Eastman to receive high honor

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A local corporation has been selected for one of the highest awards in the country.

Eastman Chemical Company is receiving the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the U.S. Department of Defense's highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

News 5 has learned out of nearly 3,000 nominations, 15 employers were selected for the honor.

Eastman will receive the award at a ceremony in Washington, DC in September.

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