Bearden family, 188th Wing honors local employer with ESGR Patriot Award

Master Sgt. Mike Bearden with the 188th Wing pins an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve pin on Jennifer Thomas, vice president of ancillary services at Mercy Fort Smith, Arkansas, Aug. 19 as wife Shirley Bearden looks on. Thomas employs Shirley Bearden, who is also a key volunteer with the 188th Airman and Family Readiness Office. The Beardens honored Thomas with an ESGR Patriot Award for her exceptional support during Master Sgt. Bearden’s 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Heath Allen/released)

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