About Military Child of the Year® Award
Military Child of the Year® Award recipients are the young heroes of their grade, school, town, or city. This award recognizes military children who have demonstrated themselves as exceptional citizens while facing the challenges of military family life.
The average Military Child of the Year® Award Nominee *:
- Has moved five times or more.
- Experienced at least one parent deploy for 18 months or more.
- Volunteered with service groups an average of 75 hours during the year.
- 17% have a sibling in the Exceptional Family Member Program.
- Maintained above average grades, often with honors.
- Excelled in sports, theatre and/or music.
- Held leadership positions in school and community groups.
*2011 nominee average
Meet The Members of Our 2015 Honorary Congressional Committee:
United States Senate
The Honorable Kelly Ayotte
Senator for New Hampshire
The Honorable Mark Begich
Senator for Alaska
The Honorable Roy Blunt
Senator for Missouri
The Honorable Richard Burr
Senator for North Carolina
The Honorable Kristen Gillibrand
Senator for New York
The Honorable James Inhofe
Senator for Oklahoma
The Honorable Angus King
Senator for Maine
The Honorable Joe Manchin III
Senator for West Virginia
The Honorable Roger F. Wicker
Senator for Mississippi
United States House of Representatives
The Honorable Dan Benishek
Representative for the 1st District of Michigan
The Honorable Susan Davis
Representative for the 53rd District of California
The Honorable Jim Langevin
Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Rhode Island
The Honorable Mike McIntyre
Representative for the 7th District of North Carolina
The Honorable Scott Rigell
Representative for the 2nd District of Virginia
The Honorable Adam Smith
Representative for the 9th District of Washington
About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded heroes.
A national nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront leads more than 5,000 volunteers and has met more than 741,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states with 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront going directly to assist service members. To follow the award progress, go to https://www.facebook.com/OperationHomefront .