It’s that time again!  The National Military Family Association is accepting nominations for this year’s NOAA Family of the Year! CDR Shep Smith & family (2009) and LTJG Jonathan Heesch & family (2010) were our previous winners! To nominate a family or for more information, click here. NMFA: This award recognizes strong families who embrace their service to the Nation, are role models in their community, and understand that together they are stronger. Many times, families think that what they do is nothing special; we disagree. Families serve with quiet dedication to their family and Service. I’m sure you’ll agree that their commitment deserves recognition. One family from each of the seven uniformed services will be selected as a finalist. From the seven family finalists we choose an overall Family of the Year. All finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for the award ceremony and the Family of the Year receives a cash prize of $1,000.