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ARMED SERVICES BLOOD PROGRAM OFFICE

For more information contact:

Air Force Lt. Col. Jerome L. Vinluan | Deputy Director
703-681-8011 | jerome.l.vinluan.mil@mail.mil

Jessica Pellegrini | Staff Writer
571-612-2424 | jpellegrini@vmdsystems.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE







ASBP WEBSITE, NEWSLETTER PLACE FIRST IN MEDCOM KEITH L. WARE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMPETITION

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 8, 2016 — The Armed Services Blood Program is proud to announce that the ASBP website and the Focal Point monthly e-newsletter took home top honors in their respective unit award categories of the 2015 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition. The first part of the competition is a U.S. Army Medical Command-level and consists of submissions from all around the Army Medicine community. This year, 35 entries were judged.

In January, the military blood program entered the ASBP website into the website/blog category and the November 2015 Focal Point into the digital communications category of the competition. 

“We are very excited to receive this award,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director. “It is a prestigious competition and we were up against some great competitors from all around the Army medical community. To be able to take home top honors for our website and newsletter is a proud moment.”

According to the Keith L. Ware competition website, the competition “recognizes Soldiers and Department of the Army civilian employees for excellence in achieving the objectives of the Army Public Affairs Program.” 

This is third time both the website and newsletter have performed well during the MEDCOM-level of the competition.

Fahie added: “My personal thanks to the ASBP’s strategic communications and marketing team: Ms. Julie Oliveri, Mr. Jesse Diaz, Ms. Jessica Pellegrini, Ms. Sarah Lopez and Mr. Giovanni Rodriguez, along with all of our donor center recruiters who contribute outstanding original content. Without them, these achievements would not have been possible. They put a lot of energy into ensuring all of our products are of the highest quality, and they are all very deserving of this honor.”

All of the 2015 winners, from all categories, can be found on the Army Medicine website.

About the Armed Services Blood Program
Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has served as the sole provider of blood for the United States military. As a tri-service organization, the ASBP collects, processes, stores and distributes blood and blood products to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and their families worldwide. As one of four national blood collection organizations trusted to ensure the nation has a safe, potent blood supply, the ASBP works closely with our civilian counterparts by sharing donors on military installations where there are no military blood collection centers and by sharing blood products in times of need to maximize availability of this national treasure. To find out more about the ASBP or to schedule an appointment to donate, please visit www.militaryblood.dod.mil. To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest.  Find the drop. Donate.