The Alaska Department of the American Legion awarded Lynden Air Cargo and Bering Marine with National Employer of Veterans Awards in April. The awards were presented by the American Legion's Spenard Post #28 to recognize private sector companies that employ a significant number of veterans. Plaques are issued by the Veterans Employment and Education Commission.
To receive the award, veterans must make up at least 10 percent of the employer's workforces. Bering Marine qualified in the medium employer category, with veterans making up approximately 18 percent of its workforce. Lynden Air Cargo, as a large employer of over 200, qualified with veterans comprising nearly 40 percent of its employee base.
Lynden Air Cargo Aircraft Maintenance Control Manager Jeremy Leep (pictured right, center) accepted the award for Lynden Air Cargo at the American Legion State Convention in Wasilla, AK. Bering Marine Vice President Jack Rasmussen (pictured left) attended for Bering Marine. Jeremy served in the U.S. Air Force and Jack is a Merchant Mariner.