NMFA Names 2010 Families of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA October 6, 2010 — The National Military Family Association is pleased to announce the seven 2010 Families of the Year. One of these outstanding Uniformed Services families will be named the National Military Family Association’s 2010 Family of the Year at an Association event this fall. Our Association’s Family Award Program recognizes strong military families who embrace their service to the Nation, are role models in their community, and understand that together they are stronger. We received nominations from: active duty, Reserve Component, retiree, and surviving families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. NOAA Family of the Year The Heesch Family, Gulfport, Mississippi LTJG Jonathan Heesch and Dory, and their children L.J. and Devi are currently stationed in Gulfport, MS where they participate in the community through the Parent Teacher Association and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. They place a high premium on the opportunities to be together as a family, and exude dedication and strength into all that they do. To learn more about the National Military Family Association, visit