Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Members

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 25, 2018 Governor Wolf Signs Employer Statement of Support for National Guard Memberscenter_img Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf signed a U.S. Defense Department Employer Statement of Support for the more than 1,300 Pennsylvania National Guard members and reservists who work for the commonwealth, thanking them for their service and pledging to offer support as these Guard members and reservists fulfill their military service duties while under the commonwealth’s employ. The governor was joined by the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, Maj. General Anthony Carrelli, members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and Col (ret.) Gregory Parish and George Mentzer from the Employer Support for Guardsman and Reservists Program.“I am proud to be here today to officially sign the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Statement of Support for National Guardsmen and women across Pennsylvania,” Gov. Wolf said. “This statement pledges our cooperation and support to our employees who need to take time away from their commonwealth duties to serve the people of Pennsylvania as members of the National Guard.”The intent of the Employer Statement of Support for Guardsmen and Reservists program is to increase employer support by encouraging them to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the Nation’s Guard and Reserve units.The first Statement of Support was signed December 13, 1972, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense by the Chairman of the Board of General Motors. President Richard Nixon was the first President to sign a Statement of Support, and in 2005 every Federal Cabinet Secretary and all Federal agencies signed a Statement of Support to signify their continuing efforts to be model employers. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of employers have signed Statements of Support, pledging their support to Guard and Reserve employees. Pennsylvania currently has 31,000 actively serving Guard members and reservists.“I urge all commonwealth employers to sign similar letters of support to ensure that, when duty calls, Guard members know that they can go without having to worry about responsibilities left behind at work,” Gov. Wolf said. “And so they can focus on their larger responsibility to the people of Pennsylvania. Their sacrifice, their bravery, and their willingness to do anything and go anywhere in service of their fellow Pennsylvanians is an inspiration.“It is because of the work that our Guardsmen and women do that Pennsylvania has the finest National Guard in the nation, and I couldn’t be prouder of them.”More information on the Employer Statement of Support Program, here.last_img read more

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Showdown Starts

first_imgNineteen companies had previously qualified to participate in the Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 4A. The companies are Avangrid Renewables, Camellia Wind Energy, CI III Blue Cloud Wind Energy II, Cobra Industrial Services, Deepwater Wind New England, East Wind, EC&R Development, EDF Renewables Development, EDPR Offshore North America, Enbridge Holdings (Green Energy), Innogy US Renewable Projects, Mayflower Wind Energy, Northeast Wind Energy, Northland Power America, PNE Wind USA, Equinor Wind US, Vineyard Wind, Wind Future, and wpd offshore Alpha.The three leases offered in the auction are located within the two lease blocks for which Equinor (formerly Statoil) and PNE Wind had separately submitted unsolicited lease requests in late 2016 and early 2017.This is the nation’s 8th offshore wind auction. The US Bureau of Offshore Energy Management (BOEM) is holding an auction for commercial wind energy leasing offshore Massachusetts this Thursday, 13 December.The auction is offering three offshore wind energy lease areas covering nearly 390,000 acres which if fully built out could support around 4.1GW of offshore wind capacity.After 23 rounds of bidding, the three lease areas brought in USD 273 million in bids.last_img read more

Staffordshire pair win Trust national final

first_img Tags: England Golf Trust, Kings Norton, Staffordshire A pair of Staffordshire women golfers have won the national England Golf Trust stableford competition, which has raised at least £4000 to support young people who need financial help to play the game.Kay Marshall and Jo Norton, from Branston Golf Club, (image © Leaderboard Photography), scored 42 points in the betterball final at King’s Norton Golf Club, Worcestershire.“It’s very special and we’ll always remember this win with pride,” said Kay, who plays off 20, while Jo is a 32-handicapper.They won by two points from the team from Thornbury, Bristol. Third place went to Chigwell, Essex, with 39 points and fourth to Lichfield, Staffordshire on 38.The competition was designed to raise funds for the Trust which provides grants and bursaries for young men and women in education or aged up to 21. The tournament attracted an initial entry from 150 clubs, which held qualifying rounds, with over 30 pairs reaching the national final.Branston Golf Club are keen supporters of the Trust – chairman Di Horsley is a member – but Kay and Jo enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the charity. “It opened our eyes to all the work that goes on and how the Trust invests in young people,” said Kay.Jo and Kay had never played together before qualifying for the final. Kay remarked: “We had 9-holes together a few nights ago to get to know each other and now we’re going to meet up more regularly. We played well together in the final – Jo was better than me, but I was there when needed!”Click here for more information about the England Golf TrustCaption: Kay Marshall (left) and Jo Norton with the England Golf Trust stableford competition trophy. 23 Aug 2017 Staffordshire pair win Trust national final last_img read more