Laramie River Station employee receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

Jeffries is presented with the Patriot Award. (left to right): Lt. Cmdr. Chris Tidwell; Chief Petty Officer Kevin Igo; Chief Petty Officer David Cheatham; Kathy Wright, ESGR volunteer; Pat Jeffries; Laramie River Station employee and Petty Officer Third Class Katie Case; Troy Tweeten, Laramie River Station plant manager.

Pat Jeffries, Laramie River Station retiree, was presented a Patriot Award on May 3, 2018, prior to her retirement on May 4, by Kathy Wright, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer, in recognition of extraordinary support of her employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

“Supportive employers like the Laramie River Power Station and Pat Jeffries are vital to the success of our mission and the defense of this nation,” said Kathy Wright. “Our Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employer supports them 100 percent.”

Jeffries was nominated by Navy Petty Officer Third Class Katie Case for her support of Case’s military service and that of other Guard and Reserve employees of the power plant. Case is an administrative assistant at Laramie River Station. “The plant honors its veterans and takes pride in all who have served or are currently serving,” Case said, adding that Jeffries is “supportive and approachable when any military task requires coordination with her civilian employer.”  Leadership from Navy Operational Support Center Cheyenne also joined Case for the presentation: Lt Cmdr Tidwell, Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Igo, Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Chief Petty Officer Cheatham.

In addition, Troy Tweeten, Laramie River Station plant manager, signed a Statement of Support recognizing the sacrifices of military reservists and the plant’s commitment to work with them as teammates in the defense of the nation.

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.

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