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08.23.2019
DOD Honors Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

WASHINGTON – Fifteen private-sector and municipal employers received the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award at a Pentagon ceremony for providing exceptional support to their employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

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06.17.2019
Department of Defense Announces 2019 Recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense announced the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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03.14.2019
WASHINGTON ­– Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as public sector organizations. ESGR received 2,415 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. 

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02.28.2019

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense (DoD) program, has identified 135 employers as semifinalists for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, commonly referred to as the Freedom Award.

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11.30.2018
WASHINGTON – It’s time to break the internet with accolades and kudos for the most supportive employer out there!  Only thirty-one days remain to nominate your employer for the 2019 Freedom Award!

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10.02.2018
WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award!

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09.18.2018

BALTIMORE – (Sept. 18) Maryland Committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (MD ESGR) announces the launch of their formal search for the next ESGR state chair.

The State Chair is an official Department of Defense volunteer position. The selected candidate for this prominent position will be required to take an oath of office and will be sworn in during a formal ceremony.   The state chair will serve at the pleasure of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.  Most importantly, the Maryland ESGR state chair’s role is to provide the leadership and vision for a team of dedicated volunteers spread all across Maryland in carrying out the mission.

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08.20.2018
WASHINGTONPresident Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring Aug. 19 – 25, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The week recognizes the important contributions employers continue to make supporting the military service of their National Guard and Reserve employees.

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