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Wounded Warrior Project To Receive National Military Family Association Award at Annual Leadership Luncheon

National Military Family Association Grateful for WWP’s Support of Military Families

October 11, 2016

Alexandria, VA – The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, is honored to award the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) with the Lowell G. Daun Award at their 2016 Leadership Luncheon.

NMFA’s Lowell G. Daun Award recognizes organizations that have made significant contributions to the development of the Association and its initiatives through their own support, through significantly facilitating support by others, or through assisting in accomplishing the Association’s mission of providing education, information, advocacy and programs to support military families.

The award is named in honor of Dr. Lowell G. Daun, a longtime friend of the Association.

“We are proud to partner with Wounded Warrior Project to support the children of our wounded warriors,” said NMFA Board Chairman, Gail McGinn. “Because of their continued support of the Association’s mission and our youngest military family members, we are pleased to award them with the 2016 Dr. Lowell G. Daun Award.”

“WWP is honored to receive the Dr. Lowell G. Daun Award from the National Military Family Association,” stated WWP chief executive officer, Mike Linnington. “We know the benefits of serving a warrior’s entire family during their transition back into the community and have seen that children can be deeply impacted by this process. Giving children the chance to enjoy positive interactions with other kids that have similar experiences can make a lifetime difference for the entire family. We are proud to partner with organizations like NMFA that truly make a lasting and positive impact on the families of our wounded warriors.”

More on the 2016 Dr. Lowell G. Daun Award Recipient: Wounded Warrior Project

In 2014, the Wounded Warrior Project approached NMFA about the possibility of supporting the expansion of our Operation Purple® Camps. The result of this outreach was a two-year grant for our camps, which enabled us to expand our program from 13 locations serving 1,100 children in 2014 to 2,400 children at 24 locations in 2015 and 2,738 children at 25 locations in 2016. Wounded Warrior Project’s national sponsorship of our Operation Purple Camps has enabled us to serve more children of the deployed, in addition to children of the wounded—who account for almost 45 percent of our camper families. In addition, the Wounded Warrior Project has committed to support our 2017 camps, and is also working to expand programs to benefit the children of wounded service members and veterans.

For more information on NMFA’s Annual Leadership Luncheon, or to register, please visit:

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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