Video Report: 2014 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

September, 09 28, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2014 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award. Read More

Shofner Vision Center Proudly Receives Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

September, 09 27, 2014

Shofner Vision Center is one of 15 recipients honored for supporting military personnel. Dr. Stewart Shofner continues to encourage other businesses to help support. Read More

Zions Bank Receives Freedom Award At Pentagon Ceremony

September, 09 26, 2014

"It's an honor to be nominated by our employees," said Brian Garrett, who manages Zions Bank's Military Relations Program. "We're proud to have our program recognized at the national level for the support that we provide our service members and their families." Read More

Employers of Reserve-Component Troops Earn Freedom Awards

September, 09 26, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today recognized 15 private- and public-sector employers for exceptional support of their employees who serve the nation in the National Guard and Reserve. Read More

DOD Special Report on 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

September, 09 24, 2014

A Special Feature on Defense.Gov on the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The 15 recipients will receive the award from the Secretary of Defense at a ceremony in the Pentagon. Read More

The President proclaims National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

September, 09 21, 2014

This is ESGR Week as proclaimed by the President. The week’s events culminate with the 19th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony Friday. Read More

WCSD Receives 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

July, 07 29, 2014

“The Washoe County School District is proud to receive this national recognition from the Secretary of Defense,” said Kristen McNeill, chief of staff for the Washoe County School District. Read More

Employers of Reserve-component Troops Earn Freedom Awards

July, 07 28, 2014

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, announced today 15 recipients of the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees. Read More

ESGR Announces 30 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

April, 04 17, 2014

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, has selected 30 employers as finalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

ESGR Selects Freedom Award Semifinalists

April, 04 10, 2014

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, has selected 162 employers as semifinalists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

Employer Support Awards Draw More Than 2,800 Nominations

March, 03 27, 2014

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department office, received 2,864 nominations from Guardsmen and reservists for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

Allergist wins award for support of guardsmen

July, 07 15, 2013

With the help of a local doctor, Louisville-based Family Allergy and Asthma is among 15 employers to receive a national award for their support of employees who also serve as guardsmen and reservists. Read More

Two companies honored for support of Guard, Reserve employees

June, 06 27, 2013

Two Louisville companies are among 15 companies from across the country that have been honored with the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The companies are Family Allergy & Asthma and Humana. Read More

Eastman receives DOD award for support of citizen warriors

June, 06 26, 2013

“While I value everyone who volunteers service to others, there is a special place in my heart for those who serve in our military,” Jim Rogers, chairman and CEO, said in a prepared release. Read More

DaVita Receives Freedom Award, U.S. Government's Highest Military-Friendly Honor for Employers

June, 06 26, 2013

DaVita(R), a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, learned today that it has received the prestigious Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

United States Department of Defense Names U.S. Bank a 2013 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award Honoree

June, 06 26, 2013

This recognition by the DoD is an incredible honor," said Richard Davis, chairman, president and ceo of U.S. Bancorp. We are grateful for the service provided by members of the military, and our employees who are serving in the National Guard and Reserve. Read More

Bank of America Recognized for Exemplary National Guard and Reserve Support

June, 06 26, 2013

Bank of America has been named a 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipient, the highest recognition given to companies for support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Read More

Springs Utilities receives Employer Support Freedom Award

June, 06 26, 2013

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced today that Colorado Springs Utilities of Colorado Springs, Colo. is one of 15 recipients of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Read More

Safeway Receives Department Of Defense Freedom Award

June, 06 26, 2013

Safeway is one of six large companies to be honored with the prestigious Freedom Award. Nine other award recipients are small- to mid-sized businesses or public-sector employers. The recipients were chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000. Read More

Department of Defense Announces Recipients of 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

June, 06 25, 2013

"I commend and thank the 15 recipients of the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for providing exceptional support to our Citizen Warriors," said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Read More