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I think even celebrity guest Wendy Davis from Lifetime’s “Army Wives” was upstaged today. But I doubt she cared.

Wendy Davis of "Army Wives" presents the Military Motherhood Award to Robin Schoolfiled as OH CEO Jim Knotts looks on.

I imagine she was just as thrilled as everyone else when Maj. Sam Schoolfield, husband of Military Motherhood Award winner Robin Schoolfield, showed up at the luncheon in his wife’s honor. Sam is deployed to Afghanistan, and Robin had no clue he’d be there. They’ll get to enjoy some family time in the nation’s capital before Sam returns to duty.

Today Robin was recognized for her strength and perseverance as a Marine Corps wife. Thanks to Lockheed Martin, Operation Homefront was able to get her family to D.C. and present her with a check for $5,000. Thanks to TriWest, we were able to host a lovely luncheon. Thanks to Lifetime, we had an exceptional guest speaker.

And thanks to Sam’s command and all the folks who worked with us to get him there today, the Schoolfield family had a priceless reunion.

Maj. Sam Schoolfield, who is deployed to Afghanistan, surprised his wife Robin by showing up at the Military Motherhood Award luncheon.

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We’re so pleased to recognize Willie Banks III as this year’s Military Child Award winner.

Military Child Award winner Willie Banks III, 10, with his sister, Talana-Lynn, 6

You can read more about Willie on OH Online. Willie was one of almost 700 children from around the world nominated for the award. Readers voted him into the top five finalists along with Eric Lopez, Andrew Babb, Cavan McIntyre-Brewer and Brandon Schreckhise.

A panel of judges selected Willie as the final winner. The prize is $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend a special ceremony in his honor. You can read more about the award on our Facebook page.

Special thanks to Lockheed Martin and TriWest Healthcare Alliance for sponsoring this award.

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