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Dennis Wellman Employer Support Specialist Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333

Juliette Brandt Program Support Technician Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333

Travis Hill Employment Coordinator Military Bureau Camp Keyes
Augusta ME 04333




ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.


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September 03, 2014National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve activated as of August 26, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Army National Guard and the Air National Guard announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is a decrease of 53 activated National Guard members and reservists in comparison to last week.

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August 30, 2014Healthy Androscoggin honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

LEWISTON, Maine – Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Healthy Androscoggin Substance Abuse Prevention manager Scott Gagnon was honored with a Patriotic Employers in recognition of extraordinary support to, Alley Smith, Veterans Prevention Coordinator and Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class based in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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August 25, 2014Helping Veterans secure employment

BANGOR, Me. – Maine is very special. Natural beauty, close-knit communities, the generosity of neighbors and the work ethic of our people are highlights on a long list of qualities that make our state truly remarkable. Not everyone is aware, however, that Maine is also special because it’s home to many veterans. In fact, we’re among the states with the largest percentage of veterans. Approximately 12 percent of Maine’s adult population has served in the armed forces. Such a large number of heroes in our midst should always be near the top of any list of reasons why we’re fortunate to live in Maine.

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