Jan. 25, 2010

Nominations due for 2010 National Guard Family Program Volunteer Awards

Staff Reports

FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia Guard Family Programs office is currently accepting nominations for Outstanding Volunteers for National Guard Family Program Volunteer Awards 2010.

There are five award categories. The Guard Family of the Year Award is presented to one Air Guard and one Army Guard family that show outstanding and exceptional service to the family program.

Family Member of the Year Award is presented to one Air Guard and one Army Guard family member that shows outstanding and exceptional service to the family program.

The Extra Mile Award is presented to an individual Air and Army retiree who distinguish themselves with outstanding and exceptional service to the family program by continuing to serve the Guard through volunteering.

The Family Program Community Purple Award is presented to a community group organization that best exemplifies the true meaning of the purple concept within the Joint Family Program, by working with both Air and Army Guard activities.

The Gold Award is presented to the person showing long term, consistent, and dedicated support in volunteering with the Family Program. This is in recognition for the longevity of support dedicated to the National Guard Family Program and volunteering within their community.

The performance period for the awards is July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 and specific details about the nominated volunteer's contributions must be listed.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2010. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

The National Guard Regional Volunteer Team will meet to determine this year's award recipients. Awards will be presented at the National Volunteer Conference and Youth Symposium in New Orleans.  

Army National Guard nomination packages will be sent to Vickie Sais, vickie.sais@us.army.mil .  

Air Guard packages will be routed through Angeli Wade, angeli.wade@langley.af.mil before being forwarded to the State Family Programs Office. 

Click HERE to download the volunteer nomination packet.

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