SureID Saluted at Military Breakfast
The Portland Tribune writes:
“Honors have gone to several businesses and government agencies that have made special efforts to hire veterans or support employees when they have been called to active military duty.”
Many organizations were saluted June 3rd at the seventh annual Northwest Military Employer Summit, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.
“The National Guard is especially reliant upon you, as community business leaders, to assist us,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Stencel, the Oregon adjutant general who commands the Army and Air guard units under Gov. Kate Brown. “Our readiness depends directly upon the support you provide.”
Many of the 8,100 in Oregon’s combined forces have been called to active duty more than once — and those veterans are among the 926,000 in National Guard and Reserve units who have served since the East Coast terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. An estimated 27,000 are still on active military service.