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LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – General Manager Danielle Akey of Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 19 by Jon Ison, West Central area chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee serving in the Coast Guard Reserve.

Akey was nominated by Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Akey, an assistant manager at Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA who is also her spouse.  “As the General Manager of a multi-million dollar recreational facility she has not only supported my reserve duty but has encouraged my participation in different mobilizations and leadership trainings,” said Michael Akey. “Danielle allows for a very flexible work schedule with regards to Inactive Duty for Training drills and my 2 weeks of Active Duty Training. Danielle is not only my boss but is also my spouse and it would mean so much for her to know how much support she has shown me through the years.”

“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 Ison. “Our Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employer supports them 100 percent.”

“Not only has she helped me with my work throughout the past 10 years of my reserve duty , but has helped me with ease of mind knowing that things will be taken care of while I’m gone,” said Michael.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value 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 www.ESGR.mil.

Photo caption: General Manager Danielle Akey (middle) of Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 19 by Jon Ison (far right), west central area chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee serving in the Coast Guard Reserve. Akey was nominated by Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Akey (far left), an assistant manager at Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA who is also her spouse.

 

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