Nominations open for Employer Support Freedom Award

Nominations are now open for a Department of Defense award given annually to employers who go above what’s required by federal law to support military families.

ETP02.SY.jpgEmployer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, is accepting nominations for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

Winners will be announced in the spring.

Last year’s Freedom Award winners included seven large corporations, four small business owner, a univesity, a police department, and others.

Dollar General Corp., based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., was one of the 2010 award winners.

For more info on the award check out the Freedom Award website.

Click here for a nomination form.

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