Inaugural Veterans Service Awards Winners Announced
EDMOND, OK- Winners of the Force 50 Foundation’s Inaugural Veterans Service Awards were announced at a banquet held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh University Center. For the award selection process, we analyzed the level of community involvement, Veteran friendliness in hiring and volunteer practices and the level of Veteran resources. For the corporate awards, we looked at formal Veteran recruitment, Veteran employee groups, and community service projects that impact Veterans. Here’s a complete list of winners:
The Force 50 Foundation also recognized many outstanding individuals who have contributed a great deal to veterans and veteran services through a Distinguished Service Award. Those individuals are as follows:
“Once again, Oklahoma is being proactive and taking the lead in an effort to provide a better health care model for veterans everywhere,” said Governor Mary Fallin. “The Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program is working on creating a service model that delivers easier access, better health care services, and is more cost effective and efficient. If successful, this will become a national model available to all states. Oklahoma has more than 340,000 veterans living in the state. It’s important for us to take care of our veterans who served with honor.”
Governor Mary Fallin and former Governor George Nigh, as well as many other legislators and dignitaries, were on hand for the Force 50 Foundation Inaugural Service Awards on May 10th honoring those who have distinguished themselves in the service of Oklahoma’s Veterans. Below are a few photos from the event.
In the first photo are First Gentleman Wade Christiansen, Governor Mary Fallin, former Governor George Nigh, and Force 50 Foundation’s Pete Reed.
In the second photo Governor Fallin and Major General (Ret.) Rita Aragon present Governor Nigh with the Oklahoma Medal of Freedom.
The Force 50 Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Veterans, homebound and terminally ill Individuals and their families by directing donated funds to provide basic needs, care, special wishes, recognition for our Veterans and community education.
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May 9, 2019
University of Central Oklahoma George Nigh Center
Cocktails | Dinner | Black Tie Optional
Cocktails and silent auction at 6:00 pm
Dinner and awards at 7:00 pm
Nominations for the Force 50 Inaugural Veteran Service Awards are now open. Know of a Veteran supported Business, community, not for profit? Consider nominating them today.
Submission of nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
PO Box 1585, Norman, OK 73070