With Great Thanks

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We extend a special thanks to our supportive Vermont employers, agencies, and individuals who received an ESGR award this past year for their outstanding support of Vermont’s National Guard and Reserve Service members and their family:

Bennington Police Dept – Chief P. Doucette, D. Dutcher, J. Stemp, and R. Harrington - Bennington

Bill Lohsen Plumbing & Heating – William Lohsen – Wallingford

Drummac Septic – Mike Medor - Highgate

Essex County Sheriff’s Department – Trevor Colby – Guildhall*

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. - Elizabeth Jackson – Waterbury/Burlington, MA 

McMahon Chevy Buick – Keith Allen, and Dan Keene – Morrisville

Montpelier Fire Department – Chief James Quinn – Montpelier*

Monument Farms Dairy – Dan James - Weybridge

Northern Counties Medical Health Center – Shawn Tester – St. Johnsbury

Northfield Savings Bank – Ian Arnold – Berlin*

Prime Communications – Noah Fink - Berlin

Radio 100.9 – JD Green – Barre*

Radio 107.1 – TJ Michaels – Barre*

Rutland Regional Medical Center – Frederick Garrow – Rutland

Spillane’s Towing & Recovery – Kevin Spillane – S. Burlington

Stockton Security Services – Mark Stockton – Rutland*

The Carriage Shed – Robert Therrien – White River Junction 

United Parcel Service – Andy Tosch - Williston

University of Vermont Medical Center – Radiology Services – Paula Gonyea – Burlington*

University of Vermont Medical Services – Health  Admin. Services – Katie Palmer – Burlington

US Small Business Administration - Montpelier

US Department of Labor – Veterans Employment & Training Services – Montpelier

Verizon Wireless – Raymond Plante – S. Burlington

Vermont Department of Corrections – C. Leahy, J. Cornwall, K. Jenkins, S. Riendeau – Springfield*

Vermont Department of Corrections – Thomas Giffin – Rutland

Vermont Department of Labor – Workforce Development Division – Montpelier

Vermont Department of Veterans Affairs – Montpelier

Vermont Donut Enterprise – Colchester

Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Dan Van Guilder - White River Junction

Vermont Technical College – Randolph Center

Windsor Police Department – Chief William Sampson – Windsor*

You have served your National Guard and Reserve employees by ensuring their ability to perform their military service!

*Multiple award recipients

We apologize if you have received an award and were not listed here. Some awards arrived after the press deadline for this edition and could not be included. If you are listed here and have not received an award, then please know that presentation of your award is pending.

Are You Prepared? The 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain) has aligned with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York.  Their periods of training will increase incrementally over the next four years as part of ongoing readiness training.  Employers are encouraged to prepare to support their citizen warriors and their spouses who will become “single parents” while their loved one is away.  Airmen may also need additional training time as the Vermont Air National Guard’s “Green Mountain Boys” move closer to receipt of the F-35 fighter aircraft.

Join us for breakfast and learn more about the upcoming commitments of Vermont’s Guardsmen and Reservists by attending one of our regional employer town hall meetings beginning in March 2017. These town hall meetings, hosted by Vermont’s ESGR, will feature Vermont’s Adjutant General, Major General Steven Cray.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017*

Chittenden County


Tuesday, March 28, 2017*

White River Junction


Thursday, April 13, 2017*



Tuesday, May 2, 2017 *

Northeast Kingdom


Thursday, May 18, 2017




*Dates and locations are tentative and will be confirmed by January 2017. Attendance is free, and a light breakfast will be provided at no cost. Please register to attend by calling us at 802-338-4187.

Vermont ESGR needs you to volunteer!  Network with employers, gain valuable experience, and help us make a difference in the lives of National Guard and Reserve Service members by volunteering a few hours a week in your local area. Volunteers located in the “four corners” of the state, including St. Albans, St. Johnsbury/NEK, Brattleboro, and Bennington/Rutland, are greatly needed. Please contact us to find out more about becoming an ESGR Volunteer.

Looking to hire National Guard and Reserve members and other veterans?  Post your job announcements at www.vermontjoblink.com and www.veterans.gov. You can also notify us by calling 802-338-4187.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Vermont

Enosburgh Falls – Berlin – White River Junction

802-338-4187   www.esgr.mil      @VT_ESGR

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