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Photo Credit: Five military children -– one from each service –- are honored for their resilience, strength of character and leadership during Operation Homefront’s 2011 Military Child of the Year award ceremony in Arlington, Va., April 7, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez

Posted by DCoE Strategic Communications on April 12, 2011

Five outstanding military children were the recipients of the Military Child of the Year® Award April 7 in Washington, D.C. Operation Homefront, an organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, awarded a military child from each service for their courage and service to their communities.

First Lady Michelle Obama honored Nicole Goetz, Taylor Dahl-Sims, Kyle Hoeye, Margaret Rochon and Melissa Howland for finding a need in their community and then doing something about it. From volunteering their time to help pregnant military spouses, sending care packages and videos to troops overseas to hosting a seminar for teachers about the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on military families, these kids are selflessly making a difference in the lives of the people around them.

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