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06/01/17

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE NAMES 2017 EMPLOYER SUPPORT FREEDOM AWARD RECIPIENTS

Secretary of Defense names 2017 Employer Support Freedom Award recipients

15 exceptional employers recognized with DoD’s top honor for employers 

WASHINGTON ­– Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced today the 15 recipients of the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  The award is the highest honor given to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

Selected from 3,064 nominations received from Reserve Component troops across the country, these recipients have gone above and beyond federal requirements in support of their military employees.  The 2017 Freedom Award recipients below will be honored at a Pentagon ceremony August 25:

Employer

Location

Nominator’s Branch of Service

Accordia Urgent Healthcare & Family Practice

Vidalia, Georgia

Air Force Reserve

Boston Scientific Corporation

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Air National Guard

Cargill

Wayzata, Minnesota

Army National Guard

Comcast

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Air National Guard

CSI Aviation

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Army National Guard

Hensel Phelps

Greely, Colorado

Army Reserve

Howard County Fire and Rescue

Columbia, Maryland

Coast Guard Reserve

Indianapolis Fire Department

Indianapolis, Indiana

Air Force Reserve

Johnson & Johnson

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Air National Guard

Mesa Natural Gas Solutions

Casper, Wyoming

Army National Guard

18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office

Centennial, Colorado

Marine Corps Reserve

Renown Health

Reno, Nevada

Air National Guard

Salt River Project

Tempe, Arizona

Army National Guard

Tesoro

San Antonio, Texas

Army Reserve

Zapata

Charlotte, North Carolina

Air National Guard

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