Three North Little Rock employers have been nominated to receive a national award for their support of the National Guard and Reservists.

ABF Freight System, Inc., Combined Support Maintenance Shop, and Union Pacific Railroad/North Little Rock Service Unit, all of North Little Rock, have been nominated to receive the honor.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee, announced 30 Arkansas Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.