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Operation Homefront’s 2014 Military Child of the Year Award

10/11/2013 Published by: Amy Soupene

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 SchoolQuest has been notified that Operation Homefront has opened nominations for the 2014 Military Child of the Year® Award!  Do you know a student between the ages of 8 and 18 that seems like the perfect candidate?  Read on to learn more about the award and its requirements. 

The Military Child of the Year® Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate:

  • Resiliency:  Have they overcome hardship or worked through challenging circumstances?
  • Leadership: Do they model leadership in their home, school, and/or community?
  • Achievement: Do they exhibit excellence in their daily life and activities?

 Every Nominee will be mailed a beautiful certificate in April, the Month of the Military Child. Please show your appreciation for all they do by nominating a Military Child.  

The award is given to an outstanding military child from each branch of service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  Recipients, along with parents or guardians, travel to Washington, D.C., as special guests of Operation Homefront for a recognition Gala, April 10, 2014.  Recipients receive their award, a $5,000 cash prize, and a laptop computer at the Gala.




  • Must be the legal dependent child of a service member and provide either a valid military ID or DEERS enrollment form.
  • Must be between the ages of 8-18.
  • Must be able to travel to Washington D.C. for the Awards Gala on April 10, 2014.
  • Must agree to a background check (if selected as a finalist).
  • Must provide letters or recommendation (if selected as a finalist).



Nominations open October 1, 2013 and close December 14, 2013, at 11:00p.m. CST. 



Anyone may nominate a favorite young patriot.  



Simply go to and click the Nominate tab.  Nomination fields include: how recent and long a parent has been deployed, number of family moves, Gold Star Family or EFMP status, if a parent is a wounded service member, the nominee’s volunteer activities, and 3 short answers on why the nominee is deserving of the award. The website provides a wealth of program details including a list of previous recipients.



Please visit our website,, and click (FAQs) frequently asked questions.   Or call June Morse, Program Manager, at 210.659.7756, email:

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