1. The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards program pays tribute to America's dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made significant contributions to our country. Honorees are chosen based on their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation.

    On September 15, the 2011 awardees were announced at a dinner and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

    Special thanks to the 2011 National sponsors: Bloomberg Government, Booz Allen Hamilton, CH2MHill, Chevron, DuPont, and United Technologies.

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  2. Provided critical scientific information to convince federal officials that the containment cap on a ruptured deepwater oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was working, thereby helping end the environmental disaster.

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  3. Devoted his career to building a national network of small, community-based centers where veterans traumatized by combat obtain counseling, job assistance, medical referrals and other services.

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  4. Created a fast-track system for terminally and seriously ill Americans to receive approval for Social Security disability benefits in days or weeks instead of months or years.

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  5. Developed a blueprint for the U.S. to deal with the health consequences of a radiological or nuclear incident, and helped the Japanese respond to radiation from earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plants.

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2011 Service to America Medal Recipients

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The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service presented nine Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, also known as Sammies, at a Washington, D.C. gala on September 15, 2011 to oustanding public servants for their remarkable work assisting Americans…


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The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service presented nine Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, also known as Sammies, at a Washington, D.C. gala on September 15, 2011 to oustanding public servants for their remarkable work assisting Americans in need, keeping us safe and advancing our national interests.

"The recipients of the Service to America Medals showcase the good that government does, which positively affects our lives every day," said Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service president and CEO. "By honoring these outstanding public servants, we give America's unsung heroes the long overdue thanks and recognition they deserve."

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