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Navy Mutual Sponsors “Military Makeover”® TV Series on Lifetime®

Published on May 01, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA — Navy Mutual is excited to announce a partnership with the Designing Spaces® mini-series, Military Makeover. Airing on Lifetime® Television, Military Makeover will renovate the home of one of our nation’s defenders to transform his life and honor the sacrifices he and his family have made. The show is hosted by retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey. 

Presented by Navy Mutual, the three-part series will show the day-to-day changes as a team of experts, from decorators to landscapers, renovates the Kyle family’s home in Pinellas Park, FL. Lance Corporal Devin Kyle was injured while serving with the Marines in Afghanistan in 2013. He was working alongside the Afghan National Army and the Afghan Uniformed Police when he was shot by an enemy sniper, causing severe injuries. Devin says his wife Joanna and 3-year-old daughter Raelynn are his daily motivation. 

Navy Mutual’s mission is to support active and retired military members and their families by improving their financial security with high quality, low cost insurance and annuity products. 

“This nation does a great job of providing for our people in uniform as they serve, " said Navy Mutual’s COO Stephen Pietropaoli, "but what happens when they retire or transition from the service? At that time, a lot of those benefits, like serviceman’s life insurance and the survivor benefit plan, go away. By sponsoring Military Makeover, Navy Mutual hopes to bring awareness to the importance of supplemental and post-enlistment insurance.” See more from Stephen below in his interview with Rachel Leigh from Behind the Brand.



Military Makeover airs at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on May 12, May 26 and June 9. All episodes will be also soon be available at

About Navy Mutual

Since 1879, Navy Mutual has faithfully fulfilled its duty to support military families by providing excellent life insurance and annuity products. We are proud to serve as steadfast advocates for our Members to ensure they receive the benefits and financial security they deserve. At Navy Mutual, our guiding principle is to serve our Members the same way they serve our country — with integrity, passion, and commitment.

About Military Makeover®

From the producers of the award-winning home decorating and remodeling show, Designing Spaces®, Military Makeover is a very special mini-series dedicated to giving back to members of our military and their loved ones. Enlisting the help of decorators, designers, landscapers and other home renovation experts, our host, retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey “The Gunny” helps change the living situation – and the lives – of these deserving individuals. All of the episodes are available at