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MORGANTOWN, WV -

Three West Virginia employers have been selected as semifinalists for the Department of Defense's 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. 

The semifinalists are Action Facilities Management of Morgantown, the Charleston Police Department and Pfizer's Animal Pharmaceutical Division of Willow Island. 

The Freedom Award recognizes civilian employers who go above and beyond in supporting military service. Employers selected as semifinalists do work that includes setting veteran hiring goals, establishing military-employee liaisons, providing child care for deployed employees, arranging care package drives and granting additional leave for military employees and family members before and after deployments.

This year, 138 semifinalists stood out among 2,899 employers nominated by a Guard or Reserve employee, according to officials with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a DoD operational committee. 

ESGR will announce the award finalists later this spring and then up to 15 award recipients will be announced this summer. Those employers will be honored in Washington in September at the annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony. 

The Freedom Award began in 1996.