LAFD Advances in the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award by ESGR

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Los Angeles Fire Department Advances in the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award!

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Nominations must come from a Guard or Reserve member who is employed by the organization they are nominating, or from a family member. The award was created to publicly recognize employers who provide exceptional support to their National Guard and Reserve employees. It is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense.

The Freedom Award is presented annually to the nation’s 15 most supportive employers. The nomination season opens the first working day of November and closes the third Monday of January.

2011 Recipients:

3M Company 
St. Paul, Minn.  
Ameren Missouri
St. Louis, Mo.
Burt County Sheriff’s Office
Tekamah, Neb.
CSX Transportation
Jacksonville, Fla.
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Omaha, Neb.
Ford Motor Company
Dearborn, Mich.
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
Springfield, Ill.
Integrity Applications Incorporated
Chantilly, Va.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Santa Ana, Calif.
Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa
Qwest Communications, Denver, Colo.,
acquired by CenturyLink, Inc.
Monroe, La.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Yankton, S.D.
State Employees’ Credit Union
Raleigh, N.C.
Town of Gilbert
Gilbert, Ariz.
Wells Fargo & Company
San Francisco, Calif.

For more information about the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and recipients, and to nominate your employer for supporting your Guard or Reserve service, please visit: 

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