06 Apr '12, 3pm

Senior Leaders Honor Military Children of the Year

Senior Leaders Honor Military Children of the Year American Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va., April 6, 2012 – From a 9-year-old blogger to a 17-year-old community-service volunteer, children from military families took center stage here last night during Operation Homefront’s 2012 Military Child of the Year awards gala. The military’s top brass heaped praise on five of these children -- one from each service plus the Coast Guard -- for their resilience, strength of character and leadership. Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families, annually gives the award to a child from each service to honor military kids’ service and sacrifice. These children are the “best of the best,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told an audience of military and family members. Joining the chairman was...

Full article: http://www.jcs.mil/newsarticle.aspx?id=868

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