Army

November 8, 2013

Nominations open to recognize employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

From an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve News Release
ARLINGTON, Va. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or ESGR, a Defense Department office, is accepting nominations for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The Freedom Award is the department’s highest honor presented to civilian employers for exceptional support of their National Guard and Reserve employees.

Guardsmen and reservists, or Family members acting on their behalf, can submit nominations at http://www.FreedomAward.mil until Jan. 20.

Guard and Reserve members make up nearly half of the nation’s military force, ESGR officials said, providing essential services to national security and humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. Supportive employers, with their enduring commitment, have helped keep our military strong and our Nation secure, they added.

“Across the nation, employers have shown noteworthy support to their service member employees and Families,” said Paul Mock, ESGR national chair. “Whether on routine duty, responding to natural disasters or serving in a deployed location, employers who encourage military service make it easier to serve. By submitting a Freedom Award nomination, a member of the National Guard or Reserve can acknowledge and thank their employer for the critical role they play in our nation’s defense.”

Each year, up to 15 deserving employers are selected as Freedom Award recipients and are honored in Washington, D.C. Examples of past recipient support include continued benefits and health care for deployed service members, home maintenance and child care support, and veteran hiring initiatives.

Established in 1972, ESGR develops and maintains employer support for Guard and Reserve service. The organization advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws and resolves conflict between service members and their employers.
Since the Freedom Award program began in 1996, 190 employers have been honored.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Fort Huachuca volunteers recognized at luncheon

Stephanie Caffall Guests gather at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday to celebrate the dedication and community service of Fort Huachuca’s volunteers. The 2015 Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Luncheon was hosted...
 
 
Natalie Lakosil

40th ESB holds change of responsibility ceremony

Natalie Lakosil Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg snaps the non-commissioned officer’s sword closed signifying his last official act as the command sergeant major and thereby cutting his ties to the unit. The 40th Expe...
 
 

Army Volunteer Corps shares philosophy on volunteerism

Special to The Scout Volunteering is a defining part of the American experience. From the Minutemen at Lexington to today’s all volunteer force, the Army relies on the fundamental connection between volunteerism and citizenship. The strength of the Army lies in its Soldiers, and the strength of Army communities lies in the talents and contributions...
 

 
Natalie Lakosil

305th MI Bn. hosts Resiliency Rodeo for busy Soldiers

Natalie Lakosil In front of his Soldiers, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Baptiste, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, helps demonstrate Bronco’s military woroking dog capabilities with the help of handler Pfc. Gabby Giffiths, 1...
 
 
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley

NCO Week recognizes professionalism, dedication of Soldiers

Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kristine Smedley Fifty-two Soldiers were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps on April 8 at Cochise College during NCO Week here. Fort Huachuca celebrated its first Noncommissioned Officer Wee...
 
 
DeCA photo

Commissary customer appreciation Stateside case lot sales return to offer up to 50 percent or more savings

DeCA photo Cases of groceries are lined up in a tent next to the commissary at Fort Lee, Virginia. Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales allow patrons an opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin