Omaha Public Radio News
3:23 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Freedom Award Nominations are due by January 16th

Omaha, NE – The deadline for nominations for the 2012 Freedom Awards is January 16th.

Retired Army Major General Walt Zink Chairs the Nebraska Employer Support to Guard and Reserve Committee. He says 15 employers are recognized with Freedom Awards each year. The three award categories are large employer, small employer and governmental employer.

Zink says the Freedom Award is the highest honor an employer can receive from the Department of Defense. These employers receive award for having a culture of support that goes above and beyond what the law mandates.

"Last year there were well in excess of 3,000 nominations. Of the total number of Freedom Award recipients, Nebraska had two of those, one in the governmental subdivision county which was the Burt County Sheriff's Department in Tekamah and Electrical Contractors, Inc. in the small employer category and they are located in Omaha."

Guard and Reserve members and their families can nominate their employers at www.freedomaward.mil.

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