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Two Marines, One Navy, One Army: Four Win SemperComm Award

Published 05-10-07

Submitted by SemperComm Foundation, The

SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2007--The SemperComm Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization founded to boost the morale of U.S. service members stationed at overseas remote bases, today announced the 2007 recipients of its annual SemperComm Award. The award is given to active-duty U.S. military members stationed at remote locations overseas who go out of their way to boost the morale and welfare of their fellow service members. Awardees' duty locations often lack the basic communications, entertainment and recreation support that larger military facilities enjoy.

"The SemperComm Award winners find ways to keep their comrades' spirits up while they're stationed so far away from home," said SemperComm Foundation Executive Director Lara Coffee. "They exemplify service--the kind of service SemperComm itself provides. Our award winners work hard to keep unit morale up, which is essential for our uniformed men and women, especially as duty tours continue to get longer. Keeping spirits high helps military personnel stay focused on the job at hand and get home safely," she added.

The 2007 SemperComm Award winners are:

-- 1stSgt Kevin M. Conboy, USMC, of Jacksonville, NC, recently returned from duty in Iraq

-- SSgt Christopher A. Wright, USMCR, of Loveland, CO, recently returned from duty in Iraq

-- LT Marc J. Soss, USNR, of Bradenton, FL, recently returned from duty in Afghanistan

-- CPT Wayne R. Keeler, USA, of Tucson, AZ, recently returned from duty in Iraq and now stationed at the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany

SemperComm Award winners are chosen via nomination applications received from all branches of the U.S. military. This year's awards will be presented to the winners during tonight's 2007 SemperComm Gala at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA, by each winner's U.S. Representative.

About The SemperComm Foundation

The SemperComm Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to supplying morale-boosting communications and entertainment equipment, software and services to small, overseas remote U.S. military bases. SemperComm receives major support from Computer Systems Center Incorporated, a unique defense-oriented software development company; Stars For Stripes, a nonprofit that brings celebrity entertainment to U.S. military personnel; and PC Recycler, an electronics recycling and services company. For information about SemperComm, visit

NOTE: Printable photos and bios of all four winners are available for download from the Media Room on the SemperComm website at

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The SemperComm Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that was founded to boost the morale of U.S. service members stationed at overseas remote bases, by providing them with the means to communicate with loved ones back home and with access to a variety of entertainment equipment in order to make life at remote postings more bearable

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