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CSU earns highest DoD employer award

Colorado Springs Utilities was one of 15 employers nationwide to receive the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and military Reserve employees. More than 2,899 companies were nominated by the National Guard members and Reservists they employ. “I… Continue Reading CSU earns highest DoD employer award

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services recently earned an award for its support of its National Guard and Reserve employees. The Pro Patria award is given to companies for “exceptional leadership, support and personal devotion.” The hospital will receive the award at the 2012 Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves award banquet May 4. “Colorado… Continue Reading Penrose wins award for support of National Guard

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Helping the East Coast recover from Hurricane Irene will test the military’s new plan to avoid the chaos that plagued the response to Hurricane Katrina. The Defense Department says National Guard officers have been appointed as “dual-status commanders” to direct both active-duty and Guard troops helping civilian officials in New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina… Continue Reading Irene tests military’s revamped disaster response

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The Department of Defense is asking employers to participate in a survey designed to gain insight into the benefits and challenges of employing members of the Guard and Reserve. National Guard and Reserve members comprise about 50 percent of the miltiary’s total strength, making them a vital link to the national security. “If we are… Continue Reading Uncle Sam wants advice on employing Guard members

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House approves soldiers to students bill

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A bill that helps members of the Colorado National Guard afford to go to college in Colorado was approved by the state House of Representatives this morning by a 56-4 vote. The Department of Higher Education currently can provide up to $650,000 a year to the Department of Military and Veteran Affairs for Guard scholarships. House Bill… Continue Reading House approves soldiers to students bill

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