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ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and Service members.

ESGR informs and educates service members and their civilian employers regarding their rights and responsibilities governed by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA). ESGR does not have statutory authority to enforce, but serves as a neutral, free resource to employers and service members. ESGR’s trained ombudsmen provide mediation of issues relating to compliance with USERRA.

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Theresa Arentzen Volunteer Support Technician 1051 Fairchild St
Horsham PA 19044

Terrence M. Arnt Program Support Specialist Bldg 9-104, FTIG
Annville PA 17003


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June 26, 2020Mount Nittany Health supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, announced that Karen Meholic, practice manager with Mount Nittany Physician Group recently received a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve.

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May 29, 2020ESGR Announces 2020 James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award Recipients

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award. The recipients are ESGR volunteers nominated by their respective ESGR State Committee Chairs for their exceptional contributions to ESGR’s mission over a sustained period of time.

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May 22, 2020 Memorial Day Message from State Chair Wes Craig

HORSHAM, Pa. – Memorial Day is close at hand. This is the day we remember the service and sacrifice of our military members who served and died to preserve our freedom and liberties. One of the most moving ceremonies held close Memorial Day is the annual service held at the 28th Division Shrine at Boalsburg, Pennsylvania.

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