Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
The second annual Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Community Heroes Awards will be held the evening of MOAA’s Annual Board Meeting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, at the Sheraton National Hotel, 900 S. Orme St., Arlington, Va., 22204. Navy Admiral James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be the keynote speaker.
The ceremony will recognize eight individuals and groups, selected from within military and civilian communities in the National Capital Region, who exemplify service to the wounded military and veterans populations. Lee Woodruff, author, contributing reporter with “NBC This Morning,” and cofounder of Bob Woodruff Foundation, is the Mistress of Ceremonies.
“We are privileged to recognize some of the outstanding members of the Washington DC Metro area, military and civilian communities who devote their time and energy to helping wounded service members,” Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President of MOAA said. “I would like to thank our Executive sponsor, United Healthcare, as well as USAA, a patron sponsor, MetLife , a Silver sponsor, and International SOS, a Bronze level sponsor.” he added.
There will be approximately 500 attendees at the event, including the award winners, their colleagues, families, and representatives of MOAA board of directors, staff and membership.
This second year, the award emphasis will be on recognition of caregivers. The intent is to demonstrate a continuum of caregiving existing among a broad spectrum of individuals, both within the military base and civilian community. People “give care” in unique and diverse ways.
There will be four award categories containing two awards each, both at the individual level and at the group level. The award winners are:
The award is a signed and numbered print of “Strength Unseen” an original from painter Neal Iwan.
Read bios on each of the Community Heroes awardees online. For contact information on awardees for media interviews, please email pr(at)moaa(dot)org, call (703) 838-0545 or 0546.
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s most influential association of military officers. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization with 370,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers and their families and survivors. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their lives and careers. For those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA subsidiary that supports a strong national defense. To learn more, visit http://www.moaa.org.
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