Navy Seeks "Spirit of Hope" Nominations

Story Number: NNS110203-05Release Date: 2/3/2011 3:50:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Submissions for the 2010 Spirit of Hope award must be submitted by March 18, to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education) through OPNAV N135D.

The award recognizes an individual or organization that epitomizes the values of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity, and selfless dedication.

Since 2005, the Navy has nominated one outstanding individual or support organization to receive the distinguished Spirit of Hope Award. Nomination criteria and instructions were announced in NAVADMIN 410/10.

"The individual or organization being nominated should reflect Mr. Hope's service to the spiritual, social, welfare, education, and entertainment needs of our Sailors," said Millie King, Chief of Naval Personnel, Personal Readiness and Community Support Branch program analyst, who is coordinating the Navy's nomination process. "Nominations should describe extraordinary achievements and contributions during 2010."

Originally commissioned by the USO, the Spirit of Hope Award was inspired by Hope's dedication to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for five decades. Since 1997, this award has been formally presented by the Wiegand Foundation, Inc., during an annual ceremony held in Washington, D.C.

The Spirit of Hope Award is open to active duty, Reserve, veteran and civilian Navy employees or an organization. Members of the civilian community or non-governmental organizations supporting the Navy and embodying the Navy's core values are also eligible.

For detailed information, read NAVADMIN 410/10 or visit
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