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Safeway receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports

Safeway has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for support of the National Guard and Reserve, at a special ceremony Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C.

Safeway was one of 15 employers to receive the award.

Previous award recipients, Department of Defense leadership, trade associations and civilian government leaders attended the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Building.

"This week, we honor members of the National Guard and Reserve who carry that legacy forward," said President Barack Obama. "We thank the employers who support them; and we reaffirm our promise to provide our troops our veterans, and our military families with the opportunities they have earned."

The 2013 award recipients represent large and small businesses, as well as public sector agencies. They were chosen from a field of nearly 2,900 nominations submitted by Reserve Component Service members.

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