Cynthia Martinez and her organization “Words of Comfort, Hope & Promise” have received many awards for their dedication to offer support to our military service men and women and their families.
California Governor’s and First Lady’s Service Award, 27 Dec 2010
In 2010 the WOCHP team was honored with the California Governor’s and First Lady’s Service Award.
Flag, Certificate & Necklace, Sgt. Major Hoopii, 17 Dec 2009
Cynthia was presented with a flag and certificate from Sgt. Major Hoopii and a necklace from the General from Afghanistan.
Certificate of Appreciation, Camp Pendleton, 24 April 2009
Cynthia was honored to receive the “Certificate of Appreciation” on behalf of her organization and all the “Over the Top” volunteers that help her support our beloved troops and their precious families at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.
Flag, HMLA Helicopter Squadron 369 “Gunfighters”, 14 January 2009
Cynthia was honored to receive this flag from the HMLA Helicopter Squadron 369 “Gunfighters” that was flown in a combat mission in a UH-1N Utility helicopter over the city of Haditha in support of 1st MEF during Operation Iraqi Freedom in honor of Words of Comfort, Hope and Promise.
Certificate of Appreciation, Army National Guard
WOCHP received an appreciation letter and certificate from General George W. Casey Jr., United States Army Chief of Staff and Pete Geren, Secretary of Army, for supporting the Army National Guard during their deployment. Thanks to Major James Linzey for submitting this special U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute.
3D Assault Amphibian Battalion, Dec 2008
The WOCHP team was presented with a beautiful award from the 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion at their Christmas party.
The Spirit of Hope Award, Emergency Ministry Services, 28 Oct 2008
Letter of Congratulations from Pastor Rick and Susan Yeomans, President and Chief Chaplain Emergency Ministry Services. Cynthia was honored to receive the “The Spirit of Hope Award”, also known as “The Bob Hope Award”, during a special ceremony at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA on behalf of her dedication to support our troops and their families. Cynthia was then further honored with a bronze lapel pin bearing a miniature of the bas-relief of Bob Hope, presented by Mr. Hope’s grandaughter, Miranda Hope-Smith.
Guadalcanal Award, 1st Marine Division, 17 May 2008
Major General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, gave Cynthia the Guadalcanal Award for 2008 during the 1st Marine Division Appreciation Dinner.
You Make The Difference Award, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, 2 May 2008
Cynthia was honored to receive the “You Make The Difference Award” on behalf of her organization and all the faithful and wonderful volunteers that help her support our troops and their families, in appreciation of the exemplary service the WOCHP team has provided to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.
Certificate of Appreciation, Volunteer Program Abroad Marine Corps Base, 2 May 2008
A Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to the WOCHP team in appreciation of their selfless participation in the Volunteer Program Abroad Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton.
Flag, Marine Security, 17 March 2008
Captain Owen M. Boyce U.S.Marine Corps from Marine Security sent the WOCHP team this certificate and the American flag that was flown over the United States Embassy in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom by the Marines of Marine Security Force-Baghdad (MSF-B) of the First Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company 1st Fast Company.
Flag, Multi-National Force-Iraq and the Command Group, 15 March 2008
J. M. Paxton, MajorGen, USMC Chief of Staff, Multi-National Force-Iraq and the Command Group sent the WOCHP team a flag of the United States of America that was flown over the Al Faw Palace aboard Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, in recognition of their commitment and dedication in supporting the service men and women in Multi-National Force in Iraq.
Certificate of Authenticity & Flag, Captain Derek Heath, 12 Dec 2007
This photo is of Captain Derek Heath holding the flag which was flown on the C-17 Globalmaster 111 over Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and over Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. This flag was given to WOCHP along with a Certificate of Authenticity for their support and dedication on the homefront.
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Dec 2007
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez presented Cynthia with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition during the Christmas Party 2007 at Camp Pendelton.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award, President Bush, 2007
Cynthia was honored to receive The President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of all the wonderful volunteers that help her support our troops and their families. The award was presented along with a letter signed by President Bush.
Guadalcanal Award, 5th Marine Regiment
Brigadier General Nicholson presented Cynthia with the Guadalcanal Award for exceptional service and dedication to the 5th Marine Regiment.
Certificate of Appreciation, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, 2006-2008
A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to WOCHP by Lt. Col. Craig S. Kozeniesky, 2/5 Commanding Officer, for the generosity and loyal support of 2nd Battalion 5th Marines during their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.
Flag, Col. Lawrence Nicholson, 4 Jul 2006
During Col. Lawrence Nicholson’s tour in Iraq, he honored Cynthia by sending her the American flag that was flown over the headquarters of Regimental Combat team 5 at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, on the 4th of July 2006, Independence Day for her continual support for the Marines and Sailors of Regimental Combat team 5 during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.
Plaque, Marines and Sailors of Charlie Company, 2006
Marines and Sailors of Charlie Company, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force presented WOCHP with a plaque for their prayers and generous support throughout the 2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment.
Woman of the Year Nomination & Award, Senator Bill Morrow, 2005
Cynthia was nominated Woman of the Year 2005 and was invited to attend a luncheon and was presented with an award from Senator Bill Morrow from the 38th Senatorial District.
Woman of the Year Nomination & Certificate of Recognition, 2005
The California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division, nominated Cynthia Martinez for Woman of the Year 2005. She was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by Kathy Brugger, President of the CFRW, Southern Division.
Letter of Appreciation, Marine & Sailors of 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion
The WOCHP team was invited by Commanding Officer P.W. Cushing and Sgt. Major Michael Kufchak to attend a breakfast and was presented with a Letter of Appreciation for their support to 3D Assault Amphibious Battalion. WOCHP also received a plaque and roses for their support to this Battalion.
Certificate of Appreciation, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine
Randall P. Newman Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Marine Corps presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Cynthia Martinez in recognition for her great contribution and overwhelming support of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Her hard work dedication and devotion was appreciated by all families, sailors, and Marines of the Fighting Fifth.