2016 Military Child of the Year


Today through Dec. 5, 2016, Operation Homefront will accept nominations for the 2017 Military Child of the Year Awards, which will be presented at a recognition gala April 6, 2017, in Washington D.C.

The awards will feature seven fantastic young people. Six of the awards are for kids each representing a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. These young people are recognized for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, and community involvement. The seventh award is the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation presented by Booz Allen Hamilton.

The six Military Child of the Year award winners will each get $10,000. They'll also receive a laptop computer and other gifts, and will be flown with a parent or guardian to the capitol for the event. Washington, D.C., for the gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.

Anyone may nominate a Military child. Parents, family, school teachers, athletic coaches, a pastor, neighbors or anyone who knows a child’s talents. It's easy to nominate with a couple of clicks at www.militarychildoftheyear.org. Then click the Nominate tab.