Meet Rachel Penwell!

Feb 18, 2022
We couldn’t be more excited for our friend Rachel Penwell, and the announcement of her being named Barksdale AFB’s Military Spouse of the Year.

“Rachel is the sweetest and most dedicated spouse I know.” -Julie Cooley

Rachel has been a friend of our mission since our beginning days back in 2015...but she has been a friend of our military community for much much longer. Selfless servant are two words that don’t even come close to describing her. Her dedication to the good of the warriors and families around her is something that is just a natural part of her as a person. It comes with zero effort, which is part of what makes her love for others so genuine.

We're proud of her, and for this, we say “well done!” Get to know her more at the link in this article.

We are also proud of the other Base Level Military Spouses of the Year that represent each of the United States military installations around the world…and as we begin to expand our EW Family culture further, we hope to get to meet many more of our stellar spouses who make up the backbone of our military.


The Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® (AFI MSOY) award was founded in 2008 to honor military spouses from all branches of service. More than one million military spouses support and maintain the homefront while our service members defend this great nation.

The AFI MSOY award recognizes military spouses’ important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. Nominations for AFI MSOY are made by both the civilian and military communities. There are four rounds of advancement, culminating in the announcement of the overall AFI MSOY in our nation’s capital in early May. AFI MSOY is so much more than an award!