OMK Staff Member Recognized for Dedication

July 19, 2017

One of OMK’s own recently received recognition from the Department of the Army for dedication and selfless service in support of the Army Wounded Warrior Program.

Michelle Tran, Family Programs Coordinator and Event Specialist, has worked for Our Military Kids 8 years. She spends the lion’s share of her time working with families of wounded warriors.

Tran’s efforts at Our Military Kids were recently highlighted by Hakiim Mohammad, an advocate with the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. AW2 is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families, as they recover and transition to civilian life.

Mohammad said the AW2 assists soldiers and veterans with a wide array of transition concerns, ranging from Social Security benefits to job hunting to help for wounded warrior children. It’s the latter that led to Mohammad’s relationship with Our Military Kids. He values anyone who makes transition easier for military families, and he has worked with Tran for many years.

Linda Davidson, OMK’s executive director, said, “Our Military Kids is proud to honor and support the children of our wounded warriors as they recover and transition to their new normal. We are sensitive to the struggles and challenges faced by these families, and we’re fortunate to have caring individuals like Michelle Tran ready and eager to assist these families when they reach out to Our Military Kids for support.”

(For more information, call Judy McSpadden, 703-734-6654.)