June 12, 2014
|Lt. Col. Shane
Ostrom, USAF (Ret), accepts the 26th Annual George Alexander Memorial Volunteer Award from (left to right) the Honorable Constance Morella, former U.S.
Member of Congress, and Ms. Anna Marie Alexander, daughter of George Alexander.|
Va. — Lt. Col. Shane Ostrom, CFP®, USAF (Ret), deputy director
in Military Officers Association of
America (MOAA’s) Transition
Center, received the George Alexander Memorial Volunteer Award from The Blinded
American Veterans Foundation (BAVF) at their Twenty-Ninth Annual BAVF
Congressional Awards reception today on Capitol Hill.
was selected to receive the award because he has been a wonderful resource in Sgt. Shaft, helping many veterans.” said
John Fales, president of BAVF who has written the Sgt.
Shaft column since 1982.
couldn’t be more proud of Shane, an expert on military pay, benefits and
finances, for receiving
this well-deserved recognition,” MOAA President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan said. “He
is a true professional and always ready to assist the military community.”
George Alexander Volunteer Service Award was created in memory of a friend of
American veterans who was quite simply known as "Mr. Volunteer,"
according to the BAVF.
is described on the BAVF
website as “rarely in the limelight, always there in the trenches, never asking
for credit, even when it was so truly warranted, almost embarrassed when the
richly deserved credit was given. No project was too small or forbidden to try
and tackle. No task was too small or seemingly unimportant that he would not
put forth his total commitment and boundless energy.”
recipients of the George
Alexander Memorial Volunteer Awards were Bruce Davis, Department of Veterans
Recipients of the BAVF's George "Buck"
Gillispie Congressional Awards were Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) and J.
Randy Forbes (Va.), the Carlton Sherwood Media Awards were presented to Lindsey
Boerma of CBSNews.com and Donna Leinwand Leger of USA Today. The Corporate
Volunteer Award will be presented to Ben’s Chili Bowl.