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CLEARWATER, Minn. – Sgt. Luke Noyes of the Army Reserve, is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to his civilian supervisors, Cody Strandberg and John Schultz. The awards were given May 31 at the Clearwater Blaine Brothers location in recognition of Strandberg and Schultz’s support of Noyes service to the Army Reserve.

Noyes was very appreciative of Cody and John’s support and assistance with his service and wanted to honor them. He stated that Cody and John support military service and are very accommodating of his serving. Additionally, Blaine Brothers offer two weeks of military leave and continue benefits while on duty. Also present was Chad Sackett, an ESGR Minnesota Committee member.

ESGR is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for service members in the National Guard and Reserve through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws. ESGR also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between Service members and their employers.

ESGR celebrates over 51 years of excellence in support of the Reserve Components and their civilian employers. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Photo left to right: Chad Sackett, Cody Strandberg, John Schultz, and Sgt. Luke Noyes (Photo courtesy of Chad Sackett)

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