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RE/MAX Honored for Support of U.S. Armed Forces

In recognition of its support of the U.S. Armed Forces, RE/MAX has received a special public service award.

Under Secretary of Defense David S.C. Chu presented RE/MAX International Vice Chairman and Co-Founder Gail Liniger (ABR, CRB, CRP, QSC) with the prestigious "Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award" during a May 4 ceremony at the Pentagon in the Washington, D.C., area.

Liniger then announced that RE/MAX will join the America Supports You team, a Department of Defense program that highlights and recognizes citizens' support for members of the Armed Services and their families. RE/MAX joins 35 other corporate supporters on the America Supports You  team.

RE/MAX received the award for its commitment to service members through several unique support programs, including Operation RE/MAX , which was launched in August 2006 to help military spouses, retirees and injured service members find new career opportunities within the real estate industry. More than 500 military installations and 1,000 RE/MAX offices participate in the program.

"Having reliable and secure employment opportunities for members of our military community is one of the most important ways of making military careers attractive," Chu said. "Programs like Operation RE/MAX play an instrumental role in helping our nation support its military members and their families by helping them meet their education and career goals."

In addition to Operation RE/MAX, the organization supports military members and their families through the following programs:

  • The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, which offers severely wounded veterans assistance with housing, transportation, education, job training and employment.
  • The "CNN Warrior One: RE/MAX Tour for the Troops" generates awareness and support for two foundations with missions to support wounded troops:Sentinels of Freedom and the Fisher House Foundation, which provides accommodations near medical facilities for families of wounded military personnel. The CNN Warrior One Hummer was originally embedded with the U.S. Marines during the invasion of Iraq.
  • The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, which airs each Christmas season on ESPN. This year, in a new twist, active and retired military personnel will be included in the competition to vie for the title of "The Longest-Driving Military Golfer on the Planet." In cooperation with the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, preliminary competitions will be held at 25 military installations. The finals will be held in October in Mesquite, Nev.

The "Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award" was established to recognize non-career federal employees, private citizens and foreign nationals for their contribution, assistance or support of activities for the U.S. Armed Services.

"RE/MAX recognizes the skills and diversity of members of the military community, and we're happy to offer them career options that fit their unique lifestyles, which often include frequent relocations," Liniger said. "We're proud to welcome these high-quality people to the RE/MAX family and thank them for their service and dedication to our country."

Operation RE/MAX matches members of the military community interested in real estate careers with participating RE/MAX offices that have made a commitment to coach, train and mentor the new hires. Military family members learn about Operation RE/MAX through their base or post Career Opportunity Centers, and during military career fairs.

"The achievements and dedication of RE/MAX through Operation RE/MAX and other military support programs are an inspiration to all of us and represent the highest traditions of public service," said Allison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. "We are thrilled to have RE/MAX join the America Supports You team, and we are grateful for their commitment to our military men and women and their families."

RE/MAX 1ST Choice Supports our Troops! 




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