419th names Zions Bank best employer of 2014

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE —The 419th Fighter Wing named Zions Bank its Employer of the Year for 2014 during the wing’s annual awards banquet on Feb. 7.

Each year, the 419th FW recognizes one civilian employer that shows exceptional support of reservists within the organization. These employers go above and beyond, making it easier for reservists to serve both their employer and their country.

Zions Bank employs several 419th reservists and their spouses. The bank pioneered a professional development program, offering internships and training specifically to service members and veterans, which has launched civilian careers throughout the Intermountain West. The Zions Bank Military Relations Group maintains contact with deployed employees and their families, providing home repairs, lawn maintenance, holiday gifts and financial assistance.

“You don’t have to wear a uniform to serve this nation,” said Col. Bryan Radliff, 419th FW commander. “Our employers are a huge part of what the Air Force Reserve brings to this nation.”

In September 2014, Zions Bank was also one of 15 employers nationwide to receive the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, DOD’s highest recognition given to employers of reservists and Guardsmen.