Microsoft Cloud Authors: Jim Kaskade, Lori MacVittie, Andreas Grabner, Janakiram MSV, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Semi-Finalists Announced For 2013 Military Child Of The Year® Award

Deserving Young Patriots Will Win $5,000

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront today announced the 100 semi-finalists – 20 representing each branch of Service – for the 2013 Military Child of the Yefar® Award.  2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the award, which will be given to an outstanding military child from each branch of Service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110623/DC25541LOGO)

Each semi-finalist will be interviewed by Operation Homefront staff, and award recipients will be chosen by a committee including active duty military personnel, Family Readiness Support Assistants, teachers, military mothers, and community members. 

The recipient of the Military Child of the Year® Award for each branch of Service will be announced March 5.  Each award recipient will receive $5,000 and will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. for a special recognition ceremony on April 11, 2013.   

Ideal candidates for the Military Child of the Year® Award demonstrate resilience and strength of character, and thrive in the face of the challenges of military life.  They demonstrate leadership within their families and within their communities.

"The sons and daughters of America's service members learn responsibility and citizenship at a very young age," said Jim Knotts, President & CEO of Operation Homefront.  "Children in military families understand sacrifice, service, and strength of character.  This is what the Military Child of the Year® Award honors."

Following are the semi-finalists for the 2013 Military Child of the Year® Award.

Benjamin H. – Age 16 – Roy, Wash.
Matthew W. – Age 17 – McGuire AFB, N.J.
Mark N. – Age 17 – Fairchild AFB, Wash.
Elizabeth U. – Age 17 – Andrews AFB, Md.
Azalee M. – Age 17 – Biloxi, Miss.
Loxley P. – Age 10 – Holloman AFB, N.M.
Jared M. – Age 14 – Anchorage, Alaska
Cassidy G. – Age 17 – Navarre, Fla.
Amoreh A. – Age 9 – Columbus, Ohio
Caitlin H. – Age 16 – Yorktown, Va.
Joseph N. – Age 11 – Carvel Beach, Md.
Devin G. – Age 10 – Edmond, Okla.
Ryan W. – Age 9 – Norway
Carley C. – Age 12 – Lithia, Fla.
Kaylee W. – Age 17 – Goldsboro, N.C.
Derrick W. – Age 13 – Poquoson, Va.
Katelyn R. – Age 13 – Mountain Home, Idaho
Kinsley C. – Age 8 – Montgomery, Ala.
Bree W. – Age 11 – Sheppard AFB, Texas
Edward V. – Age 9 – Las Vegas, Nev.

James M. – Age 14 – Fort Meyer, Va.
Ben H. – Age 13 – South Korea
DeAnna T. – Age 10 – Fort Knox, Ky.
Riley C. – Age 9 – Wahiawa, Hawaii
Consuela T. – Age 8 – Killeen, Texas
Elizabeth C. – Age 18 – Bel Air, Md.
Loran C. – Age 18 – El Paso, Texas
Isabelle B. – Age 13 – Harker Heights, Texas
Alyssa C. – Age 12 – Fort Hood, Texas
Nicole D. – Age 16 – Fort Lee, Va.
Hunter H. – Age 11 – Valrico, Fla.
Caitlyn H. – Age 9 – Adams, N.Y.
Madeline S. – Age 13 – Frederick, Md.
Kimokeo W. – Age 11 – Egypt
Karlie B. – Age 13 – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Trinity M. – Age 11 – Eatonville, Wash.
Natalia S. – Age 11 – Clarksville, Tenn.
Haleigh G. – Age 17 – Chesterfield, Va.
Amari B. – Age 10 – Fort Sill, Okla.
Leilani R. – Age 9 – Fort Hood, Texas

Isaak B. – Age 11 – Union City, Tenn.
Isabel B. – Age 8 – Union City, Tenn.
Quinn C. – Age 9 – Mililani, Hawaii
Elijah D. – Age 10 – Saint Ignace, Mich.
Madison D. – Age 8 – Honolulu, Hawaii
Reino G. – Age 14 – Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Dacey H. – Age 17 – Key West, Fla.
Devin J. – Age 18 – Cransberry Township, Pa.
Madeline K. – Age 12 – Beaufort, N.C.
Israel L. – Age 13 – Key West, Fla.
Keandra M. – Age 14 – Bellingham, Wash.
Peter M. – Age 9 – Kodiak, Alaska
Austin N. – Age 15 – Wilmington, N.C.
Andrea P. – Age 13 – Rio Grande, P.R.
Fabian R. – Age 11 – Siminole, Wash.
Reagan S. – Age 12 – Sequim, Wash.
Jerome S. – Age 12 – Newport, Wash.
Hannah T. – Age 17 – Cape May, N.J.
Amanda W. – Age 18 – McGuire AFB, N.J.
Matthew Y. – Age 17 – Fairhope, Ala.

Victoria A. – Age 12 – Oceanside, Calif.
Chaise B. – Age 10 – Oceanside, Calif.
Jacob C. – Age 11 – Kailua, Hawaii
Dillon G. – Age 18 – Fredericksburg, Va.
Matthew G. – Age 12 – Bristow, Va.
Justin G. – Age 14 – Oceanside, Calif.
Brianna H. – Age 17 – San Clemente, Calif.
Mitchell J. – Age 17 – San Diego, Calif.
Michael-Logan J. – Age 13 – Kailua, Hawaii
Penelope K. – Age 15 – Japan
Kelly K. – Age 17 – Meridian, Miss.
Brandy L. – Age 12 – Yuma, Ariz.
Emma M. – Age 8 – Richlands, N.C.
Abigail P. – Age 17 – Bahrain
Brigid R. – Age 8 – Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Salvatore S. – Age 16 – Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Madeline T. – Age 13 – Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Kassandra V. – Age 8 – Richlands, N.C.
Darian W. – Age 12 – Oceanside, Calif.
Isaabel Z. – Age 10 – Suffolk, Va.

Taylor B. – Age 17 – Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Alexander B. – Age 17 – Grand Forks, N.D.
Ruth C. – Age 13 – Bremerton, Wash.
Ryan C. – Age 17 – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Isabella G. – Age 14 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Jamie H. – Age 12 – Coronado, Calif.
Mina J. – Age 16 – Chesapeake, Va.
Sierra J. – Age 10 – California, Md.
Daniel K. – Age 13 – Lake Stevens, Wash.
Jack L. – Age 12 – Corpus Christi, Texas
Adriel M. – Age 14 – Poulsbo, Wash.
Andrea P. – Age 9 – Cheasapeake, Va.
Robert P. – Age 10 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Mekenzie P. – Age 12 – Great Lakes, Ill.
Luna P. – Age 13 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Jackson S. – Age 14 – Coronado, Calif.
Magnus T. – Age 10 – Elk Grove, Calif.
Skyler W. – Age 8 – Lemoore, Calif.
Michael W. – Age 9 – Virginia Beach, Va.
Tyler Z. – Age 17 – Suffolk, Va.

About Operation Homefront:  A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers with nationwide presence, and has met more than 590,000 needs of military families since its inception in 2002.  A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members.  For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.

SOURCE Operation Homefront

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive advantage. By offering a suite of proven hosting and management services, Enzu wants companies to focus on the core of their online busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftNet Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftNet Solutions specializes in Enterprise Solutions for Hadoop and Big Data. It offers customers the most open, robust, and value-conscious portfolio of solutions, services, and tools for the shortest route to success with Big Data. The unique differentiator is the ability to architect and...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
In past @ThingsExpo presentations, Joseph di Paolantonio has explored how various Internet of Things (IoT) and data management and analytics (DMA) solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems. This year, in his session at @ThingsExpo, Joseph di Paolantonio from DataArchon, will be adding the numerous Transportation areas, from autonomous vehicles to “Uber for containers.” While IoT data in any one area of Transportation will have a huge impact in that area, combining senso...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
The IoT has the potential to create a renaissance of manufacturing in the US and elsewhere. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Florent Solt, CTO and chief architect of Netvibes, discussed how the expected exponential increase in the amount of data that will be processed, transported, stored, and accessed means there will be a huge demand for smart technologies to deliver it. Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technologi...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Established in 1998, Calsoft is a leading software product engineering Services Company specializing in Storage, Networking, Virtualization and Cloud business verticals. Calsoft provides End-to-End Product Development, Quality Assurance Sustenance, Solution Engineering and Professional Services expertise to assist customers in achieving their product development and business goals. The company's deep domain knowledge of Storage, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud verticals helps in delivering ...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
In the next five to ten years, millions, if not billions of things will become smarter. This smartness goes beyond connected things in our homes like the fridge, thermostat and fancy lighting, and into heavily regulated industries including aerospace, pharmaceutical/medical devices and energy. “Smartness” will embed itself within individual products that are part of our daily lives. We will engage with smart products - learning from them, informing them, and communicating with them. Smart produc...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, will discuss the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docke...
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Embotics, the cloud automation company, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Embotics is the cloud automation company for IT organizations and service providers that need to improve provisioning or enable self-service capabilities. With a relentless focus on delivering a premier user experience and unmatched customer support, Embotics is the fas...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Coalfire will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Coalfire is the trusted leader in cybersecurity risk management and compliance services. Coalfire integrates advisory and technical assessments and recommendations to the corporate directors, executives, boards, and IT organizations for global brands and organizations in the technology, cloud, health...