Wichita employers in running for award recognizing support of Guard, Reserves

WICHITA — Spirit AeroSystems, Star Lumber and Supply and the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office are among 27 companies and organizations nominated for the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The companies and organizations were nominated by Kansas Guard and Reserve service members.

A national board comprising senior defense officials and business leaders will choose up to 15 recipients of the award.

The Department of Defense will announce the recipients sometime this summer.

An awards ceremony will be held Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.