OPERATION HOMEFRONT IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 8TH ANNUAL MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR EVENT IS NO UNDERWAY!
Military children simply amaze me with their resilience, patriotism, patience, and experiences. I am a mother and when I try to imagine my son having to relocate every four years, live without one of us for months on end (or perhaps permanently), make new friends, be the “man of the house” and all while keeping up his school work and extra curricular activities breaks my heart!
Then we should think about how many members of the Armed Forces we have and almost all of them has a family…that is a lot of military children!
MILITARY CHILD OF THE YEAR IS A FANTASTIC EVENT THAT TRULY REPRESENTS A GOOD CAUSE. WHILE ALL MILITARY CHILDREN DESERVE AN AWARD AND RECOGNITION, THE ONES THAT EXCEL THROUGH THE HARDSHIPS OF MILITARY LIFE DESERVE THE TITLE.
Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization, is accepting nominations for the 2016 Military Child of the Year awards.
Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.
The eighth annual awards will recognize six outstanding young people ages 8 to 18 to represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life, officials said.
On average, they added, previous recipients have had at least one parent deploy for 18 months or longer and have relocated at least five times due to a parent’s military assignments.
The six awardees will receive $10,000 each and a laptop computer and other donated gifts, and they will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington for an April 14 gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.
“It’s our honor to celebrate military children through the Military Child of the Year for the eighth consecutive year,” said Operation Homefront President and CEO John I. Pray, Jr. “Whether it’s in schools or honor societies, civic associations and clubs, sports or volunteerism, you never have to look far to find an exemplary military child who thrives in the face of challenges inherent to military life. As we open up the nomination window, please join us in celebrating the resilience, achievement and strength of character embodied by our youngest patriots and submit a nomination to recognize them today.” source
UNITED MILITARY TRAVEL SUPPORTS MILITARY FAMILIES ALL OVER THE GLOBE BY OFFERING THEM A CHANCE TO SPEND QUALITY FAMILY TIME TOGETHER THROUGH MILITARY TRAVEL LOANS.
Whether the military members uses our services for a family vacation, a flight back home, dependent flights, R&R travel, emergency travel, or leave travel; we make sure that your time with your family is optimized 100%.
Every military child deserves the world because they ultimately are paying the greatest sacrifice to the country and to ensure the American people’s freedom. I feel that the general public often overlooks that the children are the most effected by our continued freedom.