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

Col. Mark Anderson, 188th Wing commander, speaks to Jennifer Thomas, vice president of ancillary services at Mercy Fort Smith, as Shirley Bearden, Mercy employee and key volunteer with the 188th Airman and Family Readiness Office, looks on during an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award presentation Aug. 19. The Beardens honored Thomas with the accolade for her exceptional support during Master Sgt. Bearden’s 2012 deployment to Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Heath Allen/released)

PHOTO BY: Maj. Heath Allenreleased
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