TVA named Freedom Award winner

TVA is one of 15 employers nationwide selected to receive the 2012 Freedom Award in recognition of the Knoxville-based utility’s commitment to workers who serve in the National image003.jpgGuard and Reserve.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given to civilian employers by the Department of Defense.

Nashville marketing firm iostudio was also named a Freedom Award winner. More than 3,000 employers nationwide were nominated for the 2012 award.

The 2012 winners were announced Friday by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency.

The 2012 winners will be honored Sept. 20 at the 17th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

A diverse group of employers are among this year’s Freedom Award winners, including Delta Air Lines, Caterpillar Inc., Verizon Wireless, Crystal Springs United Methodist Church in Crystal Springs, Miss., and the Kalamazoo, Mich., Department of Public Safety and

“Our military could not meet today’s national security demands without the Guard and Reserve, who in turn could not provide such dedicated service without the cooperation of their employers at home. These Freedom Award recipients have distinguished themselves nationally for their remarkable efforts, and we greatly appreciate their unwavering support,” Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, Jessica L. Wright said in a news release.

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