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The Partnership for Public Service named the winners of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals or Sammies and gave the top honor, Federal Employee of the Year, to Lynne Mofenson, an employee at the National Institutes of Health, for her work to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Livia Marques created a nationwide community garden network that, to date, has donated 1.3 million pounds of produce to the needy. She is a finalist for the 2012 Service to America Medals.
A team from the Corporation for National and Community Service is being hailed as heroes for coordinating 60,000 volunteers after the twister. Kelly Menzie- DeGraff led the effort under AmeriCorps.
When Princeton University football player Jordan Culbreath was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, there was only one place to go: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH. The once-fatal illness now carries an 80 percent survival rate, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Neal A. Young.
Shane Morris overcame numerous obstacles during the Arab Spring uprisings to ensure that U.S. diplomats in the Middle East could securely dispatch and receive classified documents and equipment. She is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.
Lou Milione is a special agent and group supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is a finalist for a 2012 Service to America Medal.
IRS employee Shauna Henline has helped saved millions in taxpayer dollars by penalizing people who make fraudulent claims.
James Cash of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Research and Engineering uses his technical expertise to uncover the causes of transportation accidents.
Thanks in part to the work of Dr. Lynne Mofenson, future generations won't have to worry about being born with HIV or AIDS. The State Department has made ending mother-to-child HIV transmission, what it calls an AIDS-free generation, a U.S. policy priority.
For her work as the National Security Council's director of nuclear energy policy, Joyce Connery is a finalist for the Service to America medals.