NORAD, USNORTHCOM announce spouse of the year

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs


The wife of a North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command officer is the commands’ nominee for the 2006 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award.

Eva C. Maberry, wife of Col. Stuart Maberry, commander of the Fusion Division Joint Intelligence Operations Center North, will represent NORAD-USNORTHCOM at the Air Force-level spouse of the year competition.

“No celebration is too small for her to recognize, and no misfortune escapes her compassion,” said Maj. Gen. Paul Sullivan, NORAD-USNORTHCOM chief of staff. “She works part-time as a nurse, and still devotes full-time attention as a loving and thoughtful military spouse for not only her own family, but ours as well.”

Mrs. Maberry engineered in-depth tours for family members of the Cheyenne Mountain Complex which enhance mission readiness through better awareness. “Miss Eva,” as she’s known, hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for single Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Canadian personnel. She assisted in gathering items for care packages for Soldiers deployed to Iraq and provided support -- including calls, hospital visits and food deliveries -- for several spouses and members undergoing difficult medical and personal issues. Mrs. Maberry was also the driving force behind the CIFC Christmas Party, which was attended by more than 150 people.

Mrs. Maberry serves as a part-time triage nurse at the U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, where she was twice recognized as the medical group’s civilian of the quarter in 2005.