America Supports You: Award Recognizes Troops’ Morale Efforts
By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2008 People in uniform who go out of their way to boost the morale of fellow troops could be rewarded for their positive attitude and hard work, thanks to a group dedicated to keeping members of the armed forces connected and entertained.
“The SemperComm Award is designed to recognize and honor those servicemembers who are making personal contributions to boost the morale of their fellow men and women,” organization officials said in a recent news release.
Up to three awardees will be chosen from all nominations received by Feb. 29. Any servicemember, including those serving in the Coast Guard, combatant commands and field commands, can nominate someone.
The judges, four retired military officers, will base their decisions on actions the nominees took to boost the morale of fellow servicemembers, the remoteness and size of the base where the nominee is stationed, and their desire to go above and beyond the call of duty.
Winners will be honored at the SemperComm Foundation’s annual gala May 22 in Arlington, Va.
SemperComm is dedicated to supplying morale-boosting communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to small, remote U.S. military bases overseas.
It’s also a supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad.
For more information on the SemperComm Award, contact Alix Anne Hornig at 703-923-7610 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.