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Dempsey Attends 5th Military Child of the Year Gala

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  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, and his wife, Deanie, meet Annalese Knotts, center, daughter of Jim Knotts, right, president and CEO of Operation Homefront, before Dempsey delivers remarks at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, hosted the event.  DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks during the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. James Nathaniel Richards, the 2012 Navy Military Child of the Year who was known as "Nate the Great" on his blog for military children, joined Dempsey at the podium. The Defense Department recognizes April as the Month of the Military Child. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. DOD Photo By: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, right, and Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront, present Nicole Marie Daly with the 2013 Army Military Child of the Year Award at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. DOD Photo By: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Mary Jean Eisenhower, president and CEO of People to People International, delivers the keynote address at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. Eisenhower is the granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and a five-star general during World War II. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, and his wife, Deanie, foreground, speak with Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, Amanda Wimmersberg, right,  the 2013 Coast Guard Military Child of the Year, and her parents, Coast Guard Cmdr. Richard and Christina Schultz, at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, his wife, Deanie, foreground left, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, center, and his wife, Darlene, depart the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront, pose with the winners from each service at the 5th annual Military Child of the Year gala in Arlington, Va., April 11, 2013. From left to right, the winners are: Alexander R. Burch, Navy; Abigail Mary Rose Perdew, Marine Corps; Amanda Wimmersberg, Coast Guard; Nicole M. Daly, Army; and Mark M. Newberry, Air Force. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Sun L. Vega