09.17.09

Burr Congratulates AeroDyn on Employer Support Freedom Award

Secretary of Defense award recognizes support of Reserve and Guard employees

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) congratulated AeroDyn Wind Tunnel LLC of Mooresville, North Carolina, on their selection as one of 15 recipients of the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. government to employers who go above and beyond in support of their National Guard and Reserve employees.

"I am proud to congratulate AeroDyn Wind Tunnel on receiving the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. By actively recruiting members of the Guard and Reserve and providing benefits such as differential pay and continued medical and life insurance benefits for active duty employees and their families, AeroDyn Wind Tunnel goes above and beyond in support of our nation's military," Senator Burr said.

Of the 21 individuals AeroDyn Wind Tunnel employs, five have served or are serving in the military. The company, which specializes in wind tunnel testing for automotive racing, was nominated by wind tunnel technician Sgt. Michael L. Scaglione, who is currently deployed.