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Eye on Individual Augmentee

Returning Sailors, Marines and Family Members Find Healing at Southwest Region's Returning Warrior Workshop

Navy WTP Moves to Germany from Kuwait

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership

IA Sailors lead JCCS-ONE to Navy Unit Commendation

A hospital corpsman assigned to 1st squad, 2nd platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2

Yeoman 3rd Class Michael Yates, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sterling Cox, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, check Sailors in at Baltimore Washington International Airport who were returning from overseas duty assignments.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is relieved by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert as the Chief of Naval Operations during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander USFF, talks with Sailors over dinner in the zone two dining facility at the U.S. Army Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

MCPON Rick West addresses more than 150 deployed Sailors during an all-hands call at WTP.

Individual Augmentee receives the Bronze Star.

Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) discuss the location of shipmates serving around the world as individual augmentees.

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Spouses of National Guard and Reserve members can now honor their employers with an award.

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) is a federal law that protects IAs and other military reservists from discrimination in employment and termination from employment because of their military affiliation. The law is enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) serves as a liaison between military reserve and national guard personnel and their civilian employers. ESGR's mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflict through mediation. ESGR provides trained Ombudsmen who act as mediators to provide information, counseling, and if required mediation to assist employers are in compliance with USERRA laws.

ESGR offers a number of awards to employers who provide exceptional support of our national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve, including the Above and Beyond Award, the Pro Patria Award, the Freedom Award, and the Patriot Award. In addition, ESGR provides "Bosslifts" which transport employers, via military aircraft, to military facilities where they can observe National Guard and Reserve members on duty. Civilian Employers were also honored by VADM Dirk Debbink, Chief of Navy Reserve.

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