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The Defense Department honors 15 businesses and government organizations with the 2015 Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers who support employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

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DoD Honors 2015 Freedom Award Recipients

About the Freedom Award

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

The award was created to publicly recognize employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees. It is the highest in a series of employer recognition awards given by the Department of Defense.

The Guard and Reserve make up almost one-half of the U.S. military. The Department of Defense shares these citizen warriors with their civilian employers, many of whom provide significant support to their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. This award recognizes employers who provide the most outstanding support for their Guard and Reserve employees and is presented annually by the Secretary of Defense.

For more information, please visit www.FreedomAward.mil.