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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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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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02.19.2016
Firehawk Helicopters manager honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced Josh Chandler of Firehawk Helicopters Inc. was honored Feb. 15 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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02.14.2016
Idaho State Police honored by Department of Defense for Extraordinary Support

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced today that Colonel Ralph W. Powel, Idaho State Police Director was honored with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Idaho Guard and Reserve.

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01.24.2016
Cascade Drilling supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that Jeff Townsend, of Cascade Drilling, LP was honored Jan. 20 with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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