UTSA hosts June 12 Veterans National Defense Service Award event

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(June 11, 2012) -- The Texas Department of Public Safety regional command office will host the Veterans National Defense Service Award ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 12 in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria (1.328) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Twenty-six Department of Public Safety employees from San Antonio and the surrounding area will receive the service award. To demonstrate appreciation from the citizens of Texas, the award is given to personnel who served in the U.S. military during a time of armed conflict. The award includes a certificate and breast bar or lapel pin similar to the military ribbon for the National Defense Service medal.

The emcee of the event will be Gary Albus, San Antonio regional commander of the Department of Public Safety. State Senator Leticia Van de Putte will provide remarks and congratulate the honorees. The awards will be presented by Steven McCraw, Department of Public Safety director.

For more information, contact Dawn Cumberland, Texas Department of Public Safety, Region VI, at 210-531-2214.