Military Child of the Year®
Operation Homefront will soon open submissions for the esteemed 2023 Military Child of the Year® Award, the nation’s premier recognition of the outstanding achievements of our military children. Sign up to be notified when the submission period opens.
About the Awards
The annual awards recognize outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Recipients will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Space Force — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life.
All Military Child of the Year® Award recipients will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., and will be recognized at the April 2023 gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards. They also will receive $10,000 each, a laptop computer, and other donated gifts.
2022 MCOY Recipients Enjoying DC
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