The heroes of our heroes are the Angels of the Battlefield.
Established in 2006, the Armed Services YMCA hosts the only awards program of its kind – honoring military medics, corpsmen and pararescue service members – representing each of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Services.
The five Angels are recognized and applauded for their selfless courage and unwavering sacrifice while saving lives on the front lines overseas or during emergency situations here at home. The Armed Services ASYMCA also presents the Angel of Honor Award to an individual or organization demonstrating distinguished and extraordinary advancement of the mission.
We are forever grateful to the active duty men and women—our Angels, our Heroes—who serve so bravely and save the lives of military and non-military personnel across the country and around the globe.
2020 Angels of the Battlefield Awards, Presented by USAA
The 14th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at The Press Club in Washington, D.C., featuring honored guest speaker General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Angels of the Battlefield and Angel of Honor award recipients will be announced at the event and accept their awards virtually.
The event is by invitation only and limited attendance is strictly enforced for the safety of our guests and media. The program will be live streamed. Contact us for more information about sponsorships or to submit a media request.
2019 Angels of the Battlefield Awards, Presented by USAA
The 13th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala was attended by 350 government, military and private sector leaders to celebrate our heroes. Keynote Speaker Adm. Charles W. Ray, Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard said, "Few are more appreciated by commanders than those who provide medical care. They are ones that when you need them, time is of the essence. And they are the ones that bring support."
Angel of Honor Awards were presented to: Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and Mary Keller, CEO, Military Child Education Coalition.