Thursday, April 12, 2012

Citizen-Soldier Award and Spotlight on Military Families


The Chamber's Military Affairs Forum focuses on two topics:  the annual Howard O. Scott Citizen-Soldier Award for National Guard and Reserve personnel and the spotlight on soldiers and their families in the community.

Needs and Preferences of JBLM Military Personnel and their Families

It is critical for both Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and the surrounding communities to understand the demographics of military personnel in the South Puget Sound region and their needs and preferences.
But in November 2011, the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership and JBLM conducted a Community Needs Survey of JBLM military personnel and their families to gather a reliable set of baseline data.

Just as community members in the South Sound are culturally and demographically diverse so too are military service members and families in the JBLM region. The survey results both confirm our theories and shatter some stereotypes.

Keynote speakers Tom Knight, Deputy Garrison Commander, JBLM and Dan Penrose, Project Leader, South Sound Military and Community Partnership will present the results of this innovative approach to understanding the needs and preferences of the military personnel and family members in our region.

The Howard O. Scott Citizen Soldier of the Year Award

This 31st annual award will be presented at this Military Affairs by award sponsor TriWest Healthcare Alliance.  The event provides the community the opportunity to honor the dedication and commitment of one of the great heroes of the National Guard and Reserve who protect our freedoms and give back to our communities.

Event Location
Kiwanis Club of Tacoma
La Quinta Inn & Suites
1425 East 27th Street
Tacoma, WA 98421
Date/Time Information
April 24, 2012
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Contact Information
Gary Brackett, 253.682.1720
$15.00 Pay at door only

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