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06.13.2017
Tennessee ESGR State Chair Carl Lambert dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve State Chair Carl E. Lambert, age 71, died June 4.  He is preceded in death by parents Leslie and Sibble Lambert and sister Anna Sue Mead. 

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06.01.2017

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.

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05.23.2017
Department of Defense selects Craig McKinley as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Chair

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense selected Craig McKinley to become the new national chair of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. McKinley will assume his new position June 1.

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03.13.2017
WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members.

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02.17.2017
City of Marietta Georgia honored by Department of Defense support

MARIETTA, Ga. – Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award Feb. 8 at the Marietta City Hall.

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01.25.2017
Floyd County Sheriff’s Department supervisors honored by Department of Defense

ROME, Ga. – Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and police Lt. Richard Argo of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Jan. 20 at the Floyd County Sheriff’s office.

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06.29.2016

WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced today the 15 recipients of the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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04.11.2016
Dixie Transport president signs Statement of Support for Guard and Reserve members

ROME, Ga. – Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced that Jimmy Brown, president of Dixie Transport, Inc., signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve March 30 at the company’s local office in Rome. Several employees were at the event.

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