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Release No: 042-07
May 03, 2007

DoD to Present OSD Exceptional Public Service Award to RE/MAX International for Troop Support

Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, David S.C.Chu will present the OSD Exceptional Public Service Award to representatives of RE/MAX International for their support of the armed forces of the United States, 10:30 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 4, 2007, in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room.
RE/MAX International, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, created Operation RE/MAX to help military spouses obtain training and employment in the real estate industry. Operation RE/MAX is a unique program that assists military spouses in developing careers with training, licensure and employment placement in the real estate industry. This program is available to anyone with a military connection (past or present) and an interest in real estate.
Operation RE/MAX matches military spouses, career military retirees, exiting personnel, or injured service members who are interested in real estate careers with RE/MAX offices that will help coach, train and mentor them. There are no costs to participate in Operation RE/MAX aside from those associated with earning a real estate license. Initial licensing occurs on a state level. Potential funding programs are available, as are real estate career opportunities that don't require a license. Brokerages who participate in the program offer new agents the continuing post-licensing training and support they need to begin a real estate career within the military community.
RE/MAX also supports the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship program, which offers a range of assistance programs to severely injured service members. 
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.   Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.   Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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