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NEWS | Jan. 12, 2018

JBSA Military & Family Readiness Centers accepting nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base San Antonio Military & Family Readiness Centers are accepting nominations for awards that recognize the contributions of outstanding volunteers within the JBSA community.

Military units and volunteer organizations can submit nominations of individuals for the JBSA Volunteer of the Year Awards and the JBSA Volunteer Excellence Award. Award nomination instructions and forms can be downloaded at

Nominations should be submitted electronically to the e-mail address indicated on the forms. Deadline to submit an awards nomination is Feb. 23.

The Volunteer of the Year Awards recognize individuals who contributed their time and service to JBSA units and volunteer organizations in 2017. Individuals who are eligible for this award are active-duty, military family members, military retirees, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and non-military affiliated volunteers.

The Volunteer Excellence Award honors federal civilians, military family members, military retirees and federal retirees of all branches who have dedicated a lifetime to community service.

Award nominees and winners will be honored at the 2018 JBSA Volunteer Awards Ceremony April 18 at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center, 3060 Stanley Road, building 2797. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m.

Military & Family Readiness Centers at JBSA locations, including Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph, are offering workshops on writing nominations for the awards.

For details about the workshops and the JBSA Volunteer Awards, contact M&FRC volunteer offices at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, 210-221-2705; JBSA-Lackland, 210-671-3722; or JBSA-Randolph, 210-652-5321.