Saturday, September 16, 2006

USPS gets a "Freedom Team Salute" from U.S. Army

According to a USPS press release, Secretary of the Army, Frances J. Harvey, honored the U.S. Postal Service for being one of the nation's largest employers of men and women who served in the Army, National Guard and Army Reserve.

Secretary Harvey presented Postmaster General John E. Potter with a special "Freedom Team Salute" pin in a ceremony at the Pentagon yesterday in recognition of this achievement.

Over 185,000 -- or nearly a quarter of the Postal Service's 700,000 employees -- come from a military background, and the majority served in the Army. Nearly 1,900 employees are currently serving in the National Guard, nearly 4,800 are currently in the Army Reserve and more than 4,000 current postal employees are retired Army veterans.

The Freedom Team Salute program provides soldiers with a means to recognize their supporters: spouses, parents, and employers of National Guard and Reserve Soldiers. Honorably discharged veterans may likewise nominate themselves for recognition under this program.

Nominees will receive an Army lapel pin, an Army decal, a certificate and letter signed by the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army thanking them for their support.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM