For Immediate Release

Contact: Bailey Bernius

Nominations Now Accepted for 2011 Family Award

One military family will win $1,000

February 25, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA February 25, 2011— The National Military Family Association is now accepting nominations of outstanding military families for its 2011 Family Award program. One finalist family from each of the seven Uniformed Services will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC for the award ceremony at the Association's 2011 Leadership Luncheon. At the event, one of the seven families will be named 2011 Family of the Year and will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Friends and family members can visit to nominate their military family or a military family they know. This is the time to tell personal stories and achievements or recognize a special family. Active duty, Reserve Component, retiree, or surviving families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Commissioned Corps of NOAA or PHS are eligible to receive this award.

Nominations are being accepted now through midnight EST March 31. Visit to nominate or learn more about the award and previous winners. This award is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Association of Military Banks of America.

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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