe the critical role her military family took in 2019 as they supported her family through life-threatening medical diagnoses combined with her husband’s accelerated deployment. Yvonne also tells us about co-founding Operation Deploy Your Dress, a non-profit organization that helps military families develop relationships, and have fun, by making formal events affordable. Recommendations for future topics are welcome via email at

Guest: Yvonne Coombs, 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year and co-founder, Operation Deploy Your Dress

Host: Patty Barron, AUSA’s Director of Family Readiness

Family Voices, a segment of AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast, aims to connect Army families to speakers and issues that are important to their everyday lives.


Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY)
Facebook: @militaryspouseoftheyear
Twitter: @MilSpoOfTheyear

Operation Deploy Your Dress
Facebook: @operationdeployyourdress
Twitter: @ODYD2017

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