This year's Employer Appreciation Day is set for June 5. Reservists are encouraged to invite their civilian employers to the annual event, where they'll meet wing leadership, tour work areas and get a taste of the wing's mission. Employers can also look forward to learning more about the F-16 Fighting Falcon during an up-close, interactive tour in the hangar, among other activities.
The local Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization will also provide briefings aimed at educating attendees on the support they provide and laws that protect both employers and reservists. Lunch will be provided.
Due to space limitations, employers who have attended past Employer Appreciation Days, or EADs, are not eligible to attend. This year, the event will be open to Hill Air Force Base or Department of Defense supervisors, space permitting.
Reservists may register themselves and their employer for EAD by sending an e-mail to email@example.com by May 14 with the following information provided in full:
Complete work address:
Alternative phone (home/cell):
Alternate phone (home/cell):
Upon receipt, a member of the public affairs staff will send a confirmation e-mail to reservists and their employer. Both can then expect an email in late May that contains an EAD agenda, directions to Hill AFB, and other helpful information.
Employer of the Year nominations
Each year, the 419th FW selects an exemplary civilian employer who will be recognized and honored during this year's EAD. Reservists who are signed up for EAD are encouraged to nominate their employer by writing a detailed paragraph that outlines their employer's outstanding support of their Reserve service and submit it by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members may call the wing public affairs office at (801) 777-2713 for additional information.