Nominations open for Military Child of the Year

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 03:31 PM.

SAN ANTONIO – Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency financial assistance to military families, will accept nominations for the Military Child of the Year Award through Dec. 15. Winners will be recognized in April 2013.

This award is presented to an outstanding child from each branch of service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Winners will receive $5,000 and a laptop, and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington for a special recognition ceremony on April 11.

To nominate a child in your community, to become a sponsor, or to see photos from past events, visit

The Military Child of the Year Award recognizes children who stand out among their peers. Ideal candidates demonstrate resilience, strength of character, and thrive amid military-life challenges.

In previous years, recipients have met Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and First Lady Michelle Obama, who were guest speakers for a previous award ceremonies.

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