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 Deb Fischer
Senator for Nebraska
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 Jeanne Shaheen
Senator for New Hampshire
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, 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. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 93 percent of total donations to Operation Homefront go directly to programs that provide support to our military families.To follow the award progress, go to https://www.facebook.com/OperationHomefront .