Hey, this is a big deal since the U.S. is asking a lot from members of the National Guard and Reserve, often serving multiple deployments under fire.
This is a burden for the companies where the troops work also, and the Department of Defense folks are showing their appreciation for that with the Sec’y of Defense Freedom Award. It’s a big deal, and for more, check out www.FreedomAward.mil and here’s the list of the 2011 recipients:
3M Company St. Paul, Minn.
Ameren Missouri St. Louis, Mo.
Burt County Sheriff’s Office Tekamah, Neb.
CSX Transportation Jacksonville, Fla.
Electrical Contractors Inc. Omaha, Neb.
Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Mich.
Hanson Professional Services Inc. Springfield, Ill.
Integrity Applications Incorporated Chantilly, Va.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department Santa Ana, Calif.
Principal Financial Group Des Moines, Iowa
Qwest Communications, Denver, Colo., acquired by CenturyLink, Inc. Monroe, La.
St. John’s Lutheran Church Yankton, S.D.
State Employees’ Credit Union Raleigh, N.C.
Town of Gilbert Gilbert, Ariz.
Wells Fargo & Company, San Francisco CA