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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 205-00
November 01, 2000

National Guard, Reserve Employers to Receive Freedom Awards

Representatives from five corporations, all employers of members of the National Guard and Reserve, will be the special guests of honor during a ceremony in which they will receive Employer Support Freedom Awards, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. EST in the Department of Defense Briefing Room, 2E781 at the Pentagon.

The awards are presented annually to civilian employers who have gone above and beyond the requirements of law in supporting their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

Making the presentations will be Rudy de Leon, deputy secretary of Defense; Charles L. Cragin, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; Thomas C. Irwin, chairperson, National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NCESGR) and Bryan Sharratt, executive director, NCESGR.

For more information, please call Col. Terry Jones, (703) 695-3620; Maj. Debra Stewart, (703) 696-1381 or Master Sgt. Bob Krenke, (703) 696-3919.