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Mountain Air Systems receives ESGR Patriot Award

  • Mountain Air Systems receives ESGR Patriot Award

WILLISTON, Vt. – On behalf of the Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Vice-Chair Jerry Manock and Military Outreach Director Dan Pipes presented Liam O'Farrell with a Patriot Award Aug. 19. O'Farrell received the award because of the extraordinary support he provides his Vermont Army National Guard employee, Spc. Jacob Miller.

“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Manock. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units.”

Miller stated: “I nominated Liam to say thank you. Being in the Vermont Guard has been a huge part of my life since enlisting four years ago. Thank you for your support and understanding that Mountain Air Systems has given me to balance both my military and civilian careers."

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and values the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Pictured: ESGR Volunteer Dan Pipes, Vermont Army National Guard Spc. Jacob Miller and President of Mountain Air Systems, Inc. Liam O'Farrell.