The U.S. Army chief of staff has selected the Georgia Army National Guard as the overall winner in the 2013 Army Communities of Excellence awards competition for the National Guard Special Category.
The award recognizes the Georgia Army National Guard as having the best business practices and dedication to efficiency, effectiveness and customer care as compared to their 53 state and territory peers. The prize includes $300,000 to be spent in installation upgrades to enhance the support given to the soldiers, families, retirees and civilian employees who work there. It also goes toward improving the morale and the quality of life for guardsmen.
U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey has honored the Georgia National Guard for its excellence award.
This month's cover story highlights the 78th Homeland Response Force as they travel to Camp Blanding, Fla. to work alongside civil and military emergency responders during Vigilant Guard 2013. Also in this edition, the Georgia Army Guard is honored in Washington for their selection as the 2013 National Guard Army Community of Excellence, three Georgia Air Guardsmen receive Bronze Stars for their recent deployment, and the Georgia Guard teams up with the Atlanta Braves to welcome some of America's wounded warrior heroes.
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The intent of this document is to provide guidance for, and direction to, the Georgia Department of Defense. One of Maj. Gen. Jim Butterworth's many goals is to achieve unity of effort. Through this document, leaders should begin communicating the organizational and personal priorities for the command as laid out by the Adjutant General of Georgia. This document is not intended to set goals or objectives, but rather to deliver, in broad terms, the Adjutant General's expectations of the Georgia Department of Defense.
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