Recognition of the 2012 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award for the Naval Operations Support Center in Tucson, Azby Former Representative Ron Barber
Posted on 2013-02-27
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mr. BARBER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Naval Operations
Support Center in Tucson, Arizona, which has been awarded the 2012
Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award.
The Reserve Family Readiness Award was established in 2000 to recognize the dedication of our Reserve and National Guard units to their military families. Winners of the Reserve Family Readiness Award are those units deemed to have the best programs in support of military families. As we can all agree, our military families are critical to total force readiness and deserve to be a top priority.
The care and support of the military family must be a paramount endeavor, especially for a nation that has been at war for over a decade. Family readiness directly impacts force readiness and provides the critical link that enables our service members to complete the mission without having to worry about the well-being of their loved ones back home. Family support systems improve the quality of life and increase morale for those on the homefront. They educate families on military benefits and entitlements, and in times of need can respond quickly and provide assistance. In this regard, the Naval Operations Support Center in Tucson has proven its commitment to its service members and their families.
Last year, the Naval Operations Support Center in Tucson competed against 131 stellar naval commands taking top honors in the category of family readiness. It is my honor to thank them for their service to our country and congratulate them on being selected for the 2012 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award. Fleet, Family, Fitness! ____________________