Monday, March 1, 2010

Operation Homefront Offers the Military Motherhood Award

Voting Opens for the Military Child Award

SAN ANTONIO (March 1, 2010) – Nominations for the 2010 Lockheed Martin Military Motherhood Award are open through March 22. The winner of the award, which honors military women in uniform and military spouses, will be flown to Washington, D.C., for the $5,000 award and special recognition ceremony. Anyone can nominate a deserving military mom.

Additionally, a public voting period for the Military Child Award runs through midnight on March 11. Voting will narrow the top 20 nominees down to five. A panel of judges will make the final selection. The winner will be announced March 16.

Nominate a military mom or vote for a military child at .

“The price of peace is paid by the entire military family, and our military moms are often the driving force that keeps everything going,” said Jim Knotts, chief executive officer, Operation Homefront. “With this award, we honor their service and sacrifice.”

About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in two dozen chapters nationwide, and has met more than 257,000 needs since 2002. Operation Homefront is a four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator. Nationally, $.92 of every dollar donated to Operation Homefront goes to programs. For more information about Operation Homefront, please visit
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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Warm thanks to Jim Knotts at Operation Homefront, for sharing the details of this opportunity to recognize some very special people!


MRMacrum said...

I would love to nominate you. But upon opening the link, I find they want more information about than I am able to give. Your selfless dedication to reminding us of who is actually out there serving in our name impresses me to no end. Anyway, you have my vote. I just can't follow through.

If you would like, my email address is in my profile. But i would understand if you chose to not avail yourself of my support. I am a stranger after all.

AirmanMom said...

mrmacrum...I am speechless. Your kind words overwhelm me. I thank you.
Please understand...this post was in no way, shape or form a request for my nomination. Personally, I do not feel I qualify. Perhaps next year, if I survive a year of two deployed sons! (kidding)
When I visited the site and read of the incredible women, I knew this was a must-share post! So many wives and children have sacrificed so much, as their loved ones serve our nation.
I thank you for thinking so fondly of me, it means a lot! My blog is intended to make certain our soldiers remain in the hearts and minds of all Americans! (or at least the ones who I can reach!!!)

MightyMom said...

what a wonderful idea and I'm gonna second MRM's idea!