2016 Freedom Award Semifinalists

WASHINGTON - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, has selected 139 employers as semifinalists for the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award (commonly referred to as the “Freedom Award”).

Each year, up to 15 awards are presented to employers in the three categories – large (500 or more employees), small (fewer than 500 employees), and public sector. This year’s semifinalist group is comprised of 48 large employers, 46 small employers, and 45 public sector employers.


Lockheed Martin / Missile Defense Agency Alabama
University of North Alabama Alabama
Elcan & Associates, Inc. Alabama
Alaska Airlines Alaska
Department of Public Safety Alaska State Troopers Alaska
Empire Southwest LLC Arizona
Arizona Department of Corrections Arizona
Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative Arizona
USA Truck Arkansas
Bismarck Public Schools Arkansas
The Sanctuary Arkansas
QUALCOMM Incorporated California
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office California
Pneudraulics, Inc. California
Comcast Cable Colorado
Office of the District Attorney, Eighteenth Judicial District Colorado
Platte Valley Medical Center Colorado
Travelers Insurance Connecticut
Town of East Hartford Fire Dept. Connecticut
Sonalysts, Inc. Connecticut
Discover Financial Services Delaware
Town of Bridgeville Delaware
Phoenix Restoration Delaware
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. Florida
Delray Beach Police Department Florida
ReliaQuest Florida
TSYS Loyalty Georgia
Rossville Middle School Georgia
Accordia Urgent Care & Family Practice Georgia
Home Depot Guam
Judiciary of Guam Guam
Unitek Environmental Guam Guam
Safelite Autoglass Idaho
Idaho State Police Idaho
Kuna Joint School District No.3 Idaho
Exelon Corporation Illinois
Prairie Grove Consolidated School District 46 Illinois
Dude Electrical Testing LLC Illinois
Do it Best Corp. Indiana
Agri-Tech Aviation Iowa
Topeka Police Department Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas
Lexmark International Kentucky
Entergy Corp. Louisiana
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Louisiana
Gulf South Electric, LLC Louisiana
Maine Medical Center Maine
Washington County Community College Maine
Trident Armory Maine
Clark Construction Group, LLC. Maryland
Maryland State Police Maryland
Delmarva Veteran Builders Maryland
MassMutual Financial Group Massachusetts
Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens Massachusetts
SimSpace Corporation Massachusetts
Quicken Loans Michigan
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Soo Area Office Michigan
H&H Tool, Inc. Michigan
Cargill, Inc. Minnesota
EJ Ajax, Inc. Minnesota
Huntington Ingalls Industries Mississippi
Burns & McDonnell Missouri
Centralia Police Department Missouri
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Missouri
Magellan Behavioral Health Nebraska
Nebraska State Patrol Nebraska
Southeast Community College Nebraska
SKAR Advertising Nebraska
Spickelmier Horizontal Directional Drilling Nebraska
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Nevada
JT3 Nevada
Southwest Truck Driving Training Nevada
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey New Jersey
iLearn Schools New Jersey
Systems Technologies, Inc. New Jersey
T-Mobile USA New Mexico
Albuquerque Police Department New Mexico
Paul's Veterinary Supply New Mexico
Wegmans Food Market New York
New York State Police New York
Ted Moudis Associates New York
Carolinas Healthcare System North Carolina
Lowe's North Carolina
Tactegra North Carolina
Sanford Health North Dakota
North Dakota Highway Patrol North Dakota
Altru Clinic - Devils Lake Clinic North Dakota
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Ohio
Delaware Resource Group Oklahoma
OU Medical Center/ HCA Oklahoma
Williams Companies Oklahoma
Burford Corp Oklahoma
KOCO ABC 5 Oklahoma
Cummins Northwest Oregon
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Oregon
Fleet Logistics Oregon
Comcast Pennsylvania
Concurrent Technologies Corporation Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Police Department Pennsylvania
City of Altoona Pennsylvania
Gorman Distributors, Inc. Pennsylvania
Tapestry Technologies, Inc. Pennsylvania
AMGEN Manufacturing Limited Puerto Rico
U.S. District Court of the District of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Hotel Villa Cofresi Puerto Rico
Naval War College Rhode Island
Alashan Cashmere Company Rhode Island
Hope Valley Industries Rhode Island
D.R. Horton South Carolina
Aiken County Emergency Services South Carolina
CodeLynx, LLC South Carolina
Iberdrola Renewables - Buffalo Ridge II Wind Farm South Dakota
Nissan North America Tennessee
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Tennessee
Young Touchstone Tennessee
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Texas
GE Healthcare Texas
City Of Sugar Land Texas
Windsor Police Department Vermont
Virgin Islands Department of Health Virgin Islands
Comprehensive Security Concepts Inc. Virgin Islands
The Home Depot (8622) Virgin Islands
Hilton Worldwide Virginia
Virginia Department of Transportation Virginia
ARServices Virginia
T-Mobile US Washington
Seattle Fire Department Washington
WA State Department of Labor and Industries Washington
Gestamp West Virginia
Central Regional Jail West Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court, 28th Judicial Circuit West Virginia
CDI Corporation West Virginia
DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) West Virginia
Direct Supply, Inc. Wisconsin
City of Watertown Police Department Wisconsin
Midwest Dental Wisconsin
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Wyoming
Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Wyoming
Mesa Natural Gas Solutions Wyoming