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06.12.2019
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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05.23.2019

The Department of Defense (DoD) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the National Chair of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The National Chair serves as an unpaid Special Governmental Employee, in accordance with appropriate Federal regulations. Applications for this key volunteer position are due June 30, 2019, and will be vetted through a screening process prior to a Selection Board scheduled for mid-July. The National Chair will be appointed to a 3 year term beginning September 1, 2019. The DoD expects to announce the selectee no later than August 2019.

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03.22.2019
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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07.13.2018
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory signs Statement of Support for National Guard and Reserve members

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory signed a Statement of Support for the National Guard and Reserve July 11 at Kavli Auditorium in front of more than 50 employees and guests.

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