CinCHouse Announces their Spouse of the Year

Yesterday, and our cyber-sister CinCHouseannounced the winner of their 2010 Spouse of the Year contest.

Military Advantage, Inc. announced the winner of and's Spouse of the Year Award 2010 today.

Army veteran and military wife Carren Ziegenfuss was chosen after hundreds of nominations were submitted to the website. Submitted by her husband, Major Chuck Ziegenfuss and several friends, Carren was chosen through community voting on the site and by a panel of expert judges.

A veteran Army wife who has experienced three deployments, Carren's husband was wounded in 2005. During his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Carren started an outreach group for families of Wounded Warriors through Soldier's Angels ( a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families. In addition, Carren has been an active volunteer with Boys and Girls Scouts, volunteered as a PTSD counselor and currently works as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) for Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter, HI.

"Carren is a wonderful ambassador for military spouses and by honoring her we shine a light on all that spouses do for their families and our military community," said T McCreary, President of and retired Navy Rear Admiral.

Carren also blogs here at SpouseBUZZ, and we've known for quite some time what the judges recently found out – Carren is an amazing, inspirational woman, and we're so proud of her. Tomorrow, at a ceremony in Washington, DC, Carren will be honored. We'll be live-tweeting the ceremony, which will include some high-profile guests, so follow us on twitter for updates on the happenings at the ceremony.

Congrats, Carren!

About the Author


Andi is married to an active-duty soldier and is the founder and former editor of SpouseBUZZ.

She is the founder of the Annual MilBlog Conference. The MilBlog Conference is the premiere event of the year for military bloggers. President George W. Bush, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, GEN David Petraeus, LTG Mike Oates, LTG William Caldwell, RADM Mark Fox, MG Kevin Bergner, MG David Hogg and The Honorable Pete Geren have addressed previous conferences.

While living in Washington, DC, Andi was the Ambassador to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for Sew Much Comfort, a non-profit organization which makes and delivers, free of charge, special adaptive clothing for wounded service members. Andi has worked with several non-profits to help our wounded heroes and their families. She finds that work to be the most rewarding and meaningful of all.

Andi strives to find humor in the good, bad and ugly of life and is a firm believer that laughter has the ability to cure most ills.

  • Maharet

    i’ve been on cinchouse for two days now. :) lovely post. and a very inspiring lady.