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Armed Services YMCA Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala

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Recognizing military heroism on the front lines

We are excited to announce that in honor of their years of dedicated service to military families, Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Mary Keller, CEO, Military Child Education Coalition, will be recognized as Angels of Honor this year. 

Bonnie Carroll  Dr Mary Keller

Carroll and Keller will be honored at the Oct. 29, 2019, Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala.

2018 was a wonderful event.


The Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala acknowledges medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen for their life-saving medical treatment and trauma care on the battlefield. The Armed Services YMCA works with the military services to select an honoree from each branch. These Angels of the Battlefield are compassionate men and women who risk everything and are often the reason why so many of our nation’s heroes wounded in battle have made it home to their families and communities. 

The military community, along with individual and corporate supporters come together to honor military medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen for their courageous and compassionate actions. The awards ceremony took place Oct. 2, 2018, in Arlington, Va. Angels is the only event which recognizes the front line actions of military medical personnel.

The 2018 gala featured the 2018 Angel of Honor Award recipient Robert Irvine.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors.

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