Union Pacific Railroad Recognized by Military Officers Association of America
Omaha, Neb., March 06, 2009 The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) has recognized Union Pacific Railroad with its Distinguished Service Award for strongly supporting military people, especially employees in the National Guard and Reserve deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Union Pacific was the only company cited by the MOAA, which also recognized several individuals, including singer and songwriter Toby Keith. The awards will be presented April 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the MOAA," said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president – Human Resources. "Our history of supporting America's military and hiring veterans goes all the way back to 1862, when Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act authorizing construction of the transcontinental railroad, creating our company."
G.I. Jobs recently named Union Pacific a top military employer. In addition, Union Pacific recently earned the Freedom Award for Military Support from the Department of Defense for the company's outstanding dedication to employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers and provides Americans with a fuel-efficient, environmentally responsible and safe mode of freight transportation. Union Pacific's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America's premier rail franchise.For further information, contact Tom Lange at (402) 544-3560.
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