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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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03.16.2017
ARCpoint Labs owner honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DES MOINES, Iowa – Gary Burcher, president and owner of ARCpoint Labs was recently honored with the Patriot Award, presented by Gene Krumm, a volunteer with Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his support to employee Senior Airman Anthony Burriola who serves in the Air Force Reserve.

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03.16.2017
Bartlett Electric owner honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DES MOINES, Iowa – Joe Bartlett was recently honored with the Patriot Award March 7, presented by Jim Freese, a volunteer with Iowa Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support to Daniel Dodge, a Bartlett Electric employee who serves in the Army National Guard.

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03.16.2017
Target Supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

DES MOINES, Iowa – Supervisor Benjamin Lavoi of Target was honored with the Patriot Award, presented March 4 by Mark Coady, a volunteer with Iowa Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve (ESGR), in recognition of Lavoi’s extraordinary support to Tracy Page, a Target employee who serves in the Iowa Army National Guard.

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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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02.26.2017
Des Moines Area Community College dean receives Patriot Award

DES MOINES, Iowa - Jim Stick, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Des Moines Area Community College was honored with the Patriot Award, presented Feb. 22 by Dick Rue, a volunteer with Iowa Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve,  in recognition of his extraordinary support to a employee who serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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