EDMONDS, Wash. – Art Wong and Kathleen Solum, owners of Edmonds Vision Center, were presented with a Patriot Award, by Michael Kidd, volunteer for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of their support of their employees serving in the Washington National Guard.
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Air critical transport services are critical partners with first responders and local hospitals in providing critical care, especially where the patient is located in a remote area.
OLYMPIA, Wash.– Jeff Smith, correctional lieutenant at the Nisqually Public Safety Complex, was presented with a Patriot Award by Phil Sanders, state chair for the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, and Christian Dahl, Washington ESGR employer outreach coordinator in recognition of extraordinary support of his employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.
KENT, Wash. – Andrew McKellips, CEO and founder of Adaptive Threat Solutions, a security firm in Kent, Washington, was presented with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award in recognition of his extraordinary support of an employee who serves in the United States Air Force Reserve. McKellips was nominated by Airman Huy X. Nguyen for McKellips’s support of his military service.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. – Scott Gaines, transportation assistant manager at Pierce Transit, was presented with a Patriot Award, by Ohad Lowy and Mary Miller, south sound area co-chairs with the Washington Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, in recognition of his extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Washington National Guard at a recent team meeting at Pierce Transit headquarters.
HILO, Hawaii – Hawaii Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosted a Bosslift, July 6. Participating employers learned about the 291st Combat Communications Squadron and 1-183rd Aviation missions then divided into two groups for an orientation flight on Blackhawks. “This was an exceptional event! It was great to see how the National Guard trains,” commented a participant.
HONOLULU – Hawaii Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve hosted a Bosslift, Aug. 16 at Hangar 13 on Hickam Air Force Base. Participating employers learned about the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron mission, signed Statements of Support, and went on a KC-135 orientation flight where they also witnessed a mid-air refueling of an F-22.