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Awards and Honors


Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Volunteer Family of the Year Award - The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Rubbermaid Volunteer Family of the Year award recognizes an exceptional Army family whose dedicated volunteer service significantly contributes to improving Army well-being and the well-being of the local community.
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Daily Points of Light Award - (Select Awards, Nominate, Daily Points of Light) - Honor those who have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities.
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Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service - Department of Army Award for exceptional volunteers in Army Community Service (ACS).
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Jefferson Awards - Established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard, the American Institute for Public Service presents the Jefferson Awards on two levels: local and national.
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Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) - View the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM) on line and read about its history and criteria.

Molly Pitcher Award - The Artillery Order of Molly Pitcher recognizes individuals who have voluntarily contributed in a significant way to the improvement of the Field Artillery Community. A history of Molly Pitcher is at the Fort Sill website. Nomination procedures and nomination forms are obtained through the United States Field Artillery Association.
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National Military Family Association (NMFA) Family Award - This award highlights the public service of military families who serve their nation. Recipients receive a cash award and are flown to Washington, DC where the are honored. Details are provided at the National Military Family Association (NMFA) website.
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Newman's Own Award for Excellent Military Community Service - Now private organizations have a special opportunity to help their local military community. Just provide an innovative program that improves the quality of life for military families and their communities, and your organization could be awarded funding for implementing your plan. Visit this site for a press release, instructions, questions and application.
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Order of Saint Joan D'Arc - The United States Armor Association established the Order of St. Joan D'Arc Medallion to honor ladies who have voluntarily made significant contributions to the morale, welfare, and spirit of armor and cavalry units.
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President's Volunteer Service Award - These awards honor those Americans who have made serving a central part of their lives and show that when you help your neighbor, you are helping your nation. It honors American volunteers of all ages - individuals, families, and groups. Learn more about the award and how to become a certifying organization. Visit website.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes students in middle and high school grades who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The awards program is sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Visit website.

Public Service Awards INCENTIVE AWARDS (AR 672-20) - Chapter 5 includes the Decoration for the Distinguished Civilian Service, Secretary of the Army Public Service Award, Outstanding Civilian Service Award, Commander's Award for Public Service, Certificate of Appreiciation for Patriotic Service, Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service, and Certificate of Appreciation. Visit website.

Public Service Awards - INCENTIVE AWARDS HANDBOOK (DA Pam 672-20) - Chapter 9 includes the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Presidential Citizens Medal, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Secretary of Defense Award for Outstanding Public Service, and Decoration for the Distinguished Civilian Service. Visit website.

Photo of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Shield of Sparta Heroine of the Infantry - is awarded to the spouse or female nominee who has contributed significantly to the Infantry. Information about the award and approval authority is the National Infantry Association.
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Very Important Patriot Award - Recognizes exceptional volunteers whose outstanding service contributes to improving the quality of life in their military and/or local civilian communities.
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Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award (AFI 36-2840(I)) - Multi-Department award designated to recognize and reward an individual(s) or organization(s) demonstrating exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concern for members of the United States Armed Forces or their families.
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