BRAINERD, Minn. – Tracy Solinger, spouse of Staff Sgt. Jacob Solinger, is presenting the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to her employment supervisor, Kelly Vogel. The award was given on Feb. 14 at Safari North Wildlife Park in recognition of Kelly's support of Tracy throughout Staff Sgt. Salinger’s deployment with the Minnesota National Guard.
Tracy Solinger was very appreciative of the support and assistance provided during her husband's Guard deployment and wanted to honor Kelly. Also present were Staff Sgt. Jacob Solinger, who recently returned from deployment, and ESGR Minnesota Committee member Chad Sackett.
ESGR is a Department of Defense program which 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 left to right: Chad Sackett, Kelly Vogel, Tracy Solinger, Staff Sgt. Jacob Solinger (Photo courtesy of Chad Sackett)