WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 19, 2007) - The troop-support group SemperComm is now asking for nominations for its 2008 awards program recognizing the morale-raising efforts of troops stationed throughout the world.

This is the fifth year of the awards program highlighting the personal contributions of troops who go the extra mile for their fellow servicemembers. The deadline for entries is Jan. 28.

Nominees will be judged based on three criteria: their efforts to boost the morale of their fellow service members; the remoteness and size of their duty station; and their desire to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Award winners will be invited to receive their award in person at the SemperComm Gala on April 10, 2008, in Arlington, Va. Complimentary travel and lodging will be provided to winners and one guest each by the SemperComm Foundation.

Nomination forms are available on the SemperComm website,