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13 W.Va. employers nominated for Guard award

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Members of the West Virginia Army National Guard and Reserve have nominated 13 state employers for the U.S. Department of Defense's Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award is the Defense department's highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. It recognizes employers that go to extraordinary lengths for their Guardsmen and Reservists.

The nominees from West Virginia were: the Charleston Police Department, National Guard Division of Engineering & Facilities, Iron Workers Local 301 of Charleston, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Clarksburg, Valley Medical Transport and Valley Health of Keyser, the West Virginia National Guard Joint Interagency Training Education Center in Kingwood, the VA Medical Center of Martinsburg, Action Facilities Management of Morgantown, TeleTech Services Corporation of Morgantown, MedExpress Urgent Care of Parkersburg, TMG Services of St. Albans and Pfizer's Animal Pharmaceutical Division in Willow Island.

Guard and Reserve Service members, or family members acting on their behalf, nominated their employers. Nearly 2,900 employers were nominated nationwide. Up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer and honored in Washington, D.C. later this year.


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