The first Jackson Hewitt Army National Guard “Heroes of the Year” award honoree, Sgt. Robert Smette of the North Dakota Army National Guard, will be honored in a ceremony at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, April 11 at the Army National Guard Readiness Center, 111 South George Mason Drive in Arlington, Va.
Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, the director of the Army National Guard, Michael Lister, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt, and Smette will be available for interviews.
Jackson Hewitt’s ”Heroes of the Year” award provides the opportunity for military supporters to nominate a loved one, friend or neighbor, who serves in the Army National Guard, for this award. All “heroes” have the chance to have their faces featured on the No. 16 car to be driven by Greg Biffle in a 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race.
Journalists need prior clearance to attend this event at the readiness center. Please call Lt. Col. Mike Milord at (703) 607-2780 no later than noon on Monday, April 10 to confirm your attendance. You must provide your name, proof of affiliation and vehicle information for entry at the front gate.