Bosslift thanks employer support for military members

Hot Springs, SD, Postmaster Marcia Kenobbie with City Carrier Jeffrey Beougher.

Hot Springs, SD, Postmaster Marcia Kenobbie with City Carrier Jeffrey Beougher.

Besides his duties as a city carrier in Hot Springs, SD, Jeffrey Beougher is also a member of the National Guard. Beougher appreciates Postmaster Marcia Kenobbie’s support of his dual-employment role, and submitted her name for participation in the 2016 Golden Coyote Bosslift, part of a massive annual military training exercise held in the Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. When Beougher informed Kenobbie that she was selected for participation, she was delighted to join.

The Bosslift is sponsored by South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The program is intended to gain and maintain support from all public and private employers of Reserve component members by providing insight into their employee’s military duty.

“A successful Bosslift helps develop strong personal relationships between employers of Reserve component members and the Department of Defense,” said Jonathan Goehring, ESGR program support technician. “It provides employers and supervisors the opportunity to better understand what their employees do when they are away from their civilian occupation for military duty.”

Kenobbie’s experience included touring a B-1 bomber, a Humvee rollover and medic helicopter rescue simulations, breakfast at the mess hall and an MRE for lunch, and concluded with a memorable Blackhawk helicopter tour over Mt. Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument and Pactola Lake.

“It was an honor to be nominated and truly an amazing experience to witness some of the incredible things our military does to keep us all safe,” Kenobbie said.

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