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May 21: Robin Schoolfield
Robin Schoolfield; Operation Homefrontâ€™s 2010 Military Motherhood Award HonoreeM Lives In: Sneads Ferry, NC Age: 35 Job: Family readiness officer Family: Husband Sam Schoolfield and their children Sam, Jack, Abe and Scarlett
Robin Schoolfield is the recipient of Operation Homefront's 2010 Military Motherhood Award, which recognizes the outstanding women who serve our military families. She is 35 years old and the wife of a Marine Corps pilot Major Sam Schoolfield, currently residing in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.
Robin is a mentor to hundreds of military spouses in her job as a family readiness officer, a job she did for years as a volunteer. When a full-time position became available, she went back to school and recently earned a master's degree in adult education. She serves at Squadron and Wing level supporting the families of deployed Marines.
Robin and her sister recently went to Sierra Leone for two weeks with a church group to assist an orphanage, and now she is training to be a team leader and return to Africa again in the coming months.
In her spare time, Schoolfield is earning her civilian pilot's license, and hopes to one day fly with her husband in the pilot seat. She is also an athlete who has competed in several marathons.
During 14 years of marriage, the Schoolfield family has endured nine PCS moves and five deployments of her husband to the Pacific, Iraq and currently Afghanistan. Their children are Sam (11), Jack (10), Abe (7) and Scarlett (6), who was adopted from Russia.